South African Hotels

Granny Mouse Country House

Address
Balgowan 3276
Midlands Meander
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
R1520.00SINGLE RATE
FOR TODAY

The fine Granny Mouse Country House is situated in the magnificent Caversham Valley in Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. This elegant country house is located an hour and a half away from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg. As a popular 4 star retreat the accommodation offers excellent service; exceptional fine dining and luxury accommodation for business and leisure travelers alike.

Accommodation 

There are 32 rooms in total on offer. Guests may choose between the following room types:

  • Garden Rooms with Garden views
  • Deluxe Rooms with River views
  • Deluxe Suites with River views

Room amenities:

  • Bathrooms en - suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin
  • King size beds
  • Telephone
  • Flat Screen TV’s
  • DSTV – 10 channel options
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Air Conditioner / Heaters

Wining & Dining 

There is a choice of dining options with the in-house exceptional restaurant. They serve the most delicious and only the finest meals to guests staying here. Guests may enjoy a drink in the Single Malt & Cigar Bar or experience a wine tasting in the wine cellar.

Facilities and Services

  • Bistro Restaurant
  • Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Wine cellar
  • Single Malt & Cigar Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Wedding venue
  • Chapel
  • Conference facilities
  • Ample safe parking
  • Newspaper available on request
  • Fax, photocopying, e-mail services and complimentary WIFI
  • Limited currency exchange facilities
  • Major credit cards are accepted

Activities Nearby

  • Stonehaven Day Tours of the uKhalamba-Drakensberg, rock art, Sani Pass, Midlands Meander, historical Pietermarityburg
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Quad biking
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Horse whispering
  • Clay-pigeon shooting
  • Bird watching

Spa Treatments

The Spa at this Hotel offers a vast selection of both body and beauty treatments which range from; facials, massages, reflexology, Indian head, hot stone, hydrotherapies, body wraps as well as all the basics plus specially designed packages that cater for both men and women to suit their exact needs.There is also a steam room, jacuzzi and hydro bath with also a full make up service and a Hair Salon which is available for special events.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ceiling Fan
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Gown & slippers
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Plasma TV screen
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

The Bistro

The Bistro at the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in KwaZulu- Natal is set in the old dining area of the hotel where delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served. Vegetarian options are always available for guests upon request. The Bistro menu can also be enjoyed on the swimming pool deck and is available for room service as well. The Bistro also offers picnic baskets, outside catering and takeaways.

Eaves Restaurant

The Eaves Restaurant at the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, serves an award winning menu in the intimate dining room or at the deck which overlooks the Caversham Valley. The menu at this fine restaurant changes weekly and is prepared with farm fresh and organic ingredients. The Eaves Restaurant also caters for vegetarians, vegans, raw foodies and gluten intolerant diets. The Eaves menu is available for room service. Granny Mouse's Eaves Restaurant is open in the evenings daily and on Sunday and Public Holidays for lunch. Children under 12 years are not able to dine in the Eaves Restaurant in the evenings.

The Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar at KwaZulu-Natal's Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in South Africa features more than 4000 bottles of South African and international wines. Guests may enjoy a wine tasting or wine and food pairings. This Hotel won the Diners Club Diamond Award for Wine List in 2010 and 2011.

Single Malt and Cigar Bar

This Cigar Bar offers about 30 different single malts along with a few blended whiskies from Scotland, Ireland, Japan and India.

The ratings are from the Michael Jackson Malt Whiskey Companion:

  • Knockando 12 year old single malt (Scotland)
  • Orangerie infused (Scotland)
  • Lagavulin 16 year old single malt (Scotland) rating 95/100
  • Speyburn single malt (Scotland)
  • Monkey Shoulder 12 year old blended malt (Scotland) rating 88/100
  • Dalwhinnie 15 year old single malt (Scotland)
  • The Peat Monster single malt (Scotland) rating 85/100
  • The Oak Cross blended malt (Scotland) rating 90/100
  • The Spice Tree blended malt (Scotland) rating 92/100
  • Tyrconnell 15 year old single malt (Irish) rating 82/100
  • Amrut single malt (India) rating 78/100
  • Yamazaki 12 year old Sherry cask single malt (Japan) rating 85/100

The Spa

The Spa offers a great selection of body and beauty treatments that range from facials, massage, reflexology, Indian head, hot stone, hydro-therapies, body wraps as well as all the basics plus specially designed packages that cater for men and women to suit their specific needs. The Spa offers a steam room, jacuzzi and hydro bath. Therapists at the Granny Mouse Spa also offer a full make up service and are supported by the Hair Salon for special events.

Swimming

The Hotel features a beautiful outdoor swimming pool which invites for a refreshing swim.

Spa treatments

The Granny Mouse Spa offers a great selection of body and beauty treatments that range from facials, massage, reflexology, Indian head, hot stone, hydrotherapies, body wraps as well as all the basics plus specially designed packages that cater for men and women to suit their specific needs. The Hotel offers a steam room, jacuzzi and hydro bath. Therapists at the Granny Mouse Spa also offer a full make up service and are supported by the Hair Salon for special events.

Gym

Guests have access to the gym facilities which are available.

Bird watching

The 22 hectare property of the Hotel and the surrounding area is home to many magnificent birds. Guests staying at the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa have the opportunity to observe the following birds:  Cape Parrot, Wattled Crane, Cape Batis, Ground Woodpecker, Swee Waxbill, Bush Blackcap, Forest Buyyard, Lemon Dove, African Grass Owl, Red-singed Fancolin, Verreaux's Eagle, Gurney's Sugarbird, Forest Weaver, Grey Crowned Crane, Black-rumped Button Quail, Buff-streaked chat, African wood-owl,, Denham's bustard, Blue crane, Blue-mantled Crested Flycatcher, White-starred Robin, Buff-spotted Flufftail, African Crane, Emerald cuckoo and African Black Duck.

Nearby activities
  • Art & Ceramic Tours - Self Driven / Chauffeur Driven
  • Stonehaven Day Tours of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg / rock art / Sani Pass / Midlands Meander / historical Pietermaritzburg
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Quad biking
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Horse whispering
  • Clay-pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fishing and fly fishing
  • Hiking
  • Windsurfing & sailing
  • Squash court & tennis court
Walking through the Garden

The magnificent gardens are part of what makes the beautiful Granny Mouse Country House the perfect getaway destination in the Natal Midlands of South Africa. In keeping with the beauty and tranquility of the Zulu Kingdom these lush and colorful gardens are a haven of serenity.  The careful combination of exotic and indigenous flora presents a colorful display all year round.  Guests are invited to relax under the African sun in seclusion, peace and tranquility.
 

Caversham Room

The Caversham Room is the main conference room at the Hotel and features its own private foyer, private rest rooms, private bar and balcony. This room seats 130 people and includes a dance floor.

Camelia Room

The Camelia Room provides the perfect setting for a more intimate and private gathering or conference and features a private deck. This Room can accommodate 30 guests.

Eaves Restaurant

The Eaves Restaurant is for smaller conference groups and is a great venue for lunch conferences. The Restaurant seats 50 guests indoors and 30 guests on the deck.

  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Nearby golf course
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Car Parkade
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre
  • Whiskey & Cigar Lounge
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Internet access in rooms
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • Children Policy at the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

    • Child minders can be arranged for evenings
    • Please not that children under 12 are not able to dine in the Eaves Fine Dining Restaurant in the evening. The Bistro is open to all ages at all times.

Available Rooms

Garden Room

Garden Room features:

  • Bathrooms en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin
  • King size beds
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • DSTV – 10 channel options
  • Balcony with a view of the Lion’s River
  • Fireplace
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Air conditioner / heaters
Single Room R1520
Double Room R1520

De Luxe Room

Deluxe Room features:

  • Bathrooms en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin
  • King size beds
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • DSTV – 10 channel options
  • Balcony with a view of the Lion’s River
  • Fireplace
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Air conditioner / heaters
Single Room R1940
Double Room R1940

De Luxe Suite

Deluxe Suites features:

  • Bathrooms en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin
  • King size beds
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • DSTV – 10 channel options
  • Balcony with a view of the Lion’s River
  • Fireplace
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Air conditioner / heaters
Single Room R2360
Double Room R2360

Granny Mouse Country House Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

The Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is offering an exciting special offer that is valid from a Sunday night through to a Thursday night that is packed with value. If you stay for a 3 nights between a Sunday to a Thursday night during the week, you will only be charged for 2 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid until 30 September 2016; block out dates may apply
  • Only valid Sunday night through to Thursday night - excluding public holidays
  • Subject to availability
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -29.422740

Longitude: 30.096317

Directions

From Gauteng (4 and a half hours):

Take exit no 132 (Nottingham road) from the N3 Southbound.
Turn right over the highway and proceed straight on the R103 for 8m.
Pass Nottingham road village for a further 17km and the lodge is on the left hand side.

From Durban (1 and a half hours):

Take exit 107 from the N3 Northbound.
Turn left at the stop street, follow the road to the T-junction.
At the T-junction turn right. Follow the road for 12km.
Lodge is on the right hand side.

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Parking

The Granny Mouse Country House & Spa in KwaZulu-Natal features ample safe parking for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

Awards

Awards of the Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

  • Diners Club Diamond Award for Wine List 2011
  • Diners club diamond Award for Wine List 2010
  • Diners Club Platinum Award for Wine List 2008/2009
  • Diners Club Excellence Award for Wine List 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Top 15 Restaurants in Kwazulu Natal 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • AA Hall of Fame - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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