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Hawklee Country House
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Hawklee Country House”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

we absolutely loved our stay - very comfortable accommodation, the food at breakfast and dinner was spectacular and Deon and Belinda are very welcoming and hostpitality- nothing was too much trouble for them. The venue is very safe for children to run around and explore and simply be children.




  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Hi Tamara, Dean and I would like to thank you for being such fantastic people and being so friendly. Ethan and Emma are delightful children and we wish you all the best with finding the correct schools for them. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you all and look forward to your 3rd visit to us and hopefully the children can come with as well again. Good luck with all the TV shows kind regards Dean and Belinda
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English first
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had the most awesome view from our lodge. From our own balcony we could see the river and and the most stunning view.The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was clean. The helped us planning our trip and they know South Africa well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hi Mathys and Machteld It was so awesome having Dutch guests again. Thank you for the great time we had with you and we hope the Drakensberg was what you wanted to experience and that the rest of your tour was lovely. Please keep in touch we would love to host you at Hawklee again kind regards
Belinda and Dean
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We chose to spend our wedding weekend, 18,19 and 20th October 2013 at Hawklee Country House. An outstanding decision. From the prompt response to our e mails and phone calls, to the warm hospitality we received from Belinda and Dean on our arrival. The chalets are warm, cosy and well decorated along with Dean's fine pub we found ourselves in every evening. The well appointed dinning hall is complimented with abundance of fine food prepared by Belinda and served by well trained staff, including Dean. The tranquillity of the river and natural vegetation with surrounding forest to the warm fire in the main lounge helps create a relaxing, enjoyable stress free get away destination. Belinda and Dean once again thumbs up.

Room Tip: Guinea Fowl is separately located with its own balcony over looking the river and natural vegetation...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hi Bruce and Luella - Thank you for those lovely comments. It is the wonderful friendly quests we get that makes it such a pleasure for us. It was a pity about the rain but I trust you all enjoyed your day by the warm fire catching up with your best friends Terence and Simone. Dean and I loved having such hospitable quests and what a pleasure to host the bridegroom and then the bride as well. We hope to see you at Hawklee in the future regards Dean and Belinda
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

On the 25th July 2014, my gorgeous partner & I decided to go for a scenic drive to the coast and stop over at Hawklee Country Cottage. We were kindly bumped to the Honeymoon suite, which was absolutely amazing, the view from the Jacuzzi was stunning both in the morning and in the evening.

The river view was calming and we both enjoyed the ducks and the bird life. The road is a little rough for a small sedan as we found out but well worth the trip on the sand road.

Things that matter to me are the following;
1. the hospitality of the host or hosts... Here I must say we were cared for and treated like billionaires, I enjoyed the down to earth manner of the husband and believe me no topic is not for discussion (Yay), his sense of humour is wonderful & as for his wife; she is behind the scenes doing an outstanding job with the cleanliness of the rooms, there layout and the good food. I especially enjoyed the breakfasts.
2. Neat and tidy; and everything was as it should be.
3. Food; was up to standard, a nice variety at the breakfast table & the dinners were very good (If theres something you feel for just ask).
4. Atmosphere ; there was a good, calm and friendly ambience which I enjoyed...

Thank you so much for the great time Hawklee

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Wayne and Karen thank you for coming to Hawklee and enjoying your time here. Dean and I loved hosting you and the upgrade was a pleasure. We look forward to hosting you at Hawklee in the future
Kind regards
Belinda and Dean
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Benoni, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Let's just start of by saying that the photos of Hawklee Country House on the various booking sites does not do the cottages justice! Having been there for four days from the 3rd October 2013 till 6 October 2013, we had the privilege to be taken through all the cottages before they filled up for the weekend and I can confirm that you get exactly what you see and more.

Belinda informed us that they are the owners for just over 2 years now and explained in what a dated state they found the cottages and what they have done so far in such a short period. Then Belinda continued to explain what their future plans are to take the cottages even further in terms of décor, layout and or design. Well, all I can say is that I cannot wait to see their final long term plans in place.

Both Dean and Belinda take the "Green" environmental issue very serious and are using green products in their cottages in terms of soaps, shower gels, shampoos etc.

My wife and I have stayed in many B&B's in our lifetime and I can without a doubt say that you, as a guest, are truly at home with Dean and Belinda. They go out of their way to both respect your privacy but also to make sure your every need is catered for. Being with them was like being on a breakaway with long term friends, very relaxed, informal and down to earth. You can truly just be yourself with no airs and graces.

We had the privilege of staying in the Mallard Cottage which is also used as the Honeymoon Suite.

As per all the other cottages, the room is very functional, comfortable and has very tasteful décor. Most certainly the cleanest of all B&B's we have ever stayed in. Belinda and Deans attention to detail is evident.

All the cottages have a view of the river below and one can also go for a safe and easy stroll along the river for quite a distance. True tranquil settings.

We also had the privilege to wake up on our first morning there to the hatching of seven new goslings and was warned by a fierce new Daddy that we must not walk too close to his family as he stood guard over them.

Nidia and I can truly recommend Dean and Belinda's B&B! You will truly miss out if you don't give them a try!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Thank you Pieter and Nidia, what a pleasure to host two such lovely people.Thank you for fitting in so well and being like old friends. We trust Nidia has recovered well after her operation and were pleased we were able to give you both the rest you needed. The gozlings are doing well and we are naming 2 of them Pieter and Nidia, as you were witness to 1 day old Gozlings.

We look forward to your visit and seeing you at Hawklee in the future
Regards
Dean and Belinda
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Gauteng
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food, hospitality and room (inside) are excellent.
However, the exterior of the guest house as a whole - main house and chalets are in need of renovation. Gardens down to the river also not 4 star

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hi Adrian Thank you for coming to Hawklee Country House and giving us feedback. Just for the record we are a 3 star guest house not a 4 star and we never advertise as a 4 star. The gardens are left bushy so as to attract the wildlife such as duiker,bushbuck and wide variety of bird life. This has been recommended by conservation wildlife conservancies, as when we bought Hawklee 2 years ago we cleared everything, tidied up the gardens and the wildlife dwindled. We brush cut the areas to walk now and leave the rest wild so as to attract the wildlife and it is working. It was a pity you did not have the time to take a lovely walk and we hope you can do this next time. We are currently upgrading Hawklee and have completed the re-thatching of all cottages, exteriors have been scrapped ready, primed to be painted. The revamping of the cottages inside is complete with the addittion of new flat screen tv's with DSTV. We apologies that the outside has not been completed but soon will be and we will look all bright and new again. Once again thank you for your patience during the renovations and look forward to seeing you at Hawklee in the future kind regards Dean and Belinda
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Ballito, South Africa
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited Hawklee for our wedding anniversary and stayed in the Owl Cottage. What a place! We enjoyed our stay at Hawklee very much. Lovely setting. Great food. Warm and friendly people! Thanks Dean & Belinda!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Hi Stef it was so lovely to see you again and meet your family. Thank you for coming to Hawklee and supporting us we really appreciate it. Your two children are lovely and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Regards Dean and Belinda
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Property: Hawklee Country House
Address: Nottingham Road, Nottingham Road 3280, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Nottingham Road
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Nottingham Road
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawklee Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hawklee Country house is situated 13 km outside Nottingham Road on the Fort Nottingham Road. We offer 5 individual thatched cottages with their own private spa baths. You can have a delightful spa bath in the privacy of your own room while overlooking the Lion's River with a magnificent view. Our 6th cottage is situated in the garden called "The Rose" cottage with a lovely view of the forest in the distance. En suite bathrooms with showers. The bedroom has either a queen or king bed and a small sitting room so you can enjoy the view while you read a book. Hawklee offers a fun 6 hole mashie golf course, fly fishing in the river, scenic walks, a wide variety of bird life and luxurious picnics along the river's edge. We have a lovely bar area called "The Leopard's Lair" with a sitting room that has a log fire for those cold winter days. We serve dinners in the evenings which is a 3 course menu with a choice on the menu. Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of Hawklee and relax. ... more   less 
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