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Granny Mouse Country House And Spa

Granny Mouse Country House And Spa is endorsed as Superior by AA Travel Guides

Balgowan, KwaZulu-natal, South Africa
Country-style Retreat Large

Front Pool - Early Evening
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Tourism Grading Council - 4 Star Grading
Size and Position of Property
Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is situated on the banks of the Lions River with magnificent views around the river looking over the fields of the neighbouring farms through into the Caversham Valley. The property is 22 hectares in size.
Directions including GPS Co-Ordinates
From the N3 freeway between Johannesburg and Durban take the NOTTINGHAM ROAD offramp and head towards NOTTINGHAM ROAD on the R103. From the village continue for 15 kilometres and the entrance is clearly marked.
GPS Co-Ordinates: S 29 Degrees 25.396, E 30 Degrees 5.722.
Approximate Driving Time
From Johannesburg - 4 Hours
From Durban - 1 ½ Hours
From Pietermaritzburg (nearest airport – ORIBI) - 40 Minutes

Facilities Available on Property:
20 Rooms – positioned along the Lion’s River (De Luxe Rooms) or in the central Garden Area (Garden Room)
SPA with four treatment rooms, Hydro room, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Gym, Relaxation Area
2 Swimming Pools, Separate Mouse & Lion Bar, Eaves Fine Dining Restaurant, Bistro Restaurant, Cigar Bar, Wine Cellar, 3 Lounge Areas, Large Conference Room, Chapel, Grassed Common Area along the Lions River
Diners Club Excellence Award for Wine List 2005,2006,2007
Diners Club Platinum Award for Wine List 2008/2009
Diners Club Diamond Award for Wine List 2010
Top 15 Restaurants in Kwazulu Natal 2007,2008,2009,2010
AA Hall of Fame – 2006,2007,2008,2009
SPA has been nominated into the TOP 100 Spa’s in South Africa - 2009

What to do in the Area
Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is part of the famous Midlands Meander which is an association that has been together for the last 25 years. It is made up of a collective of businesses that showcase a wide range of artists, potters, weavers, leather workers, antiques, glass, kite making, wood turner’s, furniture makers, cheese, wine, chocolate and the list goes on, The history and heritage of the area includes Howick Falls revered by the San people, the Scottish influence in Fort Nottingham, the European history of the 1880 settler’s, the capture site of Nelson Mandela. The area has an wide range of sporting and outdoor activities including golf courses, walking, birding, canopy tours, biking, hiking, fishing, game walks, paintball, sailing, clay pigeon shooting and various child friendly activities. The Midlands is famous for horses predominantly studs, with horse riding facilities and our very own horse whisperer.

A Sample List for Bird Fanatics
Cape Parrot, Wattled Crane, Cape Batis, Ground Woodpecker, Swee Waxbill, Bush Blackcap, Forest Buzzard, Lemon Dove, African Grass Owl, Red-singed Francolin, 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, African Black Duck.

Child Policy
We welcome children on the understanding that children under 12 may not eat in the Eaves Fine DIning Restaurant. The Bistro is open at all times to children and in the event that the Fine Dining menu is requested residents are welcome to partake in the Bistro Restaurant to enable them to eat with their children. A baby sitting service is available as are additional beds / cots for R550 per night. This cost includes 3 hours of babysitting, bed and breakfast for the child. There are a couple of family bedroom options which allow either one unit - Room 10 (Two Double Rooms, One Single Room & 2 Full Bathrooms) or Interleading Rooms - Room 6 & 7. Rates are available on request.

Cancellation Policy
1. Reservations are not secure until full deposit has been paid
2. Full payment for selected package must be made 45 days prior to arrival
3. Bookings made at shorter notice must be confirmed by full payment within 48 hours.
4. Bookings cancelled 45 -30 days prior to arrival, 25% of deposit will be forfeited
5. Bookings cancelled 30 – 21 days prior to arrival, 50% of deposit will be forfeited
6. Bookings cancelled 21 – 14 days prior to arrival, 75% of deposit will be forfeited
7. Bookings cancelled within 14 days of arrival, 100% of deposit will be forfeited
8. Bookings will be released automatically & without notification if these conditions are not met

Guest Review
'Highly recommend this country house! A fantastic experience with good food, service and fantastic location.' - Glenda Law in South Africa
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From R1640 per room (maximum 2 people) for bed, breakfast, VAT and levies. Rooms types start with
Garden Rooms - all facing onto the garden areas of the hotel
River Rooms - all facing the Lions River
Family Rooms - facing the Lions River and the Garden

Honeymoon Packages are available.

Facilities & Activities

Contact Details

Please note prices supplied are published in good faith but are subject to change.

From Johannesburg N3:
Take the Nottingham Road turnoff and turn right towards Nottingham Road village. Continue for another 15 km's until the Granny Mouse Country House on the Left Hand Side.

From Durban N3:
Take the Howick Tweedie turnoff (3rd Howick sign) and turn left. At the T junction turn right and continue past the Dargle turnoff for approximately 13 km's. Go through Lidgetton and look out for the Granny Mouse Country House turnoff on the Right Hand Side.