Kings Grant Country Retreat Accommodation in the Natal Midlands
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About King's Grant Country Retreat

Experience the charm and ambience of King's Grant, KwaZulu Natal, the historical mission station now authentically restored and converted into a splended retreat with the atmosphere of a tranquil country village.

King’s Grant is situated on the St. Isidor Estate and is surrounded by lush farmlands, dams, bushveld and wetlands. The varying habitats play host to extensive wildlife and birdlife and invite you to explore their diverse beauty. The estate also boasts a number of other historical sites such as the solitary Brickfield, Murchison House (home to Dick King’s daughter) and Schreiber’s Dam built in the 1940’s by Italian Prisoners of War.

Accommodation

The original living quarters of the monks and nuns have been stylishly restored and converted into eleven comfortable individually decorated B&B guestrooms, plus two fully equipped self-catering suites, accommodating up to 26 guests. All guestrooms have DStv Bouquet, tea trays, heaters / fans and private patio’s that open onto gardens where guests are invited to relax, unwind and catch a glimpse of the past.

The King’s Room is our luxurious bridal suite. Originally the monk’s lounge, this spacious suite is sumptuously decorated in rich tones and boasts a romantic Victorian bathroom and private patio overlooking the lavender gardens.

Weddings

The quaint chapel, with a stately bell-tower and the original stained glass windows, stands at the heart of the village and is ideal for small and intimate ceremonies of up to 70 people. A well-trodden red brick path leads the newly-weds through gardens filled with sweet scented flowers and fountains to the Tuscan style Banquet Hall, seating up to 200 guests, for a truly romantic reception.

An alternative and exciting venue for a memorable wedding and/or reception are the rustic Brickwork barns next to the Brickfield dam that can seat up to 140 guests for the ceremony. A Marquee seating up to 250 guests can be erected next to the Barn.

The antiquity of the buildings, the gardens, lakes and the verdant farmlands offer unforgettable photographic opportunities.

Conferences

The St. Isidor Conference Centre is ideal for those needing a secluded and quiet venue with minimal disturbances. It can host up to 60 delegates and has a number of breakaway venues. King’s Grant is also ideal for small workshops that require all-inclusive accommodation. The large estate also allows for excellent outdoor team building exercises and we encourage our guests to take full advantage of this unique country experience.

Picnics, Sundowners and Braai Sites

Picnic Baskets and Sundowners can be arranged for those wanting to expand on their outdoor experience. Sites such as the deserted Brickfield and Shreiba’s Hill viewpoint make an unforgettable and picturesque experience.

On-Site Activities

Excellent Bird Viewing
For keen birders, King’s Grant is a certified birder-friendly establishment and boasts a recorded number of over 208 different species of birdlife, including the endangered blue swallow. The dams and wetlands, bushveld, mountain sourveld and farmland provide a rich variety of habitats for the birdlife.

Water Activities
We have three dams on site and offer activities such as Canadian canoeing, fishing (Bass, Barble, and Grass Carp) and sailing. Canadian canoes are available for hire.

Fitness
We encourage our guests to explore the farm and offer a number of walks and mountain biking (bring your own bike) opportunities where one can meander through the valleys and up the hills whilst enjoying the fresh country air!

The Artist
The artists paradise! Owing to the historic red brick buildings and the unique character and atmosphere, Kings Grant offers a truly visual experience that will undoubtedly excite and inspire every artist. We house a well-lit art studio and encourage our guests to bring their own equipment and materials for an enchanting art retreat.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Functions

  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Secretarial services
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

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

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Superior Suite

Lavender Gardens Superior Suite with Twin beds (convertible to King on request) and separate bathroom with shower over the bath. Fireplace. Kitchen.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Suite : Family

Lavender GardensSuperior Suite with Twin beds (convertible to King on request) and en-suite bath and shower in separate bedroom plus day bed in bedroom. Sleeper couch in the lounge area suitable for 1 adult or 2 small children. Fireplace. Kitchen.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Room : Queen

Butterfly Gardens Superior Room with Queen size bedroom and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Separate Lounge and Fireplace.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Room : Twin

Superior Room with Twin beds (convertible to King on request) and en-suite bathroom including bath and shower.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Room : Twin/Fireplace

Hermitage Superior Room with Twin beds (convertible to King on request). En-suite bathroom with Victorian bath and shower.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Room : Queen/ Victorian Bath

Kings Superior Room with Queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath only.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Room

Rose Standard room with Double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Room : Shower over Bath

Hermitage Standard Room with Twin beds (convertible to King on request) and en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Microwave and bar fridge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Single Room : Shower over Bath

Arum Single Room with Three quarter bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Single Room : Bath only

Monks Single bedroom with Three quarter bed and en-suite bathroom with bath only.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 1 guests (max 1 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Standard Room : Self Catering/Shower

Clivia Standard Room with Twin beds (convertible to King on request) and en-suite bathroom with shower. Kitchenette. Portable barbeque.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Superior Room : Twin beds/Shower

Twin beds, shower, bar fridge, microwave

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-11 years are allowed; over 11 years treated as adults

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Spent a peaceful week at Kings Grant in a self catering unit. A very good alternative to the usual beach holiday and a great place to relax in peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Friendly hosts Cheryl and Dave Biggs make it a must visit historical venue. We loved having the freedom to explore the farm and picnic at the pretty Brickfield pond with its resident kingfishers, raptors and other interesting wildlife to entertain you.

January 2015

Josh & Sheila Triegart (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

Myself and a colleague had reserved two rooms in Ixopo at Kings Grant. Prior to our arrival, Precious was very efficient in sending our invoice correctly and very quickly. As it was our first time in Ixopo we got a little lost, But no problem to King Grants, 1 quick phone call and they directed us to the B&B without a problem. On arrival the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We had enquired about the Dinner menu, and the chef quickly went to check and phoned me in the room to let me know. The rooms were so clean and tidy, with an ethnic theme (the thatch roof did help). The sunken bath was an absolute delight to jump into after my long day. The chef prepared the most superb Dinner and breakfast for us, The freshest and tastiest ingredients used!! I must say that the chef is the most brilliant chef I've met in ages, She prepared meals you would only expect in fancy restaurants! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone and we will definitely be back!!

October 2011

Sven (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeKing's Grant Country Retreat typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome although only two of our rooms sleep more than two people

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 18h00
Check-out by 10h00

Early check-ins are possible if arranged in advance. Late check-outs are possible if your room has not been booked for that evening.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since June 2004

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