Best of the Bush
Tasj van Dyk, South Africa
04 December 2014
If it is a secluded break you are after, Mamagalie is where you need to be. Stunning Lodges, breath-taking scenery and raw bush that is so well preserved with minimal human fingerprints. Giles is an amazing host that truly does go the extra mile for his guest but above that he has a vast knowledge and visible passion for taking care of both animals and their natural habitat. Thank you so much Giles, we had an awesome time and will definitely be back, just longer this time. PS: They sell jam at the office, I have actually considered driving back all the way from Kempton Park to buy some more.
Lindsay Grant, South Africa
10 November 2014
Just to let you know , we have just returned from our weekend at Mamagalie Lodge.
For a relaxing do nothing break, it was great.
The walk to the rock pools takes about an hour plus, but most enjoyable.
We will definitely go back again.
Tim Leher, South Africa
20 October 2014
Thanks Giles for a lovely time. The lodge is private, beautiful and we had a wonderfully relaxing week. We will definitely be back.
Close to home hide away
jolanda schoeman, South Africa
12 October 2014
It was the most relaxed few days away from home. We enjoyed our little splash pool and without television me and my kids bond and chat a lot. Bathing was another experience. Lots and lots of bubble bath, glass of ice cold mountain water and the view of nature! This experience was truly a blessing. Thank you, Giles and Melanie. We will come again.
Awesome escape from reality
Angie McCullough, South Africa
01 September 2014
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.
Dawn Walker, South Africa
30 June 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!
Not worth 4 stars
jaco , South Africa
08 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.
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.
Kim O'Hagan, South Africa
30 April 2014
Lovely stay in gorgeous surroundings. Well maintained and very relaxed.
Michael Goatham, South Africa
08 April 2014
Excellent accommodation and facilities.
River Lodge - peaceful and private!
JEANE REX, South Africa
17 February 2014
Very friendly hosts and a warm welcome! Cosy cottage - thumbs-up for sliding doors, windows, outside shower and braai! A nice view, but not overlooking the small stream. Unfortunately the rock pool, one of the main attractions for us, was filled with sand from the mountain. We enjoyed the privacy, silence and being surrounded by bush and a beautiful big old Wild Olive tree!
Home away from home
Nolo , South Africa
04 February 2014
Wonderful getaway from the city life. Very private.
Celeste Bensch, South Africa
02 December 2013
What an amazing place to spend our 1st Anniversary. We really enjoyed the weekend. Will definitely go back again! Breathtaking view!
Bauke van der Velde, Netherlands
19 November 2013
A great and quiet place.
A good place to relax.
Clean and nice cottage.
Moeketse Selepe, South Africa
01 October 2013
We really and truly enjoyed our stay at the lodge, very tranquil and relaxing. Thanks to Giles for the a memorable weekend, the entire team sends their regards. Thank you once again.
Nadine Bosch, South Africa
22 April 2013
It was a wonderful relaxing weekend. Excellent place and location.
Best weekend break!
Benita Ladner, South Africa
18 February 2013
The weekend at the Mountain Lodge was awesome! The deco and facilities are excellent and the host is charming and extremely helpful. There is a nice rustic atmosphere and it is perfectly suited for relaxing and being romantic.
Mamagalie Bush Lodge
Adriaan Kotze, South Africa
20 August 2012
Enjoyed our weekend away at Mamagalie Bush Lodge! Beautiful and very clean - will definitely visit again.
Great place to unwind
Goedele Louwagie, South Africa
27 June 2012
We had a fantastic time at Mamagalie Lodge. Peaceful, lovely, serene environment. Spacious comfortable accommodation. We had booked the bush lodge, but because it was cold the owners offered to accommodate us in the bigger and more luxurious mountain lodge at no extra cost. I guess that's what's called "customer service"! We will be back.
Maritza Kilian, South Africa
19 June 2012
Was a great getaway for me and my hubby. Thank you - we will visit again.
Marlien Barnard, South Africa
09 April 2012
Amazing, cosy, comfy. Absolutely perfect.
Always a pleasure!
Herman Steyn, South Africa
19 March 2012
This is the second time that my wife and I took a break at Mamagalie and the experience is still amazing. It's private and the closest you can get to nature. Is you want to take a break from the busy everyday life and just recharge, Mamagalie will be the place to go.
You can't get closer to nature than here and you will find a new appreciation for nature and what it has to offer.
CHRISTO MAHNE, South Africa
06 March 2012
Ons ondervinding was n stukkie hemel gevoel, dit was passie vol en sensasie, met die natuur skoon om jou. Die privaatheid wat forest lodge jou bied was baie romanties. Veral die rots poels is n moet die water helder skoon en ook netso privaat.
Alae du Toit, South Africa
07 February 2012
A most relaxing weekend. No other people and only the natural outdoors. We caught glimpses of baboons on our walk to the Rock Pools. Spacious and luxurious bathroom with large windows that gives the feeling of bathing outdoors.
Restful and so private
Heather Frankiskos, South Africa
11 January 2012
The forest lodge was everything it claimed to be - a complete getaway from the rat-race without TV and forced to chat, play cards, read and relax.
It was comfortable and well stocked with every basic essential. The sky lights make the dancing forest canopy an absolute treat and the lightening quite spectacular.
Very relaxing getaway!
Sam Eva, South Africa
27 December 2011
Mamagalie was a wonderful getaway for a couple of days. We were able to relax and enjoy nature. This is the perfect place for some peace and quiet. I would definitely recommend it and will be back soon.
Most tranquil place on earth
Karen None, South Africa
14 November 2011
A little piece of heaven on earth. Cliche I know, but it is amazing. Tucked away in between the mountains and trees lies Mamagalie Lodge. Whether you are an outdoor-hiking person or a stay-in-and-read person, this lodge is perfect. Whatever your fancy, you are guaranteed not to see another soul for days. The ultimate getaway for romance, adventure and soul searching. And if that is not enough, the wildlife, birds, monkeys and clouds will wipe your cares away.
Nadine Apsey, South Africa
24 October 2011
The Bush Lodge at Mamagalie is absolutely stunning with the most amazing views. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back!
A piece af heaven
Lindsay Cowley, South Africa
05 July 2011
What a little piece of heaven right here on earth. It was one of our best weekends ever. Everything was just perfect with romance in the air.
An amazing stay!
Michael Frantzeskou, South Africa
16 May 2011
My girlfriend and I recently went here for our one-year anniversary, and we could not have picked a better place to spend it! The surroundings were spectacular, the privacy and peacefulness was more than needed. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay.
Peter Rhodes, South Africa
11 April 2011
Stunning place. Very quiet and peaceful weekend to recharge one's batteries. Secluded and romantic with excellent hosts.
Qini Nyawo, South Africa
28 March 2011
My siter Zandi, my friend Pinky and our kids had a wonderful and memorable quiet weekend. The manager,Giles, was so helpful. He was our friend to call at any time. What we loved most about the place was the crime free area. Wow, it's a small haven. Will definitely come back for more days. Thank you so much.
Peaceful, beautiful and comfortable
Anonymous, South Africa
22 March 2011
We had the pleasure of staying at the Mountain Lodge. What a great and relaxing place. Location is stunning with a beautiful view. Giles is friendly and helpful, and the overall experience was great. The lodge is comfortable with good beds and nice linen. Huge, fully stocked kitchen, nice bathrooms, and comfortable chairs. The TV is upstairs by the bunk beds making it easy to entertain the kids. Main deck makes an amazing place to entertain and the upstairs deck is perfect for an evening drink and morning coffee. Daily cleaning is a good bonus for a self-catering lodge. I would highly recommend Mamagalie Mountain Lodge to anyone that is looking for a peacful and relaxing getaway. I look forward to coming back again soon.
Elsje Paxton, South Africa
22 February 2011
Was baie lekker, plekkie is pragtig en baie privaat. Het 'n wonderlike naweek gehad gerus en ontspan en die atmosfeer was een van bos met romantiek. Het die 3 km bergpoele toe aangepak. Pragtig en die heerlikste bergwater.
Was very nice! Place is beautiful and private. Had a wonderful weekend and a great rest. The romantic bush atmosphere was fantastic. Enjoyed the beautiful mountain pools.
A weekend in heaven
Lindy van der Westhuizen, South Africa
23 November 2010
We had such a wonderful relaxing time at Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. It's a beautiful place on a gorgeous spot and was so much more then we expected. Everyone at Mamagalie was so friendly and we will most defiantly go again. To be honest I didn’t want to go home.
Jacques Greeff, South Africa
18 October 2010
The most quiet place I have ever been to. Just what one needs to get away from the city rush.We had a friendly welcome and departure from Giles. Nothing better to have a drink in the pool admiring the view. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back soon.
Mamagalie Bush Lodge
Wesley Parsons, South Africa
11 October 2010
Well, there is nothing more relaxing than Mamagalie Bush Lodge. The nature drives you to relax. For a getaway I shall consider this anytime. Thank you so much for an amazing stay. You will definitely see us again.
Mamagalie Forest Lodge
Suné Schoonwinkel, South Africa
04 October 2010
We had a wonderful time. Very quiet, peaceful and beautiful place with all you need for a relaxing stay. Loved the big bath and the deck at the braai.
Forest Lodge (Mamagalie Lodge)
Anonymous, South Africa
29 September 2010
The cabin: spacious, modern, bright due to many windows and skylights, clean, fully equipped including games and vast magazine selection.
The location: stunning and absolutely private.
Quiet and private honeymoon
Hugo van der Walt, South Africa
08 September 2010
The most quietest place i have ever been to. What a lovely expereince. Thanks Mamagalie.
Mamagalie Bush Lodge - Awesome
Simon Hardy, United Kingdom
21 June 2010
The Bush Lodge was awesome. The peace and tranquillity was just as described. This truly is a wonderful place to get away from it all, put your feet up and relax. The lodge has all the facilities expected of a good standard. We were particularly impressed with the welcome we received and the info available from Giles, who is an excellent host. Once you are there, you are left to your own devices to enjoy your stay in whatever manner you please which was great. Couldn't recommend it higher, would definitely stay again. On the same property is the Mountain Lodge which looked like a fantastic place to go and relax (or party!) with 10 or so friends. Great stuff!!!
Relax and breathe again!
Ettienne Oosthuizen, South Africa
11 May 2010
Wonderful setting in the bush to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city and accommodation and stay in the lodge deserves a 5 star rating. Will definitely visit again!
Mamagalie Mountain Lodge
Megan Bridge, South Africa
14 April 2010
The Mamagalie Mountain Lodge is a beautiful place in the middle of the bush with lovely views of the mountains and the Buffelspoort Dam. We enjoyed the pool, nature and the peace away from it all.
What a relaxing holiday
Anonymous, South Africa
06 April 2010
Mamagalie Lodge was the most relaxing holiday experience we've ever had. Giles and Melanie were great hosts. Everything was prepared before we got there. Privacy was the best. Will definitely go back there.
Nicolaas Van Gruenen
17 March 2010
Dit was ongeloflik lekker. Net die plek waar n mens kan gaan en ontspan en die chales is van die mooiste wat ek al gesin het, die gasvryheid van Giles is wonderlik, dit laat jou somer welkom voel.
Louise Opperman, South Africa
09 March 2010
Very special place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, like a second honeymoon! beautiful surroundings, stunning view. loved the privacy! Forest lodge is gorgeous. words cannot describe this piece of heaven adequately.
We have a great time.
Jeane Van Greunen, South Africa
02 March 2010
Most peaceful and tranquil place. Really out in the bush. completely private and relaxing. Take a book and relax.
Magriet Ortlepp, South Africa
12 December 2009
A piece of paradise!
Adel Van Vuuren, South Africa
02 November 2009
The unit is lovely and provides comfortable accommodation for young and old. The stunning views and bird life is breathtaking. No words can actually express what a wonderful, peaceful, stunning venue this is. Giles and staff are friendly and accommodating. It is extremely private just what we needed. The alarm system and fence provides the secure feeling that all South Africans crave. Hope to make a plan and visit again VERY soon.
Cobus Vorster, South Africa
02 November 2009
The lodge has beautiful surroundings and is very peaceful. Ideal weekend away if you just want to relax. Will definitely visit the lodge again!
Paul Bester, South Africa
12 October 2009
God created the earth in six days which included Mamagalie lodge.A beautiful place,quiet and peaceful.We loved our stay. Fantastic!!
Sid Maharaj, South Africa
08 September 2009
Wonderful, warm host, Giles. Comfortable, spacious accommodation with everything thought of - will definitely return in summer!
Linda Havenga, South Africa
03 August 2009
What a place, this is the perfect place to remind you that nature still rule. If mother nature can not fix you nothing will. Giles is such a perfect host, not once did we come short of anything, they really go the extra mile for the customers. We will definitely go back.
21 July 2009
Just what we were looking for, quiet, clean, privacy. Everything you need in the kitchen, great deco, lots of space.
Highly recommended for a family break get away or just for the two of you.
Will be recommending to others
Anonymous, South Africa
16 July 2009
Our only regret was not staying a little longer to enjoy the scenery and ambiance. Giles was an excellent host and his accommodation fabulously well-kitted out with all the necessaries for a great weekend or breakaway.
Rachana Dayabhai, South Africa
05 July 2009
We had an absolutely awesome time. We loved the experience and it was extremely relaxing. We definitely hope to visit again.
Bush lodge stay
Zelmari York, South Africa
23 June 2009
It was wonderful and can not wait to go back! We want to go again in the summer so we can make use of the pool. It was so romantic to sit in front of the fire place at night with a glass of wine and listening to the sound of crackeling wood. Giles, thank you so much for making our experience a unforgetable one.... See you soon.
Daphne Sitole, South Africa
22 June 2009
Perfect place to use when one needs to relax and rejuvinate - time away from the city. I have made this my new holiday destination - especially when I need to relax and be close to nature.
The owners were the perfect host. They are simply the best !
Mammagalie Mountian lodge
Philip Uys, South Africa
20 June 2009
What a great venue we had a awesome time there! Thanks allot to Giles for a great little vacation.
Pleasant relaxing weekend
David Ashmore, South Africa
14 May 2009
Beautiful scenery and very comfortable clean and and well equipped accommodation. area is very quiet, even a visit from the resident owl.
We had an amazing time!!
Ronel Weldhagen, South Africa
05 May 2009
When we first got there I was wondering how we were going to keep ourselves busy for 3 days - but I realized I could have stayed 3 weeks! It was amazingly relaxing, and I ended up being able to spent quality time with my family!!! The kids loved every second! Giles was friendly and helpful whenever needed! Truly I could find no fault! I would not hesitate to go back there again!!!!
Thanks for an amazing weekend!!!
Abrie Burger, South Africa
05 May 2009
It is a very nice Lodge and nice to relax. alone in the nature and very private. Will definitely go again.
Casper Van Greuning, South Africa
10 April 2009
It was pleasant and quiet. We saw some bush pig and monkeys. The accommodation is very nature friendly, which we loved. the walk to the rock pools was tiring and a bit confusing.
You feel so close to the wilderness
Cornel Metcalfe, South Africa
30 March 2009
It was something out of a storybook
We really felt welcome the moment we arrived
You feel so close to the wilderness
A weekend it to sort and next time we go we will definitely stay longer than a weekend
A real romantic getaway!
Sarah Moores, South Africa
23 March 2009
An absolutely stunning place with magnificent views! We had a flat battery on our bakkie & Giles camee to our rescue and jump started the bakkie for us!!!! I can recommend this place to anyone who wants tranquility, no noise, away from the hustle of the city!!!!
Magic at Mamagalie
13 March 2009
Our two grown up children and my husband and I spent a fantastic three nights at two of the lodges at Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. The favourite of course, was the Bush Lodge, with it's part tented bedroom and lounge area, and the view over the valley and dam!
I can truly say that I felt this was outstanding value for money! The attention to detail made it an extremely comfortable self catering break! The whole ambiance of the lodge was magical!
We loved it, and if we were local, would be there regularly - still, it's a definite on our return when we go to SA for our daughter's graduation in a few years time!
Highly, highly recommend it - absolute tranquility for you to recharge your batteries, and sense nature's miracles around you!
A Great Escape to Nature
Pieter Brand, South Africa
03 March 2009
Form the moment we arrived we felt welcome. A great secluded place surrounded by the sounds of nature. I'll recommend it to anyone looking to get away for a peaceful break away from everyday stress.
If you plan on taking a hike up to the upper rock pools... take some proper hiking gear. Well worth the effort.
Thanks for a great break.
Anonymous, South Africa
26 February 2009
I don't think I have ever been so relaxed in my life!!! It is such a beautiful place! We will definitely come back! Everything was wonderful. And thank you so very much to out hosts who took good care of us and made sure we were happy and relaxing.
Mamagalie Mountain Lodge
Trudie stapleton, South Africa
16 February 2009
It was to be a late X-mas spent with loved ones we have not seen for a while,, little did we know it would be the best X-mas spent with loved ones - being so close to God and His beautiful creations. A time to remember memories never to be forgotten. Thank you for having us. May God keep us safe to see you again and again and again.
16 February 2009
The most amazing recharge I ever experienced. Well done Giles, truly a place to relax and get in touch with yourself again..
Thank you to our hosts!
Anonymous, South Africa
09 February 2009
The experience was all we could have wished for. Will definitely return for more!
The rates also affordable.
Mamagalie Bush Lodge
Louis Roux, South Africa
09 February 2009
This was one of the most memorable weekends we had in a long time. The lodge is exquisite and the view absolutely awesome. The extreme privacy of the lodge makes it an ultimate weekend break-away destination. We still wanted to explore the whole Magalies Meander but never left the lodge. Even though the road to the lodge is pure 4x4 route and not a BMW sedan like ours our would rather borrow a vehicle next time than change the road as it only compliments the whole idea of privacy and exclusivity. We will definitely return again and again. It was great to hear all the night sounds and not worry like we do in the city.
Louis and Hermien
Experience of a lifetime
Anonymous, South Africa
02 February 2009
The weekend was a experience of a lifetime.
I would recommend it to to each and everyone.
You must prepare yourself for best time of your life with your partner.
No contact with the outside world can rejuvenate your soul.
Tsabu Maphike, South Africa
27 November 2008
Thanks for the lovely service.
It has all being wonderful from the date of making enquiries to our last night at the lodge.
The service we experienced at the lodge and by Safarinow is priceless.
Anonymous, South Africa
25 November 2008
It was a perfect!!!! Will definitely recommend the place to anyone.
Mid week break at Mamagalie
Matt Herman, South Africa
24 October 2008
Myself and my girlfriend had an awesome mid week break, Giles(owner) was really friendly and hospitable! The lodge that we stayed in was huge and potentially accommodates 12 people.... We will definitely be returning with our mates! The pool in front of the lodge was magical on the hot summer days that we spent there!
Thanks again for a fantastic time!
Victor Schultze, South Africa
14 October 2008
I have recommended them already to everybody I know. This action speaks for itself.
A little bit of heaven
Alishia Kruger, South Africa
13 October 2008
the stay was great! we absolutely loved it. its the perfect getaway from everything and everyone. the views are stunning and whole setup of the place is just wonderful. We will go back anytime. Thanks Giles and Melanie.
It was brilliant ,
kreethan budhu, South Africa
18 August 2008
gGat hosts , very romantic atmosphere , safe environment , will be back soon for a few more nights , thank you Giles and Melanie.
Annemarie Gous, South Africa
21 July 2008
The lodge is more than amazing. The atmosphere was perfect for relaxation. What stood out for me was how quiet it was, you can truly feel that you are away from everything and everyone. Great place Giles!!
Nicoleen Redelinghuys, South Africa
14 July 2008
We had a splendid stay, a place to definitely be recommended. Thanks for the hospitality, hope to be back very soon!
Mishka Bhorat, South Africa
06 July 2008
What a peaceful getaway in the middle of the bush, with plenty of beautiful birds, squirrels a few buck and surprisingly quite a number of different trees and shrubs. We were privy to lovely sunsets every evening, and a toilet and bathroom that gives you a natural view! Our host Giles was very helpful - thank you. The only problem was the winding dirt road in and out to the Lodge; it is quite tricky.
Just what I needed!!
Johan Rossouw, South Africa
23 June 2008
Clean, safe with beautiful surroundings!! Will be back during summer time!!
I absolutely loved it.
andre botha, South Africa
18 June 2008
It was a great place to just break away from the city buzz even if it was just for one night.
Perfect getaway weekend!!
Chanelle Letter, South Africa
09 June 2008
Everything was absolutely perfect, it was a stunning relaxing weekend. We will definitely be returning in summer!!
Thanks for a stunning weekend!!!
Dale Weldhagen, South Africa
19 May 2008
Giles and Melanie are awesome hosts. The Lodge was exactly what we were looking for!
Heaven on Earth
Tanya Smallman, South Africa
13 May 2008
The Mamagali luxury tented Lodge was by far the most wonderful place that I have ever stayed at, in and out of SA. I have never experienced such cleanliness, tranquillity and hospitality, ever. We had the most awesome time at Mamagali and will most definitely return, but this time for a longer stay. We have told all our family and friends about "Heaven on Earth". I cannot wait to go back! To Giles and Mel, Thank You for your enormous effort in running and maintaining this little paradise and making your guests so comfortable, we salute you!
Francois Ferreira, South Africa
24 April 2008
Very romantic and private. Will see us again in the summer to test the pool.
astrid de castro, South Africa
14 April 2008
It was wonderful, the location was beautiful and the hosts were very accommodating.
We had a lovely stay, very relaxing.
Just what the doctor ordered
Rod Gravelet-Blondin, South Africa
31 March 2008
The objective was a weekend away as a family (with adult married children) and Mamagalie was ideal - extremely well suited, relaxing, peaceful and just what the doctor ordered. Weekend was a bit short for the amount of nothingness we did! Thanks to Giles and all involved.
Not really a traveller with teenage children, but that is bout the closest - although still romantic and wishing to be retired and cruising!
The lodge was awesome.
Johann van de Merwe, South Africa
26 March 2008
Mamagalie was just the break we needed to unwind and relax away from city life. Private, spacious and well equipped as well as being in a really beautiful part of the world. Giles and family were great and we would definitely recommend a stay with them whenever you get a chance.
Perfect romantic getaway
26 February 2008
We had a marvelous weekend. It was very quiet and secluded. The view from our unit of the mountains and the Buffelspoortdam was beautiful. Very private. Did not see any other people all weekend. The perfect romantic getaway in a peaceful tranquil environment. Our host was very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely recommend it for a romantic getaway to all lovers.
The views were spectacular.
jan-david van der merwe, South Africa
12 February 2008
Our stay was very nice! We also loved the hiking trails. It was a very nice big room. We'll most definitely come back!
michelle vorstenburg, South Africa
04 February 2008
The nicest weekend we have had in a long long time, and Giles, our host, very friendly & pleasant.
We will be definitely going there again in the near future.
Audrey Bekker, South Africa
22 January 2008
The accommodation was stylish and comfortable, catering for our every need. Being in the middle of the bush with absolute peace and magnificent views made for a truly soulful experience! I can't wait to go back...
It was fantastic.
Merlize Jogiat, South Africa
15 January 2008
I have never been in a place that is so
peaceful before and the views all around the chalet' were
annette scheepers, United Kingdom
14 January 2008
We loved our time staying at Mamagalie Mountain Lodge. We can recommend it to anyone.
Dianne MIlligan, South Africa
18 December 2007
A beautiful, peaceful, romantic place. Just Perfect !
Anlene Broos, South Africa
26 November 2007
It was totally private and so quiet. Everything we needed was available and more. We could just relax.
Peace & Tranquillity
Anne-Marie Smal, South Africa
27 August 2007
It was the most peaceful weekend I had in years. Giles thanks for a wonderful weekend, although we got lost in the mountains it was a nice long refreshing walk!
What a pleasure
Prinivin Pather, South Africa
16 July 2007
The service we recieved was excellent, we were recieved at the gates like clockwork, taken to our lodge & had privacy the whole weekend just as promised. The scenery was awesome, the enjoyed the walk we took. Thank you Giles for the awesome weekend. See you again. Thanks safarinow.com.
Losseau Albert, Mozambique
09 July 2007
We spent an exellent time at the lodge, but for people from Maputo this was a freezing experience!! Maybe you should mention this in your description for people living outside South Africa that the outside braai and swimming pools/pools in the river might not be the best unwinding experience during winter time.... . Otherwise the whole experience was great, very comfortable and very nice people!!!
Family holiday in June 2007
Justine Alley, South Africa
28 June 2007
We had the most wonderful 2 days at the lodge - wish we had stayed for longer!!! It is so peaceful and the cottage is so beautiful that we did not want to leave. We had a lot of plans for the days that we were there but did not even leave the farm! We will definitely be back and have recommended it to a lot of friends already.
A great getaway
Noo McLeod, South Africa
04 June 2007
We loved the lodge - it was clean, secluded, Giles was very friendly and had eveything we needed!
All with a great view!
cameron staude, South Africa
21 May 2007
Thanks Giles. Had a fantastic weekend away the in the new bush lodge. A very private and secluded spot with everything you could want. A truly relaxing experience.
ewald struwig, South Africa
12 March 2007
We decided to stay, just came home to fetch our stuff!!!
Dont change a thing, it is excellent!!!
Cindy Louw, South Africa
05 March 2007
It was a lovely and peaceful holiday and we cannot wait to go back again. Nature did us good.
Secret Hiding Place
22 January 2007
This was the best weekend ever. Being away from everything and everyone really was food for the soul.
We'll be back for some more secluded alone time.
Will make sure we have a 4x4 next time, you really need one there.
Heaven on earth
Charlene Douglas, South Africa
03 January 2007
I never thought you can still get something so perfect on earth. We had a wondeful time at the lodge and will definitely be back with more people. If you want to relax and escape from the city rush, this is the place to go. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thanx again to Giles and Mel from Mamagalie and Kerith.
Anel Botha, South Africa
04 December 2006
We have needed a weekend of peace and rest and that is what Mamagalie Mountain lodge gave us. We enjoyed the view over the Buffelspoortkloof. It was really, really a very peaceful weekend.
Lisa Johnson, South Africa
21 November 2006
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Mamagalie Lodge. It was a very peaceful and relaxing setting - with everything that we needed. The staff were fabulous and friendly and we would definitely love to go back and will.
Mamagalie Mountain Lodge
26 October 2006
We had a wonderful time at the Mamagalie Bush Lodge, although short. It was so nice to be out of the busy and noisy environment. We are planning to visit the lodge again sometime early 2007 for a longer stay.
Our dream weekend away from the everyday madness.
Diane Van Tienhoven, South Africa
23 October 2006
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take in what nature has to offer, then this is definitely the place to go. The view and scenery is spectacular, and it has more than everything you could ever need to enjoy your vacation.
We spent two nights there, which I wish were longer. And we will definitely return and bring all our friends.
There is also a fantastic walk to the rock pools that you can do, we took a picnic basket up there and spent a lovely day in the sun with the relaxing sound of the stream flowing past us.
All in all we had a wonderful time there and would love to go again.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommending Mamagalie Mountain Lodge to anyone.
Thank you for helping us to make wonderful memories together.
Kate and Graeme, South Africa
07 September 2006
Thank you for our wonderful stay it was truely amazing and relaxing. The hammocks are perfect so comfortable for an afternoon nap, and everything else is of high quality, excellent value for money. If you are looking for privacy and quiet relaxation this is the spot to be. We will most certainly be back again and aqain and again.
Nandi Gwili, South Africa
07 September 2006
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mamagalie..it is a place to destress and relax from all the rush of the city.we loved everything about the place(chalet,surroundings, birdlife,trees etc) and will definitely recommend it and return for our next break with family.
Ilan Stermer, South Africa
04 September 2006
Excellent accommodation, really top-notch facility. All the details have been taken care of, and the owners are more than willing to assist and look after their guests without being intrusive. The location is phenomenal, and incredibly peaceful.
dikgogodi setlogelo, United Kingdom
19 July 2006
Fantastic - very refreshing - peaceful surroundings, just what we needed for a holiday. it was more than we expected, we got a very welcoming reception from the manager. Please forward our sincere gratitude.
You need to experience it YOURSELF to know what I'm talking about!!!
Nonti Ntuli, South Africa
11 July 2006
If you want to know what the meaning of 'Tranquile' is, Mamagalie is definitely the place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay @ Mamagalie and we will definitely be doing it AGAIN! The unit was tidy and clean and exceeded our expectations. The view was absolutely stunning and the overall bush experience was awesome.
Thanks to Giles and his family for having us over @ the farm.
morne' boucher, South Africa
02 July 2006
Enjoyed the bush experience.
Great value for money
Busisiwe Ntintili, South Africa
18 April 2006
We had the most relaxing, quiet, peaceful five days at Mamagalie. I would recommend it to anyone looking to wind down and refresh their spirits. The service was superb from both the staff and the owners of the lodge. And the lodge itself is comfortable, spacious, and full of country charm.
Hema Harie, South Africa
27 March 2006
Exactly what we needed to unwind - peaceful, beautiful setting. The Lodge itself is magnificent.