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Hillwatering Country House
Ranked #2 of 23 Sabie B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Stayed at Hillwatering C/H on the way to KNP. Richard and Hazel were very hospitable. The room was massive and overlooked onto a well manicured rose garden. The views from the deck were stunning.
A perfect location to explore the Panorama route or stop over en-route to Kruger.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

We stayed by Hazel & Richard 1 night. Beautiful place, good breakfast, and nice owners.
You have a breakfast with a spectacular view of the mountains. . The bathroom has a big shower and a big bathtub. The only minus was the WIFI connecton that in our room was not available due to the feeble signal, but in the own terrace was OK.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

Spotless, well-lit, tastefully decorated rooms with tiled verandas that overlook a beautiful garden with a stunning view of the mountains on the horizon. Each room has its own attached bathroom, a small refrigerator and abundant closet storage space. Linens were of superior quality. The atmosphere is quiet, much to our liking. Hosts, Hazel and Richard, prepared an abundant English breakfast each morning and provided valuable sightseeing information about the local area. Sabie is a pleasant little town close to Blyde River Canyon. Good, bountiful meals at a reasonable price can be found at the Woodsman Restaurant in town. We enjoyed our stay at Hillwatering and highly recommend this B & B to others.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

Have been for 2 nights in Sabie for a visit to the Northern Hills. Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Already good impression while booking because of our mail- dialogue with Richard, we enjoyed our stay there totally. Good located, silent with a great view from own terrace to the nice garden and surrounding hills. Perfect accomodation and everywhere the creative influence of Hazel (the house is full of her own paintings and ideas).
Richard gives good tips (where to eat**, how to discover the country , infos with materials like maps, brochures ......)
We felt sorry that we had to leave after 2 days....
** went to the "Woodsman" where I had one of the best steaks of my life.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

We had a great stay at Hillwatering in Sabie. The rooms were clean and comfortable and a good size. Great value for money, friendly service and delicious breakfast. A central location close to the Kruger Park and Panoramic route. Highly recommend.
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  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2009

We had a most comfortable stay for 3 nights at Hillwatering Country House. It was easy to find after our drive from Johannesburg airport, in a peaceful location close to restaurants, shops etc. in Sabie. Hazel and Richard were excellent hosts and made us very welcome into their beautiful home where we had our own entrance into a spacious and well furnished room, with an en-suite bathroom, opening on to a veranda where we enjoyed a drink, from the well stocked fridge, while watching the sun go down after a days sightseeing in the area. We had a delicious breakfast sitting on the veranda one morning as the weather was warm. There was also secure parking for our car.
Hazel and Richards extensive knowledge of South Africa was invaluable in helping us plan the rest of our holiday there.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

We recently stayed three nights at Hillwatering Country House located in Sabie, South Africa. It is a beautiful area, right on the Panorama Route (Bourke’s Potholes, God’s Window, numerous waterfalls, etc) and less than an hour from Kruger Park (Kruger or Phabeni Gates).

We had an enormous bedroom and bathroom with a quite large balcony that overlooked the backyard gardens and the Drakensberg. We would have shared our balcony if guests had been staying in the room next door to ours (we were told that their busiest times are the months of February and October). Our room was equipped with a mini-fridge that contained water, wine, and beer for a reasonable price. We certainly appreciated having this small stock when first arriving and at the end of our travel days.

The grounds are quite nice with plenty of birds to watch from the balcony or patio depending on the room you are staying in. During the month we were there (May) breakfast was served inside. However, Hazel and Richard set a table outside for us after noticing how much we enjoyed the morning sun. While breakfast was being prepared we enjoyed watching the antics of their two dogs. Breakfast was quite nice as everything from cereal, fresh fruits, cold meats, and eggs was available.

We enjoyed the brief conversation we had with Hazel and Richard, who were very accommodating to our few special requests. We very much appreciated the help they provided us and highly recommend their lodging, particularly for those that prefer staying in small, intimate settings.

Hillwatering offers gated parking for guests.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillwatering Country House

Address: 50 Marula Street | Mount Anderson, Sabie 1260, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
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Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Sabie
Price Range: $76 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillwatering Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillwatering Country House is a stylish guesthouse in Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa for bed and breakfast accommodation. We offer B&B accommodation on the Panorama Route in Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa Riana & Ane took over Hillwatering Country House in 2013 in its present status of a 4-star Guest House and Great Comfort by the Portfolio B&B collection Set in the beautiful and peaceful residential area of Mount Anderson in the forestry town of Sabie, the guest house commands sweeping views of the Drakensburg Mountains, forest clad slopes and the Bridal Veil Falls. Supreme comfort and warm hospitality awaits you at Hillwatering Country House offering stylish accommodation with attention to detail and cleanliness in a relaxed atmosphere, secure open parking with remote control security Four of the rooms have French doors leading onto a verandah where you have spectacular views of the mountains and the famous 70 metre high Bridal Veil Falls. The verandah is a place to sit and relax, whilst you enjoy a sundowner and watch the sun set behind the mountains. This charming guest house will be your gateway to the beauty of the Panorama Route and surrounding areas and is an ideal base to explore all the major attractions. Your day at Hillwatering Country House starts with a delicious generous breakfast where both Continental and English are served, which can be enjoyed on the verandah or in the dining room next to the log fire in winter. Should you wish to have an early start to the day to visit the Kruger National Park we will be happy to supply a packed picnic breakfast. There is a comfortable guest lounge with a full bouquet of DSTV channels. Free Wi-Fi available A selection of board games and cards are available, a safety deposit box, email, fax and WiFi are also available. ... more   less 
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