If you’re on your way to the Magaliesburg, we highly suggest making it an exciting road trip. There are so many gems along the way that are so worth a stop. We’ve rounded up five great place to stop at.
Probably best known as a mini Paris with its 12.5m “Eiffel Tower”, Lock Bridge and “I Love You” wall, French Toast Koffie Kafee is definitely somewhere to stop when you’re on your way toMagaliesburg.
The gallery is lovely and if you watched the movie French Toast, you’ll recognise many of the pieces. Once you’re done browsing, make yourself at home in the restaurant - their milkshakes are delicious and the sweet treats just sublime.
See Hartebeespoort from a different point of view at the historic Aerial Cableway. You’ll experience panoramic 360O views of the town, dam and surrounding areas, and the fun only begins once you’re at the top!
There’s a great walk along the Dassie Loop with educational placards at different points of interest. The restaurant serves up some scrumptious dishes, and for the children, there’s the fun KidZone area. This is truly a wonderful outing for the whole family.
If you fancy taking a walk on the wild side, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah centre is right up your alley. The conservation centre, which was established in 1971, aims to preserve and protect both cheetahs and wild dogs as well as supporting research where ever they can.
If you pop in for a visit you’ll have a variety of different tours to choose from, including a cheetah run and feeding tour. The centre has no government funding and relies solely on money generated from tours and their adoption programme.
When somewhere is described as the “kuierplek” of Magaliesburg, you know you’re in for a good time! The Trading Post Cafe and Deli prides itself on making country-style food, just like your granny used to. They even serve some yummy traditional Afrikaans dishes such as melkkos, and homemade lemonade. Everything is prepared from scratch (even the tomato sauce) and made with care.
If you don’t have time to sit down for a meal, make sure to pick up some goodies like fudge and rusks for the road… you won’t regret it!
Take a guided tour through the Sterkfontein Caves and learn all about Mrs Ples and Little Foot, two discoveries that taught us so much about our ancestors. Tours run every half hour, seven days a week and are definitely for the more adventurous as there are narrow spaces and stairs to negotiate.
If you’re more of a people watcher than a cave explorer, make a beeline for the Sterkfontein restaurant and take in the wonderful view.
Have you been to any of these places before, or have you discovered another gem that’s too good not to share? Be sure to add them to the Ultimate Journey website and let South Africa know about them. You could win a road trip worth R80 000 just by adding or voting for your favourite spot.
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