The five-star Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa, on the banks of the Sabie River, is situated on a rose growing farm just outside the town of Hazyview in South Africa's beautiful Mpumalanga province. The retreat offers guests comfort in a charming and tranquil setting. This boutique hotel is 75 km away from Nelspruit and only 50 km from the KMIA Airport in Nelspruit.
The luxurious tented lodge, combined with an exclusive health and beauty spa and excellent cuisine, makes for a tropical paradise. Set on a 110-hectare estate just outside Hazyview, on the road to Sabi, with only 12 km to the Kruger National Park, the country hotel offers an ideal location from which to explore the scenic surroundings and the Kruger National Park.
The Summerfield Hazyview retreat, which consists of a lodge, restaurant and spa, enjoys a beautiful location in a wild and spectacular valley that blossoms like the garden of Eden. The rose farm is a significant exporter of cut flowers and macadamia nuts, and tours can be arranged. Additionally, both nuts and flowers can be purchased at the farm itself.
Safari-style Lodge Tents
Slightly upstream from the wellness centre, the well-appointed safari-style Lodge Tents offer bathrooms, air conditioning, high cotton sheet thread count and bedside iPods.
The retreat also features the Stone House, which is an organic rendition of earthy tones and materials, with beautiful views of the surrounding wilds. Ideal for the smaller group or family traveller, the Stone House's three rooms accommodate six guests. Children of all ages are welcome.
The ultra-luxurious Villa offers the discerning guest the ultimate regarding luxury in South Africa's Lowveld. Set on a plateau with breathtaking 360-degree views, the exclusive Villa presents absolute privacy and exclusivity. Guests have a butler and chef at their disposal, as well as a dedicated vehicle, and driver.
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This estate is well-known as one of the most romantic country retreats and is a member of the Lowveld Gourmet Route. The country house features the River Café Restaurant where guests indulge in sumptuous breakfasts, as well as light lunches. Dinners at The River Deck are a private, candlelight affair, that is reserved for lodge guests only, offering a daily set menu. Renowned for its delicious country cuisine, the retreat serves high teas, drinks and dinner, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner on certain days of the week.
The open-air Spa is set near the River Deck and can be accessed via raised boardwalks. This exclusive health and beauty spa offers guests to relax and healing spa treatments, surrounded by a forest and fronted by the Sabie River. The treatment prices include tea, coffee and water.
Famous for its beautiful cut roses, which can be found everywhere in the lodge and restaurants, the retreat features a greenhouse for the cultivation of long stem, export quality, hybrid tea roses from French cultivars, and market these to the affluent local markets. The different varieties of roses are cultivated with the utmost precision and tedious dedication to perfection.