Things to do in Hekpoort

Hekpoort is such a small town with a few hidden gems.
There is a lot of culture and history, not to mention the gorgeous views and tranquil natural environment.

1. Horse riding

Saddle Creek Ranch in Hekpoort is in the heart of the Hekpoort Valley. The Horses are well trained and the journey takes you along the picturesque Magaliesberg Meander Route.
Rides can be 30 mins for R250, 60 mins for R460 or 90 mins for R630.

Open from 8:30- 4:30

Saddle Creek Adventures, Farm HH24, Hartebeesfontein Road, Hekpoort, Gauteng

2. Mountain Hike to the top of Magaliesberg

The mountain trail at Shelter Rock in Hekpoort is 8km long, It is for all ages and can take about 5 hours. It’s a gradual climb of 400m passing beautiful scenery. Weathered rocks and old forts dating back to the late 1800’s. You will be issued a pocket guide upon arrival which has information on the fauna and flora you will see on the journey

Open from 7 am to 5 pm

Shelter Rock, Skeerpoort / Hekpoort, 0232, Gauteng

3. Go Karting

At Saddle Creek Adventures you can go off-road Go Karting on an 800m track. Training and helmets are provided. The costs vary from R190 per person to R315 per person. There is also an extra option to hire a photographer for R750 which will include 50 photos.

Open from 8:30am – 4:30pm

Saddle Creek Adventures, Farm HH24, Hartebeesfontein Road, Hekpoort, Gauten

4. Mountain biking

Mountain Sanctuary Park offers a little bit of tranquillity away from the city. It has hiking trails and a 12 km mountain biking trail. It is said to be a difficult trail but with spectacular scenery and mountain pools to ride past. There are also has beautiful picnic spots.

Open during daylight hours

Mountain Sanctuary Park, Magaliesburg, Gauteng

5. Sunrise Baloon Safari

This is definitely one for the bucket list! Book a Balloon ride for R2595 includes a magical experience of riding in a hot air balloon as well as a post-flight breakfast which includes champagne!

Skeerpoort, Hartbeespoort | On the R560, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa

6. Eat Out

There are a few different restaurants to eat at in Hekpoort varying from Pizza to Pubs and Restaurants with antique books as the attraction. All worth a visit, however,  Tripadvisor  rated Heksie Hideaway one of the top places to eat in Hekpoort.


In conclusion, treat your significant other to a memorable and relaxing holiday. Or bring your family for a fun adventure. It will be a worthwhile destination when planning a holiday.