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Passng around the Hawk's Eye The Magaliesberg rock is ideally suited to climbing. This stuff is extremely hard and provides good protection, too. Of all the routes in Tonquani Kloof, Hawk's Eye (13, *****) must count as the most well known classic of the lot. It's a lovely route with a stunning crux move which passes either through or around an eye-hole formed by a block supporting an overhang.

We'll start off with a warm up route - probably something like Left Corner or Kitchen Corner just to get everyone thinking along the same lines before tackling Hawk's.

The climb is 3 pitches (rope-lengths) of very easy grade climbing and can be done easily in hiking boots or running shoes.

We will provide all technical equipment, which includes:
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Technical climbing equipment
Costs are inclusive of permits and lunch. However, permits can only be booked dring week-day mornings, so please give adequate warning. This is a GREAT trip for those who find themselves in or near Gauteng (Johannesburg / Pretoria) or staying at Sun City and have a day to spare. If you've planned your holiday and find that you have one day to spare then consider this as a time-filler.

Winter and spring are the best seasons for climbing in the Magaliesberg - summer gets exceedingly hot and is often plagued by exceedingly violent summer thunderstorms, making afternoon climbing quite exciting in a less-than-pleasant sense.


1 Day

Mean altitude

Easy / Moderate

Technical aspects
  • Rock climbing
  • Steep approach

  • Agility
  • Heights


    Rock climbing

    Recommended Kit
    Rock climbing

    Cost per person
    People in group:
    1   :  R 2,000
    2-3:  R 1,500
    4-6:  R 900

    Note: Cost excludes transport or accommodation either side of the hike. If you wish we will make these arrangements for you.

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