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A Special Place

Tonquani Bush Chalet is located within Utopia Nature Estate which proudly forms part of the Magaliesberg Biosphere, proclaimed by UNESCO on 9 June 2015.

What is the Magaliesberg Biosphere?

  “The Magaliesberg is the second oldest mountain range in the world, and half the age of the earth. It is described as being ‘at the interface of two great African biomes – the Central Grassland Plateaux and the sub-Saharan savannah’ – with remnants of a third, Afro-montane forest. 

The landscape contains species from each of these biomes and the result is an exceptionally diverse fauna and flora that has drawn naturalists and explorers to the region for the past two centuries.

The biodiversity is matched by its unique human history encompassing a million-year time line from early hominids through Stone and Iron Age cultures, pre-colonial Tswana tradition and the South African Wars.”

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            “Nothing is more important to humans than an
ecologically functioning, life sustaining biosphere …”

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    The Magaliesberg Biosphere is one of 8 in South Africa, the other 7 reserves are:  
     Kogelberg, Cape West Coast Extension, Waterberg, Kruger to Canyons, Cape Winelands,     
     Gouritz Cluster, and Vhembe

Proudly part of this World Heritage Site