Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat Magaliesberg Self-catering Accommodation in Gauteng
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  • Generator
  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests30
  • Rooms/Units8
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat is a highly recommended property for self catering in Rustenburg for anyone visiting the Bojanala Region.

About Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat

Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat, nestles against the southern slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains 3 km off the R24, between Magaliesburg and Rustenburg. It is an organic working farm, using the principles of permaculture, with diverse growing of trees and herbs. With the cliffs of the Magaliesberg as a backdrop, natural bush, beautiful garden setting and 360 degree panoramic views, tranquility reigns.

Bird life is abundant and there has been a siting of eagles, possibly starting to nest, in the cliffs. Small game spotting - buck, warthog and porcupine, comes at the most unexpected moments. Not to be missed are the beautiful sunsets and star studded night skies, with resounding calls from the baboon, cry of the jackal and the hoot of the owl.

As hosts, we offer personal hospitality for our guests and the sharing of this beautiful environment. Your comfort and relaxation are our priority! Fresh bakes and seasonally grown local produce are available for purchase, on request.

Self Catering Accommodation

We offer comfortable, spacious guest houses, tastefully decorated in 'home from home' self-catering, fully equipped accommodation, with a high standard of cleanliness and care taken. Each house is built with face brick, large sliding doors and windows, privately situated one from the other, amidst the natural bush. Each is surrounded with spectacular views.

PLEASE NOTE

We do not have facilities for children as we are an adult orientated venue.

Communal Area

There is a swimming pool with lapa area, in a beautiful garden setting. A guest DStv lounge is at the farmhouse.

Nature walks can be enjoyed around the farm and fields and hiking on the slope surrounds.
Bird life is abundant!

Attractions and Activities

Activities are part of the Magalies Meander area, which include fishing, biking, hot air ballooning, horse trails, canopy tours, outdoor adventures, candle dipping, Spa therapy specialists, country shopping and restaurants.

Tourism Spots
• Pilanesberg Game Reserve
• Sun City
• Predator World
• Hartebeespoort Dam
• Wild Life Sanctuaries
• Historic Gold Mine
• Art Gallery
• Cheese Farm
• Lesedi Cultural Village
• Sterkfontein Caves
• Maropeng Visitor Centre
• Lion and Rhino Park

Features you'll appreciate

  • always on
  • wifi
  • swimming
    pool
  • parking
  • kitchen
  • braai / bbq
  • wake up
    calls
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Loadshedding Facilities

What is loadshedding? It refers to the temporary suspension of electricity provided by Eskom, South Africa's electricity provider, to reduce consumption and thereby the load on the national grid. To compensate, South African property owners are turning to solar power, inverters with backup batteries or in some cases generators to keep the power on, wherever feasible.

  • Generator

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Rosemary 1 Bedroom Cottage, Spa bath

Private, 1 double bedroom (Queen-size bed), bathroom with Spa bath and shower and separate toilet, fully equipped kitchen and lounge with open log fireplace, sliding doors onto patio with braai and panoramic mountain views. Situated amidst natural bush.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Geranium 1 Bedroom Cottage, Spa Bath

Bedroom (Queen-size bed), bathroom with shower and Spa bath. Separate toilet. Living area with lounge, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, patio and braai facility. All rooms lead out through sliding doors onto the patio, overlooking panoramic views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Protea 1 Bedroom House, Spa Bath

Bedroom (Queen-size bed), bathroom with shower and Spa bath. Separate toilet. Living area with lounge, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, patio and braai facility. All rooms lead out through sliding doors onto huge patio with best panoramic views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Lavender 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House

Private, 2 bedrooms - main with Queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with Spa bath, 2nd with twin beds and 2nd bathroom. with shower. Sleeper couch in lounge, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, sliding doors onto patios with braai panoramic mountain views..

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

The Aloes 3 Bedroom House, 3 Spa Baths

3 double bedrooms (Queen-size beds), 3 bathrooms en-suite with spa baths and showers. Living area in between for privacy: lounge, fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, All rooms lead out through sliding doors onto 2 patios, panoramic views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Barbet Studio

Open plan living furnished with a King-size bed (option of twin beds), full bathroom (bathtub, shower, hand basin and toilet) and fully equipped kitchen with a two-plate gas hob-no oven, heater and braai facility on patio. Each house is built with face brick, large sliding doors and windows, privately situated one from the other, amidst the natural bush. Each is surrounded with spectacular views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Sunbird Studio

Open plan living furnished with a King-size bed (option of twin beds), full bathroom (bathtub, shower, hand basin and toilet) and fully equipped kitchen with a two-plate gas hob-no oven, heater and braai facility on patio. Each house is built with face brick, large sliding doors and windows, privately situated one from the other, amidst the natural bush. Each is surrounded with spectacular views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Take the Tour

Guest Reviews

11 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

We found our stay at Thirsty Falls to be totally relaxing and enjoyable. Jenny and Allen were really great hosts and the conversations were really great. Jenny and Allen saw to all our needs without being in our way at all. With regards to the surroundings it was just great, the units were clean and well provisioned. Great care was taken in decorating the room and bathroom for us. The backdrop of Magaliesberg behind our unit was magical as well as the sunsets that we were presented with late in the afternoon. We were treated to various types of game while driving up to Thirsty Falls which were in enclosures on either side of the road and although not part of Thirsty Falls you were still able to enjoy it. All in all a wonderful, relaxing , quite place to stay with really great hosts.

January 2024

Muaaz J. (Alberton)

Verified reviewexcellent

This was the most wonderful find! The units are peaceful and private. Despite being close to each other, they are designed to sit in the bush and feel totally private. We stayed in Rosemary cottage. The spaces are equipped with just about everything you could need. The views from windows into the bush or up to the mountains are wonderful, and the veranda, nestled in the trees, is lifted enough to watch the sun set in one direction, or see the mountains to another. It really is a delightful retreat and really great value. And Jenny is a wonderful host. There is a short loop hike on the property as well as a stone labyrinth. The natural pool is wonderful! The access road can be a bit tricky in a small car after a big storm (as had happened just before our arrival), but, we did make it in our little hatchback...just had to take it really slow.

December 2023

Melinda C. (Johannesburg)

Verified Host

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  • Proof of address on file
  • Property listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2010

Need to Know

Response timeThirsty Falls Nature Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyThe rooms sleep adults only and are not suitable for children.

Closest airport(s)Lanseria Airport - 85km
OR Tambo International - 150km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 16h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since March 2010

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