Thaba Manzi Ranch Description
2000 acre Game and Cattle Ranch nestled below and incorporating 2.5 km of the cliffs, Kloofs and the mountain forest of the Magaliesberg. Thaba Manzi is a venue where you can truly escape from the city life. Come experience the wonder of multi-coloured indigenous Nguni Cattle and Pedi Sheep, sharing grazing with Haartebeest, Eland, Gemsbok, Nyala, Zebra, Blesbok and graceful Giraffe as they did in olden times. Enjoy an evening braai where the back-ground music is the sounds of the bush and the calls of the Jackals. Or for the more active, we offer horse trails, hikes and climbs in the mountains, horse and cart rides, game viewing on numerous internal cycle and walking trails. Luxurious appointed Self-Catering Cottages accommodating from 2 to 4 people comfortably, handling a total of 12 people sharing. Individually furnished each cottage is uniquely designed with Victorian slipper baths and double showers. They all have fully equipped kitchens, patios with mountain views and their own braai areas. There is a shared pool area. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you.
The village itself - the 'burg' - is tiny, little more than a hamlet nestled among the lovely foothills of the 'berg', a ridge that runs some 120 kilometres from a point west of Rustenberg to an area east of Pretoria. The Magaliesberg uplands, though they rise little more than 300 metres above the surrounding, flattish countryside, have a distinctive beauty of their own and, in the more precipitous parts, even grandeur. The summer rains are usually generous, and the wooded upper slopes a source of crystal streams that feed into the northward-flowing tributaries of the Limpopo River. The air in the park-like valleys is limpid, warm, even on winter days. The Magaliesberg range is barely an hour's drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, many of whose residents escape the suffocation of city life each weekend for the relaxing tranquillity of a region that, beyond the busy playground of Hartbeespoort Dam, is still largely (on the higher ground) unspoilt wilderness, a place where vultures wheel elegantly in the rising thermals, where there is solitude and the splendour of far vistas. Lower down, on the plains, there are prosperous looking farms, small-holdings and nurseries that meet the demands of the ever-demanding Witwatersrand market for peaches, oranges, vegetables and cut flowers.
Thaba Manzi Ranch Directions
• Go to and follow N1 towards Roodepoort • Take 14th Avenue off ramp • Turn right at Robot • Go under both highways and turn right at Robots onto Hendrik Potgieter (M47) (Hyperama on left and Hill Fox Power Centre on right) • 14 Km, cross over fourway intersection. Road becomes the N14 (Pinehaven Sasol Garage on left) • 9,7 Km, turn right at T-Junction (Oak Tree Zennex Garage will be in front of you) • 700 metres turn left at Ventersdorp sign • 10 Km, turn right at fourway stop onto R24 Rustenburg • Continue straight past Tarlton Race track • After passing the Corri Loch Wedding Venue, cross over Magalies River Bridge • After crossing over the railway line at the entrance to Magaliesburg (Wimpy on left) • Go through Magaliesburg, you will pass Mount Grace and Lovers Roak on your right. Just carry on straight for about 16 km • You will also pass a sign that says New Thorndale on your left go straight. • Then you will see shops on your left go past up over the hill. • On your right you will see the Old Post Pub Maanhrraand go past it. Turn right onto the Marikana road (also marked Utopia, Mountain Sanctuary Park and Landof Guest House), travel 2.4 km along Marikana dirt road towards mountains, turn left onto the farm road marked RM9/RM10 (if you turn right here you would be going towards Hekpoort), after 200 mtrs on farm road you will see large green gates with horses heads on the pillars, enter here and drive down to the farm house – reception. Please do not just walk into garden as we do have dogs!!! GPS co-ordinates S 25 53’ 33.08” E 27 26’ 31.19”