Absolute Leisure Cottages

Absolute Leisure Cottages is found in the Mpumalanga Highlands en route between Gauteng and Kruger, Mozambique and Swaziland, just off the N4 Maputo Corridor. Venture into the quaint, quiet, historical village of Machadodorp/EnTokozweni, and Absolute Leisure is situated in the heart of the village, a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants. This is a 3 star self-catering establishment graded by the TGCSA, Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Absolute Leisure Cottages has just received its COVID-19 TBCSA Compliance Certificate. It comprises two adjacent properties with an inter-leading gate between spacious gardens. There are a total of 26 beds in a variety of cottages and units.

Just 1 More Cast Cottages, established in 2003, has four separate cottages, accommodating up to 16 people, and Machado House, established 2009, has three separate units and sleeps up to 10 people.

Just 1 More Cast Cottages
The cottages at Just 1 More Cast each have oregon pine country fly fishing decor. Duckworths Dargle Delight thatched cottage sleeps eight, Wickhams Fancy is an open plan Family cottage sleeping four with two beds or a king bed and two bunk beds, and Blue Dun and Cats Whisker are couple cottages.

Machado House
Machado House is a beautiful old Victorian house converted into three separate units. All decors are set in the Victorian period, creating a wonderful historical experience. There is a stunning shared sundowner verandah around Machado House, popular for late evening socials and al fresco breakfasts. The units can be booked individually, or the whole house can be opened up for a party of up to 10 people. BaKoni and EnTokozweni units each have two bedrooms and Geluk unit is a couple unit.

All cottages and units at Absolute Leisure Cottages have cosy log fireplaces for the cool Winter nights. In addition there are electric blankets and extra blankets on the beds. For the warm Summers fans are supplied to keep guests' cool. Every unit or cottage is self contained with its own full kitchen, lounge and dining areas and bathroom.

Crisp cotton bedding, towels and soaps are provided, and every unit is fully equipped for self catering. Large child friendly gardens surround the properties with lovely locally made garden furniture for braiis (barbeques) and outdoor living. In Summer enjoy the luxury of fresh herbs from Absolute Leisure's Vegetable gardens to add to your salads and gourmet cooking.

Games, both outdoor and indoor, and a variety of sports equipment and books are available for visitors' use, as well as DSTV Hotel bouquet. Eat out, create your own meals or braai (barbeque). Our cook also supplies meals on request.

Safe off-road parking is provided, and the large, child friendly gardens are ideal for the kids.
Machadodorp is an ideal stop over en route to the Kruger Park, Swaziland or Mozambique, and a great weekend or school holiday break away for Gautengers. Relax into the quiet village life style, or tour the Mpumalanga Highlands and participate in our outdoor activities: horse riding, fly fishing, hiking and walking, historical site visits, mountain biking, rock climbing & abseiling all available close by, and visit our village Environmental Awareness Centre.

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  • "Excellent venue!"

    23 January 2017

    "We had a great stay in Machado! Thanks to Trina, Samson an Beauty, <br/>Cottage were clean comfortable, dinner with FRESH produce from the back garden. <br/>We allready recommended Leasure Cottages to our fellow hikers! Will definately stay over again!"

  • "Absolutely Wonderful"

    29 December 2016

    "Nice place for family outing. Everything was prepared as agreed before we go there. We stayed there for one night. I would recommend this place to anyone."

  • "Old style cosy rooms"

    31 May 2016

    "Friendly, helpful staff. I enjoyed the stay"

  • "Very Pleasant"

    24 November 2014

    "We stayed at Machado House for one night. The welcome was very friendly and the room was comfortable and clean.Thank you!"

  • "Very pleasant"

    02 May 2012

    "I really appreciated the TLC received. The suite was very clean and interesting too. Also appreciated the upgraded bath and the equipped kitchen area. Only negative is that DSTV did not offer much. In Joburg I have the basic four channels and was hoping for a nice variety. Had a nice supper at the nearby pub--very friendly folks."

  • "Very nice"

    15 August 2011

    "Our accommodation at Machado House in the "Geluk" unit was really lovely. The room was clean and tidy with very quaint finishes. The staff were friendly and welcoming."

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