Route 24 is a group of establishments and businesses offering a range of self-catering and catered accommodation for you to choose from. Whether it is experiencing life on a farm, family orientated, luxury, romantic, pet friendly or a combination, it is within easy reach of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Rustenburg. A diverse selection of accommodation, restaurants, products, services and activities to satisfy your needs.
The Magaliesberg is an ancient mountain range which runs for 120km, starting east of Pretoria and running just west of Rustenburg. It is one of the oldest mountains on earth, dating back 2 billion years.
The Magaliesberg Biosphere was proclaimed an international Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO on 9 June 2015, having been recognised for its exceptional natural, cultural and human characteristics. The Magaliesberg Biosphere is owned and managed by the people who live within it, and by their elected representatives.
Biospheres are demonstration sites that harness the natural and cultural assets of the area to promote socio-economic improvement for the community, and enjoyment for visitors, through the sustainable use of the natural resource.
The Magaliesberg Biosphere lies at the interface of two great African biomes – the central grassland plateaux and the sub-Saharan savanna – with remnants of a third, Afromontane forest. The landscape contains species from each of these biomes and the result is an exceptionally diverse fauna and flora that has drawn naturalists and explorers to the region for the past two centuries. The biodiversity is matched by its unique human history encompassing a million-year time line from early hominids through Stone and Iron Age cultures, pre-colonial Tswana tradition and the South African Wars. In short, it is a priceless encapsulation of South African heritage and landscape and serves as a focal point for national unity and pride, that should be protected and utilised sustainably for the benefit of the biosphere community and for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike.
Magaliesburg is in close proximity to The Cradle of Humankind, The Vulture Valley Conservation and is home to one of the few places on earth where the Peglerae is conserved. We also boast a rich history of the battle sites, just to name one, The Battle of Nooitgedacht (meaning “never thought of”) can be traced through the remains of small fortifications on the top of the Berg, overlooking the original farm of the same name.
Route 24 prides itself in ensuring that all of our members comply with high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
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