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Budmarsh Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely beautiful venue with superb food. The picnic blankets and pillows were all laid out for us under a huge tree with a gorgeous view. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. I highly recommend Budmarsh for a great day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to go to Budmarsh for a relaxing weekend. This was truely a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and gave exceptional service. The food was mindblowing, a great culinary experience. The picnic basket is also a definite must, great food on the open lawns so relaxing. Well done to Chef Chris and Annetjie for making... More 

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Pleasant getaway for a day or two. Pity about the 3rd-degree/bureaucratic hassles on arrival, which rather spoiled the mood: Does check-in REALLY have to take 15 minutes and 3 presentations and computer entries of a credit card and ID (once for “incidentals” without which anything ordered would apparently have to be paid for in cash?!). Our “credit worthiness” was established... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Hubby and I went on a babymoon to Budmarsh and had the most relaxing time. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the food divine. Our baby arrived earlier than expected by the following weekend..so that was the last weekend my hubby and I were alone. Definitely memorable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My Husband and I recently spent 2 romantic nights at Budmarsh to enjoy another part of our anniversary celebrations. We loved our time at this fine establishment. The dinner and breakfast were exceptional, meeting the chef and discussing the meal was an added bonus. The only downside was there weren't sufficient places to take long walks in close proximity to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have enjoyed our relaxing stay in this very well managed countryside resort a lot. The concierge has prepared our transfer and the day tours perfectly. We went to the Cradle of Humankind sites, a former mine etc. with a very nice and reliable driver. The staff provides a magnificient service, the rooms are large, and the restaurant is up... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We decided at the last minute to get out of the city for a night out. We are very pleased that we settled on Budmarsh. The country charm immediately puts you into a state of relax. Our room was clean and full of the right stuff. When we opened the room initially it was a bit musty, and we attributed... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

What a great review from a "Senior Contributor". We appreciated your positive comment about the room being aired - thank you. However, our kitchen was over the moon with your "extravaganza / gastronomical" comment! Only one thing - it was our privilege to have you at Budmarsh. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

An oasis in the middle of the Magaliesburg Mountains - the perfect setting for a romantic couple's getaway. Great service, outstanding food... And so romantic. You have to try out the picnic lunch option, a great experience. Would definitely recommend!

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to have provided a perfect romantic getaway! Our staff do aim to provide the best possible service and food. See you again! More 

Sandton, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A few months back we had the pleasure of staying at Budmarsh for the weekend. The food was fantastic and I am not an easy person to please. With so few decent choices around these days, I was excited to book a high tea as an anniversary treat. The venue is still lovely and the presentation magnificent. Bone china tea... More 

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Ken F, Owner at Budmarsh Country Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry that your second experience was not the same as your first. However, nothing has changed at Budmarsh and we continue to great reviews on our food. Chef did say that the High Tea was our normal high standard but did comment that you kept going outside for another cigarette. Maybe that's why the pastries were bland?? More 

Johannesburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked at the last minute to stay over and experience the Budmarsh dining experience for our wedding anniversary. Lovely surroundings made it a pleasant drive there and since we do not go anywhere without the mountain bike, my husband found a new trail after lengthy discussions with the chef so he was delighted. The dinner did not disappoint and... 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*
Number of rooms: 18
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