Granny Mouse Country House Hotel in Howick Natal Midlands

Granny Mouse Country House

Hotel at R103 Old Main Road, Balgowan, Howick, 3275, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

About Granny Mouse Country House

This picturesque, thatched country retreat is situated on the Midlands Meander on an outcrop overlooking natural bush and the rapids of the Lions River, and is ideally situated to explore both the Meander and the surrounding areas.

Granny Mouse welcomes visitors from all over the world to come and dine in fine style and spend the night in one of our cottages with a river view. The newly refurbished, spacious suites are stylishly furnished in classic fittings, refreshing rustic colours and plush fabrics. No matter how many times you stay, we know that you will always come back to our picturesque country retreat for more.


Most rooms have fireplaces and private balconies overlooking the Lions River. All have en-suite bathrooms with heaters and are individually decorated in plush, rustic fabrics with feather duvets. All rooms have TVís, telephones and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms have either a fully stocked room bar or a bar fridge.

The domestic quarters has its own entrance and consists of a room with a bed and en-suite bathroom. There is a playroom with flat screen TV - linked up to the full bouquet of M/Net Explorer. A Lounge seating 12 people with flat screen TV, docking station, DVD player and full bouquet of M/Net Explorer

An open plan kitchen (separate scullery) / dining room that seats 12 people fitted out with double fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, tumble dryer and cooker (6 plate gas and electric oven).

There is a lovely verandah with a table and chairs as well as braai facilities. There is controlled access to farm from The Farmhouse.


Sit on our terrace and enjoy a tasty country breakfast or sourdough french toast, you may also select a delicious homemade muffin or croissant from our continental buffet.


The award winning restaurant with world-class cosmopolitan South African menu, a cozy bar with roaring log fires and a well-stocked wine cellar offer a superb food and wine experience. At Granny Mouse we place great emphasis on our quality of service and "Going the extra mile!"

With a world-class cosmopolitan menu comes a hidden treasure, our superb underground wine cellar is truly unique, with a comprehensive cross section of over 4,000 bottles of South African and 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.


With Granny Mouse Spa, this retreat must now have one of the most complete and indulgent all-round packages in Kwazulu Natal. The new spa offers a full range of massage and skin treatments, as well as a state of the art steam room, Jacuzzi and hydrotherapies. Go on, indulge yourself. We are stockists of Matiss, Bobbi Brown, Lilian and Terry International and O.P.I.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

Accreditations (as claimed by Granny Mouse Country House)

AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorFeatured on Tie The Knot

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.423914
Longitude: 30.094958

Closest airport(s)
Oribi Airport - 45km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome by prior arrangement.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
August 2005 - 10 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We had such high expectations of Granny Mouse and were disappointed in a few areas. The bed looked like it was not made up properly, the sheets were...

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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