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Marula Cottage

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Executive Suite | Premium bedding
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Premium bedding
Free toiletries, soap, shampoo, toilet paper

Overview of Marula Cottage

Marula Cottage

3.0 star property
Adults-only guesthouse in Thabazimbi with outdoor pool and restaurant
9,4 out of 10 Exceptional
9,4/10 Exceptional

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Portion 104, Doornhoek, KQ318, Thabazimbi, Limpopo, 387
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area


  • Eagle Mountain Spur Steak Ranch - 10 min drive
  • KFC - 10 min drive
  • Wimpy - 10 min drive
  • Khaya Kwa Restaurant - 12 min drive
  • O'Hagan's - 9 min drive

About this property

Marula Cottage

When visiting Thabazimbi, Marula Cottage is a great choice to consider. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the location.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 13
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Wildlife viewing nearby


  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet paper


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 500.00 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Marula Cottage Guest Lodge Thabazimbi
Marula Cottage Guest Lodge
Marula Cottage Guest Thabazimbi
Marula Cottage Guest
Marula Cottage House Thabazimbi
Marula Cottage House
Marula Cottage Thabazimbi
Marula Cottage
Marula Cottage Guesthouse Thabazimbi
Marula Cottage Guesthouse
Marula Cottage Guesthouse
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Marula Cottage Guesthouse Thabazimbi

Frequently asked questions

Does Marula Cottage offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Marula Cottage does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Marula Cottage?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Marula Cottage?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Marula Cottage?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Marula Cottage?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Marula Cottage?
You can check in starting at 4 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Marula Cottage and nearby?
Marula Cottage has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Marula Cottage?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Marula Cottage have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Tranquil spaces and beautiful views
Its a nice place set in a beautiful location, with fabulous views. The 2km gravel drive up to the place is not great for small cars but a bakkie or 4x4 would be fine. I didn’t take pictures of the room because I think I booked the last one so it was small and the bedding was not to my style. The owners are lovely people, very friendly and make you feel at home. I had dinner twice and it was delicious both times.
Lerato, 4-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Yard lawn is not attractive, pool needs upgrade
Zakhele, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property has a magnificent setting. Direct sunrises, reflected sunset skies and mountains, all without having to get out of bed. But walking out on the veranda to take in the whole valley view was even better. Hosts Monika and Dave were fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts provided, and after trying their dinner the first night we decided to dine there every night. Certainly no regrets! The property's location near Marakele NP was perfect for us. We enjoyed hiking around the place and up the ridge, happy to come back to our new dog friends' greetings. We plan to return here our next foray North, and plan to bring our USA family guests here when they come to visit. Our stay was a perfect African experience.
Ted&Mindy, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I stayed in the twin room as travelling alone exploring the area by motorbike. Clean, comfortable and quiet room, excellent food with amazing views. Owners Dave & Monica are incredible hosts, they've traveled extensively themselves and know how to do things just right! A genuine pleasure to meet meet them both. If I am in that area again, Ill definitely be staying at Marula Cottage.
Gary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

KABELO, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location and excellent facilities and food. Dave and Monica were wonderful hosts. The access road is a bit rough for conventional vehicles but manageable.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was great!
We had a very great stay at the marula cottage. The owners Dave and Monika are very friendly and helpful. The Nature and the Location of the cottage is unique. You should book the Dinner. Monika and Dave are great cooks. Hope to stay there once again. Best regards, Nini and Benny
Benjamin, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Un endroit parfait avec une vue magnifique. Nos hotes en plus d'être adorables, étaient très professionnels aussi. Aux petits soins pour vous. Amis des chiens,vous serez ravis. En résumé, nous avons passé un séjour exceptionnel. Nous reviendrons avec le plus grand plaisir lors d'un prochain voyage.
reynald, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

geweldig verblijf
Een geweldige ervaring met super gamedrives en een geweldige kok.....super vriendelijke En gastvrije mensen....zeker doen
joannes, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Prachtige locatie, zeer vriendelijk koppel die een lekker avondmaal hadden voorzien! TOP LOCATIE!!!!
Peter, 1-night trip
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