Dome Pools, Magaliesberg

Name of venue Dome Pools, Magaliesberg

Information courtesy of Andre Wedepohl

Brief summary of venue  Dome Pools is a hiking venue, involving an easy walk along a stream to some of the biggest and deepest rock pools in the Magaliesberg, making it a fantastic venue for swimming in the summer months.
Permit/ permission info Non MCSA members must obtain a permit from the MCSA Magaliesberg Section.

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Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg  1 hour 30 minutes.
Parking information  Cars are parked on Mr Jan van Staden’s property. Permit holders and members can obtain directions from the MCSA Magaliesberg Section.  To date there haven’t been any problems with this parking area, but as always, do not leave any valuables visible inside vehicles. Parking is free of charge.
Info on walk in  The walk in takes about 2 hours and is one of the easiest walks in the Magaliesberg, with uphill sections being fairly gentle.
Accommodation  Camping is available at the MCSA campsite about 10 minutes walk upstream from the big pools. No facilities whatsoever, but clean water easily accessible.
Availability of water for drinking  Water is available except for about the first 30 minutes of the walk.
Climbing route guide  No climbing routes at Dome Pools.
Climbing information  Pleasant, shady lunch spots available near several of the rock pools. No monkey cages.
Child friendly  Yes, as long as children can walk for two hours without a problem.
Swimming  Most definitely.
Camp fires  No.
Other attractions  The usual variety of Magaliesberg birds and animals may be seen. The animals most likely to be encountered are baboons and klipspringer.
Dangers  The normal Magaliesberg safety precautions should be taken. In hot weather, always carry water, use an effective sun screen, and wear a sun hat.
Contacts MCSA Magaliesberg Section for information and permits – Contact