Imithi Bush Chalet

Entire chalet hosted by Gigi

  1. 8 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 7 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
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This is one of the few places in the area with a pool.


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Located in Buffelspoort in the North West region, Imithi Bush Chalet offers a rustic two-story self-catering unit that is well equipped for a holiday or weekend get-away in the bush. Featuring two decks, a barbecue area and space for up to 9 guests, the accommodations is set within a short walking distance from the river. Set on the beautiful Utopia Nature Estate, guests have access to three swimming pools, tennis courts and putt putt as well as hiking trails.

A wonderful bush experience.

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Warm Greetings from iMithi and may you enjoy your time here.

Utopia Nature Estate is a nature getaway located 135 km from Johannesburg and 111 km from Pretoria. The estate is nestled in the Magaliesberg mountains in South Africa’s North West Province. Utopia Nature Estate offers relaxation in the African bush and a tranquil escape in nature with its small wildlife, abundance of birds and star-filled nights.

Imithi Bush Chalet is on the Utopia Nature Estate and is a rustic, bohemian, 2-level wooden chalet with a thatched roof, nestled among the trees in Utopia Nature Estate, 8.8 km from Buffelspoort. Imithi means ‘the trees’ in isiXhosa. This chalet is suitable for families and groups of 9 guests.

Imithi is suitable for people wanting to relax, family holidays and adventurous nature lovers with its close access to gorge hikes, river swimming and lovely sunsets from the deck.

It blends in with nature and offers 2 inside rooms sleeping 4 guests, and space for 6 additional guests in alcoves and common area. . Downstairs comprises a lounge with an alcove with a single bed, and a private room with a queen-size bed. The lounge suite can accommodate 2 adults or 3 children for additional beds. There is a bathroom with a shower and a toilet, as well as a kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped, including a fridge, an oven and stove, and a microwave.

Upstairs is a loft alcove with a single bed, and an extension of the loft alcove, which contains a queen-size bed and a single bed. There is also a bathroom with a corner bath and a toilet upstairs, as well as a deck, from where guests can watch spectacular sunsets, gaze at the stars and enjoy the surroundings.

The chalet has electricity. Doors from the lounge lead to a rainproof lower deck below which is a stone braai area where outdoor braise and evening meals can be enjoyed. The chalet offers close access to the beautiful mountain river where guests can enjoy a swim in the fresh spring water. Activities include swimming in pools and river, stargazing, night walks, hiking and bird watching.

Public amenities

The estate offers 2 children’s swimming pools and an adult training pool. There are 2 tennis courts at the clubhouse, as well as putt putt and a playground for the little ones. There is an outdoor chess set.

The nature reserve offers various hiking trails, which all lead to the river. The flora and fauna is beautiful and you may spot a variety of small animals such as dassies, baboons and wild boar wondering around.

Please have a look at our guidebook to see what is available a short distance from Utopia. This includes 10 Flags Theme Park for family entertainment and game drives.

The Magaliesberg was declared a biosphere in June 2015 by UNESCO.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Shared pool
Private hot tub
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Where you’ll be

South Africa

Nearby attractions
- Hiking in the adjacent Tonquani Gorge (by permit from the Mountain Club of South Africa)
- Ten Flags entertainment theme park with multiple games and rides.
- Cycling or walking over Breedts’ Nek Pass, unfortunately no longer recommended for vehicles (10 km)
- The cable-suspension Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, starting from Sparkling Waters Hotel (10 km)
- Camping and watersports at Buffelspoort Dam (8 km) or Olifantsnek Dam (30 km)
- Shopping, entertainment and restaurants in Rustenburg’s Waterfall Mall (30 km)
- Sun City casino and entertainment and Pilanesberg Game Reserve (70 km)
- Hartbeespoort entertainment, markets and restaurants (60 km)

Hosted by Gigi

  1. Joined in March 2016
  • 32 Reviews
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During your stay

I will be available on cell phone should you experience any problems. There is a weekend site manager on the nature reserve who's number will be on the entrance gate. It is suggested you take the number in case of any problems.
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy