Magoebaskloof Hotel offers a wonderful retreat into the misty mountains for cosy winter breaks or exploring the great outdoors year round, only 3 and half hours drive from Johannesburg to Magoebaskloof, Limpopo.
The hotel is perfectly situated to get the most out of a holiday in this region. The Kruger National Park is only about 1 and half hours drive away for safaris and game viewing.
Magoebaskloof, Limpopo is situated on the very northern tip of the Drakensberg Mountains. There is a lovely diversity in scenery including grasslands, waterfalls and indigenous forests, also an ancient cycad forest at Modjadji home of the Rain Queen.
The Afromontane forests of the Magoebaskloof area are extremely important due to their fantastic plant diversity and rank as one of the most extensive and beautiful in South Africa.
The forests are dominated by very tall trees, between 30 and 40 metres high with various herb and shrub layers below. Some species that can be found include Yellowwoods, Stinkwood, Cape Chestnut, Forest Elder and Milkwood.
A must see for visitors on their way to the Kruger National Park or on the way back, the Afromontane forests at the Magoebaskloof Hotel are the most beautifully preserved and can be explored right outside the hotel.
The Samango monkeys resident in the area are often seen around the hotel. These creatures are rare due to the Afromontane habitat they live in which covers less than 1% of South Africas land area. The hotel actively supports their conservation.
The Ebenezer dam is also located close by and is ideal for picnics, water sports and raft cruises. This is superb fly fishing country with many local dams and streams.