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.
"We have never stayed in such a beautiful place ever. The peace and beauty of this place is food for the soul. The rooms are luxurious, huge and so warm. The friendliness of the staff is out of this..."
"Was very disappointed with the food. Far from 5 Star food and service. Not good value for your money. Breakfast is good but luch and dinner can compare to 3 Star with a tite budget. Not 5 Star as it..."
"Disappointing stay......unless you dont mind sharing with bugs"
18 Jun 2017
By Michelle M, London, United Kingdom
"We were really lookomg forward to a restful night away at this beautiful country house but such a disappointing experience:
1. Issues with pricing - the price on booking.com is incorrect (lower than..."
"visited with my wife post a long safari in Botswana needed to chill out
What a great hotel with a brilliant chef Lorenzo, just brilliant.
A fantastic very relaxing venue will try to get back again..."
"We stayed over for a romantic night away for our anniversary... It was a really unique experience, the manor is beautiful! The staff are all very friendly, efficient and helpful! They really made us..."
"Very quiet manor and environment, clean and spacious rooms, very friendly and helpful staff, excellent cook, good selection of wines, beautiful garden, swimming pool inviting..... what more do you..."
"The service was excellent, the house is stunning & the food was divine! It was good to be back & see the difference from when I was a child to what it has become today, as well as learn more of the..."
"Very comfortable stay with very good food, good walks around the estate,lovely big swimming pool with plenty of room around with.recliniing beds, would recommend this place to anybody and for a last..."
"We spent a weekend at Welgelegen Manor for our 2nd anniversary.
On the whole, the weekend was excellent. The manor building and grounds are fantastic - it feels like you have been transported back..."