Name of venue

Remhoogte, Magaliesberg

Information courtesy of Andrew Porter

Brief summary of venue

Remhoogte is one of the few trad climbing areas on the escarpment of the Magaliesberg.  It offers good exposure on the South facing cliffs.

Permit/ permission info

Open to mountain club members. Contact the MCSA for directions and the latest access information.

Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg

One hour.

Parking information

Shady and secure parking available.

Info on walk in

The walk in is steep, and for sections without a path.  Expect a little bush bashing and wear long pants.


None, normally done as a day trip.

Availability of water for drinking

None, so bring your own.

Climbing route guide

The MCSA Johannesburg Section has published a route guide, Rock Climbing Routes on the Magaliesberg Escarpment

Part 1: Commando Nek, Eureka Dome, Remhoogte, which is available from them or from Drifters.

Climbing information

Remhoogte has 40 multi-pitch trad routes up to 80 metres long ranging between grades 10 and 22.  The rock is generally clean, and offers exhilarating exposure.  Descents are via gullies.

Climbers are asked to please avoid Halfway House buttress between April and October due to Black Eagles nesting.

Lunch spots

Pick a suitable flat rock at the base of the cliff.

Child friendly




Camp fires


Other attractions

Some of the best exposure available in the Magaliesberg.




For access and route guide: MCSA Jhb Section, Tel: 011 807 1310 (8am-10am weekdays), Fax: 011 807 1310, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.