Top 10 Things To Do In Muldersdrift


Muldersdrift isn’t far from Joburg but it’s still got a great country feel to it, which makes you feel oh-so-far from the hustle and bustle of the city – perfect for when you need a quick getaway but don’t want to spend too much time in the car. Here’s our list of top 10 things to do in Muldersdrift. 

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Eat Vegan Food At Leafy Greens

If ever you find yourself in the Muldersdrift area, you have to pay Leafy Greens a visit. This vegan-friendly café is situated on an organic farm and is an oasis that provides only the healthiest vegetarian and vegan foods that come straight from their own farm. Take in the stunning setting and help yourself to the mouth-watering options on the buffet table or order delicious items from their menu such as dairy-free toasted cheese and tomato on sourdough bread, a baked cheese-free pizza or a delectable vegan burger, made with a quinoa patty. There is also a shop on-site that sells all kinds of good-for-you things – from food and natural beauty products to blenders and more! Everything you need for a healthy lifestyle is here.

Address: Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

For more information, visit their website here

Have A Hearty Meal At Casalinga

Right next door to the above-mentioned Leafy Greens is Casalinga, an Italian-styled country bistro that doubles as a wedding venue, so you can imagine just how stunning it is. Check this place out for a delicious meal – it’s particularly great for a hearty Sunday lunch. If that’s not enough to get you drooling, consider this: they also have a chocolatier on the premises called the Chocolate Tier (ha, get it?) where you can indulge in a delightful chocolate experience!

Address: Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

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Visit The Cradle Of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a fascinating place that’s definitely worth a visit (or re-visit) for everyone! Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, provides a wealth of information when it comes to the development of humans over the last few millions of years. Visitors will get the opportunity to see fossils, learn about the origins of humankind and inspect stone tools that are over one million years old! It’s a fascinating place to visit for people of all ages.

Address: Just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein.

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Explore The Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are located in Maropeng and are world famous for the amazing fossil discoveries that have been made here. It’s recommended that you take a tour through the caves so that you don’t miss out on anything! The most significant fossil discovery in the caves were ‘Mrs Ples’, a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and ‘Little Foot’, an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is over three-million years old! Note: if you take the tour, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as it involves quite a bit of walking.

Address: Just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein.

For more information, visit their website here

Go On A Hike

If you need to get some fresh country air in your lungs, why not lace your takkies up and take a hike in the beautiful Magaliesberg area? There are many trails to choose from, depending on how much you want to challenge yourself. From the 18km Magalieskraans Trail to the 3km Olivenhout Trail, there’s a hike suitable for everyone’s level of fitness.

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Ride Your Bike

If you’re into mountain biking, Magaliesburg is the perfect place to get your wheels in motion. The Skeerpoort trail is a great MTB route where you will be able to really get your heart pumping! When you’re done, why not stick around at the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and indulge in a cheesy post-workout treat? You totally deserve it after all that riding!

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Have Tea At Garden World

There’s nothing quite like having tea in a nursery, right? Garden World is a tranquil spot that’s perfect for when you want to shut off from the world for a bit. At the tea garden, you can indulge in a range of teatime treats, including farmhouse breakfasts, freshly-baked scones, toasted sandwiches and more! This venue also hosts kitchen teas, hen parties and other special occasions. Don’t forget to stock up on all your garden supplies while you’re here.

Address: Muldersdrift Road, Krugersdorp.

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Taste Beer At Gilroy’s

Calling all beer lovers to Gilroy’s Brewery. Here, you’ll learn all about the history of beer and how it’s created. Plus, you’ll get to taste the grains while learning about Gilroy’s four award-winning brews. There is a restaurant on site, where you will find everything from gammon steak with mash and sauerkraut to beef and onion pie, apple crumble and more. Plus, there is live entertainment on weekends, so, even if you don’t like beer, Gilroy’s Brewery definitely worth a visit.

Address: Beyers Naude & R114, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp.

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Bring The Dogs To Walkhaven

If you’ve got furry family members and want to take them somewhere different for some socialising and a spot of exercise, why not take a trip to the Muldersdrift side of town and let them swim the in the dam, run around the park and play with other dogs? It’s a great day out in the countryside, so be sure to head over the next time both you and your pets need a bit of fresh air! Visitors are welcome to bring picnic baskets and settle down for a tasty meal on the lush grass. Walkhaven also boasts a tea garden and braai areas.

Address: Walkhaven Dog Park, Plot 77, Zwartkop.

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Get Pampered At Riverview Spa

Treat yourself to a pamper session at Riverview Spa the next time you’re in the Magaliesberg area. Look out for their Moonlight Spa, which happens on the first Friday of each month – how divine does that sound? There is a kids’ spa as well, so if you’ve got your little ones with you, they can get a bit of pampering done, too! There’s also a coffee shop on site so rest assured, you won’t go hungry or thirsty.

Address: Memory Mountain, Country Manor, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift.

For more information, visit their website here

By Nikki Samakosky

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