WHY EXPLORE JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG?
Just North of Johannesburg and Pretoria lies the ancient Magaliesberg Mountain range. It’s a natural playground that’s easily accessible and abseiling, hiking, rock climbing and kloofing are the best possible ways to explore the gorges and peaks of this unique environment!
From the platinum rich area of Rustenburg in the West the Magaliesberg sweeps Eastward past Cullinan, best known for being home to the largest rough diamond ever found. There is not only mineral wealth in the Magaliesberg, but priceless ancient history. The Cradle of humankind is located at the base of the Magaliesberg where excavations of the dolomite cave network have uncovered the the famous fossilised remains of our ancestors – Australopithecus
The appeal to us is the 100m cliffs where Black Eagles and Cape Vultures soar, as well as the deep ravines, that hide shady pools perfect for chilling after a long hot hike over the quartzite ridges. There are many fabulous accommodation venues with excellent restaurants, so step away from the city and indulge in an outdoor adventure.
GAUTENG ADVENTURES - OUR FAVOURITE OPTIONS
Entertain your wild side by choosing an adventure activity in the Magaliesberg, Gauteng. We provide all the gear , instruction and safety for guided adventures near Johannesburg.
Abseiling off the cliffs of the Magliesberg is an excellent way to get you heart pumping while not exerting too much effort.
Kloofing is the perfect sport for the fit and adventurous, spend a day exploring the magnificent gorges that cut through the Magliesberg mountains.
Learn to Rock Climb, a skill that will never disappoint. Once you’ve been shown the basics on natural rock you’ll be able to explore the Vertical dimension of natures wonders.
WHEN TO GO? - ALL YEAR ROUND
Johannesburg has hot summers with dramatic thunderstorms and cold crisp dry winters. Typically you can expect:
SPRING- September, October, Mild temperatures in the 20’s and short spring showers. The dry veld bursts into vibrant greens – overnight!
SUMMER- November to March. It’s hot by December, daytime temps are often over 30 and you can expect some thunderstorms to be short, sharp and spectacular.
AUTUMN -April and May. Stable crisp weather with typical autumn colours. Temps in the 20’s (Celcius) Still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors.
WINTER – There’s a saying that after Easter it’s Winter, it’s normally right for JHB. Days are clear and dry, temps can reach the 20’s, nights are cold – close to zero.
ON ADVENTURE IN JOHANNESBURG....
- The adventure sites are mainly on private farms or reserves and access is via trails.
- We meet at the site and directions to the adventure sites are provided at the time of booking.
- Entrance fees are included in the adventure cost.
- During full day adventures we provide a delicious trail lunch
- All adventure and safety gear is provided by your qualified adventure guides.
- Accommodation options in the Magaliesberg range from camping to luxury hotels.
- Fires are strictly forbidden anywhere other than designate bbq areas. Littering is not acceptable.