What to do
Magaliesberg Canopy Tour – 20% off
The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is located at the Sparkling Waters Hotel & Spa – one-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg and one hour from Pretoria. Situated in the heart of the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of the second oldest mountain range in the world – estimated to be 2,400 million years old. Eleven platforms have been constructed high against the rock faces of the spectacular Ysterhout Kloof (a nature wonderland carved out of the mountainside over millions of years), joined by 10 cabled slides up to 140 metres long and in places 30 metres above the canopy floor. The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour® is ideal for the individual thrill seeker, family getaways, group or student excursions and corporate team building events. Two trained guides accompany each tour ensuring your safety while, at the same time, keeping you entertained with interesting facts about the history of the range and its protected Fauna and Flora. Get 20% off the normal price when using the Magaliesberg app; R100 off the usual price of R595 per person. Ts & Cs apply.
Harties Horse Trail Safaris – 10% off
Experience nature like never before: up close and personal on the back of a beautiful horse while watching wildlife! Game that can be seen on the trails includes giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, nyala, impala, kudu, blesbok and springbok. Get R25 off the usual rate of R250 per person for a one-hour horse trail by quoting the Magaliesberg app. Ts & Cs apply.
Shepherd’s Fold stables – 10% discount
Horse riding lessons from ages three and up. All levels of riding for lessons and scenic trail rides. Spend quality time out in nature on horseback in the picturesque Elandsdrift valley. There are several routes for all levels so you can go for a quiet walk or an exhilarating canter, whichever you prefer. Quote the Magaliesberg app when booking to get a 10% discount. Ts & Cs apply,
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden – 10% off admission
Within suburbia, this remarkable garden is a top outdoor destination and often voted Gauteng’s Number One picnic spot.
One of SA’s nine botanical gardens, Walter Sisulu is exclusively indigenous, set on 300 hectares of both landscaped and natural veld areas. The Witpoortjie Waterfall is a key attraction.
The venue hosts a variety of events such as music concerts, fundraising events and exhibitions and is renowned as a great setting for wedding photos and music videos. Get 10% off admission by claiming your Magaliesberg app discount at the entrance. Ts & Cs apply.
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre – 10% off
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is one of those absolute must-visit places in the Magaliesberg Biopshere. Established in 1971, the De Wildt centre has bred over 800 cheetah cubs and relocated some 250 wild cheetah over the past 40 years. Various conservation projects have been initiated at the centre since its inception, including a successful African wild dog conservation programme. For R280 (before the Magaliesberg app discount) you get a three-hour guided tour as well as a cheetah run and the opportunity to meet one of the centre’s ambassador cheetahs. It’s a fabulous experience. The kids will love it and so will you. Book and go there. The centre is actually about a lot more than cheetahs. Ts & Cs apply.
Get a free elephant experience
Users of the Magaliesberg app can get a free one-and-a-half hour elephant experience (nnormally R480) when they book at the fabulous Askari Game Lodge – just R980 per person per night sharing, dinner, bed and breakfast. When booking ask for Pat and tell her you want the “Damara” special – exclusive to the Magaliesberg app. Ts & Cs apply.
Walk with the elephants – 10% off
Interactive African elephant experiences, elephant-back riding and overnight accommodation. Guests are guided on foot through The Elephant Sanctuary, receiving in-depth information and insight into these remarkable giants. Be introduced to the elephants in the forest area and touch and interact with them. Witness the special relationships between handlers and animals. Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants.
Get a 10% Magaliesberg App discount off the amazing Elephant Interaction Programme (usual price R695 for adults and R295 for children aged 4 to 14). Ask for the app discount. Ts & Cs apply.
Go wild on a game drive or horseback ride
For a truly ‘Out of Africa’ experience you simply must try the Ostrich Manor, here on the R 511. Game drives or horseback safaris on the Silkaatsnek nature reserve are the real deal bushveld African experience – you can get an expert guided one-and-a-half hour game drive here for just two hundred and fifty rand per person. And after your up-close bush experience, the Ostrich Manor offers exceptional accommodation in a nineteen-twenties-style manor house and luxury tents. But here’s the best thing: book a game drive or horseback safari and get a romantic picnic at half the normal price per couple. That’s R275 instead of R550 per couple, including a bottle of bubbly. Just tell them the Magaliesberg app sent you! Valid until the end of December 2016. Ts & Cs apply.