What benefit is there to staying at a Magaliesburg hotel?
South African hotels fall into the category of formal accommodation. They usually offer extended reception hours and more room service than B&B’s and guest houses. They are typically custom-built for the purpose, have a large number of rooms and cater for corporate business that requires single rooms and conference facilities.
Formal accommodation venues with scenic views beyond their physical parameters frequently grade as Country Houses. Some call themselves ‘Lodges’ even though they do not offer hunting or game drives.
The hotels, country houses and lodges featured on the Magalies Meander have to comply with the requirements of a quality assurance body. The majority of Magaliesburg accommodation venues graded as 3 to 5 Star with the TGCSA, but recent radical changes in the star-grading system had such huge financial implications for revisions to infrastructure and staffing that many establishments in 3+ star grading categories have turned to quality assurance with AA Travel and have graded as Recommended, Highly Recommended or Superior accommodation. As is the case with the TGCSA, AA gradings are usually linked to the quality of furniture, linen and bathroom fittings, service hours and guest facilities. The AA has the benefit to property owners that it makes provision for the uniqueness of venues when grading. For example, the open-air showers at Warthogs are an essential and accepted feature of the bush experience that the venue offers.
What do Magaliesburg hotels offer?
Like guesthouses, Magaliesburg’s graded hotels and country houses have different accommodation formats that suit their environments and target market. Many offer quiet or private cottages and spa facilities to cater for the weekend getaway market or advertise themselves as wedding and function centres. At the same time they frequently offer conference and team building facilities for their midweek corporate trade.
How to choose the right hotel
A good way to view these Magaliesburg accommodation venues and ensure that they match your needs and requirements is to view their web pages and then book Sunday lunch and pre-visit the premises before you book accommodation. At the very least, you should have an enjoyable dining experience and day out in the Magalieburg .