DURBAN - Magaliesberg is a town in Gauteng that chose to reinvigorate their economy through the Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival to create a better life for all who live and work there.
The idea for the festival started in 2016 when the Magalies Business Forum (now the Magalies Business and Tourism Forum) decided to host an event to reinvigorate the town’s economic development while still maintaining its distinctive off-the-beaten track character.
The three-day Magalies Rocks the Cradle Festival unites the entire community as residents and businesses teamed up to create a better life for all by showcasing the region’s unique art, crafts, lifestyle, culinary and experiential treasures.
Four years later, the deep commitment to collaborative citizenry remains strong with MRtC now a firm favourite on the SA events calendar. The MRtC attracts families and adventure-seekers from across the country who are looking for an authentic off-the-grid encounter.
"Great things happen when a community bands together, but magic happens when an entire town works together," said Hannelie Hartman of the Magalies Business and Tourism Forum.