Highgrove House is a most gracious colonial country retreat. From the moment you make your way down the jacaranda-lined driveway till the moment you depart, you are transported into a world of unabashed luxury and exceptional elegance, where old world charm and courtesy are the order of the day.
Sumptuous gourmet dishes have earned Highgrove House a place amongst the Top Ten Restaurants in South Africa. Mouth watering specialities are exquisitely crafted, and wonderfully presented, complemented by some of South Africa's finest wines.
The Lowveld area around Highgrove House is beautiful, and there are several attractions worthy of a visit, including God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavals, and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.
The highly promoted 'Panorama Route' is a self-drive route, which takes in many of the scenic sights en-route.
There is a choice of 8 luxury suites, each with their own comfortable sitting room area with a wonderful open log fireplace.
Each suite has its own private patio, which offers stunning views over the Lowveld. Meals can be served here at your request.
2 of the suites also have a private plunge pool in a secluded private garden, plus an outside shower, sauna and fully-stocked mini bar.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast and dinner are included.
Children aged 14 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
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Directions For Drivers
From Nelspruit/Mbombela: Take R40 North to White River/Witrivier (passing straight through Rocky Drift). In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself (with White River Toyota ahead of you on the left), turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next lights, turn right - with the playing fields on your left and, further on, an open park with a pond on your right. Cross over the next set of lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview, signposted to Phalaborwa (the R538 to Hazyview via the Numbi Gate is a slow, busy, potholed road and not recommended.) Continue on the R40. After approximately 30 km, you will see Highgrove House signposted off to the right. Go through the entrance gates, and follow the track along until you come to the main car parking area.
From KMIA Kruger Nelspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport in the direction of White River/Witrivier on the R538. Continue on this road for 12 km (there is a quick left and immediately right turn at the Plaston intersection – do not turn right to Kabokweni!) to the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40 (signposted Phalaborwa). You will see Highgrove House signposted off to the right. Go through the entrance gates, and follow the track along until you come to the main car parking area.
From Skukuza/Paul Kruger Gate: Follow signs from the camp or the airport to the Paul Kruger Gate (about 12km). Travel through the gate and continue on the R536 to Hazyview. After crossing the North Sand River (some 50 km from the Gate), go straight across the first 4-way stop and straight across the next 2 stop streets. Continue over the roundabout to the traffic lights. Turn left in the direction of White River on the R40. Follow this road through Hazyview until you come to signpost and a road off to the right towards Nelspruit/R40. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see Highgrove House signposted off to the left.
From Hoedspruit / Eastgate Airport: Take the R40 southwards towards Hazyview, turning left at Klaserie to stay on the R40. Be especially cautious about speeding on this road. Pass through the towns of Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge and Marite, following signs to White River and Hazyview. Follow this road through Hazyview until you come to signpost and a road off to the right towards Nelspruit/R40. Turn right onto the R40, and continue along this road until you see Highgrove House signposted off to the left.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take N12 or N4 Highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg’s O.R.Tambo Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12) and then follow N4 Highway through Belfast and Machadodorp. After the Machado Toll Plaza follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit (lunch at Old Joe’s Kaia is recommended). Turn left where you rejoin the main N4 at Montrose and continue towards Nelspruit/Mbombela. At Nelspruit/Mbombela, follow the Hazyview/White River R40 signs from the N4 and around two subsequent roundabouts until you meet the R40 alongside the Mercedes dealer. Turn left and follow instructions from Nelspruit/Mbombela above.
General Information For Guests
The Luxury Suites all have a private entrance, a private veranda, a private sitting room with fireplace, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini bar, TV, complimentary sherry decanter, a pillow menu, air-conditioning, overhead fan, room safe, and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, shower and a hair dryer.
The Executive Suites have a private entrance, a private veranda/garden/pool, a private sitting room with fireplace, tea/coffee making facilities and a Nespresso machine, a mini bar, TV, complimentary sherry decanter, a pillow menu, air-conditioning, overhead fan, room safe, and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, shower, and a hair dryer. There is also an outdoor shower.
The restaurant at Highgrove House serves a signature 5 course table d'hote dinner menu.
The spa area offers a variety of treatments.
There is a very large swimming pool on the property for use by all guests.
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