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.

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.

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.

Welgelegen is renowned for its wine cellar with a host of fine vintage wines. Select yours to enjoy with the fine dining experience offered.

Activities on the premises: Team Building, Golf Driving Range, Croquet, Billiards, Board Games and Bird Watching.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
"Restful Sanctuary"
06 Jan 2022
By 663nataliee, London, United Kingdom
"What an amazing hotel! If you are looking for some quiet time away this will be paradise. Norman was exceptional ensuring the service was unprecedented. Their is very little to do there and in the..."
"Perfect night, perfect property, perfect dinner!"
16 Nov 2021
By saraoJ7626GZ, The Woodlands, Texas
"Amazing staff. Only one night but food was perfect. The accommodation was pleasant, good quality for a bed, beautiful bathroom. The property and its location was just right for our journey. The peace..."
"Stately sanctuary"
16 Mar 2021
By bellabelle2021
"Hidtorical Cape beauty on the highveld provides an extraordinary blend of graceful architecture, spacious and elegant suites, sublime cuisine from the chef Eddie, attentive world class service from..."
"Welgelegen Manor - A jewel"
14 Dec 2020
By ChristaJeanCptFR
"Welgelegen Manor is an absolute jewel. We were treated like royals during our stay. We honestly felt like Lords of the Manor! The food was excellent and the table settings and decorations were..."
"Weekend @ Welgelegen Manor"
09 Dec 2020
By Ranookag
"A restful weekend in the country spent in a beautiful and tastefully elegant Manor.The suite we had was so large and well appointed, not to mention the lovely rose garden and surrounds.Dinner and..."
"Quiet Time"
07 Dec 2020
By dlecle263324
"The drive to Balfour might be a little strange depending on the route you take, but once you have negotiated the dirt road to the Manor, you are welcomed by the magnificent manor house and their..."
"Fly in to Welgelegen"
06 Oct 2020
By talliest2020
"I flew in with a friend for breakfast. The staff were super accommodating and friendly. Breakfast was exceptional. I can highly recommend the venue and its friendly staff. Simply beautiful..."
"Weekend away for 2"
05 Oct 2020
By andrea939804, Johannesburg
"Execellent personalized service and 5 star meals. Rooms are very large with excellent bathrooms and very clean. Location not the best, very little to do in the area, so a maximum of 2 to 3 nights..."
"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..."