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Bramasole Luxury Guest House

A37.1 Magoebaskloof, 0730 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 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Magoebaskloof
At Bramasole, you can do as much or as little as you like. If you feel like unwinding, you can curl up next to a crackling fireplace and lose yourself in a novel. Explore the magnificent forest or try out the many hikes in the area. If you feel like tussling with 'the big one', trout fishing is also an option. Situated at the very edge of a lake, Bramasole cuts an imposing figure complete with an indigenous forest halo. The precarious approach along the narrow dam wall adds to the drama of the approach as the full extent of the building reveals itself. The interior has a surprise of its own, as this fairly simple shed exterior makes way for a luxurious interior with an enormous double volume space bathed in natural sunlight from the skylights. No attempt was made to hide the trusses which form part of this very unusual interior space which is dominated by a central fireplace. The rooms are themed from regions around the world from the luxurious Paris apartment to the cosy "Delft" room spinning around the world to Venice, Morocco, Egypt, Africa and the east - Jade. The Paris apartment is a luxurious room with views into the forest and over the lake with an open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area and a braai patio. The views into the forest are awesome with trees overhead lapping at the eaves. We tried to be extremely subtle with the décor, avoiding corny memorabilia. Bramasole has used colour and texture to blend an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture and décor in the house, as well as the guesthouse. Reclaimed parquet flooring (from the old Schul in Polokwane) has been re-used as wall cladding and counter surfaces giving a warm textured look to most of the rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast in the room
Sun deck
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Heather Griesse wrote a review Jul 2021
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From the moment you step into beautiful Bramasole, you are welcomed by the friendliest staff who are willing to go above and beyond every request without any hesitation. Each room with a unique theme and feel, allowing a very comfortable escape. We were a big group and from breakfast to braaiing at the boathouse, we were incredibly happy with the way that our guests were treated throughout the stay. Definitely a place that I would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy the magic of Magoebaskloof.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Melanie McIntosh, Owner at Bramasole Luxury Guest House
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you for your lovely review, and we hope to host you and your family again.
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Dawid F wrote a review Sep 2020
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa111 contributions6 helpful votes
Superb guesthouse in beautiful surroundings. The azalea garden is something to behold and the sundowner platform is a winner in the late afternoon. The rooms are excellent, especially the Praque Room where we stayed. Great stoep that looks over the garden and the fireplace made for wonderful evenings. We had dinner delivered to our room and without exception it was excellent. The staff was friendly and provided great service. For us however the best was the wonderful birdlife in the garden and also the well-marked forest walk. All in all a great experience, which convinced us to go back in summer.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Garden rooms were excellent for birding and it seems as if the two new chalets out in the bush...
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Response from Melanie McIntosh, Owner at Bramasole Luxury Guest House
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Dear Dawid, thank you for your lovely review, and we hope to welcome you to Bramasole again, soon!
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Idotourism wrote a review Jan 2020
Polokwane, South Africa69 contributions4 helpful votes
From the road you are welcomed by the beauty of the natural surroundings. The attention to detail and high quality of furnishings. The rooms are decorated with personal items of the owners and giving you insight into the life of them as family. Comfort, modern convenience and true hospitality. This is a must on your bucket list
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Melanie2505, Owner at Bramasole Luxury Guest House
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our home. We hope to be able to host you again in the not too distant future.
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Si-lest wrote a review Oct 2019
Pretoria, South Africa49 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the new Hanoi room. The room was comfortable, though small. What we loved most about this room, is that it is one of few rooms with a bathroom that is completely closed off and has a door. We don't like open plan bathroom-bedrooms. The lake house is great. Also enjoyed kayaking and fly fishing. (There is a mix of tilapia and trout for those who want to fly fish). We went for a late afternoon walk around the property and heard turaco calling. Great area for bird watching. Breakfast had plenty options. I specifically mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday that day and that I wanted a table set apart from the other guests outside. It was raining so I understand that this could not be done, but would have liked a bit of attention to detail. We didn't really have a place to sit (the other tables were set and occupied). So we had to set our own table... The coffee plunger in our room was also left dirty. We were disappointed as we were looking forward to having good coffee in the morning. Wasn't a good start to our day, but we enjoyed the stay overall.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
THC61 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa112 contributions39 helpful votes
Really interesting building - totally unique! Beautiful location. Lovely large bedroom. Great fireplace for the evenings. Warm welcome - very professional staff. Will definitely return the next time we are in the area...
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from Melanie2505, Owner at Bramasole Luxury Guest House
Responded 18 Sep 2019
Morning, thank you very much for the lovely review, it is always wonderful to receive such compliments.
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US$74 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMagoebaskloof
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bramasole Luxury Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Blueberry Heights Farm (3.0 km), Maboesbaskloof Farmstall (3.0 km), and Sequoia Gardens (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mountain Cafe, The Iron Crown Pub & Bistro, and Lekwar Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bramasole Luxury Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Bramasole Luxury Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.