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Marula Cottage Guest Lodge

Ptn 104, kq 318, Thabazimbi 0380 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Thabazimbi
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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mbach926599 wrote a review 01 Nov
Eindhoven, The Netherlands1 contribution
We enjoyed staying at Dave and Monika’s nice cottage. They are very helpfull. We walked to the village but could walk back. Dave came to collect us there. Thank you and pheanias! They have 5 dogs, like to give you a hug.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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BevBehrmann wrote a review Oct 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa93 contributions33 helpful votes
What a special place. As you drive to the entrance you pass game farms on either side of you, we spotted bush buck, black impala, waterbuck and klipspringer. Then once you arrive you are greeted by the most wonderful couple - Monika and Dave. They couldn’t do enough for us, from carrying everything to and from the car, feeding the bushbabies at night so that we got to see them, and of course Monika’s ‘special scrambled eggs’ for breakfast. The view out over the pool of the mountains in the distance is incredible. We absolutely loved our stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. And the chirps coming from all the birds in the trees outside added to the feeling that you are immersed in nature. The highlight of our stay however was Monika and Dave. We loved chatting to them and regret we couldn’t have stayed for a week. We actually wish we lived close by so that we could become friends! Please stay here! It’s a place (and hosts) we will remember forever.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Bill R wrote a review Sep 2021
15 contributions1 helpful vote
Marula cottage gazes out through an exotic garden at a landscape of jagged mountains. But within the grounds you will feel entirely at home, thanks to the charming hosts and their equally charming dogs. Dave will take you on exciting adventures to neighboring game parks, too.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: All the rooms are quiet and offer views.
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mtoit285432 wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Do not even consider booking at another place if you are exploring Thabazimbi and/or places in the near vicinity of Thaba. This is the jewel in the crown of Thabazimbi and surrounds. The hosts - Monica and Dave are AWESOME and to add to the wonderful view and hospitality is the never-to-be-forgotten food!!! One can visit them purely for the culinary treat!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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USAinnkeeper wrote a review Apr 2021
New Hampton, New Hampshire75 contributions66 helpful votes
Setting is idyllic Africa. Hosts genuinely enjoy their guests and do everything possible to ensure that each customer has an amazing experience. Breakfasts and optional dinners are absolutely delicious. Marakele National park is 10 minutes drive. Pilanesberg Park is less than an hour. Entire property is spotless. Covid protocols are carefully maintained. I’ve stayed at Marula Cottage four times and will stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$54 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergThabazimbi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marula Cottage Guest Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Koolstoof Restaurant, Cappuccinos Thabazimbi, and Pondok Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marula Cottage Guest Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.