Shelter Rock is a peaceful, informative, fun and adventure destination for tourists, day visitors, corporations and schools.

Shelter Rock's close proximity to the city provides an easy escape to experience the tranquility of the ancient Magaliesberg. We are a small owner run establishment and can only accommodate a limited number of guests on a given day. We do not meet you somewhere and take you to an unknown destination. Your destination is Shelter Rock where you park your car and where the adventure begins. All photographs on this website were taken on Shelter Rock with the exception of those on the Kloofing page which were taken at a nearby venue.


The 200 hectare farm has been in the Botha family since 1980.

Shelter Rock is situated on the southern slope of the Magaliesberg approximately half way between the Hartebeestpoort dam and Magaliesburg and near Maropeng. It is less than an hour from Pretoria and Sandton and is on the way to Sun City.

Base Camp

Base Camp is the operational center for the Via Ferrata, Abseil, Rock Climbing, Mountain Trail, Knobkierie Golf, Kloofing, Bachelor Parties, Team Building, Adventure camps and group accommodation.

Reception is located at Base Camp. Shelter Rock has a fully licensed restaurant. (Restaurant open by appointment only) 


Please Note: Some GPS systems will lead you on a wild goose chase. They can take you on a detour of up to 50km. Please check your GPS recommended route to Shelter Rock's coordinates against the written instructions below!!!! The instructions are correct. If your system get confused enter "Hekpoort" in your system and when you get close enter the coordinates for Shelter Rock.   

S25  50.162   E27  39.160

If you get lost on your way to Shelter Rock please contact Corry on +27714736298 for directions.

From Pretoria

Take the N4, turn left at the R512, left onto the R104 and right at the 4-way stop onto the R560. Drive past the Hartebeestpoort Dam, Magalies Park and Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij. Do not take the tar road on the left to cross the dam or Take the R104 past Pelindaba. The R104 becomes the R512 and then joins the R560 with  a T-junction at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij.

From Monte Casino

Take the R564 and turn right on to the R512. Drive past Lanseria and the Lesedi Cultural Village until you reach the T-junction at Broederstroom. Turn left and follow the road past the Hartebeestpoort Dam on the right. Do not turn right to cross the dam but continue until you reach the T-junction and Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij.

From Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

Turn left on the R560 and drive past Die Ou Pastorie and Bill Harrop's Balloon Safaris until you reach the border between Gauteng and Northwest, just before the chicken farm. (15.3km). There are white roman pillars with the name TOLBOS in red on left. There is a brown Shelter Rock tourism sign 350 meters before the tolbos sign.

From Krugersdorp and the West Rand

Take the N14 until it makes a T-junction with the R563. Turn right on to the R563 and follow the road through the mountain until you reach the T-junction at Hekpoort. (24km) Turn right on to the R560 and drive until you reach the border between North West Province and Gauteng (just after the chicken farm). (8km). There are white roman pillars with the name TOLBOS in red on the right. There is a brown Shelter Rock tourism sign 350 meters before the Tolbos sign.

From Tolbos turn North on to the dirt road in the direction of the Magaliesberg. Cross the River and drive up to the stop sign at the T-junction. (3.1km).Turn left and find the entrance to Shelter Rock (a farm gate) down the road on the right hand side. (1km) or turn North at Tolbos and follow the brown tourism signs to the entrance to Shelter Rock.