Welgelegen Manor

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from R 2,300
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
"The dreamiest place on Earth!"
24 Aug 2020
By havanan95
"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..."
"Conference & Team Building"
14 Nov 2019
By DorothyD818
"What a fabulous day we had. KTWash Conference and Team Building. Welgelegen staff were very helpful and went out of their way to accomodate us, food was fabulous. Would definately go back again..."
"As welcoming as ever"
30 Oct 2019
By allumgreen, uk
"This was our second stay at this extraordinary hotel, the decor is original and sumptuous our room is in the stable block and has a huge sleeping and living area along with a dressing room and..."
"Lovely history"
30 Jun 2019
By Curious00111296632, Gauteng
"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..."
"A real GEM in the middle of nowhere"
25 Apr 2019
By Wanderer28875920099, Pretoria
"From the accommodation to the staff and service, everything was outstanding. What I did however miss was a terrace where drinks could be served, there was no bar area and neither was there a food..."
"Lovely stay."
21 Apr 2019
By QuinnH74
"Absolutely amazing stay, loved the history and the setting of this incredible farm home. A few small issues, like no normal tea (only had rooibos) and no tomato sauce which is always nice on your..."
06 Mar 2019
By DALEEN P, Pretoria
"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..."
"Diamond of the Highveld"
07 Jan 2019
By PookeyPretoria, Pretoria
"I almost don't want to write this review in case too many people discover this wonderful place.Welgelegen is a Herbert Baker designed house, that has been thoughtfully adapted to both retain the..."
05 Jan 2019
By I614GEjonathanb, Thornton, Colorado
"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..."
"Lady of the Manor"
13 Nov 2018
By wendsanne, George
"You feel like you are living like a royal in this stately old home. The rooms, either in the main house, or the converted stables behind, are palatial. The grounds are extensive with views for..."