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AfriCamps at Milorho, Magaliesberg

Glamping in Magaliesberg in under two hours from Johannesburg

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Welcome to AfriCamps at Milorho, Magaliesberg. Milorho is a traditional Tsonga word that means “dreams” or “dreamer”. Nestled on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains, the world’s fourth-oldest mountain range, surrounded by pristine natural beauty, our 10 boutique glamping tents are truly located in a “place of dreams”. Located just a 1h15m drive away from Pretoria and 1h45m away from Johannesburg, this camp on a family-run reserve offers a dreamy experience and the perfect escape from busy city life. If you enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature, mountainous areas and an outdoor adventure, this bush getaway is for you.

Milorho is home to a variety of natural wildlife for birders, botanists, hikers, and nature enthusiasts. With over 400 hectares of vast beautiful kloofs and awe-inspiring rock pools, you can experience nature’s freedom through comfortable walks or exciting hiking trails. Hiking the Magaliesberg mountains offers breathtaking views. Pass through a beautiful gorge, cool off in the rock pools, and spot waterfalls, Iron Age structures, and abundant flora and fauna. The rock formations are remarkable, making hiking the only way to truly experience the area’s geology, history, and natural beauty. Guests can also take a stroll through a beautiful fruit orchard, with over 1000 trees, including grapefruit, oranges, lemons, limes, peaches, nectarines, plums, mangos, almonds, pecan nuts, apricots, and guavas. A number of wild animals including blue wildebeest, duiker, the brown hyena, jackal, klipspringer, and reedbuck can be spotted on the farm. Additionally, Milorho boasts a stunning sculpture garden and showroom at reception where Live Edge Wood Designs’ remarkable wooden pieces are displayed and sold. There is also an inviting swimming pool located near the tents. AfriCamps at Milorho is one hour from Pilansberg and adjacent to Magaliesberg Canopy Tours.

Staying in one of AfriCamps’ 10 fully equipped boutique glamping tents allows guests to get closer to nature while enjoying life’s little comforts like a fully furnished open-plan kitchen, living and dining space, indoor fireplace, two separate bedrooms with luxurious extra-length queen-size beds, electric blankets, a private en suite bathroom with a spacious rain shower, outdoor wood-fired hot tubs on the deck, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.

Where exactly is Magaliesberg? Magaliesberg is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, formed by a volcanic eruption over two billion years ago. The mountain range spans 120 kilometers from Pretoria in Gauteng to Rustenburg in North West province. To the north lies the warmer bushveld region of low grasslands and savannah, while to the south is the cooler Highveld region of grasslands. Its geology is characterised by quartzite formations formed from ancient sand deposits, with some of the oldest exposed volcanic rocks in the country. Home to over 120 tree species, indigenous medicinal plants, and a rich array of wildlife including various antelope, leopards, and over 300 species of birds, the Magaliesberg offers an unparalleled opportunity to reconnect with nature. The Cradle of Humankind is located in Magaliesberg, an area rich in fossils and tools dating back 2.5 to 2.8 million years, featuring famous discoveries such as Mrs. Ples and Little Foot. Popular for its historical significance and outdoor activities like bird-watching and hiking, Magaliesberg continues to attract outdoor adventurers seeking an escape from the city.

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EXPLORE MAGALIESBERG

Things to do

From scenic hikes and tranquil rock pools to thrilling canopy tours and hot air balloon rides, Magaliesberg offers a myriad of outdoor adventures for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

Extras on the farm

Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.

 

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping10 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping 5 Guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Extra-length queen-size beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingOutdoor wood-fired hot tub
  • africamps boutique glamping backup power Inverter power backup
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with hot shower
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping 3-in-1 Air fryer toaster oven
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at tents
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pool

GLAMPING SPECIALS

SAVE on your next glamping adventure

Take advantage of one of our glamping specials below and book an AfriCamps getaway today! View details under the Specials menu below.

Your Hosts

Meet Iain and Renée Gilbert, owners of AfriCamps at Milorho and custodians of this precious piece of land on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains. They look forward to sharing their family-run reserve with fellow nature enthusiasts who seek solace in the the natural world.

Milorho Lodge was founded by Iain, who has owned and developed the farm since 2004. Iain has always dreamed of owning a farm in these mountains where the traditional Tsonga word for ‘dreams’ or ‘dreamer’ comes to life. Together with Renée, they safeguard the indigenous flora and fauna while curating enriching experiences for guests, including an abortorium, a captivating “ReWilding” Sculpture Park, and their Live Edge Furniture Showroom.

Explore the untouched beauty of the reserve, where each corner reveals endemic wonders waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a birder, botanist, or simply seeking an escape in nature, the Milorho team welcomes you.

Iain and Renée can’t wait to introduce you to the magic of Milorho!

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Check-in & Check-out

Check-in: From 14h00 to 18h00 on day of arrival
Check-out: Before 10h00 on day of departure

Check-in arrangements need to be made and guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured of a smooth check-in experience. Full check-in information will be provided in your booking confirmation email.

Activities on the Farm

Hiking

Hiking in Magaliesberg offers an awe-inspiring experience with breathtaking views. These hikes are renowned for a stunning array of natural wonders, including gorges, rock pools, and waterfalls. The rock formations found here are truly extraordinary, showcasing the geological wonders of the region.

Brown Hiking Trail – 4.7 km

This trail offers a diverse range of terrain and ecosystems, designed to provide visitors with both recreational enjoyment and educational insights into our natural surroundings. Accredited with the prestigious GREENFLAG status, this hike leads guests through captivating features such as gorges, rock pools, and waterfalls.

Escape Route – 8 km

An accessible yet captivating trail, the Escape Route presents a moderate challenge with its scenic waterfalls and rock pools located at both the beginning and end of the journey. Along the way, hikers are treated to striking rock formations that add to the trail’s allure.

Green Hiking Trail – 12.4 km

Featuring a mix of trail walking and occasional easy scrambling, the Green Hiking Trail offers a moderately challenging adventure. Traversing sub-tropical gorges, ascending mountains, and navigating rocky outcrops, this trail showcases a variety of landscapes, culminating in picturesque rock pools and waterfalls.

Sculpture Garden 

Take a stroll through the beautiful sculpture garden that showcases a remarkable collection of sculptures made from stone and iron, including pieces by world-renowned artists like Anton Smit, Andries Botha and James Delaney.  

Live Edge Wood Designs

Visit the showroom at reception where Live Edge Wood Designs’ bespoke wooden pieces are displayed and sold. The wood is sourced from the property.

Birding

Bring your binoculars! AfriCamps at Milorho is home to over 200 bird species, with regular sightings of Cape Vultures overhead. 

Fishing

If you are an angler at heart, you will be able to enjoy catch-and-release fishing for Talapia and Yellow fish in two of our small dams.

Rock pools and waterfalls

Striking rock pools and small waterfalls are dotted along our hiking trails, making for a welcome break on your hike.

Swimming pool

Take a dip in our crystal-clear swimming pool that overlooks the beautiful landscape below. Some of the best poolside views are guaranteed.

Fauna and flora

Magaliesberg is home to the endangered Aloe Peglerae found in abundance on the reserve. You will come across them on your hikes. The farm offers a wide variety of plant and tree species which will definitely bring the Dendrologist out of you. The property also boasts an arboretum with a diverse range of well-marked trees.

Wood-fired hot tubs
All 10 tents offer the exclusive use of their own outdoor wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation. Soak up the stunning surroundings while listening to the calming crackle of the fire, or take a dip to cool down on hotter days.

Exploring the Area

Magaliesberg Canopy Tour (4 min)

Take to the skies above Magalies with Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, zigzagging along ziplines hanging high above an area rich with ecological and geological history – estimated to be 2,500 million years old.

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (48 min)

The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, is celebrated as the birthplace of humanity, where the first hominid, Australopithecus, was discovered in 1924. With 13 excavation sites of national and international acclaim, it offers visitors insights into human evolution. Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves serve as official visitor centers. Maropeng hosts a premier exhibition center tracing human development over millions of years, while the Sterkfontein Caves, home to the world’s longest continuous palaeoanthropological dig, have yielded iconic fossils like “Mrs Ples” and “Little Foot.”

Bill Harrop’s ‘Original’ Balloon Safaris (51 min)

Experience the unparalleled thrill of hot air ballooning as Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris takes you high above the Magalies River Valley or over the Magaliesberg range in The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site. 

Brauhaus Afrika (27 min)

Brauhaus Afrika is a unique fusion of German beer, food, and culture with South African hospitality, offering a brewery, restaurant, and trading post. Committed to the Bavarian “Reinheitsgebot” of 1516, their beers are crafted strictly according to this ancient law, using only water, barley malt, and hops, reflecting a blend of German craftsmanship and Afrikan spirit.

Buffelpoortdam (12 min)

Buffelspoort Dam, located just 12 km from AfriCamps at Milorho, is a picturesque dam famous for its crystal-clear water from the Magaliesberg Mountain range. Hosting a variety of events each year, including the Platinum Mile swim and cycling events, the dam offers opportunities for water sports and fishing enthusiasts alike. Visitors can enjoy the facilities with a day rate applicable for entry.

Rietfontein Valley Horse Trails (30 min)

Experience the beauty of the Magaliesberg Mountains on horseback. Spend a day exploring the mountainous landscape and enjoy activities like swimming with the horses and spotting wildlife. Rietfontein Valley Horse Trails offer a variety of rides, including breakfast rides, romantic outings with a picnic basket, and evening rides under the moonlight. 

Paul Kruger Country House Museum (47 min)

Paul Kruger Country House Museum comprises a cluster of historical structures, providing a fascinating glimpse into Kruger’s life at a time when South Africa was locked in a struggle for independence against the British Empire. Adam Madebe, a celebrated South African artist, has crafted monuments honouring the soldiers of the Anglo-Boer War, showcasing our rich heritage and serving as essential sights to explore during your visit. 

Kwgaswane Nature Reserve (40 min)

Kwgaswane Nature Reserve, situated in a lush valley basin, gained its status as a reserve back in 1961. It’s home to various antelope species and boasts a rich bird population with over 200 documented bird species. Hikers of all levels can explore the reserve, choosing from leisurely short hikes to day-long excursions.

Pilanesberg National Park (1 hour)

In the heart of Southern Africa, nestled amidst the lush transition zone where the Kalahari meets the Lowveld, the sprawling Pilansberg National Park offers the thrill of big game viewing in a malaria-free area.

Meals & Extras

Breakfast Baskets

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ breakfast baskets with freshly packed ingredients for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Each breakfast basket includes the following:

Savoury bread
Sliced bread
Jam
Butter
Cheese
Yoghurt
Muesli
Bacon
Breakfast sausages
Eggs
Fruit juice
Fresh Fruit
Milk
Ground coffee

Cost: R165 per adult | R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai Baskets

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Each braai basket includes the following:

A selection of 400 g meat (kids basket includes 200 g meat)
Garlic bread
Green salad
Side dish
Marshmallows on a stick

*Vegetarian or other option is available on special request

Cost: R225 per adult | R160 per child (0 to 12 yrs) 

Load Shedding Measures

In order to mitigate the effects of load shedding on our guests, we’ve installed battery power backups in each tent at AfriCamps at Milorho for your convenience. These backups ensure uninterrupted lighting and warm water during load shedding periods. Please note that wall plugs won’t be operational during power outages. 

Rates

Our tents sleep up to five guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication. Please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities, and tours are not included in the price unless otherwise stated. 

Rates from 1 June – 30 September 2024

All rates exclude a once-off R250 cleaning fee per booking. This fee will be added to your total during the booking process.

High Season
14 June – 31 August 2024
20 September – 30 September 2024
R2090 per couple sharing

Mid Season
1 – 13 June 2024
1 – 19 September 2024

Midweek (Sun – Thu): R1840 per couple sharing
Weekend (Fri – Sat): R2090 per couple sharing

*Rates for additional guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 per child 3 – 16 years, child 0-2 years stay free.

Rates from 1 October 2024 – 30 September 2025

All rates exclude a once-off R250 cleaning fee per booking. This fee will be added to your total during the booking process.

Low Season
4 – 31 May 2025
Midweek (Sun – Thurs): R1740 per couple sharing
Weekend (Fri – Sat): R1990 per couple sharing

High Season
October 2024
1 March – 30 April 2025 (excluding 29 – 31 March)
1 – 3 May 2025
27 June – 31 August 2025
20 September – 30 September 2025
R2240 per couple sharing

Mid Season
1 November – 12 December 2024
12 January – 28 February 2025
1 – 26 June 2025
1  – 19 September 2025

Midweek (Sun – Thurs): R1990 per couple sharing
Weekend (Fri – Sat): R2240 per couple sharing

Peak Season
13 December 2024 – 11 January 2025
29 – 31 March 2025
R2740 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2025 – 31 January 2026

All rates exclude a once-off R250 cleaning fee per booking. This fee will be added to your total during the booking process.

High Season
October 2025
R2440 per couple sharing

Mid Season
1 November – 11 December 2025
11 January – 31 January 2026
Midweek (Sun – Thurs): R2190 per couple sharing
Weekend (Fri – Sat): R2440 per couple sharing

Peak Season
12 December 2025 – 10 January 2026
R2940 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms & Conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of five people. The following items or services are not included in the price unless otherwise stated:

  • Food and beverages
  • Activities and tours
  • Additional daily cleaning service (available on request)
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood stove and campfires (for sale at the property shop)

Pets

We do not allow pets at our camp. Please note that there are wild animals roaming certain areas of the property.

Music

No noise, parties or music are allowed in the camp unless the guest has booked the entire camp for a function.

Specials

3-NIGHT SPECIALS 

Stay longer for less with our 3-night glamping special and SAVE R500!

  • Valid until 30 September 2024
  • Excludes long weekends
  • Rates are based on 2 adults sharing
  • Self-catering glamping tent (sleeps 5)
  • Extra adults can be booked at R295 pn
  • Extra kids aged 3-16 are R195 pn

How to book

  • Visit www.africamps.com and select the camp and the dates you wish to visit.
  • Select the applicable 3-night special option.
  • Make sure the amount has been discounted before confirming your booking.

You will see exact rates after you’ve entered the date range on the booking form and clicked on the ‘view rates and book’ button.

PENSIONER SPECIAL

Enjoy 15% off a midweek stay!

From a discounted rate of R1352 per night for 2 adults sharing, excl. fees

  • Valid until 30 September 2024 for midweek stays only
  • Excludes weekends
  • Rates are based on 2 adults sharing
  • Self-catering glamping tent (sleeps 5)
  • Extra adults can be booked at R295 pn
  • Extra kids aged 3-16 are R195 pn
  • Person booking must be 60+
  • ID number required when booking
  • ID to be presented upon check-in
  • T&Cs apply

How to book

  • Visit www.africamps.com and select the camp and the dates you wish to visit.
  • Enter your promo code: GoldenGlamping in the Do you have a promo code field. Click on the apply button.
  • In the Special Requests block, at the bottom of the booking form, please enter your ID number.

SINGLE PARENT SPECIAL

Kids stay FREE!

From R1590 per night, excl. fees

  • Valid until 30 September 2024
  • Excludes long weekends
  • Self-catering glamping tent (sleeps 5)
  • Kids stay free (applies to kids aged 3-16)
  • 1 Adult per booking (if an extra adult is added after the booking has been made, the special will no longer apply)
  • T&Cs apply

How to book

  • Visit www.africamps.com and book your stay.
  • In the Special Requests block, at the bottom of the booking form, please enter the voucher code: SingleParentSpecial.
  • Select EFT payment, and receive your discounted invoice via email.

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