Highgrove House Country Hotel: Relax and unwind in White River, Mpumalanga!

Highgrove House Country Hotel

Located on the scenic Panorama Route, near the Kruger National Park,Highgrove House Country Hotel in White River, Mpumalanga, is a charming 5-Star establishment that offers authentic South African experiences for individuals, romantic couples and travelling groups.

The property is a restored 1800s farmhouse set amidst macadamia nut and avocado trees, The Orchard Spa offers intimate and therapeutic treatments while the Royal restaurant provides on-site award winning dining. Eight exquisitely decorated garden suites are available at this multi-award winning Country House Hotel. Voted The Best Small Luxury Hotel in the world on a number of occasions, Highgrove House will certainly not disappoint.

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

Your accommodation at Highgrove House Country Hotel comprises eight exquisitely-decorated garden suites that offer a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The six Luxury Suites are designed to cater for up to 16 guests while the two spacious Executive Suites are designed for romantics and honeymooners.

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.

Facilities at Highgrove House Country Hotel

Guest facilities at the hotel include Wi-Fi, laundry and room service as well as a restaurant that provides guests with an opportunity to explore the rich flavours of South Africa. A Chaine des Rotisseurs inducted chef prepares dishes using locally sourced ingredients. There is secure parking and a large swimming pool. A full service spa offers a range of treatments designed to provide guests with the ultimate relaxation experience.

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


The hotel is 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.

There are many activities and attractions to enjoy near Highgrove House Country Hotel including hiking trails, hot air balloon rides over the scenic countryside and safaris in the Kruger National Park. The Panorama Route is also a popular destination, with stunning views of waterfalls and canyons.

Highgrove House Country Hotel reviews

“We last visited Highgrove more than 20 years ago and this trip exceeded our expectations! It is the perfect place for a relaxed weekend. Our suite was stunning, the food was delicious and the staff so helpful!” writes Jacqui C on their TripAdvisor page.

bsala466536 adds; “Very big suite with fireplace, pool and sauna. Delicious 5 course dinner and impeccable service. Beautiful garden and elegant interiors. We were welcomed in a really special way and treated like queens. Unforgettable!”

“We had the most amazing stay at Highgrove House, recommended to any one that’s enjoys luxurious and comfortable accommodation. Great setting out of this world cuisine. Friendliest staff that makes you feel so welcome,” says ndstefol.

If you’re looking for a luxury country holiday experience like no other, Highgrove House Country Hotel is the perfect destination for you. With its stunning views, world-class accommodation, and unique setting, it is sure to exceed your expectations. So why wait? Start planning your holiday at Highgrove House Country Hotel today!

Highgrove House Country Hotel is located between Hazyview & Whiteriver, R40, Kiepersol. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 83 675 1500 or +27 82 218 0058; email house@highgrove.co.za or visit them online at www.highgrove.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

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.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

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If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

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