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Magoebaskloof Hotel

R71 Between Polokwane and Tzaneen, 0731 South Africa
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Set in the dramatically beautiful Magoebaskloof area, this charming country hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy an idyllic and relaxing break in the countryside. Arriving guests are welcomed by an attractive entrance square with a magnificent mural and bronze bust of King Makgoba. Beyond the square lies the expansive view of the legendary leader's famous valley. The Coffee Bean coffee shop has outdoor seating, as well as a comfortable indoor lounge with cosy fireplace. It serves all-day light snacks and meals, tempting cakes, gourmet coffees and freshly squeezed juice (in season). Walk through to the impressive Tlou Restaurant, where an extensive à la Carte menu will whet your appetite. The expansive balconies offer al fresco dining, with views over the fertile valley. The Phoenix & Fireman Pub has an impressively long cedar bar, and huge fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. Relax and enjoy the warm and inviting ambiance.
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Rick Steran wrote a review Feb 2021
Haenertsburg, South Africa2 contributions
Okay lets start off with the rooms the walls have various wet stains that have dried and then the bed beds are nice and comfy but weird lightly black spots on pillow... The only reason for a good rating is the view its is just amazing but overall the place just needs a little revamp.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
RovingCivilEngineer wrote a review May 2020
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom131 contributions146 helpful votes
Does almost nothing brilliantly, but nothing very badly either. Except for the view, and that is very good. Best ask for luxury room with balcony and valley view. Furniture sometimes dated. Clean enough, but could do better. Bathroom was OK, but a bit cold in winter. Shower overflowed onto tiles. Plenty of hot water. Food in restaurant is variable. We had one evening meal. It was OK, not unpleasant, but we ate out every other night. If there was nothing else nearby, we would have ate there again. It's just that nearby cafes and restaurants are very much better. Group of us had separate rooms, but also booked and shared a suite with a log fire, for group gatherings. That was great. Armed guards with dogs patrol the grounds at night. DO NOT leave windows open at night - when you are out - the monkeys get in to look for food, and trash the room. Balcony makes a great spot to sit and watch monkeys, baboons and birds.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Room Tip: Luxury room with balcony and valley view very good. Suite with fire is better.
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atzeverkennis wrote a review Apr 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands111 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed in a nearby Guesthouse, and were recommended to have diner in this hotel. Apparently the [revious manager has returned as chef. Good advice. Nice service, nice menu, very well prepared and quite cheap. Lovely view from the canyon.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Deon S, Owner at Magoebaskloof Hotel
Responded 8 Apr 2020
Good day, Thank you for nice review. Our food is one of things we pride our self on. All the best!
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Lloyd Macklin wrote a review Mar 2020
South Africa115 contributions50 helpful votes
The Hotel is one of those strange establishments we find hidden in out of the way places in South Africa. Old world charm, great pub, stunning views. We spent three days relaxing and visiting the area and could not have chosen a better place. Staff are old school, polite, attentive and genuinely proud of their Hotel. It does have some faults. Bedrooms, while comfortable and clean, do need upgrading. Towels are past their sell by date. Menu is good but a bit pretentious. The manager, Jayden, went out of his way to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and promptly attended to the few minor hitches we encountered. Great place for a relaxing stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Willem Swartz wrote a review Mar 2020
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First we have to compliment the new owners on the changes made since our last visit about a year ago. Firstly the TLC & basic maintenance have started and the effort is highly visible. That was our main concern during our last visit. Then the new menu on offer was quite a surprise and even more the return of Horst the beloved Chef of years past. I would recommend you have him serve a Steak Tartare made right at your table and served in person. Since we stayed close to a week we sampled most food on offer and can not fault any. The Norwegan Salmon was the best I ever had. On the down side I did not like the beef schnitzel, but then it was done perfectly , served with brown gravy I do not like in general. The staff was worried about the new menu as it was introduced at the time we arrived, but they were well trained in advance. As for the Staff, they are friendly, have a great sense of humour and are not in your way. This is a perfect getaway if you require a peaceful and restful holiday.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: The deluxe rooms are facing the valley and are more secluded than the main hotel
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Response from Deon S, Owner at Magoebaskloof Hotel
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Good day Willem and Doreen, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It is uplifting and motivating for the staff to get feedback like this. We are looking forward to your next visit and the opportunity to "showcase" all the renovations we've done since your last visit. All the best!
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US$43 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMagoebaskloof
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magoebaskloof Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Blueberry Heights Farm (2.7 km), Maboesbaskloof Farmstall (2.6 km), and Sequoia Gardens (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mountain Cafe, Lekwar Restaurant, and The Pot n' Plow.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magoebaskloof Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Magoebaskloof Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Magoebaskloof Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Magoebaskloof Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.