Granny Mouse Country House and Spa

About Granny Mouse

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 their 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 also offered - catering to groups of people up to 150 whilst at all time maintaining service excellence and the little personal touches that create the memories. The Chapel with valley views provides the perfect setting to tie the knot.

The accommodation offers Garden Rooms which face onto the gardens and Deluxe Rooms and Suites 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 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.

 

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
Nearby activities/ attractions:
  • Day Tours (uKhahlamba-Drakensberg / Sani Pass / Midlands Meander)
  • Rock art tours
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Quad biking
  • Clay-pigeon shooting
  • Golf
  • Horse riding / Horse whispering
  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Sporting action (Midmar Mile/ schools’ rugby/ Amashova Cycle Race
  • Sporting action (Comrades Marathon / Dusi Canoe Marathon)
  • Drakensberg Boys’ Choir
  • Hilton Arts Festival

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

Bars and Restaurants

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 4 000 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

The Granny Mouse spa uses Matis as their spa product combined with aromatherapeutic treatment products. They also do make-up for special occasions and also offer a full hairdressing service.

ConferencingVenues 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 Room Types


Granny Mouse oofers various types of accommodation from secluded garden units, to the deluxe suites offering sweeping views over the Lions River Valley. Each room is tastefully decorated with modern amenities, a fire place for those chilly winter nights, a plasma TV, mini-bar, patio deck and luxurious bathrooms, complete with bath robes, slippers and an array of relaxing bath salts. If you are not sure what will suit you, call out office and speak to one of the reservations consultants.

King size bed in Standard room

Deluxe Rooms

King-size beds – and can be replaced with twin beds, on request. Bathrooms en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin, Electric blanket for the winter, Wood burning fire place, Flat Screen TVs, In room safe, Mini bar and coffee / tea station

View of balconey from deluxe suite

Deluxe Suite

King-size beds – and can be replaced with twin beds, on request. Larger bathrooms, en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin, Electric blanket for the winter, Wood burning fire place, Flat Screen TVs, In room safe, Mini bar and coffee / tea station. Bay windows.

View of Garden Room Bedroom

Garden Rooms Family Units available

King-size beds – and can be replaced with twin beds, on request. Bathrooms en suite with a separate bath, shower and double basin, Electric blanket for the winter, Wood burning fire place, Flat Screen TVs, In room safe, Mini bar and coffee / tea station


Hotel Rates and Specials Offers

If you don't see a package type that suits you, let us know and we will do our best to put together or source the holiday you want.

Best available rates: Valid: 1 March – 30 September 2019

Bed and Breakfast

Garden Room: R 915 per person sharing per night
Deluxe Room: R 1 200 per person sharing per night

Pay for 2 nights - get a third night Free!! ( Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or specials )

2 Nights in a Garden room including Breakfast Daily

R 5 000 for 2 nights per couple sharing

  • 2 Nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 30 minute back & neck treatment
  • A case of wine to take home upon departure
  • A wine and cookie pairing per person
  • A Belgium chocolate welcome gift pack upon arrival

Additional nights at R 1 350 per night.

How to get to Granny Mouse Country House

Directions From Joburg To Granny Mouse in the Midlands

From JHB - 4h 30m (450km)

  • Take N3 towards Durban
  • Take Exit No.132 from the N3 Southbound.
  • Turn right over the highway and proceed straight on the R103 for 8km.
  • Pass Nottingham Road Village.
  • 17km further along the road is Granny Mouse on the left hand side.

Directions From Durban To Granny Mouse in the Midlands

From DBN - 1h 15m (120km)

  • Take N3 towards Ladysmith/ Joburg
  • Exit No.107 towards Tweedie
  • Turn left onto Main Rd, 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.