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Uppsala County, Sweden
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great accomodation! The rooms are very nice and the breakfast is great! I did both the game drive and the mountain hike during my stay, which both were awesome. The guys who are running the place are incredibly friendly and they did their very best to make my visit at the manor as pleasent as possible. Something´s that very important...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great place, would recommend to everyone, will be back again , great room and breakfast, service friendly, close so shops and dam, next to game park, overall great sorry not staying longer 3 days would be great

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this rating and positive comments! We also regret that you couldn't stay longer, but we are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Kind regards, Dilo - the Ostrich Manor

Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Had a hike up to the mountain and took the cablecar down. It was a great experience and two guides who could tell us a lot of great stuff and stories about the place and mountain. On our way we saw wild giraffes, zebras and springbuks.

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Hi Camilla, Thank you for your time to review the activity you did with us. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed our unique Magaliesberg Biosphere Hike through the nature reserve and all the way up the mountain. We hope to see you again some day to experience more of the things that South Africa has to offer!...

North West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Would really recommend Ostrich Manor for a quick stopover or a few days' break from the big city. We were treated to exceptional hospitality from arrival to departure and thoroughly enjoyed our two hour drive in the Nature Reserve. We found Dilo extremely knowledgeable about the area and the game/buck. Our dinner and breakfast were both great quality and our...

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of your stay with us! It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your lovely family and we are hoping to welcome you again in the (near) future. Thank you! Keep well, kind regards, Dilo - the Ostrich Manor

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while we were on a golftour in the area. Friendly staff, well located, tasty breakfast Great effort from the staff to accommodate our requests. Will recommend it to any group!

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Hi Eduan, thank you very much for your review here on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your comments and are happy to see that you have enjoyed your and your friend's stay with us. We hope to welcome you soon again so that you can explore all the other things besides golfing that our unique area has to offer! Keep well,...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I recently stayed at the Ostrich Manor in the 'tents' we had soooo much fun. Being an eco area there are no TV's or aircon which made if feel like an 'out of Africa' weekend. The people are all very friendly and were willing to go out of their way whenever we asked for anything. Breakfast was included in the...

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Thank you Nicci! We are very pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your family and also taking you on a Game Drive and we are looking forward to welcoming all of you again! Kind regards, Dilo - the Ostrich Manor

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is a wonderful location, the property has historical links going back to colonial times, an mature gardens with wonderful old trees hundreds of years old, it is simply a wonderful setting. Your hosts are gracious and attentive. Whilst there is not a full blown restaurant / kitchen, dinner was great and a real alfresco dinning experience. We were on...

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your kind words very much! We are excited that you have enjoyed your stay and dinner with us so much, obviously the bush babies and birds played a major role in that. Did you know that we have counted over a 100 bird species at our venue so far and that last week...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely view and outstanding service! I would recommend for any break-away and will definitely visit again. Made my birthday so special, thank you!! Friendly and accommodating. Close enough to Hartebeespoort Dam and Chameleon village so we could enjoy the sights.

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Thank you Samantha! We are happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much! Did you know that Hartbeespoort Dam (part of the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere) has many more great activities, restaurants and nature to offer? We are looking forward to telling you all about it during your next stay with us! Kind regards, Dilo -...

Wijchen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 January 2016

At the advice from our daughter, who stayed at the Manor earlier, we booked an overnight stay before drop-off our rental in Johannesburg. This way we could chill out and clean the car at a leisure. We arrived around midday and met Hessel and Dilo who are perfect hosts. We felt at home immediately and were served with cold drinks...

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Beste Marie-Jose en Harry, Thank you so much for this very positive review! It has been a great pleasure for us as well to meet you and have dinner together, while exchanging lots of stories. We are looking forward to seeing your daughter in August and meeting you again any other time in the (near) feature! Keep well, Dilo -...

Woerden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 May 2015

With a family of four we visited The Ostrich Manor last week. We only had 2 days in Johannesburg and this was the perfect place for us to go to. We have 2 young children and we didn't want to drive so far from the airport. Lots of things to visit in only 10 minutes drive from the lodge. The...

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DiloCom, Manager at The Ostrich Manor, responded to this review

Dear Family De Wit, Thank you very much for the time you have put into writing this review. We really appreciate the feedback and are delighted that you have had a great time with us. We are definitely looking forward to welcoming you again and hopefully the next time you will have some more time to both relax at our...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
the Ostrich Manor is a tranquil and intimate Eco Lodge situated within the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, which is part of the UNESCO Magaliesberg Biosphere. Silkaatsnek is home to some of Africa's magnificent wildlife, such as giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, waterbuck and over a 100 bird species, obviously including our symbol the ostrich. Overlooking the bushveld you will find our Self-catering Romantic Rondavel and Safari Tents. Besides Family Rooms, the Manor features a spacious Honeymoon Suite. All our accommodations have been decorated with eye for detail and we have managed to keep that authentic 1920's feeling, so our guests often wonder if ''Out of Africa'' Karen Blixen will be joining them for breakfast! We offer Game Drives, Horseback Safaris, Bush Walks and Hikes to the top of the Magaliesberg Mountains, all of which can perfectly be combined with a Massage or Romantic Picnic. Especially our Full Moon Picnics are a unique surprise to celebrate special moments with your loved one! We are located in the Hartbeespoort Dam area (''Harties'') that boosts a great variety of activities to explore the local nature, culture and adventure. Johannesburg and the International OR Tambo Airport are an hour's drive and Pretoria only a 30 minutes' drive from the Ostrich Manor. An hour's drive to the West are Pilanesberg Big 5 National Park and the adjacent world-famous Sun City. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ostrich Manor

Address: Route 560 | Plot 94, adjacent to the Private Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve, Hartbeespoort 0260, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Hartbeespoort
Price Range: €33 - €60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ostrich Manor 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“We stayed in the bridal suite, but my guess all rooms are very special.”
 of 5 bubbles NeilHF, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The zebra room for us parents and the adjacent twin and bunk room was a perfect arrangement for us and our four children.”
 of 5 bubbles Familyman142, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in the Elephant room. Double bed with bunk beds for the kids.”
 of 5 bubbles henrek, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Various rooms depending on your budget and requirements. The tents are really nice too! The family rondavel has the most privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles HeleenV_13, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The Gemsbuck room is perfect for a family. The room is big and spacious and there is a separate room with a bunk bed.”
 of 5 bubbles evamiloumm, 6 Aug 2014 | Read review
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