Who says you have to travel internationally to enjoy a glorious getaway? These days, more and more people are realising just how many magical destinations we have right in our own backyard.
The Magaliesberg is one such magical place, nestled in the province of Gauteng. A “magical escape” that once you have experienced all that the area has to offer, you will wonder why you haven’t planned getaways there before. And with cheap flights on Kulula Airlines, you can get there and back without breaking the bank. Yippee! You’ll have more to spend on your stay and activities there.
If you haven’t travelled to Magaliesberg before, prepare to fall in love with it. It’s a beautiful piece of countryside that stretches the length of the Magaliesberg Mountains. It’s a sight to behold and welcome retreat for those who live a busy city lifestyle.
Domestic Flights South Africa Bring Magical Magaliesberg a Little Closer to You
If you don’t live in the Gauteng area and don’t fancy the hours on the road driving to Magaliesberg, don’t worry, you will find cheap domestic flights on several of our local airlines such as Kulula, Mango and SAA.
Fly to Gauteng from Cape Town, Durban and various other domestic locations across South Africa. Magaliesberg is about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, so if you hire a car from the O.R. Tambo Airport, you can get there in good time.
Cheap Kulula Flights Will Get You There, But Where Will You Stay?
Once you’ve got your hands on some cheap Kulula or other domestic airline tickets, which we can help with by the way, you might want to find a place to stay. Be well-warned though. While you won’t want to spend much time at your accommodations as there’s just so much to see and do, you should know that you will be treated to a plethora of quaint, luxurious accommodation options that provide more than just a “home away from home”. They provide a retreat…one you probably won’t want to leave at the end of your trip.
Here’s just a few of our top pick of accommodation options in Magaliesberg:
Here, 5 face brick cottages offer an exceptional view of the Magaliesburg Mountain. It’s a hot spot for couples and small groups of friends (sorry, no kids under 12 allowed here). The venue is aimed at relaxation, so prepare to unwind on your private patio, enjoy a beverage in the bushveld or curl up in the sun with a good book (yes, there are no TVs here). There’s a brewery on site that serves tasters and good portions of beers to guests. Alternatively, there are restaurants and pubs nearby for food and drinks.
This lodge and spa is a 4-star retreat offering 76 comfortable rooms. The lodge is somewhat of a country hideaway and offers guests the opportunity to delight in relaxing spa treatments, country cuisine and a variety of activities including tennis, walking trails, fishing, swimming, volley ball and even a gym. All ages are welcome, so take the family!
This one is for the love birds. Nullarbor offers self-catering cottages that are private, luxurious and well-appointed (cottages cater to only 2 guests). Four of the 10 units are pet friendly, so you can take the fur-kids along if you want to, but don’t forget to check with the airlines! Each cottage is fully equipped and features romantic spa baths, private lapas and gorgeous natural rock outdoor showers. Romance is definitely on the cards if you stay here.
What to do Once You’ve Booked a Trip to Magaliesberg
There’s really only one thing left to do once you’ve booked your cheap domestic flights to the Magaliesberg, and that’s to plan the activities for your stay.
There’s a reason why so many people describe the area as “Magical Magaliesberg”.While seemingly remote, the Magaliesberg has a wealth of things for you to see and do. Below are a few of our favourite activities and attractions in the area. Here’s what you can do:
- Glide through the trees with a canopy tour. Magaliesberg Canopy Tour offers exceptional views.
- Put up your “Gone Fishing” sign. If you love to fish, there are plenty spots to visit in Magaliesberg. Try out Magalies Barbus Haven Fly-Fishing (also called Sundowners Fishing Adventures) and EastcoMagalies for good fishing.
- Live in the past for a bit at the Maropeng Visitor Centre. Here you can ponder the origin of the fossils on display, learn about the development of humankind, check out million-year-old tools and embark on an underground boat ride.
- Get cheesy at Van Gaalens. Here you can sample a wide range of cheeses while enjoying the valley view. There are also a few mountain bike trails that you can take from here.
Book Cheap Kulula Airlines Flights to Gauteng & Escape to Magical Magaliesberg ASAP
As the year wears on and year-end stress levels mount, it’s natural for us to look around for places to escape to for a well-deserved break. Treat yourself with a holiday to the magic that is the Magaliesberg. It will be well worth your time and affordable too.
You can search, compare and securely book and pay for cheap flights with Kulula (and other low-cost carries including FlySafair and Mango) by using our flight search feature above. Happy travels!