All Comments for Phefumula Country Retreat

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Excellent stay!
Leatia Stemmet, South Africa - 19 December 2016
We had such a wonderful stay, everything was perfect. Jenni was very accommodating and did everything in her power to ensure that everything was to our liking. The meal that was served at the unit was a very special touch and added to the relaxing atmosphere.

Thank you so much Jenni, you will definitely see us again, perhaps in one of the other themed units!
Lizelle Bothma, South Africa - 05 December 2016
What an amazing weekend. We will certainly be back!!!
Azhar Akoodi, South Africa - 14 June 2016

The best weekend ever.  Very, very relaxing.  The cottage is well secluded and romantic. 

Dave and Jenni went out of their way to make everything comfortable.  Excellent getaway for couples. Will definitely recommend to others.

Wessel Sonnekus, South Africa - 03 May 2016
Great weekend, will go back!
Romantic excellence!
Ilze Alberts, South Africa - 08 April 2016
The whole experience was excellent and highly recommended for romantic breakaways.
Our new favorite getaway
Marvin Cohen, South Africa - 01 March 2016
From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a refreshing Pims cocktail. We had ordered a picnic basket in the morning before arriving. The basket contained some wonderful homemade goodies. The chalet was a wonderful size and you can tell they thought of everything. From lighting, to candles, to candles to get rid of bugs, robes, private jacuzzi, when I say they have thought of everything you will understand what I mean when you go there. Dinner was amazing and I'm happy they could accommodate all our needs considering I had booked the night before. We will definitely be back for longer next time. 
Jana Van Eeden, South Africa - 22 December 2015
Thank you Dave and Jenni for your hospitality!! The welcome drink was so refreshing when we arrived!!

The cottage has a relaxed feel to it,and we could escape our busy schedule for 2 days!!

And thank you Happy for the great food that you prepared for us!!!! Top class!!!!

Highly recommended for a quick break-away!!


Jana and Gerrie

Really amazing
Matthew Hope, South Africa - 12 August 2015

Really nice place, great service and the food was really good aswel.

Best stay ever
Chris Horn, Mozambique - 28 July 2015
We will defnetly recommend this to your friend's and to any one. 
Phefumla romatic getaway
monia steyn, South Africa - 14 April 2015
What an amazing weekend. Venue secluded and so romantic. Will be back! Thank you to Elias for amazing dinner.
Simply Sensational
Veronica Sive, Australia - 14 October 2014
Hidden secluded cottage well appointed and set at the bottom of an imposing mountain. Great place.
Chane Marques, South Africa - 22 September 2014
An awesome breakaway. Romantic, secluded and private. Elias is such a gentle soul and spoilt us rotten! The squirrels were a real treat. PS - remind Ms Carol to take her walking stick!
Most Relaxing Weekend Away
Vicky Holtzhausen, South Africa - 15 September 2014
We had the most relaxing weekend at Phefumula. The staff is friendly, the chalet is clean and very beautiful. They go out of their way to make your stay as relaxing as possible. We'll definitely be back. Thanks for everything.
Thys Kruger, South Africa - 04 August 2014
Thank you all at Phefumula, it was a quite relaxing stay with delicious food, Elias you are a stare
Anesca , South Africa - 17 June 2014
The reception and general standard of service, the quality of the food and the facilities at the cottage where all way above expectation! The whole facility and service are catered for exclusive privacy. Elias is an angel; friendly, accommodating, flexible, an amazing chef and he truly went out of his way to ensure that we had a memorable time. It was extremely difficult to leave and we are already planning our next visit. I will recommend Phefumula Country Retreat enthusiastically to any couple looking for a private break away.
Wonderful stay
Nicole Marais, South Africa - 19 May 2014
It was everything that they say and more! Really a great place to relax and get away from everything! Elias was wonderful, his service and welcoming smile just put the cherry on top of a wonderful weekend getaway! Will definitely be returning and staying for a longer period next time!
Romantic Getaway
Nicolene van Heerden, South Africa - 10 February 2014
The retreat is everything it says on the website! Actually it is even better. I loved our stay and will go back. The service is amazing. My husband got ill on Friday night and Jenni sent meds right away. The food was very nice!! This was our best anniversary yet. Thank you Phefumula for an unforgettable stay.
Phefumula Country Retreat
Harry Myburg, South Africa - 03 February 2014
Our stay at Phefumula had been so much more than expected. The setup is perfect, the tranquillity awesome and the personal attention makes you feel so special. We will no doubt refer anyone in need of all this as they will not be disappointed.
Best time ever
Heleen Oosthuizen, South Africa - 14 January 2014
We had the best time ever. Our wildest expectations were met Friendly people, best service ever We will definitely visit them again.
Rhefumula Country Retreat
Wilma Faul, South Africa - 10 December 2013
Thanks for a wonderful romantic stay at a superb setting at the foot of the mountain! We will definitely come back again!
Awesome weekend
Jacky Botha, South Africa - 09 December 2013
A big thank you to the Phefumula team! We had an awesome weekend and would def be back! Phefumula is the ideal romantic break away!
Relaxing in nature
Jan Serfontein, South Africa - 06 October 2013
Highly recommended for couples needing some time to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. The cottage is well appointed and well equipped. The owner and staff are great in being helpful without intruding on your privacy. Will return to Phefumula soon.
Best weekend
Este Kok, South Africa - 20 August 2013
We had the most relaxing, romantic weekend of our lives! Will recommend Phefumula to anyone looking for some alone time!
A hidden gem
Geoff Gibson, South Africa - 05 August 2013
We had an absolutely amazing time at Phefumula! From the moment you walk in the door you escape into a quiet and luxurious space that makes you instantly relax. The team at Phefumula are amazing and the privacy is perfect. Whether you are looking for a quiet escape, a romantic weekend or just some time to rejuvenate, you will find it here. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a well deserved break. Thank you to Dave, Elias and Phefumula team for a wonderful holiday!
Great weekend stay
Geoffrey Lydall, South Africa - 08 July 2013
This is a really great place to stay. Fantastic setting, excellent accommodation that's very private and great hosts. Far enough from Joburg to really be away, but close enough to be convenient. Most definitely would like to go back!
Russell Mackenzie, South Africa - 03 June 2013
Charming and gracious hospitality. Attention to detail.
Ansie Roos - 15 May 2013
Die naweek by Phefumula was so romanties en net die regte plek om ons 17e huweliksherdenking te kon vier! Ons sal beslis weer terug gaan! 'n Meer romantiese en privaat plek gaan nie maklik gevind word nie!
A true relaxing break, not far from Pta and Jhb
Derek Robinson, South Africa - 28 January 2013
There are only 2 cottages, but you are not even aware of your neighbours. The cottages are to far apart. The cottages are well appointed with lots of small extras everywhere. We were well received upon arrival. They are good at giving you privacy and make an "appointment" to service the unit, so there are no surprises. There are not much to do directly at Phefumula, except hiking, or mountain biking, but then you must bring your own bike. They can arrange in room spa treatments, but this is by an outside supplier (we did not use this, so cannot comment). There are many other activities in the area, so if you want there's lots to do. We however wanted a peaceful break, and that is what we got. It is recommended for a romantic getaway. The outside shower and private jacuzzi makes it that much more special. It is also very scluded and safety was not a concern. Note that there is no TV and to be honest, I think that would spoil it.
Peace, tranquility and romance
Carin Blom, South Africa - 15 October 2012
Perfect getaway for couples! Just what we needed ~ a break from busy corporate life, de-stress and rekindle the flame. - Need a romantic getaway - this is it!
Hamza Gathoo, South Africa - 25 September 2012
All I can say is it's a perfect getaway for a couple. It was peaceful, quiet and extremely private. That's what impressed me the most. We are looking forward to visiting Phefumula again. We would like to thank all the personnel for such a pleasent stay.
This is what you're looking for!
Monique de Waal, South Africa - 09 July 2012
The perfect getaway if you want complete privacy, romantic accomodation, friendly service and attention to detail. Great food, and only the sounds of nature, with so many optional extras. Thanks Elias, David and Carol!
Dawn Walker, South Africa - 28 June 2012
Many, many thanks to Dave, Jennie, Carol and also their wonderful chef Elias. The accommodation and food were absolutely first class. We had the most fantastic wedding anniversary, and are so looking forward to going back. Thank you all for making our weekend so great.
I found heaven!
Heather Delaney, South Africa - 10 April 2012
I found Phefumula by chance on the net and was a bit worried initially because it really looked like the perfect honeymoon hideaway in the bush and I was looking for a more relaxing getaway to recharge my batteries and do a bit of walking with a friend. I am so glad I booked what a wonderful place with superior food and excellent service from Dave, Jenni and Elias who ensured that our every whim was catered for. I will most definitely return!
Hidden cottages of Phefumula
ziningi kutama, South Africa - 09 April 2012
This is a beautiful place with breathtaking views of the Magaliesburg Mountain. The atmosphere is peaceful and romantic. We had a relaxing and lovely stay at the cottage. Great hosts and good service. We will be planning another trip there soon.
Michelle van der Spuy, South Africa - 12 March 2012
We did not know what to expect, what a wonderful surprize when we got there. Warm reception, very quiet, we got to relax and not worry about anything. Thank you for a absolutely perfect weekend.
A little "haven"
Lerato Monyake, South Africa - 27 February 2012
Wow, the place is breathtaking. Perfect place to have a romantic getaway. The privacy, serenity, tranquility - and the list just goes on. The hosts and the staff are very welcoming and do their best to make your stay hassle free. The food was great, as well the rooms. Everything was perfect. Well done to the Phefumula team, they will be seeing me again soon.
Phefumula is great
Angie Cronje, South Africa - 28 November 2011
This little gem is the ideal place for a romantic getaway. We fell in love with the place from the moment we stepped inside the cottage. The food was great and the total privacy was an absolute plus point. We advise anybody who wants a romantic weekend away to try Phefumula - you will not be disappointed!
Great getaway
Stephan Adlam, South Africa - 08 November 2011
This was a great weekend away from the rush.
jean de kock , South Africa - 24 October 2011
It was a relaxing weekend. So peaceful and was amazing. Will go again any time.
Fantastic place
mario le grange, South Africa - 26 September 2011
Wonderful place to relax! Everything was perfect!
Anita Lotter, South Africa - 08 August 2011
Everything was perfect, very private, will definitely go again.

Phefumula Country Retreat
Nestled snugly in the mountains, our luxurious, secluded cottages have magnificent views of the crags - ideal for when you want a breather to reconnect body and soul. Each cottage has an open-plan lounge and dining area with a fireplace, a separate bedroom with a beautiful king-size bed, a well-equipped kitchen, a double bath, a double inside shower, a double outside shower and a secluded spa bath.

Complimentary port is served on chilly winter nights and the outdoor furniture is comfortable and perfect for dinner on the patio. Meals cooked by our resident chef can be arranged on request.

The energetic can walk to the top of the Magaliesberg mountain and then wander along the ridge for several kilometers to enjoy the spectacular views on both sides. Bring your day pack, book a picnic basket with tasty homemade "goodies" and have lunch while enjoying a panorama of the oldest mountain range in the southern hemisphere. Guests can also have fun mountain biking and horse riding along one of the numerous trails.

Phefumula is surrounded on three sides by game farms, the fourth open to the mountain and the Magaliesberg Protected Nature Environment. There are a number of animals that may be seen on walks or rides. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the spectacular scenery.