Welgelegen Manor

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 2,300
Boutique Hotel
What We Say
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.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Overnight stay 23 - 24 September"
06 Oct 2017
By T6789NKcheryls, Greater Johannesburg
"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..."
"A stunning escape"
30 Sep 2017
By Charissa J, Durban
"A night's stay at Welgelegen with dinner and breakfast was a birthday gift, and what an amazing gift it was! We were greeted by the lovely staff and a welcome drink, and our room was absolutely..."
"Beautiful Welgelegen Manor"
26 Sep 2017
By Groves Delegate... G, Randburg
"My husband and I had date lunch at Welgelegen Manor, upon our arrival at the Manor we were warmly welcomed, we were given a tour of the Manor, the gardens even at the height of winter were..."
"Anniversary Stay"
26 Sep 2017
By Ken P, Johannesburg
"I booked at Welgelegen Manor for our 22nd anniversary. It was a surprise for my wife which she loved. She didn't figure it out till we literally got in at Reception. We were warmly welcomed to the..."
"Amazing is an understatement"
24 Jul 2017
By 207triciam, Gauteng
"Where do I even begin? This was the best mini vacation, weekend away we have ever taken with my sister. It had the best of everything. From services, to the people, the accommodation, the food..."
"Best stay ever"
10 Jul 2017
By paullC4583FF, Benoni
"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..."
"Welgelegen Manor"
25 Jun 2017
By Riaan K, Meyerton
"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..."
"Top Chef & quiet retreat"
07 Jun 2017
By alexnN5488BX, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"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..."
"Beautiful and unique experience!"
02 May 2017
By r0x2017
"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..."