What an amazing experience not just the area of Mpumalanga, but the lodge itself is really beautiful and on a huge macadamia nut farm which we were able to enjoy there and Lisa gave us a bag to take home with us on the day we left. Throughout our entire stay Lisa and her sweet family, were very welcoming, kind, accomadating and helpful and made us feel at home.That is how I can descibe being at Countrylane lodge it felt like home warm and comfortable. I had a cold when we arrived and Lisa's Mom made me hot lemon and honey with breakfast everyday. Breaskfast was delicious and served with delicious fresh exotic fruits everyday including a freshly made warm full english breakfast or personalised to your needs. Lisa also provided us with tips on where to go and even printed out a map for us to Pilgrims Rest. The rooms were spacious very clean and comfortable and we didnt have to sweat through the nights as there were both an airconditioner and a ceiling fan in the rooms, incl. bug sprays for those pesci mosquitos. The lodge itself is beautiful with warm country style deco and antiques with an African touch. the garden, lapa and pool were lovely where we enjoyed a BBQ on New years eve. We hope we can return there again one day and highly recommend Countrylanelodge to fellow travelers. We just wish our stay was longer as we were sad to leave. Very satisfied. warm wishes Bianca, Germany…
This was the ideal place to stop overnight after 11+ hours of flying from the UK before heading to the Kruger. The room we had was lovely, and the surroundings were so peaceful. We really enjoyed strolling around the gardens and macadamia trees. Our hosts were friendly, welcoming and really went the extra mile to make sure our stay was comfortable. I'd come again and would definitely recommend.
The way the family welcomes his guests is informal but respectful, giving services without obsessing, which is rare to find. Location is beautiful in a quiet part of the town, the room we had was large and very comfortable, with fan, aircon, and all the amenities you need and more. Tipical british breakfast was arranged as to suit our continental habits. We were helpfully advised about the visits we intended to pay to Kruger Park and the natural beauties along the Panorama Route. We received much from them, thank you.
We enjoyed our one night stay here. It gave us a chance to dive up to gods window & stick up with provisions before heading to krugar. The hosts were absolutely charming & answered all our questions. Lovely room with patio to enjoy a glass of wine or a g&t from the honesty bar. The room was fairly big as was the bathroom. Very clean. Really nice grounds. The only down side is having to drive on very dark roads when going out for dinner. Also, make sure you have offline maps or satnav as we drove for hour trying to find the lodge.
We had a fabulous stay here with some very friendly hosts who could not do enough for us. There were 5 of us staying and all of us had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. My 80 year old father enjoyed the peace and quiet of the garden and the healthy filling options for breakfast!