Jozi Goddess Takes on Magaliesburg

Zama Ndlovu, aka Jozi Goddess, spent a weekend in the Magaliesburg on a mission to take over our @ProteaHotels Instagram account. We asked her for top tips on the destination. Here’s the low-down:

A: The Magalieburg area is full of a great variety of things to do, whether you are looking for a restful weekend or you are an adrenaline junkie in the mood for a higher heart-rate.

My favourite discovery was the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway which offers panoramic views of the Magalies and dam area while one indulges in a pizza, burger or salad and a drink. It’s a great spot for a family outing or a third or fourth date

Hollybrooke Farm offers quad biking and horse riding for those who enjoy physical activities as part of their weekend getaway. The tranquil horse trail takes you on the banks of the Magalies and Skeerpoort rivers on the backs of the friendliest horses you’ll ever meet. There is also an option to have champagne lunch on the farm.

Finally, for those who go to Magalies to relax, the African Pride Mount Grace Spa is a divine way to spend a day. I had a hot stone massage that left me ready to move into the hotel for good.

A: Comfortable shoes! There are a few mountain trails throughout the Magalies area and I would recommend a short hike if one can.

A: I would definitely go back to the African Pride Mount Grace Spa for that hot rock massage, next time I’ll book a half day instead of one treatment. Hopefully it will be sunny and I can soak in the delicious-looking pool.

I would have loved to go river rafting in Hartbeespoort Dam however the weather was not on our side that weekend. It’s on my list for the next Magalies weekend getaway.

A: Nothing relaxes me quite like being around mountains and rivers. The Magaliesburg area  is scenic and tranquil while offering a range of activities for singles, pairs and families. It is right around the corner from Pretoria and Johannesburg, about an hour to an hour and a half drive depending where you are coming from, yet feels like a real break from the city.

Nearby hotels: African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa

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