Escape to Paradise: The 5-Star Highgrove House Country Hotel in Mpumalanga!

Highgrove House Country Hotel

Craving a romantic, family or group getaway that seamlessly blends luxury with nature? Look no further than Highgrove House Country Hotel, a hidden gem nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Hazyview, Mpumalanga.

This 5-Star, multi-award winning Country House Hotel offers an unparalleled experience, combining exquisite accommodation, gourmet dining, and a tranquil farm setting, all within easy reach of Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.

Voted The Best Small Luxury Hotel in the world on a number of occasions, Highgrove House Country Hotel is actually a restored 1800s farmhouse set amidst macadamia nut and avocado trees. Their Orchard Spa offers intimate and therapeutic treatments while the Royal restaurant provides on-site award winning dining.

Highgrove House is indeed one of the best-kept secrets in South Africa. Many of their previous guests can only sing praises about their stay at the hotel. Read below. 

Accommodation at Highgrove House Country Hotel

Highgrove House isn’t your typical cookie-cutter hotel. Here, you’ll find a collection of beautifully appointed suites, each a haven of comfort and sophistication. Imagine waking up to the gentle South African sunrise filtering through your private veranda, overlooking the sprawling macadamia and avocado farm. The six Standard Luxury Suites, perfect for couples, offer a cozy sitting room with a fireplace, and a pristine en-suite bathroom. Up your game with these suites, featuring even more space than a standard hotel room and enjoy a touch of old-world charm with Persian carpets and porcelain accents.

For the ultimate indulgence, consider the two private Executive Suites. Imagine your own oasis, complete with a private swimming pool, outside shower and sauna, all enveloped in the embrace of nature. Whether you’re on a romantic retreat or a family vacation, Highgrove House provides a perfect sanctuary to unwind and reconnect.

Completing the Old World country charm theme, each suite is designed to provide guests with the ultimate relaxation and privacy, with its unique decor and stunning views of the surrounding gardens. All suites feature a private veranda, king-size bed, air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub.

Make an online booking HERE.

Read their previous articleHERE.

Facilities at Highgrove House Country Hotel

Highgrove House goes beyond just providing a place to sleep. Their on-site facilities elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience. Take a dip in the sparkling swimming pool, surrounded by lush greenery, or unwind with a pampering treatment at the hotel’s renowned spa. In the evenings, savor a delectable meal at the hotel’s restaurant, where culinary artistry meets farm-to-table freshness.

Birthdays, intimate weddings and other significant celebrations can also be hosted at the hotel.

Things to do in Hazyview

Highgrove House’s prime location makes it the ideal base for exploring the surrounding wonders. Kruger National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife, lies just a 20-minute drive away. Here, you can embark on a thrilling safari adventure, spotting lions, elephants, rhinos, and a plethora of other incredible creatures in their natural habitat.

Don’t miss the awe-inspiring Panorama Route, a scenic journey boasting breathtaking viewpoints like God’s Window and the Blyde River Canyon. Besides hot air balloon rides, you can hike through dramatic landscapes, marvel at cascading waterfalls, and soak in the sheer majesty of nature.

The hotel is also located on a working farm producing macadamia nuts, avocados and honey. Here visitors can experience the beauty of nature, indulge in South African cuisine, and explore the culture of the region.

Highgrove House Country Hotel reviews

“Everything was just perfect. Food was magnificent, all the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful, rooms were superb – what else can one say? Would wholeheartedly recommend staying here – with absolutely no reservations,” writes hall838 on their TripAdvisor page.

rbergh546942 adds; “It is an awesome experience to stay at Highgrove House. Perfect privacy is insured, luxury, special service, attention to detail and all this in the magic setting of beautiful trees. We stepped into a perfectly preserved British colonial house and were made to feel special during our entire stay by a charming staff. We highly recommend!”

“This was our second visit to this beautiful little boutique hotel set in the middle of a macadamia nut/ avocado farm. We were lucky enough to stay in the executive suite which is a large luxurious suite with its own pool and sauna. The attention to detail is excellent and they literally anticipate your needs. The food is sublime and the resident chef Thelma is a culinary wizard!!! The manager and staff Tracy and Jolene are hugely attentive and very entertaining. I can’t fault them on anything and look forward to our next stay,” says Charmaine.

Whether you crave relaxation amidst breathtaking scenery or yearn for unforgettable adventures, Highgrove House Country Hotel caters to your every desire. Book your stay today and allow yourself to be enveloped in the magic of this South African paradise.

Highgrove House Country Hotel is located between Hazyview & Whiteriver, R40, Kiepersol. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 11 455 0210; email or visit them online at Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

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