Hotel Overview

The original Magoebaskloof Hotel was built in 1937, located on Magoebaskloof Road, between Polokwane and Tzaneen in the Haenertsburg region. An unspoilt setting was chosen for the hotel’s location with glorious views extending to Duivelskloof, Modjadji and beyond. The hotel was built among indigenous bush and trees. The Magoebaskloof was built by Archie and Eileen Rankin.

In the late “thirties” this area was unestablished and somewhat unknown. Haenertsburg attracted the attention of the general public for its historical significance. On completion of the building, Magoebaskloof Hotel became one of the few country hotels in the Limpopo area.

In 2004 the hotel was destroyed by a fire that started in the kitchen and spread to the adjacent lounge, bar, foyer and bedrooms. From the existing building, the Red Post Box Pub, the Dickie Dagge conference room and the accommodation wing of 30 bedrooms remained intact. With the assistance of management, waiters and other hotel staff the hotel was rebuilt and restored to its former glory.


A Variety of Rooms to Choose From

We have 8 Standard Twin Rooms and 11 Standard Double Rooms. Each room accommodates 2 adults in existing bedding. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Telephone
  • – Hairdryer
  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Limited Room Service (6:30 am – 11:00 pm)
  • – Laundry service
  • – Free WIFI in public areas
  • – Plug points at desk
  • – Branded Amenities

There are 3 family rooms, each accommodating 2 adults in a double or twin bed combination and 2 children in bunk beds.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Free internet connectivity in public areas
  • – Plug points at the desk
  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Telephone
  • – Hairdryer
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Limited Room Service (6:30 am – 11:00 pm)
  • – Laundry service
  • – Branded Amenities

The 12 Deluxe Rooms are the latest addition to the property, these feature double and twin with en-suite bathrooms, lounge, and patio. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Wireless internet connectivity in public areas
  • – Plug points at the desk
  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Telephone
  • – Hairdryer
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Limited Room Service (6:30 am – 11:00 pm)
  • – Laundry service
  • – Branded Amenities

Our Self Catering Apartments are pool facing with splendid views over the Magoebaskloof Valley. These apartments consist of two rooms sleeping 4 people in 1 double and 1 twin room. Both have en-suite bathrooms. Rooms have a lounge, fully equipped kitchen, and a large patio area. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Selected DSTV channels
  • – Seating area furnished with a sofa
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Fully equiped kitchen
  • – Branded Amenities
  • – Desk with Chair
  • – Free WIFI in public areas
Facilities & Amenities

A Little Something for Everyone

Family & Children

Baby-sitting facilities. Extra beds for children available on request (subject to availability)

Hotel Services

Room Service
TV with selected DSTV channels
24hr Security
Laundry & Ironing service

Business & Communications

Free WIFI is available in all our Conference Venues and public areas. Full conferencing services including audio visual equipment and specialised event catering is available. Basic secretarial, faxing and photocopying is available at front desk.

The Phoenix Bar

The Phoenix Bar is a jewel waiting to be discovered, a classic country pub that is adorned with paraphernalia and trinkets from the region’s rich heritage. Enjoy a traditional pub lunch or an evening snack in front of the large fireplace. The bar has an impressive long cedar wood countertop and has gained a loyal following from locals and travelers alike.
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm

Coffee Bean Coffee Shop

The Coffee Bean Coffee Shop is the perfect place to enjoy a light snack or sample one of our many exotic coffee based refreshments. Some of the highlights are our freshly baked cakes and the enormous wrap around balcony with views over the swimming pool, and the majestic Magoebaskloof Valley. Seating is available both inside and outside.

The Tlou Restaurant

The Tlou Restaurant was named after the indigenous Sotho Tlou tribe and is reminiscent of times passed, where as children we relished our holidays in resorts of yesteryear. The restaurant has two roaring fireplaces that enhance the warmth and ambiance on chilly evenings. Large windows open up onto a balcony that look over the Magoebaskloof Valley. This warm and inviting dining area offers A la Carte, Buffets, and on special occasions a Carvery.
Opening Hours: 6:30am – 10pm


For those who love fishing, the hotel is situated within easy reach of Ebenezer Dam. The Ebenezer Dam is well known amongst fishermen for its large Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. Through the Haenertsburg Trout Association special access has been granted to still waters, and guided river fishing with float tubes can be arranged upon request.

Nature Trails & Forest Walks

The nearby Afromontane forest is the perfect location for taking early morning walks or an opportunity to immerse yourself in the lush sub-tropical forest that surrounds the property. We have a stunning walk down to our own waterfall where fortunate guests may see a family of resident mongoose or be lucky enough to view the endemic Samango Monkeys.

Mountain Bike Trails

For the adventurous mountain bikers we have mapped out several mountain bike trails around the property and surrounding areas. Mountain bikes are available for hire at R50 per hour per bike. For the more advanced cyclist it is recommended to B.Y.O.B. (Bring your own bike).

Swimming Pool

The Magoebaskloof swimming pool is perfectly positioned in front of the main hotel and is surrounded by lush green lawns and beautiful views over the Magoebaskloof Valley. A popular relaxation spot where adults can relax in chaise loungers, while kids enjoy the refreshing cool water.

Meetings & Events

No Conference Too Big or Too Small for Us to Deal With

At Orion Hotels & Resorts we go the extra mile to ensure that your event, no matter what your needs, is a great success. We have a unique and diverse range of hotels and are therefore ideally suited to a wide range of events – from large, lavish and extravagant, to small, romantic and intimate. We are completely flexible and we can transform our location into the perfect venue for your event. No wish is too big or too small for us. Our expert team is there for you and will help you completely plan and organise your event down to the tiniest details.

Our conference venues are well equipped with up to date technology and facilities, accommodating a maximum of 590 delegates. Magoebaskloof Hotel has a winning attitude and our team are there to do whatever is necessary to make your event a resounding success.

Facilities that are included in the venue hire are:
– Registration desk
– Lectern / Podium
– Flipchart & Whiteboard
– Data Projector & Screen
– Air-conditioning

EXTRAS (charges may apply)
– PA System
– Video Conferencing
– Video & Monitor
– Karaoke
– Sound equipment
– DJ & lighting
– Wireless network
– Special stationery requests
– Business services (Fax and photocopying)

We support local businesses and have alliances with neighbouring facilities. We can always organise additional capacity for you.

This venue is versatile, accommodating 200 guests Banquet Style, 250 delegates Cinema Style and 130 delegates Schoolroom style. This Hall is a gracious and well-loved survivor of the fire which destroyed most of the hotel in 2004.

The Bridge Room has custom built card tables and beautifully crafted chairs to match for visitors and guests wishing to play bridge or this room can be utilised as a conference venue.

A 10 square metre room with an innovative ceiling and lighting design, capable of accommodating 70 for a Banquet, 100 in Cinema Style and 60 in Schoolroom formation. Both the Bridge Room and the King Makgoba Room open onto wide balconies overlooking the valley, ideally suited for refreshment breaks during meetings.

Breakaway facilities for up to 6 people can be arranged, using the dining room and/or entrance areas of some of the apartments.

We offer the perfect facilities for your team building needs.
Our professional events team can custom make a team building programme to suit your requirements or can be organised through highly qualified team building companies in the local area.


Providing the Best Service to Make Your Dream Come True

Our Wedding Planners know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With the many years of experience behind them, and attention to detail, they will ensure that the most important day of your life becomes a lasting memory. Your special occasion will become a dream wedding as our specialised team designs and unobtrusively manages all your requirements, down to the finest details.

Set in the beautiful Magoebaskloof area, this country hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy a relaxing break in the countryside. Arriving guests are welcomed by an entrance square with a mural and bronze bust of King Makgoba. Beyond the square lies the expansive view of the legendary leader’s famous valley.

For your special occasion Magoebaskloof Hotel is the ideal location for a dream wedding, let our team unobtrusively manage all your requirements.

We can provide:

– Flowers
– Music
– Wedding Cake
– Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
– Fully stocked and licensed bar
– Many culinary menu choices with custom options
– Specialised discount accommodation packages for your wedding guests
– Hassle free assistance

Our wedding organisers know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With many years of experience behind them our organisers will ensure that the most important day of your life is a resounding success.

We can do the following for you:

– Provide a professional service based on experience and knowledge of Magoebaskloof Hotel.
– Draw up a checklist to be followed.
– Set up a menu tasting for the bride and groom.
– Book accommodation as required by guests.
– Floor management during the set-up, reception and on the date of your wedding.
– Post wedding feedback meeting, event wrap up and finalise bills.

With the assistance of other service providers and suppliers, Magoebaskloof Hotel can assist you with the following (additional charges may apply):

– Cake and custom designer confectioneries
– Gifts for wedding guests
– Setting up of bridal Registry
– DJ and Live Entertainment
– Audio and/or visual equipment
– Photography and Videography
– Decor
– Florist

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Djuma Game Reserve

Djuma is a private game reserve situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. It was started almost twenty years ago as a safari lodge by the Moolman family and is renowned for the quality of its game safaris. Guides and trackers not only know the ways of the African bush they are able to follow the various fascinating animals by reading the signs of the wild and following them.

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Sunland Baobab

The Sunland Baobab is a well-known enormous baobab. The tree is located on sunland Farm, near Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo Province. The Sunland Bib Baobab is renowned because in its hollowed trunk there is an established bar and wine cellar. The tree has been carbon dated and is estimated to be around 6000 years old which would make it one of the oldest trees in the world.

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Debengeni Waterfalls

This spectacular waterfall is a popular picnic site for locals and visitors to the area. The area is also popular for bird watching due to the abundant bird life and the possibility of spotting the elusive Grey Wagtail. There are picnic facilities and short walking trails along the river.

Wolkberg Wilderness Area

Lying just off the R71 outside Haenertsburg where the Drakensburg meets the Strydpoort Mountains, is the Wolkberg Wilderness Area. A huge unspoiled natural area where hikers can walk and hike at their own risk. There are no marked trails and hikers can choose their own route and the number of days they spend with their backpacks and camera.

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Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours

The Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour takes people into an inaccessible realm of nature whereby platforms built high within the upper level of indigenous forests or against the cliffs of ancient mountains are joined by spectacular ‘foefie’ type cable slides high above the forest floor and breathtaking waterfalls. Enjoy the ecology and geology of Letaba River Gorge, one of the best in South Africa.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Group of 50 friends went to Magoebaskloof Hotel. Not one was disappointeed. Excellent services from all the friendly staff. The rooms had underfloor heating and views to die for. The food was superb with the head chef always close by. Thank you Magoebaskloof for an excellent 3 day stay. See you soon again.


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