On the outskirts of Joburg, Muldersdrift has great country appeal – perfect for when you need a quick getaway but don’t want to spend too much time in the car. Here are some of fun things to explore there.
Eat Vegan Food At Leafy Greens
This vegan-friendly café is situated on an organic farm and is an oasis that provides only the healthiest vegetarian and vegan foods that come straight from their own farm. Take in the stunning setting and help yourself to the mouth-watering options on the buffet table; or order delicious items from their menu, such as dairy-free toasted cheese and tomato on sourdough bread, a baked cheese-free pizza or a delectable vegan burger, made with a quinoa patty. There is also a shop on-site that sells all kinds of good-for-you things – from food and natural beauty products to blenders and more. Everything you need for a healthy lifestyle is at Leafy Greens.
Have A Hearty Meal At Casalinga
Right next door to the Leafy Greens is Casalinga, an Italian-styled country bistro that doubles as a stunning wedding venue. Great for a hearty Sunday lunch or if you prefer something sweeter, they also have a chocolatier on the premises called the Chocolate Tier, where you can indulge in a delightful cacao experience!
Visit The Cradle Of Humankind
A fascinating place that’s definitely worth a visit (or re-visit) for everyone, Maropeng is the official visitor’s centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Here you will find a wealth of information about the development of humans over the last few millions of years. Visitors will see fossils, learn about the origins of humankind and inspect stone tools that are over one million years old. It’s a great place for the whole family.
Explore The Sterkfontein Caves
Also located at Maropeng, we recommend you take a tour through the world-famous caves so that you don’t miss out on anything. The most significant fossil discoveries in the caves were ‘Mrs Ples’, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and ‘Little Foot’, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is over three million years old. Note: If you take the tour, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes, as it involves quite a bit of walking.
Go On A Hike
Get some fresh country air in your lungs; lace up your takkies and take a hike along one of the many trails depending on your skill and enthusiasm. From the 18km Magalieskraans Trail to the 3km Olivenhout Trail, there’s a hike suitable to everyone’s level of fitness.
Ride Your Bike
If you’re into mountain biking, Magaliesburg is the perfect place to get your wheels in motion. The Skeerport Trail is a great MTB route to really get your heart pumping.
Have Tea At Garden World
Garden World is a tranquil spot to have tea and stock up on all your garden supplies while you’re at it.
Enjoy teatime treats, including farmhouse breakfasts, freshly baked scones, toasted sandwiches, or plan a kitchen teas, hen party and other special occasions… while eyeing out the latest garden décor trends.
Taste Beer At Gilroy’s
Calling all beer lovers to Gilroy’s Brewery. Here you’ll get to taste the grains, while learning about Gilroy’s four award-winning brews. There is a restaurant on site that serves everything from gammon steak with mash and sauerkraut to beef and onion pie, apple crumble and more. Plus, there is live entertainment on weekends.
Bring The Dogs To Walkhaven
If you want to take the furry family members somewhere different for some socialising and a spot of exercise, take a trip to the Muldersdrift side of town and let them swim the in the dam, run around the park and play with other dogs. It’s a great day out in the countryside and visitors are welcome to bring picnic baskets and settle down for a tasty meal on the lush grass. Walkhaven also boasts a tea garden and braai areas.
Get Pampered At Riverview Spa
Treat yourself to a pamper session at Riverview Spa the next time you’re in the Magaliesburg area. Look out for their Moonlight Spa, which happens on the first Friday of each month – how divine does that sound? There is also a kids’ spa, so if you’ve got your little ones with you, let them indulge in a bit of pampering, too!
And there you have it… the magic of Muldersdrift at your feet.