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“Tasteful simplicity”

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Marula Cottage Guest Lodge
Ranked #1 of 11 Thabazimbi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
1 review
“Tasteful simplicity”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Marula cottage is 15 minutes away from Marakele Game Reserve. Our hosts Dave and Monica were friendly and hospitable and are good at making guests feel at ease. We felt so at home and it seemed that the other guests were also relaxed and content. The room was clean and comfortable. The decor is tasteful and modern. The meals reminded me of good home cooked food. Excellent value for money!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We just got back from a long weekend at Marula Cottage. One of the best places we have stayed at in South Africa. I can't think of anything that could have been improved. Dave is a fantastic guide - we learned lots of new animal info - also bird and tree info - and we have been taking guided tours for years!

Monika is a wonderful chef - our food was great and we stayed for three nights and had dinner every night. She catered for me being vegan with no problems.

If you are looking for a great place to stay in the Thabazimbi-Waterberg-Marakele National Park area, stop looking now and book Marula Cottage! Six stars :)

Room Tip: all rooms are great and have heaters for winter and A/C for summer.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a wonderful experience in the bush and so quiet and peaceful. The accommodation was
excellent the room lovely and spacious and clean with a wonderful view from the patio of the mountains.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner and a braai with excellent food and Dave and Monica were
the most accomodating and friendly hosts, nothing is too much. The dogs and the squirrel made
our stay even more enjoyable, we really felt like we were visiting family for the weekend. Will definately be back again, they are just around the corner from the Marakele National Park which is really worth a visit.

Room Tip: The corner room has its own patio and a lounge and is quite sunny.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marula Cottage Guest Lodge
Address: Ptn 104, kq 318, Thabazimbi 0380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Thabazimbi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Thabazimbi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marula Cottage Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set just 4km from Thabazimbi on the mountainside overlooking Marakele National Park. Stunning views of the Marakele and Kransberg Mountains from your own deck, come and enjoy the peace and quiet of the African bush. With only 3 rooms, we dedicate ourselves to personal attention. ... more   less 
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