Castle Gorge Day Visitor Access - November 2023

Wed Nov 1, 07:00 - Thu Nov 30, 17:00

Castle Gorge, Magaliesberg



Buy a ticket for each person in your group and we will send your permit and maps two days before your hike.  The ticket you receive from Quicket is NOT the permit. Remember – No Permit, No Hike.

BOOKING AT SHORT NOTICE: Our office hours are 8.30 to 12.30, Monday to Friday. Please note that bookings done in the late afternoon/evening may not be picked in time for your hike the next morning. We can be contacted on 078 885 6505

.NO REFUNDS: We do not give refunds for unused tickets. (NOTE: Quicket offers a refund option at an extra cost, but you will be required to produce a document as proof of cancellation, for example a sick note or affidavit, and this is done on a third-party website.)

ABOUT: Castle Gorge is a hidden gem for hikers, featuring crystal clear pools and weathered rock formations that are great for swimming and photography.

DO NOT HIKE ALONE:  this area is part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere and is a protected wilderness area with very few marked trails. You need to be an experienced hiker to find your way around.

Hikes are SELF GUIDED – you are responsible for your own safety. This is a DAY PERMIT only – no camping is allowed.


BEFORE YOU PAY: Please make sure that there are enough tickets for your group as numbers are limited. It is advisable to book for your entire group in one booking.

BOOK EARLY: Castle Gorge is often booked up two months in advance for weekend hikes.

HIKE DISTANCE: The hike is between 10Km and 13Km long and will take anything from 4 to 7 hours to complete. Go early and plan on being out for the whole day – take at least 2 litres of water per person, and enough energy snacks to last the day.

HIKE GRADING: We rate this hike moderate to difficult: first time hikers, children, and people with a low level of fitness will find it challenging. The hike involves a long uphill climb of 220 m over 2.5 km, rising slowly at first and becoming a lot steeper later.


NO TRESPASSING: Please stick to the route on the map and take note of your surroundings at regular intervals. Wandering off the path or following the river will get you lost and will result in trespassing on private property – this will have consequences.


NO FIRES ALLOWED: There are no braai areas, no bathroom facilities and no restaurants.


NO LITTER: What you take in with you, you bring out again.


NO PERMITS will be granted to commercial enterprises.

Enjoy the Hike!