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“A little piece of paradise”

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Quiet Mountain Country House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hekpoort
Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A little piece of paradise”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I can only agree with all the other reviewers. This is a perfect getaway from the bustle of Joburg. The rooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated and furnished, the gardens look loved and nurtured, the food is superb, and the welcome we received was warm and sincere. This is such a treasure I thought twice about posting a review - it's a place you want to keep a secret! A haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. We will return - many times, I hope.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the suites with a lounge and bedroom - more private and with fireplace for wintr...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

En route from Botswana to Joburg and back to London. 90 minutes from O R Tambo Int Airport this is an idyllic place to start or end a South African trip ( or of course a weekend retreat for RSA residents). The cabins are more like apartments, beautifully furnished and the grounds are magnificently kept with fountains and features everywhere. The evening meal was as good as I have eaten anywhere. To work off that food there is a 8k walk up the Quiet Mountain- hard work both ways , but the view makes it all worthwhile - stunning.
2 things not perfect - the magnificent swimming pool replete with lion fountain was icy cold at end of May (but it is winter after all)- and the second thing? I was on my own and this is a place to be shared with your partner. Definitely 6 stars out of a possible 5!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Just under an hour from Johannesburg lies a little slice of heaven. Quiet Mountain, truly, is the perfect weekend getaway. The accommodation is elegantly comfortable, the food superb, and the hosts congenial. Outstanding service from the moment we got here. Will certainly spend more weekends here. It is deserving of 6 stars ( sadly the maximin is 5).

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thruxton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Quiet Mountain is an oasis of calm and tranquility in the foothills of Mageliesberg which is about an hours drive from Johannesburg. With a bit of luck you wont be able to find it so it will remain a haven for me and my friends when we holiday in South Africa. Owned and run by two engaging men it is more of a country house than a hotel, with beautiful gardens and lovely staff. We have just returned from our third visit and it retains its charm and atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The few 5 star country hotels in this area, just a one hour drive from Johannesburg, are now essentially conference centres with hotel facilities.
To find a Country House that offers luxury, gourmet cuisine and serene surroundings is rare, but Quiet Mountain is such a place. John and Terence opened Quiet Mountain 19 years ago and by word of mouth this is where the discerning traveler stays. Children are not allowed, so the lodge set on 360 acres is aptly named. See their website for all the facts, it is all true.

Ivan G

Room Tip: Rooms 1,2 and 3 are treble volume thatch. Cool in summer without air conditioning, next to the loung...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Quiet Mountain has become like a home from home. We arrive, have a light lunch in the gardens with a glass or two of wine, enjoy a siesta in our room, have a short walk as the day cools and then wait eagerly for dinner.
The food is good, honest, home cooked fare using fresh ingredients from the garden wherever possible. Wines and spirits are well priced too.
So what's there to do? Not a lot actually other than lie by the sparkling pool, walk or read..which is why it's called Quiet Mountain. Thankfully no TV's in the rooms but there is WiFi should you feel cut off from civilisation. John and Terence are wonderful hosts and the fact that so many guests return over and over again (we've done about 25 visits we think) is testimony to the quality of the experience.

Room Tip: Rooms 5,6,7 are set apart from the main house so a little more private. But the rooms in the main ho...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have enjoyed many weekends at this beautiful little country home & never seem to tire of it!
The accommodation is very homely & comfy, the food superb, the gardens a joy & all in all a really relaxing place to escape the rat race of Johannesburg. Cant be faulted & cant wait to return!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Quiet Mountain Country House
Address: P. O. Box 207, Hekpoort 1790, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Hekpoort
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Number of rooms: 7

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