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Mountain Sanctuary Park

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Address: Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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US$268.50*
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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Peaceful and scenic

This trip was undertaken a few years back with a best friend and her daughter and we stayed in a log cabin which was really specious and practically furnished. We took long hikes... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Fiona H
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This place is very peaceful, great views as well. It seems a bit intimidating at first, but once you get going its very easy to hike, well marked as well. So you won't get lost. Its very vast and open, so parts you do see some civilization but overall its quite. We paid a R100 to do the hike.

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Thank Nduvho M
MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed the Sanctuary and look forward to welcoming you again. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This trip was undertaken a few years back with a best friend and her daughter and we stayed in a log cabin which was really specious and practically furnished. We took long hikes daily on the various hiking trails well marked out and thoroughly enjoyed them, especially the very deep pools where we picnicked for lunch on the flat rocks.... More 

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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

it always makes us happy to hear that guests have had the experience that you had, and we do hope that you will return to the sanctuary. we try our best to keep the rates as low as we can and still offer our guests great accommodation and a wonderful all round experience. thank you for sharing your experience with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited for the day. Just a 30min walk to the natural rock pools, these were so refreshing after the walk and absolutely stunning! There is also a normal swimming pool which was nice and big, where you can have a colddrink/drink from the bar. We didn't eat or stay overnight.

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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to review MSP, we are so glad that you enjoyed your day and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a 2 night stay at MS after it was recommended by a colleague. The location is stunning and the walks were incredible (I live in London, so it was just amazing to experience). 2 days was enough for us to visit all the major sites. In terms of walks, even though SA is currently experiencing critical water supplies,... More 

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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

good morning, firstly I apologise for the late response, we have only now got the trip advisor site up and running our side again. thank you for taking the time to put forward your comments, and I would very much like respond to the concerns and points made. the noise at the rapids was from the pump, that pumps water... More 

Illovo
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I had heard about this place for years before first visiting but now visit at least 3 times a year. Excellent camping sites and a range of other accommodation means that everyone can find something that works for them. The real highlight though is the hikes - ranging from a 10 minute walk to a pretty river to 6 or... More 

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MSPowner, Owner at Mountain Sanctuary Park, responded to this review

thank you so much for sharing your experience, we are so happy to hear that you return to MSP so often, and really hope that you continue to enjoy the sanctuary. we have just added a new beautiful ablution in camp, and we are confident that this too will add to the convenience of camping and improve your stay even... More 

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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have been doing day hikes in the Gauteng area in preperation for the Otter Trail. This trail is beautiful with lots of pretty spots along the river. There are gorgeous rock pools towards the end of the hike. It is not very strenuous with not many climbs so it is good for intermediate hikers.

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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's quite a nice place to spend a few days camping. The rock is really good with mainly hard routes available. It's a really nice place for hiking too. Beautiful river with lots of wild creatures. I recomend spending at least one night and two days.

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South Africa
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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We didn't stay here but came twice for a day visit. Easy to reach with safe parking. Reception is very helpful with advice and directions. They also have basic necessities like water, cold drinks, ice and ice creams(a treat after long walks) and the ablution facilities are very decent. The park itself is beautiful. Virtually untouched with some good signposts... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Getaway, for a not too hectic hike beautiful view, for a day not to far away from Jhb CBD, a little climb then near the end it was a lovely surprise with a beautiful natural pool !! Bliss

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Thabazimbi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of the most beautiful places to visit. Get away into nature and enjoy unspoilt waterfalls and pools,

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