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Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know when your path has directed you well when you arrive at this small part of heaven. With the serene sound of nature and water running you know you have locked into your senses. From walking the Labyrinth...not linked to any religion..you find that breakaway from everything. Make this part of your "Bucket List", you will have no regrets... More 

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Thank Amber O
Johannesburg
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We spent a 2 night weekend literally meters away from the Jukskei river. Our "A" frame unit was perched just above the river with a wonderful braai, seating area and jacuzzi overlooking the waters. Being so close to the river is wonderful but it is very noisy, a bit smelly and not really peaceful and quiet. The bedroom is up... More 

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Thank Mariaptravels
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

I'm utter disgusted with the Else and the team. I wanted to book a one night stay. Website and details said I could but when booking they told me I can only stay 2 nights min. Which the price goes up a lot so I agreed . Paid the deposit for half and emails going back and forth , long... More 

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Thank V507UHgregh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This is the place we got engaged, we have been back year after year to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We love this place and it is very romantic. Ilse is such a hood hostess! Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Nadia B
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

There is about a 20 minute dirt road leading to Ibis River Retreat. While expensive for what it is, the place is serviced daily and the hosts are very welcoming. We were given champaign, crackers and home made liver patè as well as some milk and home made rusks. The jacuzzi is heavenly and the place is quiet and private.... More 

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Thank YaliRaichlin
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Ibis is set in a wonderfully quiet part of Johannesburg. You'd never guess how close to civilisation you actually are! The hosts, Horst and Ilse, are incredibly friendly and helpful. The rest of the staff are amazing too, and do everything in their power to make a person feel comfortable. The Jacuzzi is the best, and many hours were spent... More 

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Kihihi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2015

It was the little details on arrival such as pate, juice, little bottle of champagne in the fridge as well as basic provisions such as coffee etc which we did not expect from a self catering place. They also came and made the beds, new towels and dishes each morning! True luxury! The views are stunning and we had a... More 

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1 Thank Kelly F
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

Our stay at Ibis River Retreat in the self catering Fish Eagle Cottage was wonderful! Cosy cottage next to the river with a BIG warm private jacuzzi. Ilse and Horst (owners) were so kind, friendly and helpful. We will recommend this to any honeymoon/wedding anniversary or just for a romantic getaway.

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2 Thank JannieBrink
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left it was pure bliss. What more could one want than your own private jacuzzi and a view out on the river? Thank you to Ilze and her husband who have such a beautiful place and keep the price affordable! Will go back over and over again! Only downer was a... More 

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2 Thank X10a
South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

There is so much that I can say about Ibis River Retreat. Our Christmas Day stay was soooooo marvelous. The private jacuzzi was special - the picnic on the River Bank was memorable - the Labrynth stunning ! Overall very good hospitality Will certainly return !

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Thank Jaymati K

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Address: 16 Vlakfontein, Magaliesburg, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Magaliesburg
Price Range: $129 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Ibis River Retreat Hotel Magaliesburg
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“Extra time to navigate the road”
 of 5 bubbles ambero30, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms awesome and the website will guide you to the best for you.”
 of 5 bubbles 24KellyF, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Fish Eagle is right on the river bank, but the house is rather small.”
 of 5 bubbles X10a, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the chalets are very tasteful and unique. We had a private jacuzzi - brilliant !”
 of 5 bubbles jaymatik, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We recommend the Fish Eagle cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles 642sandrav, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
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