Malachite Manor

Malachite Manor

8 Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg 3257 South Africa
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4.5
#2 of 6 lodges in Underberg
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Situated in the 'Barriers of Spears' uKhahlamba region of the Southern Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, one of only 23 sites in the world that holds the Prestigious World Heritage Status for both its biodiversity and its cultural Heritage. Malachite Manor is a "one of a kind" 4-star, AA Superior-rated luxury boutique Guest Lodge. Providing a tranquil breakaway for the discerning traveler. Owner Mike Pieterse, lovingly designed and handcrafted the Manor - using Pin Oak, Cypress, and Kiaat timber sourced from the surrounding forests. The unique combination of traditional, contemporary, and comfortable features, includes 5 tastefully decorated rooms designed to cater to all your needs, intimate dining, a cozy bar with a fireplace for those colder mountain nights, and a gallery library for lazy days. Malachite Manor is a place in which you can truly kick back in style. Our Guests can enjoy scrumptious breakfasts and intimate a la Carte dinners in the Manor Restaurant. Malachite Manor is surrounded by a wonderful array of activities for you to experience during your stay. Hiking, birding, canoeing, horse-riding, fishing, and cycling are just a few ways to experience and appreciate the area’s abundance of natural beauty. The Legendary Sani Pass is within close proximity, boasting the highest pub in Africa at 3000m once you reach the top. An exhilarating drive whether in your own 4x4 vehicle or taken as a day trip with one of our local tour operators. Our Malachite Manor team would be delighted to welcome you and arrange any activity for you to enjoy and enhance your stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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geraldenehealey wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike and his staff were so accommodating we felt very welcome. The food was also very tasty. It was a pity about the rain but it gave us a chance to really unwind and relax. The only downfall was the road getting to the facility but with the overall experience being so good we lived with the roads being so bad.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mike Pieterse, Owner at Malachite Manor
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Hi Geraldene It was an absolute pleasure having you and your folks here. Wishing you all the best for your future endeavors and hopefully see your folks here again Kind Regards Mike
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Patrick L wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Setting absolutely beautiful - tranquil with lovely views. Reception warm and friendly and willing to go out of their way for us! Food excellent - and available to dining without pre booking. Rooms comfortable - only problem was the DSTV did not allow sport channels
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Joretha van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Malachite Manor
Responded 14 Sept 2023
Good day Patrick Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and rating we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our establishment, we are as well pleased that all of the amenities were up to your standard. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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heino wrote a review Mar 2023
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet and beautiful location in the majestic scenery of Dragensberge, some km outside Underberg with a beaitiful garden. We spend 2 relaxing days in this charming loadge, big and nice rooms, delicous prepared breakfast and dinner made this stay perfect.
We really can recommend Malchate for a stay in the Underberg area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mike Pieterse, Owner at Malachite Manor
Responded 28 Mar 2023
Hi Thanks for the great review Glad you enjoyed your stay with us Hope you have a great travel experience in south Africa
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dmagaz772770 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful time at Malachite, starting with the hospitality we got (friendly and helpful staff). The rooms are superb with a beautiful view. We enjoyed a braai that was prepared for us on one of the days and the horse riding in nearby Khotso. I would recommend this place for those I know.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Derek C wrote a review Feb 2024
Ballito, South Africa78 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely view from the garden terrace. Great place for afternoon tea under the shade of the lush green trees. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Meals are freshly prepared. Rooms are comfortable but in high summer could be hot as there is no Airconditioning. A desk fan is provided which is useful. The tasty complimentary shortbread biscuits with your morning coffee are a nice touch.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take the opportunity to have your afternoon tea or sundowners outside under the beautiful trees...
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Response from Joretha van Schalkwyk, Marketing at Malachite Manor
Responded 04 Feb 2024
Good day Derek Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful rating and review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our property, we aim for service excellence to ensure each and every client feels welcomed and comfortable We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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rlebat227659 wrote a review Jan 2021
Matatiele, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a fantastic time at the Manor. I really did not want to leave and I will definitely be coming back. the place is so peaceful, I needed to rest and the place delivered!! the views are amazing and the room was clean and so spacious. I really loved how the staff give attention to detail. nice people indeed!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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eaxels192545 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights,and liked this quiet,nice hotell. Friendly staff. The room was big and comfortable. The beds was very good. We enjoyed the outdoor terrasse,and the garden. The breakfast was good,but the so called coffie tasted like hot water. We also enjoyed the dinner.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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gosiamemontle wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I did enjoy my breakfast and the view. However the 4 stars I have been to so far are more up to standard than this one.
The receptionist was not wearing a mask on our arrival. She didn't seem eager to even help. Felt like I was bothering her by asking. I was not happy with my supper.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Mike Pieterse, Owner at Malachite Manor
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will certainly take this up with our Food and Beverage manager. Please could you let me know what the problem was with you food.so I can sort this out. Many Thanks Gail
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Lirey wrote a review Nov 2022
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very welcoming place tucked away in the trees. The surrounds are wonderful with a view over the dam. The room was very spacious with a comfortable bed, electric blanket and additional waterbottle!! In addition, everything was supplied to cope with the omnipresent load shedding. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfasts and superb evening meals.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pepe wrote a review Aug 2023
Langebaan, South Africa16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location out-of-town with the lodge set to overlook the dam. The lodge is charmingly decorated with great attention to detail. The unique fireplace adds to the cozy atmosphere. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable including the stoep hanging-chairs overlooking the dam. Elsa and team were exceptionally friendly / helpful, their service superb. Breakfast and dinner both delicious. An experience to repeat.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from MikePieters2018
Hello, Thank you for the message. We are in the process of building an Eco-pool, however it is not ready as yet. Hopefully we will have it up and running by December but we will update our website as soon as it is complete.
Derek C wrote a tip Feb 2024
Ballito, South Africa78 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the opportunity to have your afternoon tea or sundowners outside under the beautiful trees overlooking the private lake."
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Troisamies wrote a tip Nov 2023
Brussels, Belgium27 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to avoid the rooms Sapphire and Topaz. They don’t have a view on the landscape."
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wimpievwyk wrote a tip Jul 2018
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the luxurious rooms are comfortable with stunning views. Not to miss."
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Eric L wrote a tip May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa84 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think the ground floor rooms have a better view but the upstairs room we had on our first night was HUGE!"
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Fabysuzy wrote a tip Jan 2017
Geneva, Switzerland678 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the rooms with the terraces facing the pond and meadows. They have a nice view and are airy and bright."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,496 - R 2,899 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionUnderberg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malachite Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Malachite Manor?
Nearby attractions include The Himeville Museum (6.5 km), Pucketty Farm (7.9 km), and Sani Spoors (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Malachite Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Malachite Manor?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Malachite Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Malachite Manor?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Malachite Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and Moorcroft Manor Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Malachite Manor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Is Malachite Manor accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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