Mamagalie Mountain Lodge

116 Guest Reviews
116 Customer Reviews
  • Main bedroom of Mountain Lodge
  • Pool and deck area of Mountain Lodge
  • The Bush Lodge is split over three levels with parking provided under the deck. Incredibly private with it's own splash pool.
  • Bedroom of forest lodge, queen sized bed with sliding doors to deck and outside shower. Skylights over the bed allow a view of the stars at night.
  • Kitchen and dining room leading out to a deck and braai area.
  • Lounge and Dining area of Forest Lodge.
  • Description
  • Facilities
In the heart of the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range lies Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. Head northwest from Johannesburg and after a one and a half hour's journey our warm welcome awaits you.
On arrival, relax and unwind with a refreshing drink, then take time to enjoy the majestic views over the Buffelspoort Valley and dam while you cool off in the swimming pool. Spend the evenings in peaceful elegance, cuddled up to a cozy log fire, or sit around the fire pit and after cooking your meal, enjoy the star studded skies and listen to the nocturnal inhabitants commence their vigil. Welcome the new day with a stroll through the secluded kloof, and listen to the exquisite sounds of the wakening bush.

We have 1000 acres of private and pristine bush and mountain veld for you to explore at your leisure. An energetic walk to the top of the mountain will give you views you only dream of, and if it is warm enough, take a dip in the pure, sparkling rock pools. The bush is a nature lover's paradise, with numerous species of flora and fauna. Bird lovers are normally assured of sightings of the Black (Vereaux's) Eagle and Cape Vulture, as well as an abundance of the smaller species.You are certain to enjoy absolute privacy as the lodge is only let to one party at a time. Sleeping from two to twelve people in stylish luxury, our accommodation has been described as 'world class'.

We allow our guests to take time away from the daily grind, as our friendly staff services the lodge.This self-catering luxury unit has a fully equipped kitchen, furnished to the highest standards with a large stove, fridge/freezer, and convection microwave. The only things you will need during your stay are food and beverage. We believe our four star grading is well deserved, but don't let us try and convince you, come and visit us and find out for yourself. Our newly opened Bush Lodge provides the ultimate in privacy , this 4 star unit has a private plunge pool and braai area and is built over three levels into the tree canopy. Sleeping from 2-4 people it has a luxurious bathroom with bath and shower, separate toilet. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove and oven and a large fridge/freezer. There is no microwave or T.V. We believe this unit offers the most affordable 4 star accommodation in the country.

We regret we only accept two-night stays over weekends.
  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering, Tented Camp
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 116
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

116 Reviews on Mamagalie Mountain Lodge

It was wonderful, Giles made us feel very welcome. The lodge was beautiful and so calm and peaceful. It was a lovely break which recharges your batteries, will definitely go back.

01 September 2014

We spent our 35th Wedding Anniversary in Forest Lodge. Absolutely perfect if you desire lovely accomodation, peace, quiet and to be surrounded by trees. It was wonderful to be able to totally relax and switch off from the stresses of today's world. Well done Giles and Melanie, you have the most wonderful getaway. Namaste. PS. The Farm Shop sells the most delicious homemade produce, you must buy some!

30 June 2014

The scenery is very beautiful and worth a thousand words. But was like you are staying in a prison with the big bush of keys, of which was not clearly marked so you stood for a while going one by one till you found the right one. Not enough warm blankets for a cold night, the fire place was good but if you don't bring enough wood of your own you are stuffed. Did not feel the warm welcome they say on their site and would feel scared to ask for extra wood because you are afraid that the delivery cost is more that the wood itself. It will be a good stay in the summer when you don't need a warm shower.
Establishment's Response:
Yes there is a big bunch of keys but it is certainly not difficult to master. When you went off the farm on Saturday morning you will recall that you forced the wrong key into the main gate thereby breaking it off, I came down and opened for you using the correct key on the bunch. However your comments are noted and we will try and come up with a colour code scheme. If you recall from your initial booking you mailed me to say you had booked the wrong dates and asked me to transfer them for you, this I did at no charge despite being within my rights to do so. At the same time I suggested that you should look at the Forest Lodge as an option as it was more suitable in winter for a baby, you specifically declined that option. In the Bush Lodge there is a winter duvet, heavy comforter and an additional blanket. We feel that this is sufficient under normal conditions but at no point did you indicate that you would like any more and this of course does not give us the opportunity to assist you. In respect of the wood: We offer to deliver wood for you prior to arrival, with no delivery charge, the staff take this up when they go to make up the lodges on the day of arrival, you chose not to utilise this offer. Why do we say we will charge for deliveries? Well, there is a very real cost involved in terms of time and use of vehicle to deliver. We are in the hospitality trade but we also have a value to our time and for us to drop what we are doing, go and load wood and thereafter deliver has a recoverable cost, you did not enquire about the delivery cost or ask to collect from the farm store at any point so to say that this service is unaffordable is devoid of truth. In respect of the “warm” welcome I can only say that in discussion with my wife who checked you in, indicates that she spent over 30 minutes with you to take you to the lodge, show you where everything is and generally discussing security and other relevant details for your stay. She is somewhat confused as to how she came across as unfriendly and perhaps you could be more specific? In respect of the “cold water” I am again only made aware of this after your departure, if you give us the opportunity to rectify something during your stay we are always happy to do so. I ensured that the gas geyser was on for the weekend as we felt that the solar heater would not be sufficient given the weather prediction. My staff are instructed to test this and they reported to me that it was in good working order, I will go and inspect it myself to see if that is the case, I do however reiterate, and Melanie reinforced this at check in, that if something is not to your liking during your stay to please contact us, you made no such calls and thereby again deny us the opportunity to assist you. I personally think that you received exceptional service and value for money, even when you triggered the alarm accidentally at 3 am, I drove up to ensure that you were OK, surely this reflects a premium that we place on our guests? On departure we had a friendly, long, wide ranging conversation where you had the opportunity to mention some of the “problems” you encountered and did not do so, instead choosing to place a damning comment on the SafariNow website, surely you give someone the opportunity to rectify what is not to your liking before placing such comments on a public forum? In closing, please let me assure you that we strive to offer exceptional accommodation at very affordable prices, and while we try to ensure that everything is perfect for your stay, it may be that circumstances beyond our control dictate otherwise. I have however always personally attended to any faults that may develop during a stay both promptly and in a friendly manner and at all times of the day and night. Almost 50% of our business is returning guests and we are generally full 4-6 weeks in advance throughout the year, I would like to think then, that your comments are an exception rather than the norm. We would appreciate any constructive ideas you may have that would assist us in improving the standard of our accommodation.

08 June 2014

Lovely stay in gorgeous surroundings. Well maintained and very relaxed.

30 April 2014

Excellent accommodation and facilities.

08 April 2014
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Room information

Mamagalie (A) Mountain Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This self-catering luxury unit has a fully equipped kitchen, furnished to the highest standards with a large stove, fridge/freezer, and convection microwave. The only things you will need during your stay are food and beverage. We believe our four star grading is well deserved, but don't let us try and convince you, come and visit us and find out for yourself. Our rates vary according to the number of people in the party, and the length of stay, please use the rates given below as a guideline only. As the lodge is booked to one group at a time you will be assured of absolute privacy at all times. The main bedroom has a queen size 4 poster bed with toilet en suite, the bunk room has 2 bunk beds and 2 matresses. The third upstairs room has 2 3/4 beds that can sleep 2 singles or 1 couple, there is an outside shower on the balcony. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and full en suite bath room. The lounge has a leather lounge suite and there is an 8 seater dining table and 8 seater breakfast nook. On the covered deck there are 2 x 8 seater tables.

Mamagalie (B) Bush Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This unique tented lodge offers unrivalled privacy, sleeping from 2-4 people it is built over three levels with the stone built kitchen/dining level enveloped in the tree canopy. With views over the Buffelspoort Dam and Valley from it's position high in the kloof, it offers a safe Bush experience while retaining the level of luxury expected of a 4 star/AA highly reccommended self catering lodge. The braai and plunge pool are situated to make the most of the views. A very romantic lodge in keeping with nature, and offering the most affordable accommodation in it's class throughout the region. The tented sleeping quarters have 2 seperate rooms with glass sliding doors that take in the views over the Buffelspoort dam. One room has a double bed and the other 2 singles, that can be moved to suit our clients requirements. There is also a fire place in the second room/lounge. The kitchen/dining room has large panoramic windows and is within the tree canopy, there is a 4 plate gas stove and oven and a large fridge freezer. There is a 4 seater dining table. There is no microwave. The bathroom has a Victorian bath and large shower with windows opening over the view of the kloof and dam. There is a seperate toilet.

Mamagalie Forest Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

This is a unique, and as with all our units exceptionally private lodge. Set in the middle of an indigenous Wild Olive forest, this lodge combines modern luxury with pure unspoilt bush. The lodge has been built around the existing trees, and has large skylights in every room to enhance the beautiful setting. Equipped with a functional kitchen containing a gas stove/oven and fridge freezer, this open plan room has a lounge and Jetmaster fireplace which opens on to a deck and braai area. The master bedroom has a deck with open air shower. The queen size hand crafted four poster bed has a skylight above it enabling you to lie in bed and look at the stars through the tree canopy. The bathroom although fully enclosed has large glass panels that give the feeling of being in the Bush but retaining the warmth of being indoors. It is equipped with a bath, shower and toilet, all with views into the forest. This unit is powered by solar electricity( No Eishcom worries), and is truly a unique experience.

River Lodge x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Mamagalie River Lodge is a private self catering Lodge built overlooking a stream. It has it's own rock pool built into the stream below the Lodge. Fully equipped for a self catering stay with four plate stove and oven, microwave, kettle and toaster. Large fridge/freezer. All linen and towels are supplied. The lounge area has two couches with Jetmaster fireplace and covered verandah leading off it, with outside furniture and table for al fresco dining. A Weber braai is supplied. The bedroom has large doors and windows to take in the view and the covered verandah has an outside shower. The bathroom consists of shower, double bath and toilet. The River Lodge is set on a private agricultural and game farm offering extensive hiking. Game species recently released are Zebra and Impala which mingle with the cattle herd and are often seen near the Lodges.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Private bathroom
Beds Double beds
Other Bar Fridge, Fireplace, Self-catering
Views Garden

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