Experience the magic of Magaliesberg

2018-09-12 09:33 - ADVERTORIAL
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Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences is here to uncover some of the best spots around 3 of our major cities. This week they exchanged the big city hustle and bustle for the laid-back vibe of Magaliesberg. Just over an hour’s drive from Jozi, the majestic scenery is a must-see for those seeking a well-deserved break in nature. 

Capitec cardholders receive exclusive discounts when visiting any of our Magaliesberg partners from 1 September – 31 October 2018, mention that you’re paying with a Capitec card to ensure a discount. Not based in Johannesburg? Don’t worry, Capitec clients also get discounts on flights with Travelstart.

Friday: Arrive in Magaliesberg

Accommodation – Budmarsh Country Lodge

10% off any “Hello Spring” Package when booking and paying with your Capitec card.

Make yourself at home in this luxurious 5-star lodge nestled in the heart of the Magaliesberg mountains. All 18 rooms are elegant and uniquely designed with a vintage, yet timeless feel. Whether you embrace nature with an outdoor shower or unwind in the jacuzzi, this is the perfect escape for couples needing some quality time to breakaway from the norm. It’s also perfectly placed to easily explore the historic town and scenic surrounds.

T 011 728 1800 or visit their website.

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Dinner – Budmarsh Country Lodge

10% off any “Hello Spring” Package when booking and paying with your Capitec card.

You will be treated to an unforgettable dinner with a mouth-watering, 8-course fine dining experience prepared by executive chef Vincent Bals. This 5-star indulgence offers unique flavour profiles and each dish is beautifully presented. For those who fancy something lighter, an à la carte bistro menu is offered until 7pm. Be sure to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif or a post-meal liqueur at the charming Bud and Marsh pub.

T 011 728 1800 or visit their website.

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Saturday: Explore the village

Breakfast – Budmarsh Country Lodge

10% off any “Hello Spring” Package when booking and paying with your Capitec card.

Rejuvenate your mind with an early morning stroll in the lush rose garden before heading off for breakfast. The main dining room is completely surrounded by glass offering gorgeous views while you indulge in a traditional, full breakfast spread. Or choose to move outside to the patio area where you can admire the tranquil surrounds while snacking on a selection of fresh fruit, preserves and toast.

T 011 728 1800 or visit their website.

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Activity – Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

10% off your tour when paying with your Capitec card. Bookings are essential.

This incredible experience along the Magaliesberg mountains is a must-do for every adventure seeker. Zipline between 11 platforms suspended above a 2.5 billion-year-old mountain range under the supervision of 2 well-trained guides. Feel the adrenaline rush through your veins as you gaze down at indigenous animals and birdlife along the way. Keep an eye out for shy antelope among the rocks or endangered black eagles that regularly circle the area.

T 014 535 0150 or visit their website.

Lunch – Heksies Hideaway

10% off your meal when paying with your Capitec card.

Savour the spice of life at this lively family restaurant located on a working chilli farm. Tuck into a hearty Sunday roast followed by relaxing walk around the farm. Children will love interacting with farm animals and there is also a multitude of bird and wildlife to enjoy. Don’t leave without stocking up on their homemade treats such as the Portuguese sunrise chunky chillies, tomato jam or divine lavender and nut honey.

T 083 738 6282 / 064 675 8411 or visit their website.

Accommodation – De Hoek Country Hotel

30% off your accommodation when booking 2 nights or more and paying with your Capitec card.

Enjoy warm hospitality from the minute you arrive at this 5-star country hotel situated alongside the Magaliesberg river. Consider yourself spoiled for choice when choosing your accommodation for the night. The deluxe hotel suites offer a modern feel in a contemporary setting while the original Manor House provides a homelier atmosphere, rich in historic charm. Once you’ve settled in, grab a book at the hotel’s Gimbal library and relax in front of the gas fire in the West Terrace lounge, or find a spot outside under the trees on warmer days.

T 014 577 9600 or visit their website.

Sunday: Say goodbye

Breakfast – De Hoek Country Hotel

30% off your accommodation when booking 2 nights or more and paying with your Capitec card.

Make your way to the hotel’s chic dining room, the Conservatory where you’ll appreciate beautiful views of the lush gardens overlooking the pond area. Tuck into breakfast prepared by De Hoek’s team of passionate chefs who uses only the finest seasonal and locally sourced produce. Try the country-style flap jacks made with rolled oats, gooseberries, sour cream and Canadian maple syrup, or opt for something a bit different – the Middle East breakfast consists of an egg frittata with chickpeas, spring onion, almonds, coriander and paprika.

T 011 728 1800 or visit their website.

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Activity – Maropeng Tour

10% off your guided tour when paying with your Capitec card. Bookings are essential.

No visit to Magaliesberg is complete without a stop at the Maropeng Visitor Centre, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Go on a journey through time at this incredible site, widely recognised as the very place where humankind originated. Enjoy a guided tour into this unique and unforgettable experience where you will see million-year-old fossils, hand-carved stone tools and learn about the evolution of humanity.

T 074 069 4474 or visit their website.

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