I am a frequent visitor to Highgrove house and must stress during my last eight visits I have never experience anything negative about the estabishment. Food is good, accomodation is good, Service is Good and oh by the way the decor is outstanding.
Highgrove House is part of an open and fresh air world class estabishment and I am very sure that leaves and insects that falls into swiming pools happens any where in the world.
During my visits I always ask for room number one and has been very Lucky as of the eight visits i had the privilege of staying in room number one six times. One of the biggest attractions to this rooms is the large bath, outside showers and the suana but most off all is the Beautiful smell of the log fire place.
Well done keep up the good work.
- Also Known As:
- Highgrove House Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overview The original Colonial Farmstead was a chili farm constructed 1893 and was renovated and revamped in 1990, when the exquisite accommodation suites were constructed and the boutique hotel opened it's doors in 1991. The renovations have retained the character of the era whilst ensuring that today's discriminating guests luxuriate in modern comforts, with total privacy and personal service. Aged Jacaranda trees provide an enchanting entrance avenue. Fine collection of antiques and Persian carpets adorns the reception rooms, warmed by crackling fires when winter's chill sets in. Location Highgrove House is only an easy four hours drive from Johannesburg in the heart of Mpumalanga, 15 km away from Hazyview. Within 20 minutes reach of the Kruger National Park and close to the top Private Game Reserves in the Sabi Sands including Londolozi and Mala Mala. Highgrove House is an ideal base for relaxing drives through the stunning scenery of the Blyde River Canyon and the escarpment with places to visit like the Three Rondawels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window and Pinnacle viewpoint, Jock of the Bush veld, numerous Waterfalls and Pilgrim's Rest.The panorama tour takes about 7 hours. Climate Highgrove is ideally situated at 860 meters above sea level and so avoids the really intense heat and humidity that can sometimes be experienced in Mpumalanga during the summer months. Accommodation: Limited to 16 guests. No children under 10 years. All individual suites are spacious and have veranda's overlooking the scenery and orchards. Maximum privacy is offered in expansive garden surrounds. Executive Orchard Suites: - Two - sleeps 2 each - King beds • Private Saunas • Outside Shower • Private Pool • Private Garden • Mini bar • Tea trays with selection of teas/coffee • Home-baked biscuits/biscotti • Fresh fruit and flowers • Fireplaces • Hairdryers • Large bath sheets • Toweling Bath Gowns • Goose down duvets inner • Egyptian cotton • Current Magazines/books • Complimentary Sherry Decanter • Charlotte Rhys guest amenities • Air- conditioning • Overhead fan • CD player and selection of CD's • Safe • Internet access - WiFi free of charge at manor house and gazebo Luxury Suites: - Six - 12 Guests - 2 twin/4 King (1 twin fits extra bed 3 sharing) • Fireplace • Hairdryer • Large bath sheets • Toweling Bath Gowns • Goose down duvets inner • Egyptian cotton • Current Magazines/books • Tea trays with selection of teas/coffee • Home-baked biscuits/biscotti • Complimentary Sherry Decanter • Charlotte Rhys guest amenities • Air-conditioning • Overhead fans • CD Player and selection of CD's • Safe • Internet access - WiFi free of charge at manor house and gazebo Membership/Accolades: • Highgrove House is 5 Star graded (updated yearly in September 2014) with the Tourism Grading Council of SA • Rated 'Highly Commended' Superior Accommodation with the AA Travel Guides and American Express Accommodation awards Program (winner of 2012 service award) and Lilezela award 2013 • Member of Chaine des Rotisseurs Association Mondiale de la Gastronomie • Member of the Low veld Tourism Board • BnB Insurance • Exclusive Getaways • Portfolio Collection • Fedhasa - Federated Hotel Association of SA • RASA - top ten restaurant in our category • SA Venues • World Luxury Hotel Awards nominee Cuisine The food at Highgrove is a gastronomical and elegant experience in our candlelit dining room. Fresh vegetables and herbs are utilized from our organic vegetable garden and we support local farmers to reduce our carbon footprint. As we are situated on a Macadamia nut and avocado farm and produce our own honey, many of our signature dishes use these divine, fresh ingredients during harvesting. Our chocolates are blended with Belgium Swiss chocolate and our very own Macadamia nuts for you to enjoy. The Hotel offers a full buffet breakfast, including seasonal, fresh and poached fruits, home-baked muesli, cold meats, home baked scones, croissants, muffins and preserves, selection of cheeses, cold meats and freshly squeezed juices followed by a traditional English breakfast, to order, serving dishes such as the famous Eggs Benedict, kippers, livers, omelettes, savory pancakes, etc. Lunch is ordered from our a la carte menu offering delectable salads, pancakes - savory and sweet, fresh fish, pasta, etc. Served under the gazebo or in the dining room. We also serve delectable vegetarian meals. Gourmet picnic baskets are available to order for day trips or to enjoy among st the orchards. Pause for a while in the intimate bar or on the spacious colonial veranda before entering the romantic, candlelit dining room with the gleam of silver, for a memorable experience. A gourmet menu is presented every evening. With a selection of soups, starters, main courses and desserts to satisfy all palates and served with South Africa's finest wines. High teas are served under the large Jacaranda trees or under the gazebo, weather permitting. We cater for intimate weddings and special occasions and our cakes are baked to perfection to celebrate these. Recreational and sporting facilities at or near Highgrove: Highgrove House is a tranquil haven in which to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. We also offer superb walking and hiking trails on the 64 hectare property which includes walks through the forest, down to the dam and through the orchards of Macadamia nuts and avocados. Trips to the pack houses can be arranged during the harvest season in the months of April to July. Large communal Swimming pool Private pools x 2 - Orchard suites Private sauna x 2 - Orchard Suites Bird watching - exotic birds spotted - request list Mountain biking The Spa the spa highgrove offers world class treatments with a range of body massages and beauty treatments- in your suite or in one of the romantic treatment rooms for couples utilizing Africology Natural products, avocado, macadamia nut oil treatments and honey, produced on our farm. Essie and OPI nail treatments as well as Bio Sculpture Nail products are utilized for manicures and pedicures. Guests can make use of the sauna, Jacuzzi or steam-room if staying 2 days or more. Activities close by: Kruger National Park Panorama Route - various maps and brochures available Sudwala Caves Low veld Botanical Gardens - Nelspruit Cheetah breeding project The Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden - Sanctuary Golfing - numerous courses Sabi River Sun and White River Country Estate River Rafting - Sabie River Quad biking Aerial Cable Trail - Graskop Horse Trails Helicopter Flips - Hazyview Abseiling Moholoholo Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre - Hoedspruit Hot Air Ballooning - Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary - Hazyview Shopping - White River - Caster bridge Farm; Nelspruit - Riverside Mall and Illanga Mall; Crossings, Perry's Bridge and Graskop TRANSFERS To/from KMI airport is available by arrangement. All other transfers and trips can be organised with tour operators and especially the trips to the Kruger National Park in open vehicles. The Panorama route trips can also be arranged ... more less
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