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Opening Magaliesberg Biosphere Hike

Date: 24-04-2016

Last Friday 22 April was Earth Day 2016 and what could be a better moment to officially launch a new Eco Activity in Hartbeespoort?

The Harties Cableway, the Ostrich Manor Eco Lodge and Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve have joined forces to create a unique Hiking Trail in the Magaliesberg Biosphere. Together with an experienced and knowledgeable guide from the Ostrich Manor you will go on a Hiking Safari through the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, which is part of the Core Zone of the by UNESCO proclaimed Magaliesberg Biosphere. Silkaatsnek boosts abundant bird life and some of Africa’s magnificent mammals, including giraffe, zebra, kudu and red hartebeest. Unfortunately you’ll have to leave the Nature Reserve again as the hike continues, but the guide will make sure to keep you entertained with interesting stories and fun facts about the cultural history and special vegetation and birds of the Magaliesberg while hiking up the mountain. The effort will be worth it once reaching the top where you can enjoy the spectacular views over the Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding areas. There will be enough time for refreshing drinks and snacks at the top station of the Harties Cableway before one of the safe and comfortable cable cars takes you down the other side of the mountain again. A local shuttle service provides transport back to the Ostrich Manor.


This Guided Hike is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of the Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort Dam for anyone 12 years and older with a healthy level of fitness. The Hike is scheduled for departure every last Sunday of the month 08:00 am from the Ostrich Manor. Limited spaces available so bookings are essential! Other dates and times are available upon request for a minimum of 4 hikers. R 395,- per person including a guide, one way ticket for the Cableway and transport from the Cableway back to the Ostrich Manor.


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