Sanctuary Life Guest Farm Activities:
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.
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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 dÃ©cor focal points. The two contrasting dÃ©cor 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
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