The beautifully restored Welgelegen Manor carries the charm and luxury of a bygone era, and being just over one hour's drive from Jozi makes this a perfect weekend getaway.
The attention to detail is exactly what you'd expect, from the warm welcome to the manicured garden and tasteful decor.
There's a range of suites on offer from the highly-rated Carriage House and Garden Suites to the Manor House suites, all of which are equally comfortable with spacious proportions.
The bar, pool deck, TV theater, billiard room and library make up the rest of the facilities, and don't forget to take a stroll through the gardens!
This is the type of place where you leave feeling fully relaxed and refreshed, this getaway really is a gem.
Set in the tranquil farmlands of Balfour, Mpumalanga, just an hour's drive from Johannesburg, lies the magnificently restored Welgelegen Manor designed by South Africa's iconic architect, Sir Herbert Baker in 1913. This is the ideal getaway for a country-house weekend, a small conference, or an intimate garden wedding.<br /><br />A sense of peace and tranquility greets you on arrival, echoing through the reception rooms with original fireplaces for cold winter nights, and spacious, luxury guest suites where every comfort is catered for. Beautifully appointed, the suites have been designed to enhance the style and elegance of yesteryear.<br /><br />If you're not soaking up the sun next to the large, sparkling pool or having a drink in our cosy bar, have a game of billiards or board games in our games room. For the book worm, the "Ladies Lounge" or our secluded courtyard is ideal to enjoy your own company with a good book and a cup of tea with home baked treats.<br /><br />Welgelegen is renowned for its wine cellar with a host of fine vintage wines. Select yours to enjoy with the fine dining experience offered. <br /><br />Activities on the premises: Team Building, Golf Driving Range, Croquet, Billiards, Board Games and Bird Watching.
"The rooms are really nice and look good. The food portions were really small but the quality was great.
There are a lot of bees and mosquito's which attack you. We had a few people who were stung by..."
"We go to southern Africa a lot. Explore new things every time. And before we go home we look for a place to relax at the pool and to enjoy great hospitality and food. Welgelegen Manor is a perfect..."
"What a wonderful time we had at the peaceful and pristine Welgelegen Manor. The gardens are beautiful, the birdsong magnificent and the food outstanding! Chef Chris is a gastro magician and Butler..."
"We recently visited Welgelegen Manor for the third time and we were happy to see the quality was still exquisite. The manor itself is beautifully situated with great vistas and a manicured garden. It..."
"No one would describe Balfour as beautiful, nor the short drive from there to the gate to Welgelegen Manor, but once you arrive at the house all is very well indeed. A fine old building, beautifully..."
"We enjoyed our stay very much. The staff are all vey pleasant and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and reminiscent of a time gone by. I would however that if you are staying in the rooms which lead..."