Looking for a Magaliesburg Bed and Breakfast to reduce costs and meet locals?
South African Bed and Breakfast venues, or B&B’s, are usually family homes where guests share recreational amenities,living areas and bathrooms with the owners’ family.
Some farmers and land owners in the Magaliesburg area have a room or a few cottages for B&B guests. Some form of breakfast is supplied and dinners are sometimes available on request. Guests are limited by the owner’s access rules and can expect to encounter dogs on the premises.
Home B & B’s are not featured on the Magalies Meander.
One reason for this is that it is not viable for inexpensive one-room establishments to grade with an assurance body like the
Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) or AA Travel. A second reason is that the TGCSA now expects B&Bs to offer dinners, which falls outside the parameters of a traditional internationally accepted B&B operation.
Visitors should be aware that to fill the demand for B&B accommodation, many guest houses and hotels advertise B&B rates and some call themselves B&B’s even though they usually exceed TGCSA B&B requirements. Because guests do not have the disadvantage of the shared living and ablution aspect of authentic home-based B&B’s, the B&B rates at many accommodation venues are usually higher than might be expected for a room in a private home with limited guest facilities.
We suggest that you look for specials listed on booking web sites.
You can reduce costs without staying in a home-based B&B. If you look carefully for special B&B rates you will find guesthouses run by families like ours that offer a warm welcome to locals but also go the extra mile to help tourists to add value to their South African holidays.