Affordable Accommodation in Gauteng for A Cosy Getaway

Now that we finally have the green light on intra-provincial travel (that is travel within your province), it’s time to get out and enjoy some much-needed time away from home. Here are a few places to check out for affordable accommodation in Gauteng. All of these establishments are COVID safety approved, so rest assured you’ll have a worry-free, relaxing getaway!

Red Earth Farmhouse – Magaliesberg

Kick back, relax and enjoy the simple life. This is a wonderful nature escape for those looking for a little peace and quiet. Adventure seekers can enjoy the off-road bike trails and mountain hikes.

Kids will love the buck, porcupines, monkeys, rabbits and birds on the farm.

Ideal for: families and friends

Sleeps: 6 people

Facilities: braai, pool (reservoir)

Book your stay at Red Earth


Puschka House and Cottage – Magaliesberg

This is a paradise for nature lovers wanting to get off the grid. Nestled at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains along the Hex River, the bird life here is incredible. Each cottage has its own private plunge pool and cosy indoor fireplace. This is a great spot for a romantic getaway!

Ideal for: couples and families

Sleeps: the house sleeps eight, while each cottage sleeps 2 people

Facilities: braai, indoor fireplace, pet friendly

Book your stay at Puschka House


Angel’s Rock – Bronkhorstspruit

This little slice of heaven has a laidback, rustic charm to it. If spotting wildebeest and kudu on your hikes, watching sunset while soaking in natural rock pools, and stargazing around the firepit at night sound like your kind of thing, you’ll feel right at home here.

Ideal for: couples and families

Sleeps: the Heritage Rock Cottage sleeps 5 people

Facilities: braai, indoor fireplace, jacuzzi, safari, fishing, pet friendly

Book your stay at Angel’s Rock


Elandsfontein Cottage – Alberton

This family-owned 140-year-old working farm is less than an hour from Joburg or Pretoria. Yet, you’ll feel as if you’re in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by peace and quiet.

There is a cosy cottage with a stunning private courtyard, ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway.

Ideal for: couples and families

Sleeps: 1 cottage sleeps 2, the other sleeps 6

Facilities: braai, indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi, safari, hiking trails

Book your stay at Elandsfontein


The Anchorage – Vaal Dam Marina

Just 90 minutes’ drive from Joburg, these upmarket apartments are ideal for spacious, modern living. Relax on the patio watching the beautiful sunset over the dam. If you need to bring the office with you, there is plenty of working space and Wi-Fi.

Ideal for: families and groups

Sleeps: each unit sleeps 4-6 people

Facilities: braai, indoor fireplace, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, kids jungle gym, fishing, hiking trails

Book your stay at The Anchorage


Veranda Country House – Midrand

These 3 luxury self-catering cottages are a great home away from home, each with its own private garden, tub bath and indoor fireplace. Some even have an outdoor bath and shower – perfect for a little romance or some relaxing solo time.

Ideal for: couples and families

Sleeps: Most suites sleep up to 4 people

Facilities: braai, indoor fireplace, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, outdoor bath/shower, Nespresso machine

Book your stay at Veranda Country House


Crimson Bush Lodge – Dinokeng Game Reserve

This luxury lodge is located within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, giving you the real safari experience with a touch of glam. Feel at home in the bushveld with your own private room in a self-catering chalet.

Ideal for: couples and families

Sleeps: 2-4 people

Facilities: braai, swimming pool, open-air spa baths (Deluxe Chalet), daily game drives

Book your stay at Crimson Bush Lodge


Inn on Mars – Pretoria

Seven elegant rooms make up this guest house in Waterkloof Ridge, each with its own en-suite bathroom and coffee station. The highlight is the glass-floor swimming pool sitting over the inhouse bar. Meals are available on request.

Ideal for: couples

Sleeps: 2 people

Facilities: braai, swimming pool, Wi-Fi, jacuzzi and spa bath, shuttle service, conference room

Book your stay at Inn on Mars


Beka Idube Camp – Boekenhoutkloof

This is an affordable luxury safari holiday you’ve always wanted. Each cosy tent features an en-suite bathroom, fully-equipped kitchenette, private braai deck and plunge pool. Wake up to the smells of the bushveld as the wildlife freely roam beneath you.

Ideal for: couples

Sleeps: 2-4 people

Facilities: braai, plunge pool

Book your stay at Beka Idube


See something you like? There is plenty more affordable accommodation in Gauteng, these are just some of our favourites. It’s time to book that getaway and spoil yourself!

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