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Within an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, overlooking the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, is STONE HILL.

Perched high above the quaint village of Magaliesburg, the views from Stone Hill are spectacular!

 

The Rhythme of the Countryside

Stone Hill offers privacy, peace and seclusion and it is where your internal clock instinctively slows to the rhythm of the countryside.

The welcome is warm and the attention is personalised.

Come and barbeque under the stars and hear the call of the jackals.  Come and walk in the fresh air, and marvel at the mosaic of indigenous vegetation at your feet.

The perfect escape! Stone Hill is a wonderful cure for stressed city living!

 

Flora and Fauna

The farm supports indigenous small game and birdlife.  We have introduced a 5 km walking trail where your dog/s can run unleashed and there are benches for the weary to sit and catch their breath!

Please remember to pack water bowls and drinks for the walk! Also, please remember to keep your dog’s rabies jabs up to date and that they are medicated for ticks and fleas before coming to Stone Hill.

There have been number of animal sightings in the area including Jackal, Duiker, Warthog, Porcupine, Snakes, Ticks, Scorpions, Bats, Vultures and prolific birdlife.  Walk very carefully and quietly to see these creatures as they are notoriously shy!

For the flora lovers, a mosaic of indigenous plants can be seen - trees, grasses, veld flowers and succulents.

 

History and the Mountains

The Magaliesberg Mountains are almost 100 times older than the Himalayas and the area is historically and archaeologically rich. It is here that Mankind originated, and a visit to the adjoining Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an excellent outing.  Stone Hill is only 11 kms from Maropeng Visitor’s Centre and 15 kms from the Sterkfontein Caves.

Today there is still evidence of Stone Age and Iron Age early man to be found.

Over the centuries, many wars have been waged across the hills, the most recent being the Anglo Boer War. At Stone Hill, a site has been found from that period and the relics are displayed for visitors who may be interested. The collection is dated somewhere between 1899 to 1902.

 

 Places to see, things to do in the surrounding area:

ARTS & CRAFTS

 

Blaaubank Store

014 577 4609

Dietmar Wiening Art Gallery

082 891 9987

Angela Eidelman

014 577 1534

El Paso Leather Shoppe

014 577 2609

Hekpoort Heksie

083 738 6282

FISHING

 

Barbus Haven

011 315 4503 / 083 414 0391

Kingfishers

072 276 8626

MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

Ingwe Bush Camp

082 449 9075

Van Gaalen's

012 207 1289

HIKING / QUAD BIKING

 

Saddle Creek Ranch

079 467 9906

In the Gorge

076 156 7492

HEALTH SPAS

 

Just Haven

083 442 3868

Whispering Pines

014 577 1536

Mount Grace Spa

014 577 5600

Valley Lodge Spa

014 577 1301

Rosewell Spa

014 577 1172

Sparkling Waters

014 535 0019

HORSE RIDING

 

Saddle Creek Ranch

079 467 9906

Celtis Lodge       

082 504 5598

Roberts Horse Trails

014 577 3332

GAME DRIVES

 

Rhino & Lion Park

011 957 0034

Askari Game Lodge

014 577 2658

SHOPPING

 

Blaaubank Store

014 577 4609

If Only Antiques

082 787 8825

Puss in Boots

014 577 3562

Western Cane Trading

014 577 1361

Hekpoort Heksie

083 738 6282

Consider Cane

014 577 2424

PUBS / MICRO BREWERIES

 

Black Horse

082 561 3246

Brauhaus am Dam

087 802 5519 / 072 920 1742

Hartleys Elephant Bar

014 577 2301

Thatchwood Pub

083 709 1672

TEA GARDENS / RESTAURANTS

 

Black Horse

082 561 3246

Brauhaus am Dam

087 802 5519 / 072 920 1742

Melon Rouge

079 680 6050

Magaliesburg Country Hotel

014 577 1109

Western Cane Trading

014 577 1361

Mount Grace Hotel

014 577 5600

Valley Lodge Hotel

014 577 1301

Goblins Cove     

014 577 2143

La Classique Ristorante

014 577 4006

SPORTS & ADVENTURE

 

Mountain Sanctuary Park

014 534 0114

Bill Harrops Original Balloon Safaris

014 577 1733 / 083 752 0036

Pecanwood Golf Course

012 244 0112

Air Ventures Hot Air Balloons

011 793 5782

Gliding

083 526 6966

Microlights         

082 386 1946

Magaliesberg Canopy Tours

014 535 0150

Wild Cave Adventures

082 486 2464

Miracle Waters Dive Gateway

083 235 9840

PLACES OF INTEREST

 

Maropeng Visitors Centre

014 577 9000

Sterkfontein Caves

011 668 3200

Blaaubank Gold Mine

082 567 3111

Van Gaalen Cheese Farm

012 207 1289

Hartebeespoort Cableway

072 241 2654

Elephant Sanctuary         

012 258 0423

Team Gel

011 462 2894 / 083 320 7623

Monate Citrus Kelder

012 258 0712

Living Jewels

011 956 6444

Blaaubank Candle Dipping

014 577 4609