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16 Vlakfontein, Magaliesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here in May 2014 and we cannot wait to return. Fantastic service from very friendly owners, the cottage was clean and inviting and the hot tub and the log fire were the icing on the cake! The complimentary food basket and bubbly were a lovely surprise We really did not want to return to reality after a thoroughly... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I booked a cottage at Ibis River Retreat (7 to 10 March 2014). Due to heavy rains we could not cross the bridge over the Jukskei River. Ms Klemm send her husband to take us across the river in his 4x4 after arranging for our vehicle to be parked at the neighbouring farm. On Monday 10 March... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I booked two cottages for a surprise birthday party in December 2013. Money was paid in full prior to arrival. Prior to booking, I enquired about accessibility of the property and was advised that with the exception of a dirt road, Ibis was accessible by car. However, this is a lie! There is an access bridge to the property that... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

I have just returned from my second stay at Ibus River Retreat and as much as I would like to keep the venue a secret to others ( as I would like to stay so exclusive!) I must leave a comliment! From the moment you meet Ilse and her staff, to the accomodation where you have complimentary delicious pate and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

Our stay at Ibis river retreat was truly wonderful - it is a bit out of the way and the drive on the sand road is a bit harrowing if you do not have a 4x4 but when you get there it is all worth it. Our host Ilse was very accommodating and overall we had a lovely romantic week... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

I rarely leave negative reviews but having stayed in many locations in Africa, Ibis river retreat have left us with the most bitter taste in our mouths. We were treated very badly by the staff and the manager when staying to attend a wedding at a neighbouring estate. When we enquired about a taxi to return from the wedding they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

Ibis River Retreat consists of five stunning cottages set in the heart of the beautiful Rhenosterspruit Nature Reserve near Magaliesburg. It is only about 40 minutes drive from Johannesburg. We have stayed here four times and cannot resist going back again and again. Each cottage has a very private feel to it and is beautifully decorated with exquisute attention to... More

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Address: 16 Vlakfontein, Magaliesburg, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Also Known As:
Ibis River Retreat Hotel Magaliesburg

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