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Granny Mouse Country House and Spa

Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversham Valley in Balgowan and surrounded by 52 acres of gardens overlooking conservancy areas on the Lion's River. This classic country house hotel with its reputation for excellence is located an hour and a half from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg.
Southern Drakensberg | 4 Star hotel | 32 Rooms | 120 Km's from Durban | 460 Km's from Joburg
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Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversham Valley in Balgowan and surrounded by 52 acres of gardens overlooking conservancy areas on the Lion's River. This classic country house hotel with its reputation for excellence is located an hour and a half from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg.

Award winning restaurants offer a range of menu items from relaxed Bistro though to Fine Dining in the Eaves restaurant. The refurbished property has retained its reputation for a relaxed gourmet experience, whilst introducing new menus and concepts to diners.

Granny Mouse is the proud holder of a Diners Club Winelist "Diamond Award" for our 2010 winelist. This follows on from the 2009 & 2008 Platinum Awards. The chefs are renowned for creating pairing menus which can be served in the intimate setting of the wine cellar or one of the restaurants. The evening is ended in the newly launched smoking lounge - Cigar - which is gaining a reputation for its single malts and range of Cigars.

Weddings and Conferences are part of what we offer - catering to groups of people up to 150 whilst at all times maintaining service excellence and the little personal touches that create the memories. Our Chapel with valley views provides the perfect setting to tie the knot.

Our accommodation is newly refurbished (competed in 2010) and offers Garden Rooms which face onto the gardens and Deluxe Rooms which overlook the Lion's River. Honeymoon packages are available to celebrate special occasions.

The Granny Mouse Spa has been refurbished and has three couples’s rooms with treatments ranging from skincare through to therapeutic massage, supported by a steam room, Jacuzzi, reike, yoga and Pilates. Therapists also offer a full make up service are supported by the Hair Salon for special events.

Activities:

  • Leisurely walks down the river to the waterfall
  • Relaxing under the willows on the common
  • Trout fishing
  • Spa treatments

Nearby activities/attractions:

  • Day Tours (historical Pietermaritzburg / rock art / uKhahlamba-Drakensberg / Sani Pass / Midlands Meander)
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Quad biking
  • Clay-pigeon shooting
  • Golf
  • Horse riding / Horse whispering
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Sporting action (Midmar Mile / schools’ rugby derbies / Amashova National Classic Cycle Race / Comrades Marathon / Dusi Canoe Marathon)
  • Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
  • Hilton Arts Festival

Granny Mouse Country House Hotel & Spa is popular and ideal for:

  • Weddings
  • Romantic honeymoons
  • Celebrations
  • Homely family getaways
  • Professional conferences

Normal rates Include:

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 14% vat
  • Bed levy
  • Maximum 2 guests per room (enquire about children)
  • Complimentary wireless internet access

Normal Rates Exclude:

  • All meals other than breakfast
  • Liquor and purchases from the bar
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone / Fax
  • Babysitting / Laundry
  • All other services

General notes:

  • Check in time: 14h00
  • Check out time: 10h00
  • Bookings for both the Bistro and the Eaves restaurants may be made at any time at reception – Reservations are recommended
  • Babysitters may be arranged and charged at an hourly rate
  • Dinners available in the Wine Cellar, reservations made on a first booked first confirmed basis
  • Please Note: No children under 12 years of age are permitted in The Eaves restaurant. All children welcome for all meals in The Bistro.

FACILITIES:

  • Accommodation:
  • Types of rooms: 3
    • Deluxe Rooms with river views
    • Garden Rooms with garden views
    • Family Rooms with a river view or garden view
    • Deluxe Suites with rivers views

Please Note: The rooms have king-size beds which may be swapped for twin beds, upon request.

Deluxe Rooms:
En-suite bathrooms with separate bath, shower, double basin
King size bed
Telephone
Flat Screen TV
DSTV – 10 channel options
Balcony with Lion’s River view
Fireplace
Well stocked mini bar
Air Conditioner
Heaters

Garden Rooms:
En-suite bathrooms with separate bath, shower, double basin
King size bed
Telephone
Flat Screen TV
DSTV – 10 channel options
Balcony with garden view
Well stocked mini bar
Air Conditioner
Heaters

Deluxe Suites:
Corner lounge
En-suite bathrooms with window bath, shower, double basin
King size bed
Telephone
Flat Screen TV
DSTV – 10 channel options
Balcony with Lion’s River view
Fireplace
Well stocked mini bar
Air Conditioner
Heaters

The Honeymoon package includes:
Deluxe Room bed & breakfast accommodation
Private Dinner (3 Course)
Fruit Platter & Champagne
15-minute Ukhulumbe Head Massage for 2

General Hotel Facilities:

A Bistro restaurant
Fine Dining restaurant
Wine cellar and bar
Wedding venue & chapel
Spa and wellness centre with gym
Conference facilities
Swimming pool
Plenty of safe parking
River walks
Newspaper available on request
Fax / Photocopying / E-mail
Currency exchange (limited)
Major credit cards accepted

The Eaves Restaurant:

Please Note: No children under 12 years old permitted.
Contemporary South African menu
Locally sourced farm fresh and organic (where possible) ingredients
Seats a maximum of 50 people
Open in the evenings
Open on Sundays and Public Holidays for lunch

The Bistro Restaurant:

Children welcome
Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Vegetarian options always available
Same menu can be enjoyed on the pool deck
Same menu available to all in house guests from Room Service
May be booked as a separate venue for up to 75 people with menus designed to suit the event

Wine Cellar:

Over 4000 bottles of South African and international wine
Temperature controlled underground cellar
Dining area for 8 provides for private parties, wine tastings and wine & food pairings

Spa:

We offer treatments for all preferences:
Massage
Beauty treatments
Jacuzzi
Hydrotherapy
Steam room
We use Matis as our spa product combined with aromatherapeutic treatment products
We also do make-up for special occasions
Granny Mouse Country House & Spa now offers a full hairdressing service

Conferencing:

Venues include:
Caversham Room - seating 130 and includes a dance floor
The Camelia Room - seating 30 and (popular for corporate and private functions)
The Eaves Restaurant - seating 50 indoors and 30 outside on the deck
The Chapel in the pine forest – seating 120 (used for dinners and events)
The Mouse & Lion bar, Cigar and other lounges are also available for use by guests for breakaway purposes

Granny Mouse Country House and Spa - 3 Night Garden Room Special

3 Nights in a Garden room including Breakfast Daily

  • 3 Nights in a Garden Room: R 1 630 per adult sharing
  • 3 nights in a Garden Room: R 3 260 per single Adult
  • Children (under 12) R 1 545 per child (max 1 child sharing with parents)

Valid to: 30 Sep 2017 Sunday to Thursdays only

Book this now

Please note: Subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Ref: drak11

General Rates

Room Type 1 May to
30 Sep 2017
1 Oct 2017 to
30 April 2018
1 May 2018 to
30 Sep 2018
 
         
Garden Room R 1 630 R 2 364 R 1740 Book This >>
DeLuxe Room R 2 090 R 2 868 R 2 220 Book This >>
Family Room* R 2 713 R 3 516 R 2 880 Book This >>
DeLuxe Suites R 2 536 R 3 372 R 2694 Book This >>
Rates are PER ROOM per NIGHT      
  • Farmhouse self- catering rates available upon request (up to 12 person’s total)

  • Rates are PER ROOM per NIGHT
  • Additional Bed – R700.00 per person
  • Family Room* is the rate for 4 persons and includes breakfast
  • Rates include
    Breakfast for 2 persons per room
    Complimentary WIFI
    14% VAT

From JHB - 4h 30m
Exit No.132 from the N3 Southbound. Turn right over the highway and proceed straight on the R103 for 8km. Pass Nottingham Road Village for a further 17km and the Hotel is on the left hand side.

From Durban - 1h 15m
Exit No.107 from the N3 Southbound. Turn left at the stop street, follow the road to the T-junction. At the T-junction turn to your right. Follow that road for approximately 12km and the Hotel is on the right hand side.

If you should encounter any problems with these directions, please do not hesitate to contact Granny Mouse reception at 033 234 4071 and we will assist you with directions telephonically.

 

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