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By Bush Telegraph Lodge

22 Riboville Road Johannesburg, Midrand 1683 South Africa
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Room & Suite (27)
Pool & Beach (12)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 20/07/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Midrand
Travellers' Choice
We chosen the name - BY BUSH TELEGRAPH - to our guest house because it refers to communication. We hope that after you experienced our outstanding accommodation, quality comfort and memorable guest service and facilities, then you will spread the word on our behalf. Our beautiful quirky Sardinian styled guest house stands out like a white jewel in the green countryside of the Randjesfontein Equestrian Estate in the centre of Midrand. Our accommodation is a rural country haven that is conveniently located to where you need to be and yet gives an escape to unwind after a hard working day. Relax in our cozy railway-sleeper Pub. Enjoy your favorite nightcap upstairs on one of our decks with lovely views. Indulge yourself in our home-cooked dinners served in our restaurant, pub. Take a dip in our inviting swimming pool. Take a walk in our luscious gardens. "We look forward to exceeding your expectations and delivering a standard of service that separates us from the ordinary."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Hungarian
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Nebiat Marcos wrote a review 02 Jul
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Everything was lovely. Beautifully decorated, clean, attentive staff/owners. Location is great. Very safe. The shower and the electric mattress was amazing. Good choice of breakfast and convenient too.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Grant wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
Antal and Angela have a great personal hand at the property. Very happy with with my stay, clean rooms, great food very hospitable team. You made to feel at home Close to the highway i'll be back soon.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Jos Fouche wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
By far the best guest house I stayed in. Without a doubt. The service was outstanding, and the rooms where immaculate. 10/10 would recommend paying the Bush Telegraph Lodge a visit. The food was just as good, if not better, than the service. You will always have good eating. The surrounding gardens were beautiful, and made a great stress reliever. The general atmosphere at the lodge was quite calming.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Mpahane Sabata wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
BUSH TELEGRAPH LODGE is absolutely amazing, I had perfect stay there and their hospitality was excellent, I loved the food a lot, because Im truly a food lover. The rooms are on another great level, they are so clean and comfortable for all occasions, it is so peaceful after long day at work. I would like to visit there again in future , for different occasion Thank you very much guys
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Antal Ujvari, Owner at By Bush Telegraph Lodge
Responded 02 Sep 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for the lovely feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you've enjoyed your stay and our cuisine. It was a pleasure to look after you and we look forward to your next trip. See you soon and stay safe!
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Bunty wrote a review Mar 2020
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Angela, Antal and team you are the best!. First time for us to sleep over and it felt as if we were at home, just needed our animals and it would have been. Your rooms are spacious and clean. The food was so delicious, absolutely to die for. Your service was excellent. The buildings and garden so beautiful. Thank you we will definetely see you again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Antal Ujvari, Owner at By Bush Telegraph Lodge
Responded 02 Sep 2020
We really appreciate your kind words and the lovely review about our place. As always, it was a pleasure to be your host during your stay in Midrand and we hope to see you back in the near future.
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US$43 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgMidrand
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Frequently Asked Questions about By Bush Telegraph Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lory Park (7.8 km), Irene Farm (7.7 km), and Rietvlei Nature Reserve (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Curry Mehak, Fleisherei Bistro, and Doppio Zero Irene (Southdowns).
Are there opportunities to exercise at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does By Bush Telegraph Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, By Bush Telegraph Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at By Bush Telegraph Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hungarian.