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.
"Welgelegen Manor is nothing short of perfect. Every room is differently designed and gives off its own feel. The sunset views over the land are spectacular. The food and service is impeccable! 5-star..."
"Home has been beautifully restored and rooms very comfortable and spacious - service was excellent , well worth a stop over , and the history of the home is very interesting - mausoleum story well..."
"Spend 2 days there and was spoiled rotten - very tranquil and interesting farm with hidden gems and lots of history - staff very efficient and friendly - 5 star food and service
We stayed in room 4..."
"My wife and I found the Manor on TripAdvisor when planning our first trip to South Africa. It was an easy drive after landing in Johannesburg and we were feeling a bit jetlagged after our long trip..."