Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves, Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.


Magaliesburg, the oldest mountain range in the world is approximately one hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Magaliesburg Mountain range dates back over 2000 million years ago, and boasts a magnificent variety of fauna, flora and geology.

The village of Magaliesburg is situated in a beautiful region of mountains, valleys, rivers and indigenous woodland. There are many places to visit and things to do in this breathtaking region. Magaliesburg has a wide variety of country guest houses, hotels, lodges to choose from, as well as many stores and working farms.

Magaliesburg's claim to fame is the discovery of the remains of the earliest species of primitive man know today, in and around the Sterkfontein Caves, approximately 20 minutes drive from Magaliesburg.

Magaliesberg Mountain range forms a natural barrier between the lower lying bushveld to the north, and the highveld to the south. Interestingly, the Sable's southern most area of habitat was found in this area, and Springbok were not found to live any further north than this range.