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Budmarsh Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 12 Magaliesburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a 5* establishment in the Magaliesberg leaves you with very little choice. We picked Budmarsh based on the website claims about the fine dining and superb cuisine. The room was OK - what they call a suite is just a big room in my opinion. The staff were very friendly and accommodating - but the room itself was... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was exceptionally impressed with Budmarsh during our first overnight stay. We had been to their amazing Sunday Lunches a few times before so we knew to have high expectations. We were in room 3, upstairs near to the pool area and the room was stunning. We had out own semi-private balcony. I had read a large amount about the... More

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Budmarsh is just amazing, serene and perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the city. All the staff were very friendly and helpful to our every need, we really were made to feel special. The artwork that is dinner is beyond words, make sure you go with an open mind and empty stomach because 6 courses every evening is a... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent a weekend at Budmarsh lodge and I was so impressed at the attention to detail and special little touches. It is a quiet, tranquil spot where one can truly relax and unwind. The food is unbelievable! Definitely one of the best restaurants in South Africa. The staff are all friendly and attentive, and service is of a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me say at the outset that I LOVE Budmarsh.(see my previous review ) I love the restfulness...the service...the food...the home from home atmosphere. But this visit I have mixed feelings. We needed a good rest so Budmarsh was an obvious choice for a heavenly 4 night break. The first day/night was excellent as always. Fabulous service, excellent dinner, fire... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Budmarsh Country Lodge is the perfect get-away for those seeking a tranquil, warm and inviting time away from the buzz of the City. The rooms are large, the bed very close to heaven and the bath that you can do the backstroke in, purely delightful. I was also thrilled to see the size of the shampoo, lotion etc was big... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I first stayed at Budmarsh a few years ago for one night and then in May this year we stayed for a night in the honeymoon suite for our wedding anniversary. Everything is looking rather dated and in need of some TLC. The grounds are still lovely but everything else is a little worn. The venue now seems to focus... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From Waddling Ducks, to the most amazing food, Budmarsh is our new favorite retreat for a weekend away. From the time you arrive you feel welcomed by the staff and the friendly ducks wondering over the lush green lawns. The picnics are a must for a day or relaxation under a tree. Save yourself for the most amazing 6 course... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Booked this B&B for my wife’s birthday. The drive off the main road was in terrible condition. We almost got stuck a couple of times. They fixed it by the time we left. Just keep in mind that you may need high clearance vehicle if it is raining particularly hard. The room was nice but it was hard to put... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I wanted to escape the city for a couple of nights before our first child is born. We saw that Budmarsh was offering a special which made our stay very affordable. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt relaxed. Budmarsh is beautiful! It's so close to Johannesburg that we weren't exhausted after... More

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Address: T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Budmarsh Country Lodge 5*
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Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the heart of the magical Magaliesberg, Budmarsh Country Lodge awaits to welcome you to its world of understated elegance, tranquility and personalised attention. Escape through beautiful gardens to ramble amongst abundant bird life. After a sumptuous dinner, conjured by our Master Chef, relax in front of a roaring fire, engage in a game of snooker or simply escape to the quietness of the library to read and forget the stresses of your world. Retire to your bedroom with its antique furniture, underfloor heating, en-suite bathroom and sink into your king size bed for a sleep that is truly nature’s balm. With its lovely landscaped gardens, exquisite trees and alluring scenery, there is no better place than Budmarsh for an intimate wedding for special people. To enjoy your friendships in the peacefulness synonymous with Budmarsh, simply book for a High Tea, Picnic or Sunday Lunch. With enchanting views of the Magaliesberg Mountains, our state-of-the-art conference facilities are designed to inspire, motivate, develop and spoil your staff. Enjoy five star dining, service and accommodation. ... more   less 
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