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Mountain Sanctuary Park

40 km (25 mi) from Magaliesburg on a dirt road | or 15 km (9 mi) from the N4, Johannesburg, South Africa
Mountain Sanctuary Park
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Couldn't have had a better romantic getaway! We stayed in Log Cabin 4 which has all your basic amenities, great breeze through the cabin which is kitted out with fans, cutlery, microwave, braai, outside chairs etc. Amazing long hikes (or short if you prefer!). Stunning pools! Bit of a climber's paradise as well. And such a gorgeous swimming pool which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The campsite is shady and spacious and the wardens will do their best to look after you! The park itself is breathtaking - the rock pools are tranquil, shaded and great for a dip, and you'll be almost completely alone wandering around the beautiful rock formations. I walked up the mountain here on a Saturday afternoon and didn't see another... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I can go into a lot of detail, but I will rather just summarise our experience: a) I respect rules and regulations, but it can be softened and set in the positive! The "NO", "NOT", "BEWARE" etc were a bit much b) Quality of accommodation & bath towels are poor. c) Overpriced for what one gets d) No cleaner in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went camping here, a short drive from Johannesburg. The scenery and hiking is great, as is the common pool. Ablution facilities are standard for a camping site. Our chained up mountain bikes were stolen from our camp in the night, but the owner and security made quite the effort to search and find leads for us (to no avail).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We set off very excitedly for our first camping trip together with our borrowed tent and our sense of adventure sky high! We were looking for somewhere close to Johannesburg, where we could do some walks and general exploring - MSP was the perfect place. Our campsite was huge and had enough space for 2 more tents on the site.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a pushy Stacy push us to pay in full with short and abrupt emails, after which her replies to us got worse. We joked that maybe she was suffering from hangovers when she was writing to us. We arrived to find we had to pay for vehicle entry?? Did they think we were going to arrive on foot? This... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I can't speak for the chalets, but if you are looking for an awesome place to go exploring, playing in rock pools and soak up beautiful scenery, it is highly recommended. The rock pools are a short hike and although there were plenty of people out was quite easy to find a quiet spot. The camping looked great too. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Highly overpriced accommodation for both chalets and camping. Best as a day visit and bigger groups (over 4) should stay clear. Well a quiet place is welcome, unreasonable wardens make the overall experience unpleasant. Facilities run down and the best part, the natural setting has become littered and staff fail to keep the area clean. There are numerous accommodation and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We visited Mountain Sanctuary in January this year with two other families - 13 people in total - staying in 3 x Chalets. Accommodation is very basic and needs more attention to detail (example our our toilet had not been cleaned properly when we arrived) and love to make it a better experience. It has potential, as the walks and... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I stayed in one of the cabins in October, 2012. Mostly, I had the park to myself. The cabin was clean and quaint, with a fireplace that was put to good use since it was quite chilly. I was in the mood for a quiet get away to laze about and read, so this was the perfect place. There is... More 

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