Self-catering, Pet-friendly Accommodation in Magaliesburg, Gauteng.

Each unit at Saamrus has a special character, with every convenience to make your stay more comfortable and memorable.

Most of the units are at least 50m apart, except Tarentaal and Kiewiet which are about 15m apart. We have used reeds and hedges for screening to give you maximum privacy and seclusion.

Units include the following:

  • Each unit has a fenced garden for the dogs.
  • Private braai at each unit with extra fire pit at most of the units.
  • Fireplaces in all units. Most units have ceiling fans and some have loose-standing fans. Some units have wall-heaters for extra heating in winter.
  • Kitchens are fully equipped including: fridge, microwave, two-plate gas stove, kettle, toaster, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery, dishwashing liquid and dishcloths. Braai utensils are also supplied.
  • Bathrooms: all have showers and some have romantic baths for two. Towels, soap, air freshener and toilet paper are supplied.
  • Bedrooms: Supplied with bed linen, pillows and blankets. Electric blankets in some units.
     

Please Note!
Cottages are not normally serviced during your stay. Servicing can be requested at an extra charge (see rates page)

Firewood for sale. Invasive blue gums cut on the farm. Staff on duty will deliver to your unit.

Please bring: Charcoal; Firelighters; Walking shoes; Binoculars; Camera; Mosquito Repellent; Dog beds, blankets and bowls.

The 4 units at the foot of the hill
Cottages are Close to the bird-haven indigenous bush and river walks. These cottages can be reached by car.

Tarentaal Rondawel
Thatched rondawel surrounded by indigenous trees with prolific bird life. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds.

Kiewiet Rondawel
Thatched rondawel surrounded by indigenous trees with prolific bird life. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds.

Hoephoep Cottage
Charming, private cottage with dense indigenous trees behind it, and a view of a meadow in front. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Suitable for a couple or group of up to four. One bedroom with king size bed or 2 single beds. Two single bed/couches in the open plan living room.

Die Plaashuis

“Die Plaashuis can not be booked online.  Please enquire for a manual booking”
Spacious old farmhouse (circa 1945) ideal for a Special family reunion or friends getting together to catch up. Sleeps 10 people (max 8 adults) Suitable for a family group up to 10. Min. booking for 6 sharing. Three bedrooms with king size bed or two single beds. One bedroom with double bed. (4 bedrooms total). Two single bed/couches in the lounge.

The 6 units on the hill
These units are only accessible by 4 x 4, diff-lock bakkie or on foot. In wet weather serious 4 x 4 or on foot only. If you have a car only and wish to stay in one of these units , you can park your car in a safe parking area at the foot of the hill and walk the 200m to 400m uphill. We will have at least 2 strong men on duty to help you carry the luggage for a tip of R20 each on arrival and departure.

Piet my vrou Cottage
Very private and secluded cottage is situated half way up the hill away from other cottages in the bush. Sleeps 2 people max. Ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds. Spacious and private.

Kiepersol Cottage
Very charming and spacious cottage built entirely with rocks and with a thatched roof. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children Suitable for a couple or family up to four. Open plan with double bed and two single bed/couches.

Suikerbos Cottage
Popular for its large wooden deck with stunning views of the mountains and valleys. Sleeps 6 people (max 4 adults) Min. booking for 4 sharing. Ideal for two couples sharing or a group of up to six. Two bedrooms with double beds and two single beds in the living room.

Akasia Cottage
Very comfortable one-bedroom cottage on the hill surrounded by natural rock and indigenous veld. Stunning views! Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. Suitable for a couple or group of up to four. One bedroom with king size bed or 2 single beds. Two single bed/couches in the open plan living room.

Karee Cottage
Cosy open-plan cottage high up on the hill with breathtaking views in all directions. Sleeps 2 people max. Both ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds.

Olienhout Cottage
Cosy open-plan cottage highest up on the hill with breathtaking views in all directions. Sleeps 2 people max. Both ideal for a couple or two friends sharing. Open plan bedroom/living room with king size bed or two single beds.

Facilities
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV in room
  • fireplace
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • rock art (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities

Directions
You will find Saamrus Guest Farm on Google Maps. The directions below will take you on the quieter route to Saamrus.

From Pretoria North:
1. Take the Pelindaba toll road out of the city to Hartbeespoort Dam.
2. Get off the toll road at Pelindaba Toll Plaza and turn left towards the R104 / R512 passing the dam on the left-hand side.
3. Continue all the way to the T-junction with the R560 Krugersdorp Road.
4. At the T-junction turn left onto the R560 towards Krugersdorp/Skeerpoort/Hekpoort.
5. Continue on the R560 past Skeerpoort and Hekpoort for approx 40kms.
6. Just before the end of the R560, close to the R24 T-junction you will see the Saamrus sign on your right.
7. Turn right onto the 1.5km farm road. If you come after dark, you can just look out for the shiny reflectors along the road.
8. The first section is paved and fine for all vehicles, but the second half of the road can be slippery and difficult for low cars in wet weather. However, it is still drivable by car if you drive slow and carefully. Just go slow and keep the wheels on the high areas, and you should be fine.
9. Once you have passed through the tall Blue gum trees, there is a sharp turn to the right along the game fence. Just after the sharp turn, look out for the turn to the left to cross the river. There is a sign for Saamrus.
10. After the bridge, the road runs straight along the fence until you get to a T- junction. Turn left to Saamrus. Once you passed the entrance, please look out for the Reception on the right. Ring the brass bell at the door for attention.

From Pretoria East/South, Johannesburg North/Sandton:
1. Take the N14 / R28 to Krugersdorp.
2. At the traffic lights, N14 / Hendrik Potgieter intersection (there is a SASOL garage) turn right towards Tarlton / Ventersdorp.
3. Continue towards the next T-junction for approx. 10kms.
4. At the T-junction, turn right on the R563 and keep right towards Hekpoort.
5. Continue for 23kms to the next T-junction in Hekpoort.
6. Turn left onto the R560.
7. Continue for approx. 15kms.
8. Continue from points 6 above for Pretoria North above.

From Johannesburg Central/West:
1. Take the R47 / Hendrik Potgieter towards Tarlton.
2. At the N14 Krugersdorp intersection, cross straight over and continue to the T-junction at
the R563. 3. At the T-junction, turn right on the R563 and keep right towards Hekpoort.
4. Continue for 23kms to the next T-junction in Hekpoort.
5. Turn left onto the R560.
6. Continue for approx. 15kms.
7. Continue from points 6 above for Pretoria North above.