Camp & Facilities
Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg is established on the farm Olifantspoort, owned by the Retief family since 1894 and located against the base of the Magaliesburg range. The mountain provides a picturesque backdrop for the campsite which is nestled against its base. Although used for cattle, the farm is very natural and is home to a huge variety of wild animals. Sightings of Kudu and warthog are common while the leopards and hyena are more shy. It provides the perfect environment for Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg activities.
Weather in the area is quite predictable with hot, dry summer days, afternoon thunder showers and cool evenings. Winter is very cold at night, as low as -5 or -8 degrees, but the days are beautiful and almost always cloudless and sunny.
SOA can host groups of up to 144 participants. They are accommodated in 12-bed wooden cabins. There are separate male and female bathroom facilities equipped with toilets, basins and hot water showers, as well as additional cold-water showers outside the bathrooms for the truly brave! Participants gather in the communal dining area where they eat their meals. Washing-up facilities are also provided.
The campsite is laid out in such a way that two smaller groups can be accommodated simultaneously. Each group will have its own facilities, still suitable for co-eds, and separate dining areas. The groups do not mingle or interact with each other.
Staff/leaders are accommodated in comfortable 2-bed wooden cabins of which we have 6 and a 4 bed overflow cabin. Staff cabins are equipped with bedding, heaters and fans. Staff bathrooms are separate from participant bathrooms and are equipped with hot water showers, basins and toilets. Staff gather in the staff dining area, where they are served their meals and can help themselves to refreshments throughout the day.