My wife and I stayed one night at Kwa Maritane the past weekend. We attended a show at Sun City with friends, which ended at about 22:30. We wanted to stay over to avoid the drive back to Johannesburg at night. As all the accommodation at Sun City was fully booked, Kwa Maritane was our second choice. We paid just over ZAR 3000 (about $380) for the room (dinner, bed and breakfast), which is in our view pricey and we expected a lot at this price. The room was dated and not as luxurious as one would expect at this rate. Dinner was a buffet which can be described as mediocre - at least the service was good. Our biggest disappointment was that we were told that all kitchen and bar services (including room service) closed at 23:00 and re-opened only at 07:00. When we returned from our show, we were unable to order any refreshments (the bar fridge in the room was empty). We had to return home the following morning before 07:00 and we were unable to get any breakfast or coffee (even room service) while the kitchen was closed.
The only positive experience at Kwa Maritane was the excellent location in the Pilanesberg National Park close to Sun City (10 minutes drive by shuttle - charged additionally at ZAR60 per person), which gives a memorable "bush experience" within 2 hours of Johannesburg. The service by the staff was in general friendly and above average.
I will only recommend a stay here if you do not care about costs and do not have another choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled beneath “the Rock”, from whence Kwa Maritane gets its name, this luxurious four star hotel offers excellent service, mouth-watering cuisine and spacious en-suite accommodation that exude elegance in true African style.Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located in malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, an easy 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City. This is the perfect setting for a relaxing family weekend away or for a corporate conference.Kwa Maritane Spa Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in our magnificent Spa. Indulge yourself with treatments such as Thabayadiotso, our signature treatment, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the Spa. Whether it is a full body massages, in which the masseur uses Mountain Aloe oil, or a soothing, deep cleansing facial using warm volcanic milk, the professional therapists will simply spoil you.There are four treatment rooms, including one suite suitable for couples looking to share the experience. There is also a manicure and pedicure lounge, a rasul chamber, relaxation area and hydro pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kwa Maritane Bush Hotel Rustenburg