Mountain Sanctuary





South Africa
Trip Participants


Katja Nordwig

We are planning a winter trip to Mountain Sanctuary from 13 to 16 June.

You can join us for any period your diary allows - the full 4 days, or just for a day trip without staying overnight.

Please let me know if you are keen (and for when), so we can secure accommodation.


There are lots of possible activities,

  • Hiking in the beautiful Cederberg and Tonquani Kloofs (and swim in the crystal clear rock pools, if you brave the cold water)
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking at Buffelspoort Dam
  • Cycling on the newly established Mountain Biking trials


Accommodation, is available on the reserve, and ranges from camping sites to chalets and log cabins, both of which are fitted with heaters for those cozy winter nights (costs are below).

Families are welcome, and actually the more families there will be the easier it will be to share the baby sitting.


Some more info:

Mountain Sanctuary Park is a private nature reserve in the Magaliesberg Mountains, five hundred feet above the Grootfontein valley.
The reserve is approximately 120 km west of Johannesburg and 90 km west of Pretoria.

This reserve has become a haven for hikers, birdwatchers, botanists, game viewers and anyone else seeking refuge from the rigors of urban stress.

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Costs and details on accommodation

(minimum two night stay over weekend & a minimum of two adults per night)

All the log cabins have electrical power, gas stove, microwave, fridge, shower/bath, toilet and kitchenette. The cabins are full equipped and furnished and have a fire place. They sleep 6 people comfortably (three rooms) and have an extra sleeper couch.

R 350.00 per Adult per night – first two people, R 300.00 per Adult per night – Additional persons, R 100.00 per Child per night

(minimum two night stay over weekend & a minimum of two adults per night) All the chalets have electrical power, gas stove, microwave, fridge, shower, toilet and kitchenette. The chalets are full equipped and furnished and all the chalets except no. 4 have fire places inside. They sleep from two to four people comfortably. Visitors must bring: BEDDING,(bottom sheets supplied) TOWELS, TOILETRIES, DISHWASHING EQUIPMENT AND FOOD.

R 300.00 per Adult per night – first two people; R 250.00 per Adult per night – Additional persons; R 80.00 per Child per night

Choose from a variety of large sites in the rest camp area, some with on site electricity, and each with its own braai fireplace. Excellent ablution facilities are provided. NO CAMPING WILL BE ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF THE REST CAMP AREA

Where electricity is required a levy of R10.00 per day is charged.

R60.00 per person per night and R40.00 per Child per night

DAILY VISITORS – Only payable if you don’t stay overnight

Bookings are essential as we only allow a certain number of people into the park and during peak seasons are often too full to allow day visitors.
R30.00 Adults
R20.00 Children
R10.00 per vehicle



Saturday, June 13, 2009 (All day) to Tuesday, June 16, 2009 (All day)


Mountain biking