MAGALIESBERG

Wel­come Lishivha finds craft beer and a pas­time for itchy feet.

Getaway (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

When English poet Wil­liam Blake wrote that ‘great things are done when men and moun­tains meet’,

I sus­pect he was re­fer­ring to the respite moun­tains of­fer from daily me­nial tasks that gnaw at our zeal for life. And so it was with some awe that my eyes were drawn to the Magaliesberg, bathed in ethe­real af­ter­noon light.

My friend Mvuyo and I were on a short break from the city and as we drew nearer, there was some­thing about the vast land­scape that served as a re­minder that I am but a mere speck of dust in the grandeur of the cos­mos. This hum­bling thought seemed to dis­solve my prob­lems and kick-start the trip on the de­sired note.

Our first stop was Mount Grace Coun­try House, where we could shrug off the last of the city stress with a mas­sage in the spa and a ses­sion of weight­less­ness in the

When Gaut­engers want to head for the hills, the Magaliesberg is a favourite. This is a view of the Hekpoort re­gion, which can be ex­pe­ri­enced from one of four hik­ing trails at Rustig.

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