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Magoebaskloof Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen, 0731, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Magoebaskloof
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friendly service, great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I would recommend this hotel not only for the fabulous service and great food, but because of the spectacular views down the valley - not only from our balcony, but also from all of the other rooms. We really loved the mist in the mornings and evenings. The hotel has recently been upgraded and the rooms are quite comfortable. A visit to the fabulous bar is a must! We will return soon!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Nina,

Thank you for your wonderful review, looking forward to seeing you back soon.

Warmest regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

we had a wonderful, restful weekend on 'The Mountain'. The staff tried their best to make it a memorable time with old fashioned friendly service and catering to all our needs. The room was comfortable. The general areas had blazing fires and the views were incredible. A place to revisit soon!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Caryn,

Thank you for your wonderful review. The benchmark for us is happy customers and the cherry on top is repeat customers.

Looking forward to seeing you soon on "The Mountain".

Warmest regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I arrived at the hotel after 20:30 in rain and mist and cold weather without a booking, Was not expecting much but a real suprise was awaiting me.

A room was available and the price, dinner and breakfast included, was acceptable.

Dinner was excellent with a menu from which it was diffucilt to choose from but after getting some reccomendations from the waiter I ordered the snail as starter and the Steak with blue cheese and avocado as the main course.

The food was well prepared and presented and my main course was the best I had in years and not something you will normally associated with a hotel in Limpopo but rather with some posh restaurant in Sandton or Rivonia.

Dessert was also very good and after dinner I had a short discussion with the chef and compliment him on his menu and quality.

The room was basic but very neat with a great view over the swimming pool and the valley down below. The misty conditions attribute to a very cosy evening.

Breakfast was again great with to much to choose from and the portions more suited for a viking than for a normal person, but no complaints.

Magoebaskloof Hotel can really be recommended if your looking for a great setting, excellent food and a reosonable price.

They will definately see me again.

Go Magoebaskloof!!!!!!!

Dawid Ludik

Room Tip: I believe all rooms overlook the swimming pool and valley
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Dawid,

The keys to making the magic formula work are simple: under promise and over deliver.

We strive to match and exceed the expectations of our clients. We are extremely grateful for you kind words and patronage.

We look forward to seeing you in the valley of mist soon.

Warmest regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The staff at Magoebaskloof Hotel were outstanding, friendly and helpfull, the room was big, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. The hotel and its surrounds were beautiful. All in all it was a fantastic and pleasurable weekend and would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your wonderful write up on Magoebaskloof. We are very proud of our staff and will pass credit where credit is due...

We hope to see you back at Magoebaskloof in the near future.

Warmest regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

4 of us on a Squash SA Coaching & M&R Roadshow stayed there on the long weekend in March. It was a very pleasurable experience.
Johannes (with his offer to wash the car) and Gertrude were excellent. She assisted us with anything we needed for our grandchild (that went with us).
Lydia was also very helpful with a mattress for Bastian.the 1year old.
We had 2 x great dinners there and the men especially loved the scrumptious breakfasts every morning.
We will return again at any time.
Cecile van Rie

Room Tip: pick room 1-9 for the best views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Cecile,

It is a pleasure to receive feedback that singles out those special people that make our hotel and guests happy. Rest assured we will let Johannes, Gertrude and Lydia know that they have been singled out for making all the difference.

We are very proud of our breakfast and are working on making it the "place to eat breakfast" in Limpopo.

Warm regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Arrival = The welcome was fair and efficient but not as warm as expected.
Staff = Johannes, who helped us with our luggage, deserves a raise.
Rooms = Have great potential, are clean and neat but could do with a complete make-over.
Restaurant = As with the rooms, the restaurant would do well with a complete renovation and sprucing up.
Dinner = Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares would have a field day here as some of the food was simply reheated and served. E.g the creme brulee was cold and chunky.
Sleep = Very enjoyable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to review Magoebaskloof Hotel. We welcome your comments and see them as a constructive tool to improve on all areas of the guest experience.

We trust you had a safe trip back to Holland and hope to see you back soon.

Warmest regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Pretoria, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The rooms, staff and restaurant was just fabulous!
Everyone went out of their way to make the weekend wonderful for us!!
We were provided with additional information not related to the resort which aided us in enjoying the surrounding area, the food at the restaurant was fabulous with the friendliest staff I have encountered in a very long time!

Room Tip: suites great for families!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Magoebaskloof, Manager at Magoebaskloof Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear David and Candice,

Magoebaskloof is a special place, made special by special people...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Warm regards,

The Magoebaskloof Team
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Additional Information about Magoebaskloof Hotel

Address: R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen, 0731, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Magoebaskloof
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Magoebaskloof
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magoebaskloof Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the dramatically beautiful Magoebaskloof area, this charming country hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy an idyllic and relaxing break in the countryside. Arriving guests are welcomed by an attractive entrance square with a magnificent mural and bronze bust of King Makgoba. Beyond the square lies the expansive view of the legendary leader's famous valley. The Coffee Bean coffee shop has outdoor seating, as well as a comfortable indoor lounge with cosy fireplace. It serves all-day light snacks and meals, tempting cakes, gourmet coffees and freshly squeezed juice (in season). Walk through to the impressive Tlou Restaurant, where an extensive à la Carte menu will whet your appetite. The expansive balconies offer al fresco dining, with views over the fertile valley. The Phoenix & Fireman Pub has an impressively long cedar bar, and huge fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. Relax and enjoy the warm and inviting ambiance. ... more   less 
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