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About Matlapa Lodge

Matlapa Lodge is situated in Magaliesburg with the most beautiful natural surroundings on 60 hectares of pure countryside.

Enjoy a magnificent view and the most beautiful sunsets. The thatched roofs and stone masonry add to the natural earth-like charm.

The accommodation consists of en-suite thatched chalets with old-fashioned baths, an outside shower and wooden decks. They are furnished with antique beds and cupboards that complete the romantic picture.

Each chalet is well placed in a garden to secure privacy amongst the 70 species of indigenous trees and South African flowers in bloom throughout the year. Bird species are present in abundance.

A restaurant with a magnificent view provides a combined breakfast as well as a three-course meal on prior arrangement. Matlapa Lodge is a malaria free zone and we are situated 16 km from Maropeng with the Cradle of Humankind.

Wedding Venues: We can accommodate small weddings from 20 -100 people. If you are creative and looking for a different space to have your wedding our venue will be for you.

Conference Venues: Matlapa is ideal for conferences in our beautiful communal room with views of Magaliesburg and our magnificent garden. We do cater for lunch as well. We have a projector and whiteboard on request.

Romantic: We are very happy to change our chalets into a romantic experience with flower petals, champagne and candles at an extra cost make sure to ask in your inquiry.

  • Response Rate: 69%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 28
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 54 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Matlapa Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Matlapa Lodge

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Queen Majozi
19 September 2019

We did enjoy ourselves in your lodge, hoping to come again!

Linda Bradfield
09 September 2019

The view an surrounds we not great but the cottages were lovely inside. Fire wood was available at reception but we did not find very friendly assistance. Visit the nearby Black Horse Brewery - this will make your trip worthwhile.

Richard Dzimba
04 December 2018

I loved everything about the chalets, the privacy that each chalet have gives that comfort and I like the way we were welcomed by Gustav and Rika and the employees, it was more like home away from home.

Omphile Motsoahae
19 November 2018

I'm so dissapointed. We didn't get a warm welcoming from the owner. He is so rude. It looked like we were lost when we arrived. The grass is not well taken care of. Rooms are not clean enough, there's spiders in every room, we couldn't sleep. When we went to the pool area we had to call one of the housekeepers to escort us because we are afraid of dogs. There's dogs look like Lions, we told the owner that we are afraid of dogs, in he's own words "they won't bite you, they smell fear and if you're afraid then they bite you" The place is not as advertised. Safari please do something about this...
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Maryna de Kocks
30 April 2018

Lovely little cottages just out of Magaliesberg town... Rika and Gustav were welcoming as well as all the staff... Clean rooms, delicious simple breakfast, lovely gardens. We really enjoyed our weekend getaway. Will definitely go back for a break from city life.

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Matlapa Lodge is 0.9km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 42.8km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling