Welgelegen Manor

Farm Rietbult On the R51, Balfour 2410 South Africa
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Experience the Exceptional Discover the lost art of gracious relaxation and sophisticated elegance at Welgelegen Manor - a little bit of old world country living, nestled in the Mpumalanga Highveld and just an hours drive from Johannesburg. From taking tea next to the fire in one of our beautifully appointed private lounges to choosing your favourite vintage from our premium wine collection, this Herbert Baker designed haven perfectly captures the spirit of understated luxury and personal attention. Welgelegen Manor is the ideal venue for a relaxed, stress free weekend away from the city. Bring your friends and family for a luxurious, yet relaxed atmosphere. Challenge your friends to a game of billiards or one of our board games and for the more energetic, practice your golf swing on our driving range, play a game of croquet, practice archery. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Game room
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Billiards
Fishing
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

Farm Rietbult On the R51, Balfour 2410 South Africa
Getting there
Johannesburg Intl Airport
65.6 km
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bellabelle2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Norman and a welcoming and helpful team including Emelly and Connie. Serene spa experience topped it off. A wonderful place to retreat to, close enough but away from it all!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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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dlecle263324 wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 friendly staff.

We immediately noticed the quietness. It was bliss.

We were upgraded to a palatial suite. I always judge a place by the coffee that they offer in the room, and I am pleased to say that filter coffee was offered, and topped up at my request.

Dinner was exquisite, lamb loin with some veges. It was a 3 course meal. Breakfast was traditional fare of eggs, bacon and so on. It is always a nice touch when the Chef presents himself to be complemented.

The only disappointment was that we had requested a late checkout which was approved, but on the day, the staff didn't allow it. We initially wanted to entertain our family for Sunday lunch, but the price was exorbitant, so we didn't book.

The history is incredible. I urge you to read the book that was printed with the construction and family history.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ranooka wrote a review Dec 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 breakfast was top notch, but best of all was the care and attention that we got from Norman and Emelly. We were thoroughly spoilt without feeling the staff hovering, were sorry we only booked for one night. Would highly recommend as a luxury weekend getaway. An added bonus was that it took us all of 15 minutes to get to the Manor😊
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Date of stay: November 2020
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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553corinne wrote a review Mar 2022
Sandton, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 people asking me to leave is aggressive especially since i was accommodating with regards to the lack of WIFI and TV.
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Derek M wrote a review Feb 2023
11 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 to chat to. Ronel and Hannlie were great too and gave us a personal tour of the impressive Mausoleum.

Our suite had 4 rooms ... bedroom, sitting room, dressing and luggage room, and beautiful bathroom. We spotted a jackal from the bathrom window.

The manor is even better than the photos on the website. We also had the extreme fortune to be the only guests that night (midweek) and so were able to explore the whole manor - several wings and stories and tour of cellar and wines by Norman. It reminded me of the book The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - where the kids go exploring an old stately home.

My only regret is not staying long enough to use the chess room and library and all the other rooms, and to explore the walking trails. Will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Natalie E wrote a review Jan 2022
Klerksdorp, South Africa27 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 surrounding areas. If you are one of those people that need something to do, you might not enjoy it. But if you enjoy a good book, great glass of wine, delicious food and a swim, you will love it.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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katlego_810 wrote a review Jan 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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. It's a heritage-perfect getaway just over an hour outside of Johannesburg.
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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
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sara o wrote a review Nov 2021
The Woodlands, Texas44 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 and the view I won't forget. The breakfast was delicious.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The entrance was a little hard to find at night. Just keep it up with the GPS.
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FILI V wrote a review Apr 2022
Boksburg, South Africa25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 whole time. The food and wine was superb and thank you to the Chef and all the other staff for looking after us. We definite recommend this Manor for a weekend stay anytime. Very Quit and you can only hear the birds singing. Exquisite!
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Date of stay: April 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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Philip R wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom54 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 maintained, delightful staff, great comfort and excellent chef and wine list. Enough of the latter ensures that even if you have a downstairs room, any noise from upstairs fades as your head hits the pillow. The views across the high veldt are stunning, the garden is beautifully maintained, and the place teems with birdsong. For us it was a perfect bolt hole to recover from the rigours of a family wedding that took place nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from WelgelegenManor, General Manager at Welgelegen Manor
Responded 20 Oct 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, we are looking forward to hosting you again on your next visit to South Africa. Your comments have been forwarded to the staff.
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sara o wrote a tip Nov 2021
The Woodlands, Texas44 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The entrance was a little hard to find at night. Just keep it up with the GPS."
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Daleen P wrote a tip Mar 2019
Pretoria, South Africa19 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 4 with extra door to pool area and very spacious"
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PookeyPretoria wrote a tip Jan 2019
Pretoria, South Africa176 contributions115 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't miss the Rose Garden"
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eimert wrote a tip Nov 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands45 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are great"
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Doug pullen P wrote a tip Nov 2016
Heidelberg150 contributions129 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"My Wife and I loved the upstairs room overlooking the however the 2 x 30 year old boys loved the outdoor Stable conversion."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,719 - R 4,907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaBalfour
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Welgelegen Manor
What are some of the property amenities at Welgelegen Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Welgelegen Manor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Welgelegen Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Welgelegen Manor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Welgelegen Manor?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Welgelegen Manor have airport transportation?
Yes, Welgelegen Manor offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Welgelegen Manor?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Welgelegen Manor?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.