Inhale the fresh mountain air and soak up the African sunshine by enjoying one of Rustenburg’s many hiking trails. Rich in natural splendour and unique plant and animal life, Phokeng Village and its surrounding areas have attracted fitness and nature enthusiasts for years. For guests looking for a peaceful break away from the busy city, Tshiberry Bed and Breakfast offers stylish 5 star accommodation options close to the Royal Bafokeng Nation.
There is no shortage of summer activities in and around Rustenburg for visitors and locals to enjoy. The Kgaswane Nature Reserve offers truly memorable experiences, covering 5 300 hectares of land and home to various habitats. 320 species of bird and many species of buck and antelope call Kgaswane Nature Reserve home, while two lengthy hiking trails are open to the public, known as the 25.3 km Summit Route and the 19.5 km Baviaanskraans Route, both offering amenities for up to 12 hikers at a time. For the reserve’s less strenuous hiking trails, the Peglarae Trail is just 5.5 km’s long and the Vlei Ramble (ideal for bird watching) only extends over 2 km’s.
The exceptional Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is South Africa’s fourth largest nature reserve, and is popular at any time of the year. Incredible walking safaris led by FGASA registered tour guides allow visitors to encounter free roaming animals and wildlife such as leopards, hippos, giraffes, zebras, hyenas and owls. Your curiosity will be rewarded, as the reserve’s knowledgeable guides will answer all your questions and provide unique insight. Existing on the crater of an extinct volcano and covering an impressive 55 000 hectares of land, this natural sanctuary provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to take in striking landscapes and even potentially spot the African Big 5.
While discovering the best assets in and around Rustenburg, Bergheim Hiking Trail lays on the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains and offers hikers a range of trails to choose from, varying in length and level of difficulty. The top of the hiking trail displays outstanding views of Fernkloof and Magaliesberg, making any challenges along the way totally worth it. On warmer days, the streams and waterfalls offer relief from the heat and sun – it is recommended that hikers pack costumes along, as well as plenty of water, a camera, sunscreen and a GPS to navigate unmarked sections of the hiking trail. The amazing Magaliesberg Biosphere, surrounded by unique geographical landscapes and topography, also allows for amazing experiences in nature.