Because of their proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg are the ideal weekend getaway destinations. If you’ve been dying to escape the rush of city life, book yourself a stay at a local hotel, B&B or guest lodge. Hotels and accommodations in the area range from five-star to self-catering, perfect for any budget. Let’s take a closer look at the accommodation available in these areas to help you plan your next trip!
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Mount Grace Country Hotel & Spa
The Mount Grace Country Hotel and Spa is one of Magaliesburg’s most popular accommodations. With over 121 luxurious rooms, four restaurants, free Wi-Fi and spectacular views of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Mount Grace is the ideal place to unwind and escape. The hotel is known for its family-friendly service too, so bring the whole brood along for a weekend away.
De Hoek Country Hotel
De Hoek Country Hotel is a five-star accommodation nestled away in the serene valleys of the Magaliesberg escarpment. This French-Continental inspired boutique hotel offers premium service, choice dining options and a range of fun activities to keep you and the little ones entertained. Come and enjoy tranquil walks in the hotel’s pristine gardens, hot air ballooning, horse riding, game drives and a fully equipped spa. It’s a must-visit!
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Valley Lodge & Spa
Valley Lodge & Spa is an award-winning four-star hotel situated in the Magaliesburg valley. Their 76 rooms cater to local travellers and international tourists, offering all the comforts you could possibly need. This hotel is best known for its spa offerings though, which include but are not limited to, six private treatment rooms, an indoor heated mineral pool, jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas, a manicure and pedicure station, relaxation area and a Spa Café! If you’re in dire need of a bit of RnR, this is the place for you!
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Maropeng Boutique Hotel
Planning a trip to the Cradle of Humankind? Why not book yourself a stay at the Maropeng Boutique Hotel to make sure that you get to experience all that the Maropeng Visitor’s Centre and Sterkfontein Caves have to offer. The hotel is situated just 10kms from the caves, so you can spend as much time as you like exploring. The Maropeng Boutique Hotel is also a wonderful stop over for travellers and tourists looking to experience all the best that the South African countryside has to offer.
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Misty Hills Country Hotel & Spa
If you’re after an authentic African bush experience, book a stay at Misty Hills Country Hotel and Spa. Situated just between Muldersdrift and Krugersdorp, this African-inspired lodge is a serious tourist attraction. Not only do they offer a restful night’s sleep, but the renowned Carnivore Restaurant calls Misty Hills its home. Come and dig your teeth into the perfectly grilled game and local braai meats before heading off to explore the breathtaking natural surrounds.
Avianto is well known for its wedding venues and spectacular Tuscan-inspired architecture. The hotel is set slightly apart from the wedding and conference venues, offerings guests’ ultimate privacy and serenity. With over 30 rooms and 5 suites, Avianto Hotel is a much sought-after accommodation for honeymooners and families looking for close-knit rooming options. Make sure to book well in advance as this quaint country hotel can fill up quickly!
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Toadbury Hall Country Hotel
Much like Avianto, Toadbury Hall is first and foremost a wedding destination. However, their five-star country hotel has just as much to offer as the wedding halls. Kick back and relax on a queen size bed kitted out in the finest linen. Enjoy a few treats from the mini-fridge or coffee station in your room before heading out to soak up the sun alongside the pool. This is luxury accommodation for sure.
B&Bs & Guest Lodges
Hominin House Backpackers
If it’s budget accommodation you’re looking for, check out Hominin House Backpackers situated at the Maropeng World Heritage Site. This dormitory-style accommodation is ideal for school trips and youth camps, catering to many young tourists and travellers. The dormitory is right nearby the visitor’s centre, on-site restaurants, the Sterkfontein Caves, and various other attractions in and around the Cradle of Humankind. Not fussed about fancy towels and private rooming? This is the place for you!
Glenburn Lodge is located with the Cradle of Humankind, surrounded by the Zwartkops Mountains and with a marvellous view of the Blaauwbank and Crocodile Rivers. Thanks to its supreme location, Glenburn Lodge is known as one of the best hot air ballooning venues in Muldersdrift. Bring your special someone for a romantic getaway. It’s only a 30-minute drive from Joburg, so you really have no excuses not to!
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Random Harvest Country Cottages
Nothing beats a garden cottage for a relaxing and tranquil stayover. Book yourself into Random Harvest Country Cottages to experience the best the West Rand has to offer in budget-friendly accommodation. Situated at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery, these country cottages are well-suited to couples looking for a short escape. They’re also great for solo travellers seeking a little peace and quiet. Unplug for a few days at Random Harvest Country Cottages and feel like a brand new you.
Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge
Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge offers its visitors the chance to escape the rush of city life by booking themselves into one of the 50 double thatched bungalows on-site the reserve. Forget all your worries and come and enjoy a weekend of fly fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking and much more at the lodge. The bungalows are the perfect place to get your rest after a long day of adventure before heading back home.
To get a real feel of the countryside you may want to find alternative accommodation options. Airbnb offers you the opportunity to experience your vacation destination from the viewpoint of a local. Plus, it provides the freedom to explore the surrounding area, cook up delicious meals for yourself and enjoy an abundance of privacy. Airbnb’s are also great options for families looking for accommodation. Check out these Airbnb deals in Muldersdrift and Magalisburg before planning your next family trip.