Michael Pienaar at LJP Tourism – Podcast with Magalies Tourism

Michael Pienaar (23), is a director at LJP Tourism and also the Chairperson of the Magalies Business & Tourism Forum. His life has mostly been driven by his passion for golf which has given him the opportunity to explore the nine provinces in South Africa as well as the chance to visit various countries on four different continents. Through his travels he developed a huge passion for tourism and I decided to establish LJP Tourism which extends the group of LJP Engineering and LJP Architecture. 

Baboon’s Rest is the venue that offers very exclusive experiences such as pop-up functions in our Organic tent, luxury picnics in the bush, romantic dinners under the stars, mountaintop helicopter picnic’s as well as mountaintop helicopter bush braai’s and our latest addition is Cashane Junior Rangers survival school which focuses on teaching children basic survival training. A fun fact is since we they opened doors in February 2018, they have arranged 19 successful proposals at Baboon’s Rest. 

LJP Tourism has partnered with Magalies Tourism which is an initiative of the Magalies Business & Tourism Forum with the vision for the Magalies area to be the preferred tourism destination in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. This portal gives you access to everything on offer in the Magalies area for local & International tourists. They have decided to create unique day tours to Magaliesburg and surrounding areas which is less than an hour from Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa  

Some day tours on offer are: 

• The Magalies Battlefields Tour 

• Aerial Cableway & Cradle of Humankind Discovery

• Big Five Game experience 

• Magalies Discovery 

• Cradle of Humankind Discovery 

• Hot Air Balloon Flight – Self-Drive  

• Magalies Canopy Tour (Ziplining) 

 The Magalies Business & Tourism Forum (MBTF) aims to advance economic growth and productivity in the Magaliesburg and surrounds, with 

120 active members where they connect diverse opportunities. The MBTF also host the ‘Magalies Rocks The Cradle’ Festival which takes place on the 23:24:25 August 2019 

For more information visit ljptourism.co.za or magaliestourism.co.za or magaliesrocksthecradle.co.za 



Magalies Tourism delivers first podcast


Our host is Greg Zurnamer from Reefsteamers. This company is a non profit Company and is affiliated to the Transnet Heritage Foundation (Railway Museum) and are controlled under their auspices. 

When Transnet discontinued daily steam operations during 1991, Reefsteamers was established at the old loco shed in Germiston, South Africa.
Their main objective is to preserve and rebuild old steam locomotives.  All work is done on a voluntary basis and no one is paid any remuneration whatsoever.
They currently have 100 members both local and overseas. Twenty-five people are actively involved in restoration during weekends.
They aim to offer a very competitive, comfortable and efficient service to their passengers as the success of the organisation and consequently the preservation of steam relies heavily on their ability to fund the projects.

This podcast highlights the history of steam locomotives in South Africa and the centenary celebrations of Susan, the oldest operating steam train in the fleet of Reefsteamers.

As part of the centenary celebrations, Magalies Tourism is creating a unique steam train experience on 24 August 2019 from Park Station in Johannesburg to Magaliesburg and passengers can choose from an option of 5 venues.
For real-time online bookings, visit HERE
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