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Kings Grant Country Retreat

Sutherland Farm | District Road 527, Ixopo 3276, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 3 Ixopo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The room was great, food was excellent, staff was friendly... that's for the basics! The place is amazing, an old trappist mission. It's like spending the night in a museum. Beautiful gardens too! My only critic is the music in the restaurant area. We don't need that in such a serene place. King's Grant is off the beaten tracks, but... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The rooms are tastefully done up, the food delicious and the service friendly. A lovely place to stay for a quiet night away and I can imagine that it would be a beautiful wedding venue. Interesting history to the buildings too.

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pietermaritzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

King's Grant is the perfect getaway and being virtually equidistant between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, the ideal venue for a meet-up with our good friends. Located in a re-invented Trappist monastery, King's Grant oozes history and romanticism with the magnificent indigenous gardens adding huge dollops of natural beauty. No wonder the bird life makes this a favourite haunt for the tweeters... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

What a wonderful hidden gem in the middle of the Natal Midlands. We took a detour down to the Natal South Coast and spent a wonderful night at Kings Grant. We stayed in one of the self catering suites and just loved it. The gardens are beautiful and peace and tranquility abounds. The bird life was fantastic! The staff were... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Kings Grant is well kept (not all run down when we were there contrary to another report), wonderfully peaceful, and beautifully located. It's just outside of town but you are in town in less than 10 minutes. The individual modern, beautifully outfitted rondavels are as cozy as you could wish for. And since there is not any real place to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Kings Grant to some might be seen as rustic, with “rundown” buildings, however, to those who can appreciate its history and unique charm it’s a quaint establishment that makes you feel you have gone back 100 years. With its many little cobble stone paths that wind around the property, Kings Grant has a wonderful peaceful atmosphere about it. The gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Really Really nice - the staff, the food, the location, the chapel, the gardens, the dam, the mill, the history - its all really really nice. So glad we chose to stay here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at Kings Grant during a tour of the Trappist Monasteries in this part of KZN. The monks left some years ago and the new owners have lovingly restored and cared for the early 20th century buildings. The bedrooms are in some of the old accommodation parts for the monks, clustered around the church in the lush green garden.... More 

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