Magaliesburg Accommodation

Jackal Hill

Jackal Hill is situated on the Magalies Meander about 15km from Magaliesberg. Jackal Hill is set on the hill top overlooking the stunning views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, less than 3 km's from Askari Big 5 Game Reserve, two Micro Breweries in close proximity and a host of activities along the cradle route. Jackal Hills main cottage is a spacious open plan setting, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Large bedroom, bathroom with bath, shower and a large open plan lounge, dining room and full kitchen with fire place. Also a large verandah with an outside dining area and lounge area. There are two chalets, the one is open plan and sleeps 4 with two Queen size beds, a lounge, bathroom with shower and outside verandah with gas braai and private boma looking on to the bush. The second chalet sleeps 6 people, a spacious lounge, bathroom with shower. Both Chalets have fully equipped kitchens. The entertainment area consists of a 100 square meter thatched lapa, with gas braai, bar area, fridge, table tennis and darts and a 12 seater dining table and lounge, equipped with a sound system – guests to bring their own CD’s. There is a swimming pool and two deck areas as well as a fire pit/boma, potjie and braai area. Jackal Hill is the perfect place for a quiet weekend away or for a function or celebration. It is safe and secure with permanent staff on call should they be required. There is Blesbok, Impala, Warthog, Jackal, Porcupine and a number of other smaller game and wild animals on the farm and there is a 2km walk around the farm for guests to experience the natural bush and wildlife.  

Ma-Ria's Farmhouse

If you are ready for a fun filled gathering of friends and family or a relaxed weekend away Ma-Ria's Farmhouse is just for you! You will find us at the foot of the Magalies Mountains nestled on a working farm with all the domestic animals you haven't seen for years. Here you will experience farm life and the wonderful outdoors that South Africa offers. Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable break from city life. We also have a pool with a great view of the animals and the Magalies mountain range. The farmhouse sleep maximum 13 people in 5 bedrooms. This house is suitable for family and friends who do not mind sharing and enjoy being close to each other, yet all the rooms are private. The original farmhouse 5 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms complete the sleeping arrangements. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is more than enough space for some to watch tv in the lounge and the other guests to have a great time in the entertainment area, all leading onto the courtyard where there is a private braai area and large garden surrounding the farmhouse. We also have a self catering garden flat sleeping an additional 4 people in 2 bedrooms to help if your group are up to 17 people. The garden flat has a bathroom with bath and shower and the kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery for 6 guests, stove including oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. You just bring you own food and drinks, coffee and milk and you will have all as if you are staying in your own little home away from home. There is a common pool 50m away from the house with a great view of the mountain range, guest must bring their own swimming towels. Bring comfortable shoes for a walk amongst all the domestic animals. Should you be a keen mountain biker there are approximately 50km of gravel road surrounding our farm with a steep climb up Breedts Nek.

Magalies Bush Lodge

Magalies Bush Lodge is ideal if you are looking for a rustic getaway or would like to spend quality time with your family. A wonderful place to relax and unwind - just what you need with the fast pace of life in the city. You will find yourself in the tranquility of the spectacular surroundings and a close drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria (approximately 1h 30min). Magalies Bush Lodge offers guests a choice of 3 individually decorated chalets, all nestled in the bushveld; Chalet Bosbok, Chalet Springbok and Chalet Rooibok. Chalet Springbok and Chalet Bosbok both sleep 4 people, while Chalet Bosbok sleeps 6. Chalet Rooibok has 2 rooms, one with double one with two single beds. Chalet Springbok has 2 rooms, both with two single beds which can be converted to king size. Chalet Bosbok has 3 rooms, all with two single beds which can be converted to king size. The chalets each have a kitchenette, a bathroom with shower and linen is provided for convenience. A light cleaning service, which includes the doing of dishes, is available each morning. Each chalet also has a private boma or braai area. The chalets are private, wonderfully quiet and peaceful. The lodge offers a rock pool, baby pool, stone pizza oven, a lookout point as well as a wooden playground to keep the children busy. Please note the pool is not fenced, and supervision is advised. There are walking trails to be explored and a variety of wildlife can be seen ranging from warthogs, springbok, blesbok, rooibok and more Please note: There is at least 10 km gravel road to get to Magalies Bush Lodge and gravel roads on the premises. During rainy season guests in chalet Bosbok and Springbok should ideally drive a bakkie, SUV or 4×4.

Nullarbor Cottages

Nullarbor Cottages are nestled in the rocky arms of the Witwatersrand Mountains on a private farm and provide an ideal quiet and romantic country getaway. We are situated approximately 4km from the village of Magaliesburg with 1.2km of Sand Road to access the venue with views created for connoisseurs. There are 10 beautifully equipped timber cottages and brick cottages with 3 sparkling swimming pools. Thatched lapas for shady retreat on hot summer days. These pools are easily accessible to all cottages. Cottages have King or Queen size beds, own bathroom, patio, private braai area, DSTV, fully fitted kitchen and open log fireplaces in all the units. Corner Jet baths in 7 of the cottages and all have indoor or beautiful rock outdoor showers. Some of the cottages have fully enclosed garden areas and Nullarbor now provides pet owners the opportunity to enjoy their holiday with their lovable pets. We have lovely safe off-leash walking trails on our property as well as the right to use neighbouring farms.  We love all animals and have quite a few of our own.  However, this invitation is extended only to owners with well behaved and controllable dogs and subject to conditions which will be provided on request. Lush and leafy gardens surround the cottages and for the Ornithologists amongst us - abundant bird life will keep you well entertained. Other activities include walks into the mountains, bike trails, visiting the attractions of the Magaliesburg Meander or exploring the wonders of the Cradle of Humankind. We are close to hotels, pubs shops and wedding venues - so eating out is an option. Pet Friendly by appointment in selected cottages only as nominal cost. Regret No Children.

Patrys Paradys

If you are ready for a good rest, calm surroundings and a break from city life, Patrys Paradys are just for you! You will find us at the foot of the Magalies Mountains nestled in lush gardens of peace and quiet. Here you will find a home away from home with everything you need except the everyday maintenance. Bring your partner, children, pets or even the neighbour, anyone (or anything) that will keep you company in the serene surroundings. Count the birds, listen to their song or simply indulge in the mountain view while sipping on your favourite drink at the pool. At Patrys Paradys we welcome both the romantic couple who prefer the solitude of farm life, and the group of friends or family who needs a place to come together to strengthen that special bond. Of course we keep the family away from the romantic couples. The farmhouse sleep maximum 14 people in 5 bedrooms and 2 single beds in a common area. This house is suitable for family and friend who do not mind sharing and enjoy being close to each other, yet all the rooms are private. The original main bedroom of the farmhouse has an on-suite bathroom and 2 other bathrooms complete the sleeping arrangements. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is more than enough space for some to watch tv in the lounge and the other guests to have a great time in the entertainment area, all leading onto the courtyard where there is a private braai area and large garden surrounding the farmhouse. Our luxury self catering chalets each has 2 spacious bedrooms and a bathroom with bath and shower the open plan kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery for 6 guests, stove including oven, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. You just bring you own food and drinks, coffee and milk and you will have all as if you are staying in your own little home away from home. All guests share a common pool with play area for the children, guest must bring their own swimming towels. Bring comfortable shoes for a walk amongst the red hartebeest and impala on our farm. Enjoy nature from you stoep in the bush.

Puschka Farm

Situated on Puschka a certified organic farm about 30kms from the small town of Magaliesburg, this cottage or house is a haven for anyone wanting to "get away from it all". The farm is about 130 hectares in area & is in a valley of the Witwatersrand mountain range; these low hills forming what are commonly referred to as the 'foothills' of the Magaliesburg range. Most of the farm is indigenous bush which supports abundant bird life as well as small game - nightly you can hear the cry of the jackal! A perennial stream (known as the Hex River) wanders through the farm, the glades on the treed river banks providing cool picnic spots or refreshing resting places for the more energetic who are tired from one of the longer walks or hikes available on the farm. The farm supports a small herd of 'indigenous' Nguni cattle as well as Damara sheep & chickens. There are even a few ostriches. Puschka Writers Cottage This cottage is for nature lovers, very private & romantic: Beautiful 1 bedroom cottage with queen size bed. Small kitchen. Bathroom with shower. Situated in a secluded valley on an organic farm Wood burning stove in living area NO 220 volt ELECTRICITY - Gas stove & fridge, 12 volt lighting. NO TV or HAIRDRYER Splash pool Good Vodacom & Cell C reception - no MTN reception PET FRIENDLY - Maximum 2 pets - this cottage is fenced in. Outside braai area, Cottage is fully equipped. All linen provided (incl. towels) Walking & picnics anywhere on the farm (150ha) There is a map in cottage No Smoking allowed inside or in the veld.   Puschka House Puschka House is located on the opposite side of the river to Puschka Farm main house and is amongst some large gum trees giving it a typical South African farmhouse feel. Self-Catering Accommodation for Families or Groups Puschka House with its own splash pool is perfect for a larger family or group of up to 8 people. The house has a large living/dining area which includes a fireplace. There is a large kitchen with a wood burning stove for cold winter nights and two bathrooms including a separate toilet. Four bedrooms lead off the living area, three with queen size beds & one with two single beds. Outside is a typical veranda and a plunge pool as well as braai (barbeque) facilities. There is DSTV. Pets are welcome. MTN reception is poor. Puschka Stone Cottage This cottage is for nature lovers, private & romantic: Beautiful 1 bedroom stone cottage with a beautiful view of the valley. Situated near the main house & animals. It has a queen size bed. Small kitchen. Bathroom with shower & bath Outside braai area, Cottage is fully equipped. All linen provided (incl. towels)  Natural Splash pool  Wood burning stoves in living area and bedroom NO 220 volt ELECTRICITY - Gas stove & fridge, 12 volt lighting. NO TV or HAIRDRYER Good Vodacom & Cell C reception - no MTN reception  PET FRIENDLY - Maximum 2 pets - this cottage is fenced in. Walking & picnics anywhere on the farm (150ha) There is a map in cottage No Smoking allowed inside or in the veld. Minimum two-night stay.

Saamrus Guest Farm

Self-catering, Pet-friendly Accommodation in Magaliesburg, Gauteng. Each unit at Saamrus has a special character, with every convenience to make your stay more comfortable and memorable. Most of the units are at least 50m apart, except Tarentaal and Kiewiet which are about 15m apart. We have used reeds and hedges for screening to give you maximum privacy and seclusion. Units include the following: Each unit has a fenced garden for the dogs. Private braai at each unit with extra fire pit at most of the units. Fireplaces in all units. Most units have ceiling fans and some have loose-standing fans. Some units have wall-heaters for extra heating in winter. DSTV: Bring your own decoder and adaptor for decoder to work on two cables only. (No reception without decoder!) Kitchens are fully equipped including: fridge, microwave, two-plate gas stove, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, dishwashing liquid and dishcloths. Braai utensils are also supplied. Bathrooms: all have showers and some have romantic baths for two. Towels, soap, air freshener and toilet paper are supplied. Bedrooms: Supplied with bed linen, pillows and blankets. Electric blankets in some units.   Please Note! Cottages are not normally serviced during your stay. Servicing can be requested at an extra charge (see rates page) Firewood for sale. Invasive blue gums cut on the farm. Staff on duty will deliver to your unit. Please bring: DSTV Decoder and adaptor to work on two cable only ; Charcoal; Firelighters; Walking shoes; Binoculars; Camera; Mosquito Repellent; Dog beds, blankets and bowls. The 4 units at the foot of the hill Cottages are Close to the bird-haven indigenous bush and river walks. These cottages can be reached by car. Tarentaal Rondawel Thatched rondawel surrounded by indigenous trees with prolific bird life. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds. Kiewiet Rondawel Thatched rondawel surrounded by indigenous trees with prolific bird life. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds. Hoephoep Cottage Charming, private cottage with dense indigenous trees behind it, and a view of a meadow in front. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Suitable for a couple or group of up to four. One bedroom with king size bed or 2 single beds. Two single bed/couches in the open plan living room. Die Plaashuis Spacious old farmhouse (circa 1945) ideal for a Special family reunion or friends getting together to catch up. Sleeps 10 people (max 8 adults) Suitable for a family group up to 10. Min. booking for 6 sharing. Three bedrooms with king size bed or two single beds. One bedroom with double bed. (4 bedrooms total). Two single bed/couches in the lounge. The 6 units on the hill These units are only accessible by 4 x 4, diff-lock bakkie or on foot. In wet weather serious 4 x 4 or on foot only. If you have a car only and wish to stay in one of these units , you can park your car in a safe parking area at the foot of the hill and walk the 200m to 400m uphill. We will have at least 2 strong men on duty to help you carry the luggage for a tip of R20 each on arrival and departure. Piet my vrou Cottage Very private and secluded cottage is situated half way up the hill away from other cottages in the bush. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds. Spacious and private. Kiepersol Cottage Very charming and spacious cottage built entirely with rocks and with a thatched roof. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children Suitable for a couple or family up to four. Open plan with double bed and two single bed/couches. Suikerbos Cottage Popular for its large wooden deck with stunning views of the mountains and valleys. Sleeps 6 people (max 4 adults) Min. booking for 4 sharing. Ideal for two couples sharing or a group of up to six. Two bedrooms with double beds and two single beds in the living room. Akasia Cottage Very comfortable one-bedroom cottage on the hill surrounded by natural rock and indigenous veld. Stunning views! Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Suitable for a couple or group of up to four. One bedroom with king size bed or 2 single beds. Two single bed/couches in the open plan living room. Karee Cottage Cosy open-plan cottage high up on the hill with breathtaking views in all directions. Sleeps 2 people max. Both ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds. Olienhout Cottage Cosy open-plan cottage highest up on the hill with breathtaking views in all directions. Sleeps 2 people max. Both ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds.

Stone Hill

Pet and Child Friendly Self Catering Accommodation The destination of choice! With breathtaking views over Magaliesburg, Stone Hill has 10 fully equipped luxurious self-catering timber cottages, accommodating from 2 to 6 guests each. All have: log fireplaces, & DSTV. The cottages are separate & private & individually fenced for pets and each has a large patio and braai area. Our pool and lapa are central to all of the cottages and the views are  stunning. We have a 5 km walking trail and a small riverine area where dogs can paddle, coming back home muddy but happy! We offer, at an extra cost: For the romantics – sparkling wine with a fruit and chocolates basket on arrival. Picnics, farm baked breads, cakes and platters are available by pre arrangement and Free Range Eggs. One hour photo shoots by pre-arrangement. Pet Sitting and Grooming services are available by pre-arrangement. Wi-Fi enabled in Reception! 4 Star, Trip Advisor certified, WRDM Award Winners.

Wind in the Willows

Turtle's thatched cottage and Badger Lodge are situated on the tranquil estate and both of our cottages offer a truly relaxing experience for the romantic couple, family or small party of friends. Turtle Cottage is a thatched cottage overlooking the dam and comprises of a lounge / dining area with a log fireplace, Tv with DSTV, a fully fitted kitchen ideal for self catering purposes and a private terrace with braai facilities. Turtle has 2 en-suite bedrooms, one with a shower and the other with a Victorian bath. Badger Lodge is a comfortable farm style cottage with calming views of the valley and comprises of a lounge / dining area with a log fire place, a fully fitted kitchen and a private terrace with a braai area. Badger has 2 en-suite bedrooms, one with a shower and a bath and the second bedroom that has a separate entrance, has a shower. Both cottages are serviced once on a daily basis. Overlooking the valley, you are welcome to cool off in the pool that is set in the gardens off the Manor House's terrace. Explore the surrounding countryside on foot accompanied by our lovable farm dogs and enjoy the indigenous bush and abundant bird life. We are a safe haven for 10 rescued donkeys so why not spend a quiet time with these wonderful animals (treats and carrots supplied). Other activities include croquet, visiting the attractions of the Magaliesburg Meander, and access to the local driving range. Our self catering philosophy is to offer relaxing comfort and quality in a homely environment at affordable prices. Both cottages are well appointed and offer a unique experience in the self catering getaway. Why don't you come and explore "Your own personal Country Retreat" so you can experience harmony for yourself.

Nearby Accommodation

Ziggy's River Cottage and Den's View

Get away for a romantic weekend, spoil your sweetheart in our fully- equipped units on the banks of the Magalies River to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Mountain, while relaxing and unwinding from the stresses of daily life. Wake up to the sounds of nature and amble through the natural forest which surrounds the property, bring your binoculars to enjoy viewing the bird life or take a walk/run on our 8km bush and river in-house trail. Being on the Magalies Meander allows for all the Meander activities to be experienced right on our doorstep. Horse riding at Saddle Creek, ballooning at Bill Harrops, hiking at Rustig, Shelter Rock or Castle Gorge, as well as mountain biking on our trail, or the Van Gaalen MTB routes. Visit Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng World Heritage Site in the Cradle of Humankind, or the Hartebeesport Dam, which makes a nice day outing from the property. Ziggy's River Cottage A spacious bedroom (king-size bed), lounge, kitchen and dining area with a covered patio overlooking the Magalies River where you will enjoy the activities on the river, and you may see the elusive otter. On a hot day enjoy the splash pool. Den's View Garden Flat A spacious bedroom (king-size bed), lounge/dining area with a kitchenette all in one with a 180 degree view onto nature. Braai or make your camp fire to enjoy the bush, have a romantic dinner under the stars, or book at Mokoya Lodge Sweet Thyme restaurant for a gourmet meal. We are located just off the R560 between Skeerpoort and Hekpoort approximately one hour from Sandton, Pretoria and Rustenburg

Mokoya Lodge

Mokoya Lodge & Sweet Thyme Restaurant, an exclusive Lodge nestled in the heart of the Hekpoort Valley ideally halfway between Magaliesburg & Hartbeespoort Dam. Situated just an hour's drive from both Johannesburg & Pretoria the Lodge is the ideal venue for Romantic Getaways, Family excursions, Yoga, Detox & Wellness Retreats aswell as Weddings, Functions & Corporate events. Boasting 27ha of natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife, we aim to create a memorable experience for our guests offering affordable accommodation in a charming country setting. Set amongst the abundant gardens Mokoya features 19 x well appointed rooms with sweeping views of the spectacular Magaliesburg mountain range. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with tea & coffee making facilities. Amongst the selection are 3 x suites and 2 x family rooms. The Sweet Thyme Restaurant presents an extraordinary display of modern cuisine using the freshest locally grown produce served in an elegance that pervades the atmosphere of its surroundings. We offer a wide range of freshly prepared signature selections, traditional dishes, grilled meats, fish soups, salads etc. To end the day you can enjoy a sundowner cocktail on our terrace overlooking the mountains. A beautiful swimming pool, volleyball court, MTB cycling trail onsite & walks along our river front offer a variety of things to do at the Lodge. Pool table, dart board and big screen DSTV provide additional entertainment. The Hekpoort Valley area also offers an assortment of more physical options such as quad bike trails, go-carting, horse riding, zip lining, game drives, animal encounters and much more! We offer the adventure enthusiast a base from which to do so many activities in the area such as: Hot-air ballooning Picnics (pre-booked not for Day Visitors) Spa Treatments (option of onsite or offsite) Magalies treetop canopy tours / Zip Lining Rock climbing Abseiling / Kloofing Via Ferrata Horse Riding Trails Microlighting Hiking Game Viewing at nearby game farms Golf - Pecanwood, Magaliespark & Brits Scenic drives following the Magalies Meander route Art and craft markets and shops Fly fishing (offsite) Magalies Express Train Maropeng - Cradle of Humankind

Eco Retreat

The Eco Retreat self-catering home in Hekpoort is nestled between the Magaliesberg and Witwatersrand mountain range along the Magalies River. Restore and revitalize your soul in our secluded spacious "wooded" bush environment and connect with nature. Wake up to the sounds of birds in the river reeds or monkeys canopying from tree to tree. Our wooded canopied braai area is ideal for a shaded lunch time meal. An open Boma fire pit is there for you to enjoy the starry night listen to the concert of the frogs and jackals cry in the distance. Great for families and friends (1-12 people), ideal for yoga and wellness groups, retreats, workshops, cycling and walking. What makes this Eco space special is the way in which reclaimed materials have been up-cycled, like the old windmill and furniture, and building materials sourced from the property, like the stones and reeds. Solar panels have been installed for hot water and water tanks to collect rain water. Little touches like the food and herb garden complete the green picture. Pet friendly by prior arrangement.