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.
Welcome to Welgelegen Manor, a haven of tranquility nestled in the picturesque farmlands of Balfour, Mpumalanga. Only an hour's drive from the bustling city of Johannesburg, this magnificent estate was designed by none other than South Africa's iconic architect, Sir Herbert Baker, back in 1913.

Escape to the idyllic countryside and immerse yourself in the beauty of Welgelegen Manor. Whether you're seeking a serene country-house weekend, planning a small conference, or envisioning an intimate garden wedding, this enchanting destination has it all.

As you enter the property, a sense of peace washes over you, captivating your senses. The reception rooms, adorned with original fireplaces, exude warmth and charm, inviting you to cozy up during chilly winter nights. The luxurious guest suites, thoughtfully designed to embrace the elegance of yesteryear, offer a sanctuary of comfort and relaxation.

When you're not basking in the sunshine by the expansive, glistening pool or enjoying a refreshing drink at our cozy bar, indulge in a game of billiards or board games in our charming games room. For our bookworm guests, our "Ladies Lounge" and secluded courtyard provide the perfect atmosphere for solitude and literary bliss, accompanied by a steaming cup of tea and delectable home-baked treats.

At Welgelegen Manor, we take pride in our renowned wine cellar, boasting a selection of exquisite vintage wines. Choose the perfect bottle to complement your fine dining experience, enhancing your culinary journey with every sip.

For those seeking a bit of adventure, we offer a range of activities right on the premises. Challenge your colleagues with team building exercises, perfect your swing at the golf driving range, try your hand at croquet, indulge in a friendly game of billiards, or unleash your competitive spirit with a variety of board games. And should you desire a moment of serenity, immerse yourself in the art of bird watching.

Welcome to Welgelegen Manor, where tranquility, luxury, and unforgettable moments await.
TripAdvisor ® Traveller Reviews
12 Feb 2023
By derekmG4348LX
"What a fabulous stay - definitely exceeded my expectations. The staff are amazing, particularly Norman who does many different roles... porter, waiter, sommelier, tour guide, and just a lovely person..."
"Stay @ Welgelegen Manor"
03 Jan 2023
By katlego_810, Cape Town Central
"Welgelegen Manor is a lovely, historic location that comes out of nowhere. Ronel and her team go out of there to make the stay hospitable and personal. Highly recommend it for families and couples..."
"Welgelegen Manor Stay over"
19 Apr 2022
By FILI V, Boksburg
"From the day we arrived, we were treated like royals. Thank you to Ronel and Norman for looking after us and spoiling us the whole time. The suite was beautiful and clean and we had a cozy fire the..."
"My Stay"
10 Mar 2022
By 553corinne, Sandton
"Food - was good. Service from Lawrence was good. Warm welcome from Ronel No WIFI No TV Signal 10h20 - 3 people knocked at the door to basically all me to leave. Happy for a gentle reminder but 3..."
"Restful Sanctuary"
06 Jan 2022
By 663nataliee, Klerksdorp
"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..."