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Highgrove House
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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“A hidden treasure!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I spent 3 wonderful nights at this establishment and i must say it was amazing! Driving down the entrance with avo orchards left and right and to a welcoming staff who really made my stay magical! The room was spacious and had the finest quality linen i have ever slept on! The food is worldclass and i would definately reccomend anyone to stay there,its fit for any King or Queen! Thanks again to all the staff,will see you soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kyle R
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Noordhoek, South Africa
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We spent three nights at Highgrove House to celebrate our thirteenth anniversary. We were upgraded to an Orchid suite which was lovely with a private plunge pool, sauna and outdoor shower. Although the outside area needs some revamping, we quickly forgot about it as the staff made our stay a time never to be forgotten. The welcome was warm, the meals delicious and there were lots of small luxuries such as a fruit basket on arrival, fresh flowers, chocolates on our pillow each night, toiletries, ear buds, coffee, a selection of teas with milk and biscottis, and free water. The bed was very comfortable and the king size mattress was firm and in excellent condition (no caving in in the middle).The dinners, 5 courses, were delicious. Bottled water was served free of charge. The chef even made my husband a special main dish on the last night as he had some stomach issues.

On the second night, we walked back to our room after dinner to find our room decorated with pink flowers all over. There was a heart on our bed made of petals and one in the bathroom with our robes and slippers arranged nicely and decorated with flowers. The edge of the bath was decorated with tea candles and flowers and the lights were dimmed. There was a bottle of champagne and two glasses at the end of our bed. It was so special. My husband had only asked for the beds to be turned nicely but they went way beyond his request.

Such is the spirit of Highgrove House. Nothing is too much of an effort when it comes to pleasing the guests. We had a couple full body massage at the newly opened spa which we were not satisfied (the two therapists lacked finesse and definitely needed some more training). Not only did they not charge us for the treatment but they also gave us a complimentary Indian head massage to make sure we had a good experience. Megan was excellent as a therapist and we are extremely grateful to her for going out of her way to make us happy,

I highly recommend Highgrove House. Adrian, the manager, who has a lot of expertise and years of experience at other establishments, is planning some revamping. Hence Highgrove will only be getting better in the coming months. Willie, who was our attentive waiter, was fantastic, with a great sense of humour, always bringing a smile to our lips.

Thank you, Highgrove House, and in particular Adrian, Megan and Willie, for all the wonderful memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

Room Tip: Orchid suite for privacy, your own sauna, pool and outside shower under the trees
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tortues
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Kathyrussell, Owner at Highgrove House, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind response. Highgrove is constantly updating and upgrading our premises to ensure guest satisfaction at all times.

With regards to your treatments in the new spa, we do in-house training for the disadvantaged from the local area as part of our community project. These ladies are given the opportunity to train with us as they are not able to afford formal training. We will certainly look at refining their skills as the guests are our first priority. We do however, have three internationally CIDESCO qualified therapists at our new spa, but unfortunately two were on leave during your recent stay.

We will certainly welcome you back in the near future to join you in celebrating your life together for many years to come!
Kind regards,
Kathy Russell - Owner
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Having recently spend 2 wonderful nights at Highgrove House in a large cosy comfortable suite with a separate sitting room including a fireplace, 3 terasses with a view of the mountains and with own pool and sauna, it was a real treat.
The rooms are situated in a wonderful garden that I can only imagine looks fabulous during summer.
The staff were really friendly and helpful and always with a big smile.
The meals were yet another treat, 4 course dinners with a choice of both starters and main and the nice sorbert as an in between, were just adding to the high standard.
This is a place we will return to, given time and opportunity.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wsondergaard
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Johannesburg
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We spent two wonderful nights at Highgrove House over the recent long weekend. Kathy was present at all times to ensure that the lodge runs to perfection. The accommodation is beautifully decorated with many extra touches added to make your stay really special. The breakfasts and dinners are a real gourmet experience. The lodge is ideally situated to all amenities in the area - particularly the Kruger National Park. We would highly recommend this guest house and will definitely be visiting it again. All rooms have their own lounge, balcony and fireplaces.

Room Tip: All rooms are similar - there are rooms with their own plunge pool but we were in a standard room wh...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank parkfamily
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We spent 4 wonderful nights at HighGrove and were truly spoilt by the wonderful staff and owner Cathy. We were upgraded to a suite with own pool and sauna which was truly magnificent! The room was with a separate sitting room and was very well appointed with everything you could possibly want and was very spacious and comfortable. The hotel has a remarkable chef who produced meals that were exceptional and of the highest standard. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times. A beautiful setting with great views from a lovely garden .

A wonderful hotel and we will always have great memories of our stay there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JeremyC086
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Kathyrussell, Owner at Highgrove House, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thanks a ton for your recent review! We are always delighted to see that our guests have positive experiences at Highgrove. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future and it was a pleasure to host you.
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Dakar, Senegal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

We spent 3 wonderfully relaxing nights from Kruger to Sabi Sand and to Nelspruit. This is a highly recommended 5 stars traditional English guest house middle of avocado/macadamia plantation. In all aspects, as hosts, Kathy and Debbie are naturally kind, friendly, and very generous. The general service is helpful, restaurant serves candle light dinner with refine succulent food and delightful service. The last day, we were thoroughly thrilled by the surprised offer to stay at the luxurious suite with private sauna and swimming pool. A bonus of our stay was Minky, Kathy’s beautiful and adorable cat!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SofieldK
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Kathyrussell, Owner at Highgrove House, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We strive to offer the best accommodation and service in the Mpumalanga area and glad that we could make your visit memorable, including my resident cat, Minky. We look forward to hosting you in the near future.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our couple of nights at this guest house. Our accommodation was in a luxurious suite complete with its own small swimming pool and sauna. Natalie and Shaun made fabulous hosts, and Shaun made sure our dining experiences were something to remember on our return to the UK!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margaret27_11
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Additional Information about Highgrove House

Property: Highgrove House
Address: no1 Highgrove Ave | Off R40 between Hazyview and Whiteriver, Hazyview 1241, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Hazyview
#5 Spa Hotel in Hazyview
#5 Luxury Hotel in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Highgrove House 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overview The original Colonial Farmstead constructed around 1893 and renovated and revamped in 1988, when the exquisite accommodation suites were constructed and the Country House opened it's doors in 1991.Situated on a Avocado & Macadamia Farm and surrounded by Forest.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 onlt 20 minutes drive to Kruger national Park, 15 km away from Hazyview. Close by Private Game Reserves in the Sabi Sands including Londolozi and Mala Mala, Notten's Camp. Highgrove House is an ideal base for day excursions to the Panorama Route and all the romantic waterfalls. 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 lowveld during the summer months. Accommodation: Limited to 17 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) 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 2014 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 2013 • SA Venues • World Luxury Hotel Awards nominee 2014 ... more   less 
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