Welgelegen Manor

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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
"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..."
"Excellen accomodation close to Johannesburg"
16 Apr 2017
By Heinz M, Hofstetten, Switzerland
"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..."
"Lovely historic accommodation"
28 Mar 2017
By elna-brad, Ramsgate
"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..."
"Last hotel of our holiday"
26 Feb 2017
By robertlF8554RK, Grantham
"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..."
20 Feb 2017
By Nicholas H, Johannesburg
"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..."
"Improbable luxury, romance and beauty within an hour of Johannesburg just down the N3"
19 Feb 2017
By jsn_chiaro, johannesburg
"So as a seasoned traveller you think you know all the little getaway hideaway spots about 1-3 hours out of Johannesburg, right? Those not unpleasant but rather predictable (and often amateurish..."
"Beautiful weekend getaway venue"
23 Jan 2017
By WendyN1604, Johannesburg
"We booked for the night for our wedding anniversary and felt absolutely spoilt and pampered from the moment we arrived and were welcomed by Rayna. We stayed in one of the stable rooms and it is..."
"Vintage English Country Wedding"
11 Dec 2016
By Simonè E
"Old country living lost to a modern world, uniquely captured here.Real old brass switches & door keys, silver teapots, antique photographs & furniture, marvelous architecture, a rose garden, married..."