• TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 4 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
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Welcome to Sanctuary Life Guest Farm in Magaliesburg an equestrian farm together with horses, donkeys, sheep and ducks (ducks to be added shortly).

An exquisite horse, pet and child friendly farm with breath-taking views of the Magaliesburg majestic mountain. Accommodating 14 in the 3 self-catering cottages which are beautifully fully furnished creating a peaceful ambiance. Perfect for families who love being outdoors and farm life, with an array of surrounding activities. Unwind, relax and rejuvenate as Sanctuary Life becomes your home away from home. One hour from JHB or PTA and 15 min from Magaliesburg. Groups and conferences welcome.

Cottages have lovely views of the beautiful Magaliesburg Mountain Range and the surrounding mountains, including an expansive view of and farmlands and grassland.

Our goal is to be self-sustainable and to provide comfortable accommodation in a quiet and peaceful setting for couples and families to come relax and unwind.

We are a horse friendly farm so bring your horses on holiday and enjoy our paddocks, arena, lunging arena and lovely outrides. A stable may be requested.

Activities include walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Day guests only allowed subject to prior arrangement with Sanctuary Life management.
No loud noise or loud music is permitted as we promote peace, quietness and tranquility on the farm.
No smoking in cottages.

What to bring with you:
Our cottages are fully equipped with all required linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, braais and appliances. We do supply some tea and coffee. You need to bring:
* Wood for Braai or Fire
* Insect repellent
* Torch
* Sunblock and sun hats
* Walking shoes and water bottles if you wish to take walks
* Some warm clothes (the evenings can on accession get cool)
* Swimming towels and costumes

Accommodation at Sanctuary Life Guest Farm:
Cottages provide King size or single beds, linen, hairdryers and bath towels. The kitchens are fully equipped with stove, oven, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, fridge and all crockery and cutlery. The patios have braai and potjie facilities. We provide televisions, DVD players but please bring you own DSTV decoder. Wi-Fi is available.

Cottage-3 - The Rock (6 sleeper) is a two bed roomed cottage sleeping 6 people. Each bedroom has a king size bed or twin beds and 2 additional single beds in the lounge area. The bathroom has a shower. The kitchen is well equipped. There is a large undercover patio with a lovely view. This cottage is very private.

Cottage-2 - The Shelter (2 plus 2 sleeper) has an open plan bedroom, lounge and kitchen. It sleeps two adults on a King Size bed and 2 children under 10 years on a sleeper couch in the lounge. The bathroom has a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped. There is a patio that overlooks the farm.

Cottage-1 - The Bethel (4 sleeper) has an open-plan room with a king size bed (or 2 singles) and an additional 2 single beds and a sitting area. The bathroom is en suite and is fitted with a shower. There are no kitchen facilities but there is tea/coffee facilities and a microwave. Please note there is no fridge or stove in this unit. There is a patio that overlooks the farm.

Clothing and Accessories:
Maropeng Visitors Centre and Sterkfontien Caves (visitors centre of the Cradle of Humankind world heritage site and Sterkfontein Caves).

Askari Lodge: Askari Lodge has one of the largest private collections of ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900. A variety of stone and iron-age arte facts, items from the Boer War and San Bushmen rock carvings tell the history of the area, which is also known for the nearby Battle of Nooitgedacht. Examples are available in the museum and guided bush walks take guests through areas where many stone carvings can be found. In contrast with the rich Boere and Afrikaner history depicted by the main farmhouse decor, the Day Visitors Center is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. The two contrasting décor themes pay homage to the history while highlighting the significant influence of the indigenous African tribes of the area.

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm: A tour around the Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij is an interesting experience for young and old. It combines a demonstration of the cheese making process with a special Dutch cheese tasting on the farm. Mature and semi-mature cheese are available to both cheese lovers and serious buyers. There is a restaurant and picnics can also be arranged. R560 Skeerpoort

Elephant Sanctuary: The Elephant Sanctuary has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience and elephant back riding. We offer hands-on educational elephant interactions. This provides our guests with a far more intimate experience with the elephants. Our dedicated staff is committed to the use of positive reinforcement elephant training methods and as a result we have relaxed elephants who enjoy interacting with our guests. R104 Hartbeespoort.

Magalies Canopy Tours: Located in the heart of the majestic Magaliesberg mountains, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour's is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of the second oldest mountain range in the world - estimated to be 2,400 million years old. 11 rock forms have been constructed high against the rock faces of the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof - a natural wonderland carved out of the mountainside over millions of years - joined by 10 cabled slides up to 140 metres long and in places 30 metres above the canopy floor. It is a fun outdoor activity for the individual thrill seeker, family getaways, student groups or corporate team building events. Two trained guides accompany each tour ensuring your safety while, at the same time, keeping you entertained with interesting facts about the history of the range and its protected Fauna and Flora. Rustenburg.

Hollybrooke Adventure Farm: Guided horse and quad trails, mountain bike trails, breakfast trails, picnics, paint balling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing. Coffee Shop. R10 Skeerpoort.

Saddle Creek Adventures: Horse Riding, Quad Biking, Mountain Biking, Go-Karting & Archery. Skeerpoort.
Mountain Sanctuary Park (Nature reserve where you can do daily walks, hikes and mountain biking on various trails through the mountains and rock pools. Picnic and Braai facilities also. Rustenburg.
Askari Game Lodge: Big 5 wildlife game drives. Elephant experience. Magailesburg/Hekpoort.
Bernally's Fishing Lodge : Day visitors welcome. Just off R24 Magaliesburg.
Brookwood Trout Farm: Day visitors welcome, fishing and picnic sites. Cradle of Humankind.
Magaliesburg Barbus Haven: Fly Fishing. R24 Magaliesburg.
Kingfishers :Day visitors welcome. R24 Magaliesburg.
Askari Game Lodge: Big 5 wildlife game drives. Magaliesburg/Hekpoort.
Mountain Sanctuary Park: Hiking trails, picnic and braai facilities.Rustenburg.
Kgaswane Mountain Reserve (Formaly Rustenburg Nature Reserve): Hiking trails, picnic and braai facilities.
Shelter-Rock Adventures: R560 Skeerpoort
Rustig Hiking Trails: Skeerpoort
The Sanctuary Wellness Studio Whispering Pines
Valley Lodge Hotel & Spa: Magailiesburg
Askari Spa: Hekpoort/Magaliesburg
Just Haven Spa: R24 Magaliesburg
Rose Well Spa: R24 Magaliesburg
Vintage Amber Coffee Shop and Gift Shop: R24 Magaliesburg
Black Horse Restaurant & Craft Brewery: Magaliesburg
Brauhaus am Damm (Craft Brewery & German Restaurant):
Die Ou Pastorie & Shop (Coffee shop & restaurant): Skeerpoort
The Bru House Diner & Craft Beer: Hekpoort
Goblin's Cove
Hollybrooke Farm Coffee Shop: Skeerpoort
Whispering Pines (Fine Dining): Magaliesburg
Valley Lodge: Magaliesburg
Melon Rouge (Bistro/coffee shop): Magaliesburg
Trading Post (Coffee shop/light lunches/deli):Magaliesburg
The Colonial (Restaurant & chilli Shop): Magaliesburg
Hornbill Lodge & Legends (Steakhouse): R24 Magaliesburg
Hungry Wheels Diner (American): Lovers Rock R24 Magaliesburg
White Dog Tap Room(Craft beer and pub food): R24 Magaliesburg
Elephant Sports Bar(Pub & light meals): R24 Magaliesburg
Old Post Pub (Pub & Light meals): R24 Magaliesburg
Vintage Amber Coffee Shop and Gift Shop: R24 Magaliesburg
La Veneziana Ice Cream Factory Shop: Rustenburg Rd Magaliesburg
Die Ou Pastorie Gift Shop & Deli: Skeerpoort
Van Gaalens Cheese Farm: Skeerpoort
Black Horse Brewery & Gift Shop: R98 Magaliesburg
Melon Rouge (Antiques/Art/Vintage): R98 Magaliesburg
Blaaubank Original Store (Candle Dipping & antiques): magaliesburg
Trading Post Coffee Shop & Deli: R24 Magaliesburg
Voorhuis ( The Trading Post): Decor & design, handwoven carpets, woodwork, paintings & hand-made glass R24 Magaliesburg
Mokoya Lodge: Hekpoort

We are a horse friendly farm so bring your horses on holiday and enjoy our paddocks, arena, lunging arena and lovely outrides. A stable may be requested.
Activities include walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.

Cancellation Policy:
- A minimum of 50% deposit is required to be paid by EFT within 48 hours of booking to secure.
- Final settlement is to be paid 3 days prior to arrival by EFT.
- Cancellation required 14 days prior to date of arrival or no-show guests forfeit the deposit.
- No refunds for premature departure.
- Check in time is no earlier than 2 pm and checkout time is no later than 11 am.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
- Day guests only allowed subject to prior arrangement with Sanctuary Life management.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Conference facilities
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Internet Access
Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool

Sanctuary Life Guest Farm is a Self-Catering in Magaliesburg Gauteng South Africa
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