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Benoni, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at Oaklands Country Manor on business; 4 nights, 5 days. I have never enjoyed food as much as I did over my stay: consistently exceptional breakfasts, lunches and dinners and the hospitality (thank you Kathy and Annie) was superb; the wine list really compliments the excellent menu. My room was very comfortable and very well appointed: the ground coffee... More 

Thank jerry_rampf
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Drove straight from Joburg Airport and had a very friendly welcome. Had such a fab time here in a quiet paradise! Played tennis, rode horses (hadn't done that for 50 yrs!!). The food choices for dinner were great. Had Wildebeest for the first time - where can I find this back in the U.K.?!! I... More 

Thank Jane R
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful halfway meeting place to meet friends from Johannesburg. Awesome food, great country setting. Comfortable rooms and brilliant service, thank you Cathy for your fabulous menu! Fantastic trail runs, impromptu polo match was fun to watch until the heavens opened and the hail came down!! Thanks to Annie and Phillipa for your hospitality, we will definitely be back. Gregg, Cheryl... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were the only guests in the the manor so we felt alittle like a pea in a large can. They kindly up graded our room amd the evening meal they rpovided was of a high standard. Breakafast was good. The accomaodation was of a very high standard. The down side si that there is a 7km drive on an... More 

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Seaton Delaval, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I spent 2 nights here as part of our holiday. Situated near Van Reenen,it is a beautiful facility to relax with superb views of the mountains and escarpment from the rooms. It was quite cold at night whilst we were there and as such were thankful of the log burner in our room. The accommodation is situated... More 

1 Thank Paul210156
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We were thoroughly spoiled during our stay. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating and Caroline, Simon, Annie, Kathy are so keen to make everyone's stay the best it can possibly be and they gave us some great tips for things to see and do in the area. It was easy to relax and feel at home... More 

1 Thank sianmorganhall
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Wonderful place run by a highly entertaining set of siblings who define top class hospitality. The setting is glorious on the edge of Drakensberg Mountains, the menu is amazing, everything on it is delicious. The atmosphere in the bar in the evenings is great. You can ride off your meals with their stable of horses, or swim or just walk... More 

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Annie B, General Manager at Oaklands Country Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the truly wonderful feedback. We hope to see you in the near futre More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely country lodge midway to Durban between and Johannesburg. Beautiful open scenery for walks or riding. Followed by a delicious dinner and drinks round the cosy bar. Not a far drive from the main road on a good gravel road. The rooms are comfortable with plenty of space and privacy.

1 Thank Gwides
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have traveled the Durban Joburg route with the view of getting to our destination in the quickest possible time - after all, what does Van Reenen have to offer (besides a petrol and pee stopover). As fate would have it, we were going to a function in Durban and were leaving Joburg pretty late on Friday afternoon - so... More 

1 Thank yoganathan g
Annie B, Manager at Oaklands Country Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the truly wonderful review. It was a fortuitous moment all round & we look forward to having you to stay in the not too distant future. More 

Rawsonville, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Arriving along a dust road in the evening the views were obscured. Accomodation was 2 adjoining rooms each with its own small wrought-iron fireplace. Kids were very happy to see the sign "please do not bath" but the fine print proclaimed that due to a severe drought ,guests should preferably shower. Rooms are large and comfortable. Move into the main... More 

1 Thank FrancoBottica

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 4 star holiday and leisure destination in sunny South Africa. Nestling in a beautiful mountain setting at the top of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Midway between Johannesburg and Durban. It provides the ideal mix of tranquility and activity. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you to your ‘home away from home’ which boasts country club privileges, every creature comfort and a safe environment that is affordable. We offer catered & self-catering facilities. Stay for a day or stay for a month! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oaklands Country Manor

Address: Schaapdrift Road | Off the N3 Highway, Van Reenen 3372, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Van Reenen
Price Range: €104 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oaklands Country Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Suites provide a better standard of deck furniture.”
 of 5 bubbles Paul210156, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Loved the private terraces with loungers for guests to relax and enjoy the fabulous views.”
 of 5 bubbles sianmorganhall, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We enjoy the suites, splendid views and away from the main public areas”
 of 5 bubbles LewR, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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