Magalies Park nestles at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains, in a declared bird sanctuary, on the banks of the renowned Hartbeespoort Dam, and is one of South Africa's premier timeshare
and golfing estates.
Magalies Park offers you everything from passive relaxation to active recreation and much more. Practice your swing on the driving range or go all out on the challenging 18-hole (SAGU Rated) golf course. Jog, or hike the scenic trails. Sweat it out at tennis or volleyball or laze around the swimming pools. Join a river cruise or take a canoe or paddle boat, play pool or go fishing, picnic or play giant chess, court cricket or mini golf. There is very little you cannot do at Magalies Park Country Club.
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The 18-hole golf course, designed by Loutjie van Aswegen, has a total length of 5864 metres for men and 5001 metres for women. While the course may not be very long, it does not however mean that the golfer can take out his driver and play to his heart's content. A number of small trees have been strategically placed and although there are few water holes, and no bunkers, this is not a course for the faint-hearted, making for a challenging game of golf any day.
Apart from the championship golf course you'll find the most comprehensive sporting and recreational facilities in the North West Province. Options include tennis (including two children's courts); squash; three swimming pools (one heated); a plunge pool and two baby pools; paddle boats, rowing boats and canoes; river cruises; fishing; table tennis, pool tables and darts; a giant chess set; volleyball; mini golf; nature walks and a bird viewing area; a jogging route; mountain bikes; children's playground and supervised children's entertainment.
The accommodation, from the one-bedroom cabanas to the spacious thatched three-bedroom chalets is of the highest standard.
Phase I and Phase 2 comprise secluded timeshare chalets, cabanas and lodges that sleep from two to six. Each unit includes a private bathroom, shower, fully equipped kitchen, lounge with satellite television (offering selection of DSTV channels), air-conditioning or ceiling fans, and a private patio complete with braai facilities.
All units are set in natural bush or grass parkland, which lends itself to the beauty of the surrounding area, are fully equipped and serviced daily.
The resort offers a number of venues to quench your thirst and fill the family's bellies, be it a tasty snack or a slap-up Buffet extravaganza.
With such a wide choice of where to eat, it may take a few days to savour each facility at Magalies Park. The Catalino's in the Park Restaurant is a festive family restaurant for relaxed and leisurely meals, while the Old Cape Vulture Buffet Restaurant provides a traditional Sunday buffet open only on Sundays.
The Loeries Flight and Humming Bird Hollow take-away outlets offers tasty light snacks and the Golden Goose Superette is a convenience store stocking all of your grocery and personal requirements.
After dinner drinks and sundowners can be enjoyed in the Eagles Nest Bar. What could be more refreshing than a cold draught after a long game of golf, overlooking a tranquil swimming pool and the ducks frolicking in the dam.This informal bar is situated in the hub of the resort and is the perfect place to discuss those missed putts and close holes in one.
The Magaliesberg area is renowned for its diversity of attractions. Other facilities in close proximity include a yacht club, a bowling green, hot air ballooning expeditions, boating and water-skiing on the dam, horse riding and a health gym.
Day excursions include a number of attractions at the nearby Hartbeespoort Dam such as the cableway for a panoramic view of the dam, a snake park, aquarium and bird park, art galleries, craft markets and the De Wildt Cheetah Park, Lesedi Cultural Village, Sun City, The Crocodile Ramble or The Cradle of Humankind.
The Kolgas Cruiser on the Hartebeespoort Dam offers spectacular one or two hour cruises. Combine this with a visit to the cable way which offers magnificent views of the surrounding areas. Or try a sunset cruise! What could be better than toasting the sun setting on the oldest mountain range in the world, while you sip on your favourite drink.
For the more adventurous the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a must. This is a unique two and a half hour tour down the spectacular Ysterhout kloof, set in the ancient Magaliesberg Mountains. Eleven platforms have been built against the cliffs and rock faces of the kloof and are joined by long steel cables that the intrepid slide along to reach the next platform. Much like a "foefie" slide, the canopy tour essentially involves zigzagging down the kloof while stopping at each platform to admire the expansive views and surrounding ecology. If heights are not your thing, opt for a tour of the Skeerpoort Cheese Factory, enjoy a mouthwatering cheese tasting.
For the sheer number of facilities and experiences on offer, Magalies Park is considered one of the most desirbale resorts in the Limpopo Province - come and see for yourself.