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“Lovely in the Lowveld!” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   206 Tambotie Street Mhlatikop, Malelane 1320, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 Malelane B&B and Inns
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
“Lovely in the Lowveld!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Clean, restful, well equipped, reasonable prices and a five star breakfast! Outstanding and commendable!

Room Tip: Difficult to say - we stayed In Elephant, very nice, spacious.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We enjoyed a fabulous family stay at Mhlati in June, which was the start of our bush holiday. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and settled in to a very luxurious family cottage. Nothing was too much trouble, especially for our two busy children! It certainly was the perfect start to a great time in the Lowveld!

Room Tip: Every room is superb but be sure to ask for the family cottage when travelling with young children...
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  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My husband and I went to Mhlati at the time of Easter to visit Kruger Park. This fantastic guest cottage is located in a conduminium of houses very close to Malelane Gate ( about two minutes by car). Everything was fantastic! The place is fabulous! Very peaceful, intimate romantic and familiar. The chalet is very spacious, comfortable and with a fantastic decor. It has everything you could need. To complete we could not have been better received by the owners, their family and dogs, who literally made us feel at home. Formidable welcoming and extremely friendly.
Breakfast was fabulous in everything to our taste and request.
There are places that strive for details and this is one of them! We hope to retun one day!

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Our second stay in Mhlati guest cottages was great again .. Excellent and safe location just outside of the Malelane gate to Kruger park. Warm welcome, luxury cottages, excellent breakfast ... The ideal welcome in South Africa after a long trip from home .... Also offering satellite tv.
Very helpful in arranging things for us .... Thanks again ! ( also for using the binoculars) ... Looking forward to go back ....

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

For business i do a lot of travelling and have stayed in many places in South Africa. The first time i visited Mhlati in September 2011 i was pleasantly surprised with the service i received from the management and have been going very regularly ever since. Recently I decided to take my wife for a weekend get away in order for her to experience the beauty, tranquility and hospitality that Mhlati offers. Both Eric and Jan was there to meet us on our arrival. As was the case with my previous business trips there. My wife was very impressed with the cleanliness, hospitality and the tranquil surroundings offered. We both loved Eric's breakfasts and company. Their attention to detail is outstanding. Being so close to the Kruger National Park entrance at Malelane gate makes this the ideal stay over for visiting the park. We will definetly be back for a longer visit. Thank you Eric and Jan!!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent!
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We stayed at Mhlati Guest Cottages in January 2012 in order to visit the Kruger Park. We flew to Nelspruit and drove the fifty minutes to Mhlati where we were met by the charming owners, Eric and Jan Maritz. Our beautifully appointed cottage in the grounds consisted of a large bedroom, excellent shower room and kitchen/lounge and outside a delightful swimming pool. Eric Maritz is a designer and it shows in the standard of workmanship and attention to detail in this beautiful place. Eric and Jan could not have been more accommodating and hospitable - from providing us with chilled beers on arrival, to leaving breakfast for us at 5.00 am on the morning we were visiting the Kruger Park. The cottages are five minutes drive from the Malelane Gate at the southern end of the Park. There is an excellent restaurant, Hamiltons, less than five minutes drive away where we had the most delicious dinners sitting under the stars. Eric and Jan were keen to talk to us about life in South Africa today, and it also turns out that Eric has a very interesting Afrikaans family history which was fascinating. We have previously stayed at very expensive game lodges within the Kruger Park but would much prefer to stay at Mhlati with this delightful couple.

Room Tip: The Elephant Room is divine
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We are 4 girls from Italy! we went in South Africa on 2011 august and we think that Mhlati Guest Cottages is a wonderful accomodation!!!!!!very accurate details! beautiful rooms and garden with swimming pool!very kind and nice owners like their dogs ;) near Malelane Gate (Kruger National Park) and some shops and supermarkets! RECCOMENDED! we hope to see you soon ;)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mhlati Guest Cottages

Address: 206 Tambotie Street Mhlatikop, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mhlati Guest Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury thatched cottages in a secluded private village in sugar cane country very close to the Kruger National Park Malelane gate and the Worlkd renowned Leopard Creek Golf Course with access to the scenic beauty of Mpumalanga Province, Swaziland and Mozambique. We serve delicious breakfasts and our cottages are serviced daily. A local restaurant close by provides lunches and dinners. ... more   less 

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