Bush Walks & Hikes

Bush Walks are a fantastic way to explore nature on foot, which allows you to look at the smaller things as well. Silkaatsnek has a variety of habitats and on a Bush Walk you get to see the differences in vegetation, insects and birds and naturally we will try to show as many of our large game as possible as well.

We also offer a Hike up the mountain for the slightly more adventurous. The stunning views will be worth all the effort! Our Magaliesberg Biosphere Hike takes you through the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve and then up the mountain to the Harties Cableway. There you can enjoy true South African hospitality while having something to eat and drink with views over the Hartbeespoort Dam and surroundings. Did you know you can even get a massage on top of the mountain? Your muscles deserve to be spoiled after the Hike! After this relaxing time, a safe and professional cable car will take you down the mountain again.

Game Drives

Game Drives are popular with people of all ages. It is the most relaxed way to see Silkaatsnek and its wildlife and it gives you some great photo opportunities.

Our guides have spent a lot of time in the Nature Reserve and will take you on a guaranteed memorable drive.

Summer: 17:30 – 19:00

Winter: 15:30 – 17:00

Other times subject to availability of a guide.

Horseback Safaris

A Horseback Safari is the purest way to experience nature. The smell and the sounds of a horse will make the wildlife forget the people riding it, so that you can meet our giraffe, zebra, kudu, blue wildebeest and all others up close and personal. We have built a perfect relationship with Groot Verlange Horse Academy and their horses. Groot Verlange has been in the Horse Trail business for nearly 30 years and their calm, properly trained and happy and healthy horses have become famous all over the Magaliesberg Biosphere area. Your guide is passionate about the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve and its wildlife, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have!

Silkaatsnek is the only place in Hartbeespoort and surroundings where you can view wildlife on horseback in a real Nature Reserve. All levels of horse riding experience are welcome and we only work with small groups of riders to guarantee the best possible personal experience!