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Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa: accommodation in Balgowan Kwazulu Natal


Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversahm Valley in Balgowan and surrounded by 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 it's 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 2011 and 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 it's single malts and range of Cigars. 


Weddings and Conferences are part of what we offer - catering to groups of people up to 120 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 and offers Garden Rooms, which face onto the gardens; Family Rooms, which sleep 4 and Deluxe Rooms, which overlook the Lion's River. Our newly built Deluxe Suites, which has views of the Lions River and waterfall.  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 and hydrobath. Therapists also offer a full make up service are supported by the Hair Salon for special events.



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Contact Details:
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585


Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, is positioned on the Lions River and surrounded by indigenous bush, resulting in an abundance of wildlife, in particular an extensive birding list with over 200 species.

One can spend the afternoon taking a leisurely strole down our River Walk towards the waterfall, or laze under the willows on the Common.

On site recreation now includes the professional services of highly qualified therapists at Granny Mouse Spa. So, to de-stress and unwind, why not spend the morning meandering on the Midlands Meander and indulge yourself at the Spa in the afternoon.

Granny Mouse has full team building facilities; here we have a team building crew that can offer a variety of activities to suit your corporate needs, from icebreakers to treasure hunts and Amazing Race challenges.  Please ask for us to forward you the various packages and options should you want to do teambuilding. Pricing of such activities vary greatly, so please contact our Conference Coordinator to provide you personalized quotes according to your corporate needs.

Internal Activities
These activities are available on the Granny Mouse grounds.

  • Wine tasting in our underground award-winning cellar.
  • Croquet on the common
  • River Walk and great bird watching

External Activities

  • Canopy Tours of the Karkloof -an amazing, unequalled experience gliding along steel cables up to 175m long, above the rivers and waterfalls amongst the monkeys, birds, trees and plants of the Magnificent Karkloof Forest.
  • Quad Biking - Experience the thrill of quad biking in and around Sani Pass
  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Historical Tours of the Battlefields
  • Hot air balloon rides (seasonal)
  • Horse Riding with professional guide
  • Enjoy a game of Golf at one of our nearby courses
  • Exploring & Shopping on the Midlands Meander
  • Visting the newly opened Nelson Mandela Museum at his capture site

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Our Restaurant

At Granny Mouse Country House & Spa we place great emphasis on our quality of service and "Going the extra mile!" This philosophy rings true at our award winning restaurant. With a world-class cosmopolitan menu comes a wide range of sensational dishes. The restaurant also offers a light lunch menu, enticing those on a day trip through the midlands or living nearby, to stop and enjoy the ambience of this famous KwaZulu Natal establishment. Our superb underground wine cellar is truly unique, with a comprehensive cross section of over 4 000 bottles of South African & International Wines, complete with a eight seater dining table for a menu degustation.

The Food and wine experience is second to none.

We have our own bar, with first world pub charm, vaulted ceiling and a roaring log fire, overlooking views of the surrounding hillside and the rivers edge.

Granny Mouse Restaurant – Venue for Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners

Sit on our deck and enjoy a tasty country breakfast or a delicious freshly baked pastry from the continental Buffet. What a better way to begin the day!

Granny Mouse has won the Diners Club Winelist awards top award “Award of excellence” for 2011 and 2010. We pride ourselves on our tasting menus which marry the wonderful world of wines with our award winning restaurant food that is a real feature and exciting style of change in menu and wine pairing. It is essential to book and we encourage you to do so as it is also extremely popular

Granny Mouse Spa offers a great selection of body and beauty treatments that range from facials, manicures and pedicures, massages, Indian Head massge, Hot Stone massages, hydrptherapies, body wraps as well as all the basics! Granny Mouse Spa has specially designed packages that cater for men and women to suit your specific need! Our quailified, professional therapists always strive for quality and excellence in their services. 




Special offers

Stay for 3 Nights,Pay for 2 Nights
We have an exciting special offer that is valid from a Sunday night through to a Thursday night that is packed with value. Essentially if you stay for 3 nights between a Sunday to Thursday night during the week, you will only be charged for 2 nights. An idea of what value this represents is shown below: Garden Room: 2 for 3 - R3540.00. Saving of R1770! Deluxe Room: 2 for 3 - R4420.00. Saving of R2210! Deluxe Suites: 2 for 3 - R5300.00. Saving of R2650! Rates include bed and breakfast as well as a 15% discount on any spa treatments during the period of your stay. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Excludes period 15 December 2011 to 03 January 2012 & Public Holidays.
Spring into Summer Energising Package
Step into spring 2011 feeling energised, fresh and renewed with our one, two and four day Hotel and Spa packages. Enjoy the natural splendour of the Natal Midlands in October through to February and awaken to crisp country air and bird song in elegant four star luxury. A one night stay for a couple includes:- Bed and Breakfast for two people (inclusive of VAT and Tourism Levy) Restaurant vouchers for R300.00 The use of spa facilities, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Spa Lounge A Swedish Full Body Massage 60min Garden Room @ R2475.00 Deluxe Room @ R3000.00 Deluxe Suites @ R3250.00 (Excludes Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays) A two night stay for a couple includes:- Bed and Breakfast for two people (inclusive of VAT and Tourism Levy Restaurant vouchers for R600.00 The use of spa facilities, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Spa Lounge A Swedish Full Body Massage 60min 15% discount on any further spa treatments Garden Room @ R4100.00 Deluxe Room @ R5100.00 Deluxe Suites @ R5600.00 A four night stay for a couple includes:- Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for two people The use of Spa facilities, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Spa Lounge Restaurant vouchers for R1200.00 Pick N Mix Spa Treatments, a selection of four of the following Hydro Bath, Matis Express Mini Facial, Hand & Foot Massage, Indian Head Massage, Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, or Full Body Exfoliation 15% discount on any further spa treatments Garden Room @ R7100.00 Deluxe Room @ R8850.00 Deluxe Suite @ R9550.00 Excluding 24,25,26 December 2011


From Gauteng : (4 hours 30 minutes) Exit No. 132 from the N3 Southbound. Turn right over the highway and proceed straight on for 8 km until the R 103 is reached in Nottingham Road Village. Proceed in the direction of and through Balgowan on the R 103 for a further 17 km and the Hotel is on the left hand side. From Durban : (1 hour 15minutes) Exit No. 107 from the N3 Northbound. Turn left at the stop street; follow the road to the T-junction turn to your right on the R 103 in the direction of, and through Lions River. Follow that road for approximately 12 km and the Hotel is on the right hand side.

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