Nearby Activities

With mountains, forests and waterways, Magoebaskloof is the perfect place for an active holiday. Whether you are an adrenalin junky or prefer calmer pursuits, there is something to do.

Magoebaskloof Adventures

Discover a magical place not far from the resort – where mountain meets river and the spirit of adventure is born.

Whether you’re in it for the personal experience or taking on the challenge as part of a team, visiting Magoebaskloof Adventures will not only leave you feeling refreshed, but rejuvenated and ready to take on any challenge!

Magoebaskloof Adventures offers a range of adventure activities, including:

  • Canopy tour consisting of 13 slides and lasting approximately 2.5 hours
  • Abseiling
  • Tubing
  • Canyoning
  • Tree Hop, or
  • For those of you seeking a tamer alternative, bring your hiking boots, bird books and binoculars 
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Mountain Biking/ Trail Running Routes

Tourism Magoebaskloof has established mountain bike routes, which could also be used for hiking or trail running, between the various tourism establishments in the area (accommodation, tea gardens etc). Visitors to the area will be able to pick up a route from any participating establishment or a hub such as Cheerio Gardens/ Stanford Lake College.

The establishment owners share the responsibility for maintaining routes and ensuring that signage is visible and appropriate. Maps of the routes are also  available. The trails consist of some single track through forests and/or open farm land, existing farm roads and paths, fire boundaries and public country (sand) roads. To create the optimum linkage, the routes also traverse commercial timber growers’ properties.

Presently there are two trails, but these will be added to on a regular and planned basis. The current routes are as follows:

Stanford Lake/ Blue Berry Heights/ Ebenezer Dam (Blue)

This 10km route is suitable for families with young children. It follows the edge of Stanford Lake and Ebenezer Dam on well used roads and is fairly flat. It can be extended by 3km by following the road along Ebenezer Dam further and returning the same way. It can be accessed from Stanford Lake Lodge or Blue Berry Heights.

Cheerio/ Sequoia/Bramasole/ Stanford Lake College (Yellow)

This 25km route is suitable for experienced riders and weekend warriors who want to test their strength and stamina. It follows roads through plantations, gardens and natural forest, passed secluded dams and babbling streams. The climbs are steep and long but the views from the top over the Ebenezer Dam towards the Wolkberg make it all worthwhile. It can be accessed from Cheerio Gardens, Cheerio Trout Lodge, Sequoia, Zwakala .


There are several day hikes available in the area ranging from 2 to 12km:

  • Louis Changuion Trail
  • Swartbos Trail
  • Makgeng Mountain Trail
  • Magoebaskloof Adventures Trails
  • Schultz Trails
Fore more information visit the Magoebaskloof Tourism Hiking page


The grasslands and forest surrounding Haenertsburg offer unique birding opportunities. Special species can be spotted from your chalet or whilst taking a walk through our gardens. Take yourself on a scenic birding drive or contact a local guide for a bespoke experience.

Visit the Magoebaskloof Tourism Birding page for more info