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Tonquani Bush Chalet

Entire chalet hosted by Jo
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the chalet to yourself.
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Nestled in the heart of the Magaliesberg, just 90 minutes from the city lies an haven, a tranquil escape where you can relax the body, and rejuvenate the soul. It's the perfect getaway for a couple, a small family or friends, looking to indulge nature and live simply.

The space
‘Tonquani’ means “Beautiful place". A stylish self-catering space which is off the grid (no electricity), thus bringing you closer to nature. Gas operated geyser, stove and fridge/freezer, with limited light and soft ambience

The chalet is well-equipped for self catering, with a braai outside, and a balcony either side with 180 degree panoramic views. You are surrounded by nature, and the panoramic views make for a unique experience.

The kitchen and living space is homely and cosy, furnished in rosewood and Oregon, and offering a double bed. By contrast, the loft bedroom is light and airy with a queen-sized bed. Your bathroom is downstairs offers a bath, with a hot/cold shower directly outside.

Guest access
The Tonquani River flows about 30m below, great for swimming and sundowners, and after the recent fires, we are cutting a new path down past 'Tonquani's Rest', your own picnic spot under the recovering trees.

Surrounded by nature, the small wildlife, birdlife and stargazing makes for a unique bush experience. It is also fairly private, with your nearest neighbour some distance away.

There are several bush walks around the estate, a great opportunity to drink in your natural surrounds. Alternately, if you would like a day out hiking in the magnificent Tonquani Gorge, please let me know so I can pre-arrange a day pass (R80pppd).

The chalet is also within walking distance of Tonquani Restaurant (opens 11 Dec 20), a 'snoep' shop for those little things you may have left behind, and facilities which include a kid's playground, tennis courts, putt-putt, giant chess, a Chapel and three swimming pools, where you can braai, picnic, explore and swim in the rivers nearby.

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Other things to note
Minimum two guests - Same price for single booking.
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No electricity - gas fridge, freezer, oven geyser, and solar lamps only.
Bed linen and towels are provided according to number of guests.
Bath Towels are for personal use, bring own swimming towels
Towels for cleaning and wiping floors are provided,
Please leave the chalet as you found it, etc will incur fees
Limited capacity fridge / freezer.

R1000 key deposit prior to arrival for instances such as:
Loss, damage, breakage of property.
Bath towels or linen which have been used to clean floors.
Dirty dishes, dirty floors and any litter that needs picking up
Any bedding requiring laundry which was not requested in the booking.

ESTATE RULES: Zero Noise tolerance, 25km/hr, caution wildlife, no picking flowers or gathering firewood

FIRE / SMOKING:
No smoking inside, Use designated ashtrays. No discarded cigarette butts.
No open flames, wood burning, fires must be extinguished before retiring

FULL DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED FOR ANY INDICATION OF IRRESPONSIBLE CONDUCT WITH FIRE / SMOKING
Nestled in the heart of the Magaliesberg, just 90 minutes from the city lies an haven, a tranquil escape where you can relax the body, and rejuvenate the soul. It's the perfect getaway for a couple, a small family or friends, looking to indulge nature and live simply.

The space
‘Tonquani’ means “Beautiful place". A stylish self-catering space which is off the grid (no electricity), thus bring…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Bathtub
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Heating
Private entrance
Essentials
Pool
Crib
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

North-West Province, South Africa

Shambala is situated in Utopia Nature Resort. So while you have the privacy of the chalet and your surrounds, you're also part of the community. The chalet overlooks the river valley and the Tonquani Gorge, renowned for it's beauty and hiking trails.

Hosted by Jo

Joined in September 2018
  • 13 Reviews
During your stay
The chalet is all your's for your stay, it will be all set up and ready, and you'll have everything you need to know by the time you settle in. We're just a phone call away, but ANITA my host will welcome you on arrival and be available during your stay.
The chalet is all your's for your stay, it will be all set up and ready, and you'll have everything you need to know by the time you settle in. We're just a phone call away, but A…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm