Birds of the Magaliesberg 2023

GETTING THERE The longest mono-cableway in Africa is situated off the R 511 from Johannesburg, one km to the north of the town of Hartbeespoort in the North West Province, in the Magaliesberg Biosphere reserve. The aerial cableway is open from Wednesday to Sundays all year round but in severe weather conditions it will close. For those planning a visit its recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring along a jersey or jacket, sunhat and sunscreen. For guests or spectators, there is a restaurant at the base station where you can wait before you enjoy the adventure. For further information about costs and bookings please look at their website.

Aloe peglerae or Turk’s Cap Aloe. Endangered endemic aloe to the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountains

Mocking Cliff-chat, a common, tame species, regularly seen at the upper cableway station

Cape Bunting, a fairly tame seed eating resident of this high level part of the mountain

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