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Budmarsh Country Lodge

T1 Magalies Meander Road, Magaliesburg 1791 South Africa
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Situated in the heart of the Magaliesburg, Budmarsh offers Five-star accommodation and conference facilities in a charming country setting. Budmarsh offers an escape from the crowds, a surplus of fresh country air and wide open spaces. An hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, we offer a stress free environment to host your conference, or to simply enjoy a respite from everyday stress and hassles. We aim to create a unique and memorable experience for each of our guests. From tranquil rambles through the lush surrounds, dips in the pool and elegant picnics in our gardens, to high tea on the patio and a superb dining experience in the care of our executive chef, guests are sure to leave feeling pampered, refreshed and eager to return. Budmarsh epitomises understated elegance and old world charm. Allow yourself the time to wander through our rose garden, enjoy a quiet afternoon fly-fishing and keep on the lookout for the varied bird life in the area. With 18 newly decorated single or sharing rooms, Budmarsh is the perfect retreat for couples in need of a romantic weekend getaway or looking to celebrate a special moment, as well as the ideal base for those eager to explore the Magaliesburg and the Cradle of Humankind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Archery
Game room
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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letsoaloviolet wrote a review Jan 2024
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Friendly staff but not ideal for a couple stay celebrating a milestone. Little to no activities to do. Bring your own Wi-Fi router if you have it. Network is bad and we weren’t given access to Wi-Fi. Great as a bed and breakfast. Good size rooms and breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Violet, Your response and feedback are much appreciated as we are continuously trying to improve our offering and service. The Issues in question are being attended to as we strive to offer our guests the best experience possible. We regret that your stay was not entirely up to our normal standard and trust that you will consider a return visit in the future as we work to improve in all areas. The Budmarsh team.
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constancekruger wrote a review Jan 2024
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
The service was excellent, and staff was very friendly. The food was excellent and very tasty. the dinner with the lamb shanks was very yummy and good. Accommodation was great. It was raining and was not much to do.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 07 Jan 2024
Dear Constance, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy you had an enjoyable stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Budmarsh Team.
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Marc B wrote a review Dec 2023
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We chose the place from the photos. We were not disappointed. It is a very nice place, very green, and very peaceful. It gives the ability to really break from the daily rat race and crazy rhythm. For people with city cars, it's convenient that the off-road part to access the property is very short and not too damaged.
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Responded 27 Dec 2023
Dear Marc, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy you had an enjoyable stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Budmarsh Team.
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bchiba638252 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lovely and tranquil place to relax and enjoy. Nice walk around the gardens with lots of trees for shade. Room very clean with large bathroom and a private jacuzzi just outside the room All the staff very helpful.
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Responded 12 Dec 2023
Dear Bchiba, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we highly appreciate it. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next stay. Warm Regards the Budmarsh Team
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cmijnh592058 wrote a review Nov 2023
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I had the distinct privilege of staying this weekend past - along with someone very dear to me - at Budmarsh, and it truly did deliver the five-star experience. From the breathtaking beauty of the grounds, to friendly and efficient staff, I shall not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone looking for perfect accommodation in Magalies.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 26 Nov 2023
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy you had an enjoyable stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Budmarsh Team.
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mbonsa298182 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Great service, lovely peacefull gardens, plenty of birdlife, especially at the dam. The food was exceptional, huge portions. You definately dont go away hungry. Rooms excellent, especially the executive suites. Beautiful view over the garden
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 19 Nov 2023
Dear Mbonsa, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy you had an enjoyable stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. The Budmarsh team.
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Mbali Khumalo wrote a review Nov 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Our stay at Budmarsh was brilliant. From the warm and kind staff (especially Wongani and Felix), to the delicious multiple course dinners. My family and I will definitely be back when we need another break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Dear Mbali, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we highly appreciate it. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next stay. Warm Regards the Budmarsh Team
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mamazanemadunamathe wrote a review Nov 2023
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Excellent Service , Polite Employees, always willing to cater to client's needs. Staff Make a point of individualizing their service to cater to specific guest needs. Staff serve with a smile and make you feel welcomed and prioritize your needs
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Responded 17 Nov 2023
Dear Mamazane, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us, we highly appreciate it. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next stay. Warm Regards the Budmarsh Team
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Tonya S wrote a review Oct 2023
Nairobi, Kenya32 contributions24 helpful votes
The Lodge is in a lovely setting, with friendly staff and an excellent 4 course dinner is served in the evenings. However the rooms are rather bare and spartan in their furnishings. The bed was comfy but there were no armchairs or dressing table … there is a hairdryer but have to stand at the wall without a mirror to use it! Other guests were playing their own music on a speaker on the lawns throughout the afternoon and outside our room in the garden until 10 at night! And when the wind gets up the noises in the roof in Room 3 sound like you’re sleeping on a busy airport flight path. The WiFi was too weak to use in the room. The paths and steps below the lodge lawn have not been maintained so you can’t easily explore and bird walk as advertised. It’s a potentially lovely lodge but in its current rather minimalist state it is certainly not 5 star.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid room 3 if it’s windy. The roof makes a huge rumbling sound in the ceiling all night! And it...
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910guestn wrote a review Sept 2023
Rustenburg3 contributions1 helpful vote
Budmarsh has been a favorite for many years however this last trip in August 2023 was a let down. They are still mentioning themselves as 5 star but are not even rated on the tourism grading council website. This is an actually illegal. The staff has been there for years which is good but even they are struggling to keep up with the deterioration of the place. No security guard at the gate, no porters on arrival, no welcome drinks at reception. Missing soap in the room. The list goes on. We told the GM Anica and she tried to convince us they are working on it but those glory days are gone. The wine cellar which was a winner for years is a shadow of its former glory with cheap wines being sold at a premium. Their food was very average serving food that you can get for R200 but charging R900. This was definitely our last trip, what a let down as we have supported Budmarsh for almost 10 years.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It is not 5 star, check the tourism grading council website.
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Responded 11 Sept 2023
Dear Gwinyai Ntando, Your response and feedback are much appreciated as we are continuously trying to improve our offering and service. The Issues in question are being attended to as we strive to offer our guests the best experience possible. We regret that your stay was not entirely up to our normal standard and trust that you will consider a return visit in the future as we work to improve in all areas.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Budmarsh Country Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sable Ranch Hiking Trail (7.2 km), Elephant Sportsbar (4.2 km), and Voorhuis (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Horse, Melon Rouge Eatery & Art & Antiques, and Paganini's Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Budmarsh Country Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Budmarsh Country Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Budmarsh Country Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Budmarsh Country Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Is Budmarsh Country Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.