Experience barefoot luxury at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Summerfields Rose Retreat

A 5-Star luxury retreat along the Sabie River, the Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa offers luxury accommodation in the form of tented suites. Hazyview is the perfect base for those planning a trip to the Kruger National Park and a drive along the Panorama Route.

Owners, Andre and Ilse, had a vision to make the Summerfields Rose Retreat an environment where active farming and a warm environment could co-exist.

Since its creation in 2002, they have been working to create this beautiful lodge that not only has an exquisite dining area, but also has an award-winning spa – the Rose Spa.

Summerfields emphasises comfort, relaxation and romance, which makes it the perfect escape for couples. Your privacy is very well-respected while the attentive staff are always available to attend to your needs.

At Summerfields Rose Retreat, there are 11 luxury tented suites available, as well as a Forest Room and their new Jackalberry luxury tented suite.

Accommodation at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa

All luxury tented suites have amazing attention to detail, with specially-designed furniture, percale linen and the tantalizing scent of freshly-cut roses.

The suites are surrounded by the beautiful sounds of nature – cascading water, bird calls and the occasional hippo snort are just some of the sounds you will enjoy when staying at Summerfields.

All the tented suites are air-conditioned with additional ceiling fans, double luxury vanities and an outdoor shower and luxury bath. Quality toiletries and a private fridge are provided for your comfort.

The suites are equipped with large bath sheets, a bath robe, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer and electronic safe. Selections of current magazines are also available to help keep you entertained.

The Forest Room is a timber suite that is substantially bigger than the tented suites. The room is equipped with air-conditioning and heating, complementary mini-bar, a covered open-patio with loungers, a desk, coffee-station with a Nespresso machine and luxury linen sheets.

Honeymooners and young couples will love the comfort and seclusion of the Forest Room. The open-plan suite is perfect for travellers seeking inspiration and a quiet getaway from the busy urban life. You will receive the all-star treatment which includes dinner, bed and breakfast and complimentary drinks.

The new, luxury Jackalberry Tented Suite overlooks the Sabie River and is fully-equipped to give you the ultimate experience during your stay. A stay in the Jackalberry Suite is an all-star treat; it includes dinner, bed and breakfast, and complimentary drinks such as House wines, local beers and soft drinks.

The suite is equipped with air-conditioning and heating, complementary bar stocked with a wide selection of local wines and spirits, a covered open-patio with loungers, a desk, coffee-station with a Nespresso machine and luxury linen sheets.

Facilities and fine dining at Summerfields Rose Retreat

Summerfields Rose Retreat

Expect a gastronomic experience like no other at Summerfields River Café. The romance of Summerfields can be felt throughout the café; attention to detail can be seen in the preparation of the food to the settings of the tables.

The River Café is a bistro-type restaurant on the river and is open daily for breakfast and lunch.

The menu changes according to the season and what is available in the organic garden. The River Café was a winner in the prestigious 2016 World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

Bookings are essential and subject to availability. The restaurant is not Halaal or Kosher but they will be happy to assist with delicious vegetarian meals.

Don’t forget to spend a day in the Summerfields Rose Spa which is open daily. The spa is surrounded by bush-clad mountains on the banks of the Sabie River. Facilities include a steam room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, Vichy shower, changing rooms and a hydro walk along the banks of the Sabie River.

Other enjoyable activities available on the farm include farm and rose tours as well as walks through the orchards. Kruger National Park Safaris and Panorama tours can also be organised.

What do people say about Summerfields Rose Retreat

Summerfields Rose retreat

The Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa has won a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor in 2018. The rates for rooms at Summerfields range from R3,495 to R6,160 per person per night.

“We really enjoyed our stay at Summerfields. The location is stunning and we loved our beautifully furnished tent which overlooked the gushing Sabie river. The grounds are lovely and definitely worth a walk around. We had an early morning massage over the river which was excellent and amazing value for money.” – Resort TripAdvisor.

“We had a lovely weekend at the retreat. The staff was welcoming and accommodating of our early game drive plans (the breakfast they packed for us was delicious!!). The food was great as was the wine we got overlooking the beautiful river. The tents were great and felt very luxurious. As a retreat/spa we loved it, just was a little farther from Kruger than we thought. Wish we could have stayed longer!” – Michelle TripAdvisor.

“We had breakfast at the River Cafe and was treated on their beautiful food. After this we enjoyed different spa treatments and loved the unique setting at the Sabie River. No oriental music come close to this calming effect of the rushing waters. The therapists were well qualified and very professional. The whole experience was out of this world!” – Karne TripAdvisor.

Top reasons to stay at Summerfields Rose Retreat

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  1. Hazyview is close to the most popular tourist attractions in Mpumalanga, and Summerfields is ideally located near popular locations such as Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route. Fun activities can be found nearby as well.
  2. For the quality of service and beautiful views, Summerfields is well-priced and great value for money.
  3. Service is perfect from every angle, be it the restaurant, spa or accommodation, the staff go above and beyond to make sure your stay is a memorable one.
  4. Accommodation is both tranquil and comfortable, offering you true relaxation in the heart of Hazyview.
  5. Mouth-watering breakfast, lunch and dinner options keep you coming back for more.

There is so much to enjoy and experience at Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, you definitely have to cross it off your bucket list – and make sure to stay more than one night.

To book a stay at the Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, call them today on 013 737 6500/082 611 6956 or emailreservations@summerfields.co.za. Visit their website at www.summerfields.co.za.

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