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
"Decent Accomodation"
20 Jan 2018
By reuvennaidoo, Johannesburg
"The rooms are really nice and look good. The food portions were really small but the quality was great. There are a lot of bees and mosquito's which attack you. We had a few people who were stung by..."
"My stay was almost spoilt being stung by bees"
13 Nov 2017
By sollyl2017, Pretoria
"The place is the best getaway away from the buzzling day to day business and work activities. Every inch of service is personalised to a guest need`(s). Melissa and Eric went beyond my wildest..."
"third great stay"
12 Nov 2017
By eimert, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"We go to southern Africa a lot. Explore new things every time. And before we go home we look for a place to relax at the pool and to enjoy great hospitality and food. Welgelegen Manor is a perfect..."
06 Nov 2017
By amandabond007
"What a wonderful time we had at the peaceful and pristine Welgelegen Manor. The gardens are beautiful, the birdsong magnificent and the food outstanding! Chef Chris is a gastro magician and Butler..."
"A real gem"
04 Nov 2017
By margaretm0rris, Swansea, United Kingdom
"This is a really special place to stay. The staff were so welcoming and caring, the food was exceptional and it was like being whisked back in time to a more leisurely era but with every modern..."
02 Nov 2017
By Stalex24, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"We recently visited Welgelegen Manor for the third time and we were happy to see the quality was still exquisite. The manor itself is beautifully situated with great vistas and a manicured garden. It..."
"Wonderful place"
31 Oct 2017
By Heeln, London, United Kingdom
"sadly only had one night but this is a very special place! The grounds are stunning along with cozy well appointed rooms. Pool area and gorgeous rose garden are delightful. The staff are truly..."
"Lovely surprise"
19 Oct 2017
By Philip R, London, United Kingdom
"No one would describe Balfour as beautiful, nor the short drive from there to the gate to Welgelegen Manor, but once you arrive at the house all is very well indeed. A fine old building, beautifully..."
"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..."