Reviews

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A personal message from Heinrich & Glyn:

Dear Connie, Rayna, Kevin & Eddie

Thank you to the team at Welgelegen Manor.

It is always very special to be greeted by our friend Connie who never ceases to amaze us with her passion for people and the lovely way in which she welcomes us  back each time, even walking to meet us at the plane with her beautiful smile which she just radiates. Thank you Connie.

With much gratitude we want you  to know that we appreciated  the friendliness of all the staff.  Thank you all sincerely for making our return visit to Welgelegen Manor  so special. We enjoyed celebrating our wedding anniversary there again.

We love the tranquillity of the Manor house,  the afternoon spent relaxing at the beautiful pool area, listening to the many birds singing and chirping was good for the body, mind and soul.

Kevin and Eddie prepared a lovely meal, we appreciated the detail on our plates and enjoyed the tasty cuisine, today someone asked me “how was the food” and I could easily answer divine, you have to visit the Manor house yourself to appreciate everything …

To Herman thank you for seeing that the landing strip was in such good condition as it was lovely to land and take off from there. I hope the fall you unfortunately had did not leave your body aching.

At the beginning of a New Year may we take this opportunity of wishing all at Welgelegen Manor a happy, healthy and a wonderful year, filled with many blessings.

Please keep up the high standard, as it is always a pleasure to visit Welgelegen Manor. We look forward to flying in for another visit soon.

Much appreciated. With love from friends

Heinrich & Glyn

“Excellent Getaway for relaxing and being pampered”

Excellent accommodation and Customer service. Ideal for relaxing and being pampered. Professional yet friendly staff. The Suites are well designed with lovely interior decor. I would go back as many times.
Stayed July 2016, traveled with family

 “Welgelegen the place to get away from the Madding Crowd”

This is my 5th visit to Welgelegen Manor and each and for every visit, I have come away feeling revitalized and invigorated! Best of all, the standard at the Manor under Connie’s very able leadership is improving…what a pleasure! The cuisine is an absolute pleasure and the chef needs to be congratulated on a job well done! Hold onto him at all costs! Thank you all at  Welgelegen and I’m already looking forward to my return…hopefully sooner than later! Keep up the good work!
stayed July 2016, traveled as a couple

“Amazing 2 night get away!”

Bought this 2 night deal on Daddy’s Deal. What a great place stuck away in Balfour. The place is amazing with a lot of history. We stayed in a garden room which was unbelievable with heated floors in the bathroom. Was huge with own dresser and although it was cold the room heated easily with the aircon. The food was delicious although we felt it was so expensive for the portions you get. Overall the staff are all friendly and helpful. Definitely worth the trip and experience.
Stayed June 2016, traveled as a couple

“Amazing”

We went away for a romantic weekend got our room off Groupon but Leswalt took care of us like were normal guests, I request a lil cheese and biscuits with wine to have a snack infront of the fire place in our room they delivered to the door a full bottle of wine from there own wine farm in the cape (which is amazing I had a case loaded in my car and added to my room at a great price) there was a cheese spread of 5 different cheeses with preserved fruit, dinner is amazing definitely a 5 star chef. We were treated so well we felt like royalty by the end of the weekend
Stayed May 2016, traveled as a couple

“Excellent”

Beautiful house with beautiful spacious rooms, beautiful garden, relaxing atmosphere, the staff is efficient and friendly and the food is out of this world. I would recommend Welgelegen Manor to everyone who needs some time out and relaxation.
Stayed April 2016

“Welgelegen Manor”

Beautiful Herbert Baker house near Balfour in stunning countryside. Own airstrip. Truly one of the most special places we have ever stayed. Superior service and very friendly. Food presentation and chef are world class.
Stayed February 2016, traveled as a couple

“Calm, Comfort, Tranquility and Service”

This delightful property was approached up a long unpaved road and back in time to a place where service and hospitality was to the forefront. Calm and solitude was for the taking, a restful stay guaranteed. Michael saw to our every need and anticipated many others as yet unrealized The room was a converted stable – in fact 4 stables! with an additional walk in wardrobe and huge bathroom with double shower, bath and all the normal facilities, overlooking an enclosed garden. Again calm and comfort to the forefront. The house itself consisted of a library, chess room, study and dining room built around an open quadrangle, where weather permitting breakfast could be served. The pool set to one side of the house overlooked a rose garden and beyond open landscape for what seemed like miles. We spent a very relaxed 2 days here at the end of our stay in South Africa, and were a little disappointed that this was at the end rather than the start as we would have been tempted to stay longer. A late flight back to the UK was tempered by Michael inviting us to stay late and make the most of this idyll. Old fashioned service doesn’t get much better.
Stayed January 2016, traveled as a couple

“Special stay at Welgelegen Manor”

My partner and I had the most special and relaxing time away at Welgelegen manor. We spent a couple nights at the manor and in that time we mostly went for walks around their huge and beautiful farm, swam in the pool and relaxed in their herb courtyard, which was just outside our room. One thing that definitely stood out to me about Welgelegen manor is their service. Never have I experienced such wonderful service – Emily and the rest of the staff at the manor took such good care of us.
I would highly recommend spending a couple days at this beautiful place.
Stayed January 2016, traveled as a couple