Fauna and flora
The Magaliesberg is home to a wealth of fauna and flora. There are over 130 species of trees and a diverse range of flowers, fungi, grasses and ferns.
Over the years, animals such as elephants, rhinos, buffalos and big cats roamed the area. Today, game lodges and nature reserves are doing their best to protect these species.
Keep a lookout for bushbabies, vervet monkeys, tree squirrels, genets, dassies and baboons, which forage on the mountain slopes.
Birdwatchers are sure to be in their element in the Magaliesberg. There are over 300 bird species to be found in the area.
Black eagles, jackal buzzards, falcons and Cape vultures soar over the cliffs, while colourful sunbirds, robins, starlings, cuckoos, barbets, finches and owls can be seen enjoying the lush vegetation.
One of Harties Cableway's neighbours is the Vulture Rehabilitation Centre, a safe haven for these incredible birds of prey.
Keen to interact? Why not pay a visit to a few of the animal sanctuaries in the area? The Elephant Sanctuary, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, and Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park are but a few of the excellent centres established in the area.
Tick off the things you spot!
Download some lists of the various fauna and flora to be found in the area:
- Mammals – coming soon!
- Birds – coming soon!
- Trees – coming soon!
- Rocks – coming soon!