Highgrove House

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

PRICING FROM

$ 302 (Pps)

Overview

Set amid indigenous forests and surrounded by 64 ha of avocado, banana, litchi and olive trees, Highgrove House is an exclusive luxury retreat that has been carefully restored to its colonial splendour. The homestead lies in the Kierpersol area of the Drakensberg Escarpment.

Eight spacious suites in the grounds have sweeping views across the valley. The large swimming pool is surrounded by tropical gardens with lovely views. Breakfasts are served al fresco under the Victorian gazebo in the garden. The cuisine at Highgrove is highly rated with a four course fine dining menu included in your stay. It also has an exceptional wine cellar as well.

Activities include horse riding, walking, bird watching, hot air ballooning, a day in the Kruger Park, or exploring the scenic wonders of the region. TGCSA 5 star Country House.

The Orchard Spa offers spacious treatment rooms and views over the valley coupled with the professional service from their staff. It’s now one of the best spas in the region.

Highgrove House on the map

Rooms

Luxury Rooms

The six luxury and two orchid suites all have overhead fans and separate sitting rooms with log fires.

 

Orchid Suites

The two orchid suites have overhead fans and separate sitting rooms with log fires. But they also have their own gardens with private swimming pools, outside shower. And off the bathroom is your own personal sauna.

 

Highgrove House Review

Highgrove remains a slightly old-fashioned 'colonial' country house hotel. But the rooms are well-furnished, spacious and supremely comfortable. Everything is looking fresh with well-maintained gardens and lovely countryside views.

I stayed in one of the two orchard suites which was palatial in size with its own garden and even a decent sized swimming pool, not just a little plunge pool. There was also your own personal sauna! Before dinner I enjoyed a lovely spa treatment at their spa which is a couple of minutes walk from the homestead.

The décor will not suit a younger couple looking for a more contemporary style. BUT there is no denying that the suites give you oodles of space and refined comfort so many older couples may prefer this style.

I would also say that most people would prefer it over Summerfields in the coldest winter months of June and July with its cosy log fires and underfloor heating.

The formal four course dinner was delicious and there was no stinting on portion sizes. My only small gripe is that I do think that the restaurant is too formal for today’s traveler. The restaurant was very hushed with everyone feeling that they had to talk in whisphers!

So Plus points are size and general appointments of the rooms, excellent food.  Minus points are that the colonial style may not be to everyone's taste and the restaurant was way too formal.  It just needs to lighten up...

Cedarberg : Kate Bergh

Includes

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

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