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About Matlapa Lodge

Matlapa Lodge is situated in Magaliesburg with the most beautiful natural surroundings on 60 hectares of pure countryside. Enjoy a magnificent view and the most beautiful sunsets. The thatched roofs and stone masonry add to the natural earth-like charm.

The accommodation consists of en-suite thatched chalets with old-fashioned baths, an outside shower and wooden decks. They are furnished with antique beds and cupboards that complete the romantic picture. Each chalet is well placed in a garden to secure privacy amongst the 70 species of indigenous trees and South African flowers in bloom throughout the year. Bird species are present in abundance.

A restaurant with a magnificent view provides a combined breakfast as well as a three-course meal on prior arrangement. Matlapa Lodge is a malaria free zone and we are situated 16 km from Maropeng with the Cradle of Humankind.

Wedding Venues: We can accommodate small weddings from 20 -100 people. If you are creative and looking for a different space to have your wedding our venue will be for you.

Conference Venues: Matlapa is ideal for conferences in our beautiful communal room with views of Magaliesburg and our magnificent garden. We do cater for lunch as well. We have a projector and whiteboard on request.

Family friendly: We love children and they are always welcome under 3 stay for free and from 4 to 6 is R150 and 7 to 11 is half price.

Romantic: We are very happy to change our chalets into a romantic experience with flower petals, champagne and candles at an extra cost make sure to ask in your inquiry.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Response Time: 7 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 01:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 47 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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                                      Reviews for Matlapa Lodge

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                                      Matsheko Bopape, South Africa
                                      26 September 2016

                                      The room we were in was beautiful and we felt comfortable, the hospitality was a bit of a let down. The food was ok very simple

                                      Sue Lotter, South Africa
                                      08 August 2016

                                      Accommodation was definitely not as advertised. The picture was not representative of all the rooms. Room was freezing cold. No firewood was provided for the fire. When my friends complained the owner shouted at us and was extremely rude. Would not recommend this accommodation.

                                      Hendrik De Bruyn, South Africa
                                      01 August 2016

                                      I just want to thank Matlapa lodge for the great weekend we had. The chalè was clean and neat and beautifull made for us. I just want to thank tannie Rika and her husband for everything. The breakfast was also excelent.

                                      Mpho Bolibe, South Africa
                                      23 May 2016

                                      My ladies and I enjoyed ourselves. We quit disappointed with the size of the pool,  but all the resources were there, such as pots, plates, stove and the breakfast was wonderful. The hosts were wonderful too. It was a great quiet weekend away from home. 

                                      Maria Luke, South Africa
                                      07 March 2016

                                      Not a place to be visited again.  On arrival the first thing the owner said after greeting was "you better pay the balance now as I don't and won't have time to be chasing you around tomorrow". It was clear after seeing the room why he insisted on receiving paying before we had stepped into the room.  Cob webs lined the thatch room and spiders regularly strolled the wall.  The breakfast offered is sub standard even for a 3 star hotel.  Re: staff and customer service.  The less said the better.

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                                      Matlapa Lodge Map

                                      Matlapa Lodge is 0.9km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 42.8km (Lanseria International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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