The Elements

Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 450
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,350 - 1,350
Pets Permitted?

NB: Always check with the getaway about taking your pets, so make your intentions clear when you send an enquiry.

The Elements is a rustic house set in the Magaliesberg Mountains on an established small-holding that has been drawing power from the natural elements for around 10 years. The house is basic but ideal for an escape from the city. The house has one bedroom with a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. An additional single bed can be added on request. There is a basic kitchen area and outdoor seating with views for miles. <br /><br />Sunshine rules the energy on this exclusive retreat, it pumps the borehole water, lights the light bulbs and cools the fridges. When the sun is resting and the clouds roll in, the wind turbine takes over her easy load and the same efficiency is achieved. The beautiful power of our natural elements are your hosts, so come and absorb their energy. Relax, take a walk in the mountains or cycle many of the spectacular bike trail in this pristine environment.<br /><br />The beautiful surroundings of the house are perfect for guests who want to get lost in nature. The Magaliesberg Mountains are rich with hiking trails, gullies and kloofs and are a playground for hikers, rock climbers and abseilers.
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02 Mar 2017
Jaco du Plooy
"Horrible! Stay away. 1 star...should be 0."
"The Elements"
31 Dec 2016
Willem, South Africa
"Booked for 4 nights - Stayed 1 - slept 0Cottage infected with wood lice. The lice (numerous species appeared from the wood work) at about 11 pm and started to hunt.Fortunately I am a relative expert on wood lice. My first action was to strip naked so that I could feel any landing on my body. They were every where; living room, bedroom and bathroom. There is a fly swat in the cottage which proved to be very effective. I killed a large number and left some for the owner next to the bed, on the kitchen work surface and the bathroom (walls and ceiling). I brought some specimens home and took numerous photographs. The next morning when I left the owner/manager was not around and I told the attendant what I haf left behind.There is only one naturalt enemy for the wood louse and that is ants. They had an absolute feast on the bigger and juicier specimens.Will not be back and do not even want a refund for the payment I made."
"Signage needed"
27 Jun 2016
Angela, South Africa
"The place is great, but hard to find in the dark,'Turn right at the gum tree' is not useful when, a) there are many gum trees and b) the gum tree is not on the edge of the road."
"Something different"
18 Apr 2016
Graeme, South Africa
"we had a fantastic stay.They decor and design is truly unique and artistic.It's exactly what we were looking for!Our only comment would be that the second house is back to back with your neighbors, so it you can literally hear the entire conversations and music.If you don't mind sharing a space, then it's recommended."
"Sweet Rustic"
24 Dec 2015
Wendy, South Africa
"The Elements delivered as promised - big windows, pastoral and mountainous views, horses and cows grazing... Loved the big shower and wish we had the time to use the outdoor pizza oven. Our cat hid away from the free-roaming chickens. Comfy bed, fresh flowers from the garden on arrival. Great place to veg out and to use as a central base for Magalies excursions. Ask host Paul about his innovative and sustainable building methods."
"Great getaway."
28 Sep 2015
MITCHELL, South Africa
"Great couple nights away from Joburg. Rustic and basic yet clean and tidy. And our pup had a great time exploring."
"Best ever weekend"
13 Aug 2015
Ramona, South Africa
"What an amazing place. Off the grid. Quiet. Has a pizza oven :) We had an extremely relaxing stay at The Elements. Thank you very much. Highly recommended."
"Ideal for getting away from everything"
17 Nov 2014
Andre, South Africa
"We had a lovely relaxing 4 days, just enjoying the quiet and recharging."
14 Oct 2014
Lisa, South Africa
"Life off the grid. Interesting to meet Paul and to understand how he has lived off solar and wind power for 12 years, and to experience it all first hand. A very rustic, bachelor experience (i.e. - bare necessities), lovely setting (apart from the workshop store room next door) and good to be away from Jo'Burg. If you like life's little luxuries, this would not be for you, but if you want to get a little closer to living off the land, go for it!"
"Perfect break away"
29 May 2014
Hanri, South Africa
"We had a fantastic stay at The Elements. Its perfect for guests who would like to break away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Taking you back to your roots with only solar heating and a fire to keep you warm, a sunset as your television, perfect nature to get lost in, and the quiet noise of birds and jackals in the evening. Do not expect luxury, but only a place to find yourself again."