Deep in the heart of the Magaliesberg mountains, nestled along the banks of the Crocodile river, lies one of South Africa’s most picturesque resorts, Mount Amanzi. A scenic hour's drive from Johannesburg, this resort spans 33 hectares of natural bush, set on the grounds below the Hartebeepoort Dam. On the resort are 3 natural dams set amongst the trees, where one can enjoy fishing and bird watching.
The 168 semi-detached self-catering brick chalets with 5 or 6 beds are ideal for an all-time relaxing holiday. Accommodation is separated into three camps and all condos are thatched, ensuring your comfort all year round. 24-hour security allows for peace of mind at all times.
On-site you can laze beside one of 3 swimming pools, take up action cricket, putt putt, trampoline or an energetic game of tennis before freshening up to enjoy a hearty meal at the resort restaurant.
The country kitchen caters for buffet meals and each chalet has its own braai facility. A small on-site shop will provide other essentials, e.g. firewood, charcoal, sun lotion etc.
Chalets are equipped with linen, towels, crockery and cutlery. Each chalet has its own TV and microwave.
Within Mount Amanzi, various recreational facilities are on offer including three swimming pools (one heated), floodlit tennis courts, Putt-Putt, trampolines, jungle-gym / sand pit, beach volley ball, fishing, pool tables, darts, fully licensed bar, TV and video room, hiking trails and bird watching.
Brits is a scenic 20km drive from Mount Amanzi where you can explore some unique shops and restaurants as well as pubs for some fine fare. Nearby attractions also include the zoo and snake park for the children to gain insight into many fascinating animals.
Within a maximum of one hour's drive you’ll find an amazing array of activities including the famous Sun City; Pilanesberg Game Reserve with plenty of game including the big five; Sterkfontein Caves, site of the oldest human fossils; and Cullinan Diamond Mine.
The Hartbeespoort Dam, surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg mountain range, is a popular destination for day trips. All water sports may be enjoyed including para-sailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing. For the more adventurous there is paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. You can visit the aquarium, private zoo, snake park and a cable way.
Also of interest is the Crocodile Ramble, an arts and crafts route with day visitor and overnight facilities. Pecanwood Estates hosts the annual Nelson Mandela Invitation Golf Tournament.
The Heritage Route starts at the dam, going north to the Pilanesberg National Park and on to the Madikwe Game Reserve in the north.
The Bojanala-Rustenburg region is covered in natural bushveld vegetation. With the added attraction of the Magaliesberg, this region has much to offer to the eco-tourist. It is a natural game area with a number of fine game parks.
There is a large variety of historical and cultural interests to be found in the area, such as the German community of Kroondal that dates back to 1857, the indigenous Bafokeng, Bakgatla and Botswana tribes with their totemic and other tribal traditions.
The internationally-renowned Lost City Sun City complex offers two designer golf courses, 6000-seat Superbowl, the largest casino and gaming complex in the country and its situation in the extinct Pilanesberg volcano formed more than 1300 million years ago.
Here rests the Cradle of Humankind, set around the Rustenburg, Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort regions. The area abounds with relics from the Stone Age and early middle and late Iron Age. There are a large number of arts, crafts and curio outlets, especially in the Hartbeespoort Dam and Rustenburg areas. Many form part of the Crocodile, Rustenburg and Magliesburg Arts and Crafts Rambles - ever popular with visitors.
Whether you want to get right back to nature and ‘go bush’ or explore some of the ‘real Africa’ you can’t go past Mount Amanzi for an unforgettable holiday experience