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About Sky Lodge

Welcome to the Sky Lodge, a unique self catering stone lodge on the side of the mountain overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding Magaliesberg mountains.

On top of the hill we have 3 exclusive private lodges: Sunset Private Lodge (6 to 8 guests sharing), Red Sky Private Lodge (9 - 14 guests sharing) and the big Blue Sky Private Lodge (13 - 18 guests sharing), each with stone fireplaces, private pool decks and boma overlooking the valley. Each private lodge has a flat screen TV with DSTV Stay Essential Hotel package.

For larger groups of 20 guests or more we recommend booking both the Blue Sky Lodge and Sunset Lodge as these two lodges are closest together.

Lodges are serviced daily except Sundays and Public Holidays. During Lockdown periods the units are services every 2nd day.

The private lodges can accommodate numerous guests, therefore in each there is a base rate for the 1st 4 or less guests sharing bedrooms in the 3 big private lodges. From the 5th guest upwards a charge of only R 350 per night per guest sharing applies. Kids under 4 - 12 years are each R 250 per night. Kids under 3 years no charge if you bring your own camp cot. Please enter your exact number of guests sharing bedrooms and the system will automatically calculate the cost for the total number of guests.

When you book one of the big private lodges you have exclusivity of that specific lodge, as we only book the specific Private Lodge out to one group at a time. If you for example only book for 4 guests, then the lodge will open 2 bedrooms and lock the extra bedrooms for housekeeping purposes. Please note the cost calculations are based on 2 guests SHARING per room either with a double bed or twin single beds, therefore for example if you only require 4 guests but with 4 private bedrooms, you would have to insert 8 guests to calculate the correct cost.

Even though the lodge is located in a remote bush area, it is still considered good practice to promote social distancing. To promote further privacy and social distancing, units are only serviced when the guest has vacated the unit. Guest's may also request that housekeeping does not service a requested unit. The reception area / tuck shop will be closed during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) period and credit card payments will not be taken. Our staff is still on hand to assist where necessary.

Golf: We are popular with golfing groups due to our close proximity to 4 courses within 15 kilometres - Pecanwood Estate, Magalies Park, Sandy Lane and Seasons Eco Estate.

Family friendly: The larger private lodges are suitable for family gatherings and reunions.

Romantic: The Stone Suites are perfect for romantic getaways. Our views will melt her heart!!

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 188 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

• Right of admission is reserved.
• Out of consideration for all our guests and to promote exclusivity, we do not permit day visitors over and above the number of paid for and booked sleep over guests as per the booking confirmation. Day visitors or unbooked guests above the number of guests booked into the particular cottage will not be...
• Right of admission is reserved.
• Out of consideration for all our guests and to promote exclusivity, we do not permit day visitors over and above the number of paid for and booked sleep over guests as per the booking confirmation. Day visitors or unbooked guests above the number of guests booked into the particular cottage will not be granted access to the lodge.
• On check in the main guest will be required to provide the names of all guests in the group. Unidentified guests will not be granted access to the lodge.
• No loud noise or music that can be heard by other guests please. We would rather have multiple happy guests that enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush instead of one guest that disturbs everybody. If you are planning a noisy gathering or party then we are NOT the right place for you. Should noise continue we reserve the right to switch off the power to the cottage and in extreme cases we reserve the right to evict the disturbing guest without refund of deposits. If it becomes necessary for the lodge to call out the security duty manager to deal with unruly guests then the guest agrees that a fee of R 1,000 will be charged to the guest’s credit card.
• Bachelor parties are not permitted.
• Sorry pets are not allowed.
• Bookings require one responsible adult parent guest over the age of 21.
• The units are serviced daily (except Sundays and Public Holidays)
• The cottages are self catering and cutlery, crockery, linen and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own swimming towels.
• We take no responsibility for inconveniences caused by load shedding, power failures, rain and storms.
• Sky Lodge, its shareholders, directors, management and staff shall not be liable for any failure of or delay in the performance of it’s duty to provide accommodation or other related services for the period that such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, war, strikes or labour disputes and problems or transportation problems, embargoes, epidemics, pandemics, national disasters, emergencies, government orders or any other force majeure event.
• Please no damages or theft of lodge items (including towels and cutlery). The guest agrees that damages and missing items will be charged for at double the market price due to us being far from shops to replace missing items.
• The lodge is situated on a mountain, therefore there is a 3km dirt farm road from the main road to the lodge gate. The road is fine for a regular sedan or smaller car and a 4x4 is not required. We don't recommend that you use a sports car or car with very low suspension or tyres as it is a dirt road.
• Firewood and ice can be bought from our friendly reception staff.
• No smoking inside thatch cottages please. If guests smoke inside the cottages then the guest agrees that a fee of R 500 will be charged to the guest’s credit card. Ashtrays are provided on the patios.
• We do not do check ins and outs on Christmas or New Year’s Day as we give our staff off on those holidays. Bookings made with arrivals/departures on those days will be cancelled or rescheduled.
• Check in is between 15h00 and 19h00 and check out is up to 10h00.
• The 4 Private Lodges have the DSTV Hotel Bouquet Package including MNet, certain movie channels and sport channels (including Supersport1). The smaller cottages have a dish but you need to please bring your own decoder. We have 2 x spare DSTV Hotel package decoders that you are also able to rent at R 200 per weekend (subject to availability so please advise us early to avoid disappointment).
• DO NOT USE GPS OR GOOGLE MAPS TYPE DEVICES FOR DIRECTIONS AS SOMETIME THESE DEVICES GET IT COMPLETELY WRONG AS SEND YOU ON BACK ROUTES - RATHER FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BOOKING CONFIRMATION
• ON CHECK IN GUESTS MUST PRESENT THEIR ID DOCUMENT OR DRIVERS LICENSE AS WELL AS THE CREDIT CARD THAT WAS USED TO MAKE THE BOOKING, OTHERWISE ACCESS WILL NOT BE GRANTED. THIS IS REQUIRED IN TERMS OF SOUTH AFRICAN BANKING REGULATIONS. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU ARE BOOKING AND PAYING FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

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Specials

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  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 31 Aug 2021 and 08 Dec 2021)

Availability and pricing

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  • Red Sky Private Lodge Red Sky Private Lodge Sleeps 14 Includes: Self-catering Private lodge with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, private pool deck &boma. Base rate for 4 or less guests SHARING 2 bedrooms... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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      • Blue Sky Private Lodge Blue Sky Private Lodge Sleeps 18 Includes: Self-catering Private lodge with 9 en-suite bedrooms, private pool deck&boma. Base rate for 4 or less guests SHARING 2 bedrooms plus... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Upstairs, Self-catering, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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          • Sunset Private Lodge Sunset Private Lodge Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Private lodge with 4 en-suite bedrooms, private pool deck&boma. Base rate for 4 or less guests SHARING 2 bedrooms plus... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
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              Reviews for Sky Lodge

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              Adelien du Toit
              14 June 2021

              Lovely spacious house. Fresh, clean linen. Kitchen well equipped with more than enough glasses and crockery. Friendly staff and security. Had everything we needed for a nice winter family getaway.Last 3km gravelroad not great. Stoepareas not toddler safe. All the aircons not working. But all-in-all a lovely stay. Will definitely be back.

              Madalyn van der Spuy
              29 March 2021

              Excellent location and spectacular view. friendly personal at lodge.

              Ntokozo Banda
              08 December 2020

              Loved the place but could improve on the beds a bit stiff

              Roderick Sorrell
              24 September 2020

              Duty managers were friendly and attentiveBut...1. Bath cold water tap stripped and does not work. Duty manager came to try fix but said she needs to train the cleaners from the squatter camp?2. Spa bath not working 3. Toaster trips the electricity4. Cutlery, pots, pans very scant5. No TV6. Shower curtain ripped leading to pools of water on the floor7. Ridiculously small towels8. Numerous power outages9. Fridge leaking water or on the incorrect temperature setting10. Braai wood screen area missing one panel 11. Boulder in the reverse path of car park - leading to a small bump12. Front entrance...
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              Francina van der Vyver
              06 September 2020

              There can be rails next to the doors or where there is steps for people to hold when climbing the steps

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              Sky Lodge is 12km from the centre of Hartbeespoort , the nearest airport 20.2km (Lanseria International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling