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Address: Magaliesburg 0300, South Africa
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US$272.41*
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Private Magaliesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg including Hartbeespoort Dam
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Day Hike

Went to mountain sanctuary for a day hike with my partner. The place is very beautiful but has little signage. We spent more time getting lost than having a fun hike... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to mountain sanctuary for a day hike with my partner. The place is very beautiful but has little signage. We spent more time getting lost than having a fun hike. Management need to do something about the signage as everyone we met that day complained about the same problem

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This reserve is a 2hr drive from Sandton, and be sure to take the N4 toll road route as the country road has not been maintained at all through the informal settlement - it is positively dangerous with waterfilled potholes, crumbling tar, and unmarked speed humps. Let alone the profusion of garbage and filth. The dirt road leading to the... More 

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It makes us so happy to know that MSP is a haven to people like you and family and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Our Sanctuary is precious to us and people like you make what we do an absolute pleasure and joy. Stacy and Owen sutton. More 

Brits, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went there with a school trip when I was about 11yrs ....I cant remember that it was open to the public, I think it was privately owned because we met the owner the next day and I mentioned that if you can't relax here, you need medical attention. :) That is really how I felt! We took a very... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, its for conservation and people like yourselves that we do what we do. We look forward to your next visit. kind regards owen More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Entrance fee for day visitors was R275 for a cpl and a car (??). The view is beautiful but the paths are unmarked and the pools were almost empty. Would not visit there again.

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

Good Day thank you for your review. I would like to address your issues, firstly as I am sure you know the country has been in the grip of one of the worst droughts ever so yes naturally the natural mountain pools have been low. With regards to the hiking trails, we encourage our guests to make full use of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was a day visit, during the mid week, although I have camped here many years ago. It is tucked away on a long dust road, which can be fairly bumpy - corrugations caused by rain water and traffic - but well worth a visit. Very tranquil with a a good wide range of walking trails available. The day we... More 

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

Thank you so much we are really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. kind regards Owen More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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