Absolute Leisure Cottages

Absolute Leisure Cottages

16 And 18 Taute Street, Machadodorp 1170 South Africa
Great location! Excellent service 🥇
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4.5
#2 of 2 cottages in Machadodorp
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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This is a unique Woman Owned Business, 3 star Exclusive Self-catering accommodation establishment where service, innovation, care and love are quite naturally an integral part of our offering. You are welcome to enjoy our accommodation as a family, couple or business guest. This Self Catering, B&B accommodation is found in the quaint, unspoilt village of Machadodorp/ Entokozweni, situated just off the N4 Maputo Corridor. Machadodorp is an easy two and a half hour drive from Gauteng, making Absolute Leisure Cottages an easy-to-get-to, affordable weekend getaway for Gauteng families, friends and couples seeking quality time. And we are a comfortable one and a half hour drive to Nelspruit and Kruger Park, and en route to Mozambique and Swaziland. Absolute Leisure Cottages also offers short and long term quality self catering or fully catered accommodation for business guests visiting local businesses. Activities around Machadodorp include Fly Fishing, beautiful Hiking Trails, horse riding and scenic drives and bike rides to Badplaas, Barberton and Kaapsehoep. Situated in the midst of the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander, the beautiful mountains, rivers, gorges and grasslands present many opportunities for relaxation; fly fishing, hiking, horse rides, birding, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, local culture, historical exploration, both SA War history and BaKoni stone age ruins, scenic drives and bike tours to Badplaas, Barberton and Kaapsehoep etc. Road running and Comrades Marathon training on the 60km scenic Skurweberg Pass between Machadodorp and Badplaas is a fast developing Sports Tourism innovation supported by Absolute Leisure Cottages. Machadodorp’s Absolute Leisure is the perfect destination for nature lovers, the work weary and adventurous.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Hiking
Horseback riding
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Secured parking
Wifi
Plunge pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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onsses wrote a review Sept 2020
Koster, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are yearning for kindness, and are at the same time obsessed with a clean establishment, this is the place to be. With everything spotless, Trina, Silvia and their team will overwhelm you with their warm welcome, and they will make sure that every need is met. This is also the most child friendly establishment that I ever visited. Thank you again for the most wonderful stay!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 12 Sept 2020
Thank you for your most beautiful review. Our business training is around showing love and respect to guests in the way we do our work, whether its cleaning, ironing, welcoming etc. We are so glad you could feel our love, and look forward to every further opportunity we get to spread our love through hospitality to every further guest. As Maya Angelou said, ' I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel.' We aim that all our guest will leave our guesthouse with warm memories of Absolute Leisure Cottages in Machadodorp.
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madeleen2021 wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Trina and her team are always available to go out of their way to provide a professional service, without compromising on the personal touch. They have excellent Covid measures in place. As always, the food is very good value for money and you can taste the freshness of herbs and vegetables picked from their own garden.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 19 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I will pass this on to my staff as they are always so motivated by positive feedback. I so very proud of them as they do a brilliant job. So glad to hear your staff enjoyed our meals too. We pride ourselves on the lowest carbon footprint vegetables and herbs which are grown around 20m from our kitchen!!
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lqtawana wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Trina is so amazing,received great customer service from here and she is so friendly. We arrived extremely late at night and she waited up for us to ensure that she guides us through everything in the cottage and ensure we have everything we need. She constantly communicated with us before arrival as well and booked the hike for us at Wathaba.
Quiet and peaceful place. It was very clean. The place gives a good country-like feeling. It was a good experience being away from the city.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 07 Dec 2020
Hey! Thank you so much for your beautiful comments! We love helping people to make the most of their precious leisure time! So glad you enjoyed your brief country experience and that lovely hiking trail. Look forward to seeing you again. There are still more great hikes awaiting you by Machadodorp!
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Phaks87 wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot praise this place highly enough. Hospitality make it quite unique. One word comes to mind. Exceptional! From my arrival to my departure we were treated like a king..Helpful, friendly staff who go above and beyond to make sure you have the best time.I will definetely come back with friends and I would highly recommend this Abselutely Gorgeous Cottage🥰🥰🥰..To Trina and Her stuff ,Thank you
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Silvia Mahlangu, Marketing at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 15 Feb 2021
Thank you so much. Always a pleasure hosting you. Stay blessed
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ops2gp wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good service & friendly staff. Will definitely use them again in the future.
My guys felt home and was looked after very well.
thank you so much Absolute Leisure for the accommodation and the friendly service you guys gave us.
Trina is really a good person
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So appreciate your feedback. I will let my staff know as they love to hear that we have made our guests feel at home. Your staff are always welcome at Absolute Leisure Cottages! They are very special people and have tough work to do. We are so very glad to be able to allow them to feel relaxed and at home while off duty.
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kaipadberg wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The large place is clean, the kitchen is very well-equipped, the bed is cosy with an electric blanket, and the team is very nice and helpful. Thanks to Trina and Winny for the great stay. See you next time in Mpumalanga.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 19 Apr 2022
We loved having you! Looking forward to your next visit!
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H_Neill22 wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolute Leisure is a sure bet! Trina and Winnie are both amazing and made this stay a treat. Highly advise anyone visiting the area to use Absolute Leisure as a comfortable, hearty, and safe stay option.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 19 Apr 2022
Many thanks Hamish for your wonderful review! We always love the energy your Drama for Life group bring to our little dorpies!
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grobleram wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a very restful night at Absolute Leisure en route to the Kruger National Park and found everything spic and span and ready for the weary travellers.
Next time we may even spend some more time as this is an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy breathtaking views, breathe fresh air, and relax.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Trina Matheson, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 22 Jul 2021
Thanks you so much for the lovely review Annemie! I will pass your comments to the staff as they are always motivated by our beautiful guest reviews! We are so glad you rested well, and wish you lots of great sightings in Kruger. We would love for you to stay longer next time. Through the Covid lockdown we got in touch with our Tourism Neighbours, and set up a number of Specials to help build our businesses up again together. Our specials include Stay & Hike, Stay & Horse Ride, Stay & Spa, Stay for 3 nights & Pay for 2. These are proving very popular - Please check out our web site, FB page and on SA Tourism's Sho't Left campaign.
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eileen164 wrote a review Jul 2018
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
General report back from our guide was that the room was comfortable and clean. Staff were attentive and professional. The extra touch though was the fire that had been lit in his room prior to arrival in order to ensure a 'warm welcome'.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: July 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Trina M, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 18 Jul 2018
Thank you Mfafa Safaris! So glad your guide enjoyed our warm hospitality. It is very cold at night in Machadodorp in the Winter, so we like to provide that real log fire warm welcome! I will certainly pass on your lovely complements to our staff as they love to hear that their service has been valued and enjoyed.
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Leyton B wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the accommodation suitable for an overnight stay. I would say that is was slightly over priced based on the area. The service was good and the owner and manager were friendly and pleasant to deal with
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Date of stay: April 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Trina M, Owner at Absolute Leisure Cottages
Responded 05 May 2018
Thank you Leyton for your lovely comments on our service. I operate our business as a social enterprise, giving our local people an opportunity to take responsibility and excel, which I find that they do. I also pay my staff considerably higher than the recommended industry rate, as I do not understand how any family can survive on the recommended pay scales. At R395pppn for adults and half price for children up to matric age, for an AA Highly Recommended Establishment, I do not feel that our accommodation is over priced for the quality of the accommodation and service. The costs of cleaning products, dstv, electricity and rates are all on a par with the cities, so I can never understand why people expect to pay much less in rural areas for accommodation. Please feel reassured that by staying with us you have helped put food on the table of 6 rural families. Kind regards, Trina
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,523 - R 1,743 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMachadodorp
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Absolute Leisure Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Wathaba Hiking Trail - Day Tours (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Milly's Restaurant, Hog Pub & Grill, and Mugg & Bean On The Move.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Absolute Leisure Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Machadodorp.
Are any cleaning services offered at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Absolute Leisure Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.