Kings Walden Garden Manor

Kings Walden Garden Manor

Please note: Our review of this property has not yet been added. Watch this space. We're working on it.

As a tailor-made tour operator, we often have to get creative when designing your perfect itinerary.

For example, your travel consultant might add this property to your itinerary if:

Location is a significant factor
It offers a unique feature that will enhance your experience
This is a last-minute booking and room availability is limited
Cost is a factor and you'd rather splash out on another part of your trip
This is a newly opened or refurbished property that we have not inspected yet

When designing your custom itinerary we have much to consider not least of which is the value proposition of every product and service included in your quote. In all cases we strive to give you the best experience possible within your budget so please feel free to ask your travel consultant to share their reasons for including this property in your itinerary.

A history steeped in romance, a story that could have been written by Jane Austen. A tale of love for the spell bounding mountain views from the exact place where Kings Walden Garden Manor now stands in all her glory.

A young woman romanced by the scenery, “It’s so beautiful I never want to leave”, and the man beside her who replied, “Marry me and you’ll never have to”. The start to a family heritage and the incredible gardens that have since flourished.

Years on, on the night Elsie Dickson passed away, the great blue gum tree at the very point that stole her heart, was struck by lightning. Still standing today, a constant reminder of the power of love and the magical romantic spirit of this incredible place.

Kings Walden Garden Manor is now led by hotelier Bridget Hilton-Barber. It’s still loved and shared with passion, which is seen and felt in every small detail at Kings Walden Garden Manor. From service, to fine dining and in her aesthetic grandeur. There’s something truly special about this place that’s given away in even the pictures but to experience it first-hand is first prize.

It’s classic and elegant. Refined with an African touch that brings it home to its roots in the Limpopo. It was magnificent when Elsie looked upon it in 1930 and it’s ever more magnificent today.

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On the property:
Meander the gardens. Secret walk ways, tranquil fountains,marvel at the views. Simply enjoy the fresh mountain air and a glass of wine.
Enjoy the food. It’s that good that we’d go as far as to class it an activity.
Relax at the pool. Enjoy the views. Read a book. This place is heaven.

In the surrounds:
Go zip lining or on a canopy tour of Moagoebaskloof. Forests.Waterfalls and gorges.
Take a historic stroll through Hartensburg Village. Enjoy the coffee shops, bistros, gift shops and museums on this mountaintop village with heart.
Sequoia Gardens are famed for the autumn colours. Forests and grasslands. Fairy gardens and dams. A delight year round. Peace and quiet in nature.
Visit the 20 hectare Cheerio Gardens. Best in spring when the azaleas and cherry blossoms are in bloom. Sit at the waters edge and lose yourself in their reflections on the pristine silver dams.
There’s also the Debegeni Falls, award winning brews at Zwakala Brewery and organic cheese at Wegraakbosch Farm paired with great wines, even better.  Hiking trails abound or go on a village tour to meet the locals, tour the schools, speak with a Sangoma (traditional healer) and eat local fireside.


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