Buffalo Thorn - Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

Magaliesburg Accommodation
Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

Buffalo Thorn

Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng - Accommodation

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Buffalo Thorn in Magaliesburg

Buffalo Thorn is a secluded and private self-catering, off-grid cottage on Kokopelli Farm set against the mountain side with clear and vast views over the Buffelsfontein valley onto the impressive Magaliesberg mountains on the horizon.

The cottage is fully equipped including hot water, fridge/freezer and stove/oven. Bedding and towels are provided. Both have braai areas overlooking the valley.

Swimming is available in the farm reservoir close by overlooking the valley making it the ideal place to cool off and absorb the vast view. Buffalo Thorn Cottage offers you the ideal environment and scenery that is not just relaxing but truly soul enriching.

Seclusion is guaranteed. Enjoy the evenings gazing into spectacular night skies and listening to the call of the jackals.

Please note - Access to the farm is not suitable for low-profile vehicles, but no 4X4 is required. The cottage is off grid with no electricity.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Buffalo Thorn,Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

  • 5 Star Reviewed
  • Available Next Weekend
  • Available This Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Cosy
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Winter School Holidays
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Caving
  • Horse Riding

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 27° 21' 15.4" E / 25° 57' 43" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Buffalo Thorn in Magaliesburg, Western Gauteng

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Tambo Airport, 1 O R Tambo Airport Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
Distance: 125 km / Duration: 1 hour 48 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 46, follow signs for R24/Johannesburg 0.6 km
3. Continue onto R24
Partial toll road
8.4 km
4. Merge onto N12/R24
Toll road
1.1 km
5. Take exit 113 for N3 S/N12 toward M2/Kimberley/Germiston/Durban
Toll road
0.4 km
6. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for N3 N/N1/Pretoria and merge onto N3 Eastern Bypass/N3
Toll road
15.8 km
7. Continue onto N1 Western Bypass
Toll road
13.1 km
8. Take exit 90 for Malibongwe Drive toward R512/Lanseria Airport/Randburg 0.5 km
9. Turn right onto Malibongwe Dr/R512 12.0 km
10. Turn left onto the R512 ramp to Lanseria 0.4 km
11. Merge onto N14 12.8 km
12. Turn right to stay on N14 10.8 km
13. Slight right onto R563 7.7 km
14. Turn left onto R400 11.7 km
15. Turn right onto R24 5.9 km
16. Turn left onto Koster Rd/R509
Continue to follow R509
12.9 km
17. Turn right onto Vlakfontein 5.0 km
18. Turn left 2.2 km
19. Turn left 0.3 km
20. Turn right 0.3 km
21. Turn right 0.6 km
22. Continue straight 43 m
23. Turn right 1.3 km
24. Turn left 0.3 km

Nearest Airport & Flights

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg

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OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

Reviews for Buffalo Thorn

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Beyond amazing

review by captain koman

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review by Liaan van der Merwe

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review by Sbewu Fipaza

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Off grid. Eco estate. Perfect antidote to city life.

review by Melanie Minnaar

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Beautiful nature, nice bird life, interesting people

review by Bertus Louw


Our stay at Kokopelli with our 2 dogs proved to be a tremendous choice for a rustic, tranquil, relaxing, romantic weekend. There are various walking trails of varying difficulty and scenery which both we and the dogs enjoyed. The cabin was nicely equipped - we lacked nothing - with a fantastic deck overlooking the valleys and hills and a superb fireplace inside. Alan & Aletta were great hosts. Truly & sincerely a wonderful weekend away

review by Brett Chambers, South Africa

"Very good"

We had the most relaxing stay, thank you! We were overwhelmed by the serenity, the quiet, the beautiful view from the deck.... The fireplace and bath was the cherry on top! And our Bouvier loved it even more than we did, we could not keep her in the house - she ran around exploring for the entire length of our stay. The hikes are interesting and not too strenuous, just right for a weekend's stay. And thank you for allowing us to only leave at 16:00!

review by Liana Muller, South Africa

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