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About The Elements

The Elements is a rustic house set in the Magaliesberg Mountains on an established small-holding that has been drawing power from the natural elements for around 10 years. The house is basic but ideal for an escape from the city. The house has one bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. An additional single bed can be added on request. There is a basic kitchen area and outdoor seating with views for miles.

Sunshine rules the energy on this exclusive retreat, it pumps the borehole water, lights the light bulbs and cools the fridges. When the sun is resting and the clouds roll in, the wind turbine takes over her easy load and the same efficiency is achieved. The beautiful power of our natural elements are your hosts, so come and absorb their energy. Relax, take a walk in the mountains or cycle many of the spectacular bike trail in this pristine environment.

The beautiful surroundings of the house are perfect for guests who want to get lost in nature. The Magaliesberg Mountains are rich with hiking trails, gullies and kloofs and are a playground for hikers, rock climbers and abseilers.

Paul Marais

  • Response Rate: 48%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 36 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

The Elements Rooms

Reviews for The Elements

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Jaco du Plooy
02 March 2017

Horrible! Stay away. 1 star...should be 0.

Willem Minnie, South Africa
31 December 2016

Booked for 4 nights - Stayed 1 - slept 0Cottage infected with wood lice. The lice (numerous species appeared from the wood work) at about 11 pm and started to hunt.Fortunately I am a relative expert on wood lice. My first action was to strip naked so that I could feel any landing on my body. They were every where; living room, bedroom and bathroom. There is a fly swat in the cottage which proved to be very effective. I killed a large number and left some for the owner next to the bed, on the kitchen work surface and the bathroom (walls and ceiling). I brought some specimens home and took numer...
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Angela Spencer, South Africa
27 June 2016

The place is great, but hard to find in the dark,'Turn right at the gum tree' is not useful when, a) there are many gum trees and b) the gum tree is not on the edge of the road.

Graeme Swanepoel, South Africa
18 April 2016

we had a fantastic stay.They decor and design is truly unique and artistic.It's exactly what we were looking for!Our only comment would be that the second house is back to back with your neighbors, so it you can literally hear the entire conversations and music.If you don't mind sharing a space, then it's recommended.

Wendy Strauss-Ngewu, South Africa
24 December 2015

The Elements delivered as promised - big windows, pastoral and mountainous views, horses and cows grazing... Loved the big shower and wish we had the time to use the outdoor pizza oven. Our cat hid away from the free-roaming chickens. Comfy bed, fresh flowers from the garden on arrival. Great place to veg out and to use as a central base for Magalies excursions. Ask host Paul about his innovative and sustainable building methods. 

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The Elements is 8.3km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 50.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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