At Shelter Rock we not only provide exciting adventures on the Magaliesberg.
We also provide the opportunity for special interest groups,
family groups and organizations to arrange their own functions.

All images on this website were recorded on Shelter Rock.

Origin of the name Shelter Rock

The name Shelter Rock is the name given to a massive boulder which was dislodged from the Magaliesberg cliff face about 10 000 years ago. It can be seen from many kilometers away.

Local people took shelter at the Shelter Rock from the enemy during the Great War of 1898-1903 and during Mozillikazi, of the Zulu's, invasion of the area in 1820. 

Reasons why you should visit Shelter Rock

At Shelter Rock you can experience the healing power of nature while taking part in our activities or enjoy your function.

The views from the summit are spectacular and you can meditate at the spire garden.

Shelter Rock is within easy reach of Johannesburg, Sandton, Pretoria and Rustenburg.

It is a small owner run establishment and can easily adapt activities and events to the requirements of customers.

How we balance access to nature with preservation

Our mission is to provide access to the natural beauty of the Magaliesberg while at the same time preserving the natural habitat of the Magaliesberg.

To achieve this:

We limit the number of guests making use of our activities and events.

We do not allow any motorized transport north of Shelter Rock Base Camp.

We do not allow music at Base Camp and we also have a no noise policy on the Mountain Smoking is banned due to the fire hazard.


Due to the summer heat:
We recommend that activities should begin as early as possible.

Keep hydrated by drinking enough water.

Apply sunscreen.

It can become chilly on top of the mountain and extra clothing is advised.

Bring your camera to capture the spectacular views.

Wear closed shoes without slippery soles.

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Average rating 4.4 - 260 reviews

"Moderately challenging trail, there were few instances where climbing got a bit tricky. The views at the top of the mountain are worth it. Would definitely recommend for a beginner or if you are still working on your fitness. You have to travel on a dirt road for a while to get to the place, I'd suggest you look at the board signs once you are on the dirt road, Google maps got me lost twice.” 

Peter Mochaki - August 2021

“One of the most beautiful place's ever. Unfortunately humans can't keep anything clean. Will still recommend it to anyone to go and experience the great view.”

Chris Hartman - August 2021

“An amazing trail. Spotlessly clean. Tough 8, but so worth it. Very friendly owners/staff. Beautiful views. Well marked. Absolutely loved it and will definitely be back for some more huffing and puffing up the mountain.”

Wendy-Ann McGill - July 2021

Due to the summer heat:
We recommend that activities should begin as early as possible.

Keep hydrated by drinking enough water.

Apply sunscreen.

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