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Kilmorna Manor

Country Houses / Guest House - 6 Bedrooms
TGCSA 5 Star
Children 14+
Weddings & banquets
Free WiFi
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After a slow scenic drive winding up the mountain past zebra, kudu and impala, it was quite surreal stepping into the most opulent interiors. That evening I felt like a fairytale princess in a glorious four poster bed with a warm flickering glow from the fireplace. To top it all we were visited by the highly sought after and elusive Narina Trogon during breakfast, flying right above us and out into the trees – spectacular!

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT Kilmorna Manor

Only 3 hours from Johannesburg, Kilmorna Manor is set high up against the escarpment of Schoemanskloof in Mpumalanga. Kilmorna Manor offers a never to be forgotten experience, which includes gracious and opulent living in a serene and intimate setting. A five star Country House, malaria-free destination, Kilmorna Manor is ideal for the local and international guest who is looking for personal attention. Surrounded by natural beauty, tranquil gardens and unspoilt bush - relaxation and rejuvenation is complete.

Home to a wide variety of plant life from ancient gnarled trees to endangered cycads as well as fields of magnificent indigenous wild flowers. Sightings of soaring crowned eagles to darting brown hooded kingfishers are often seen. Take a gentle stroll through the grasslands, or for the more adventurous, a walk up the mountain paths for the most spectacular view of the Schoemanskloof Valley. And for those who just want to relax – enjoy a sundowner on the deck of the rim-flow pool and watch the zebra and impala graze a few metres away.

Continental and English breakfasts are served on the large patio overlooking the garden with dinners offered in the elegant wood-panelled dining room. Fine wines can be enjoyed before dinner in the old world English style pub, which features an Elizabethan style fireplace for those chilly evenings.

Six gracious bedrooms, each leading out into the lush sub-tropical garden, which is home to a wide variety of birdlife, including the elusive Narina Trogon. Knysna and purple crested Turaco and sunbirds grace the indigenous surrounding bush. Indigenous aloes line the stream flowing through the garden.

Be pampered in luxury and tranquillity, starting with a sundowner on the deck of the rim-flow pool surrounded by magnificent views of wide-open spaces. Walks are through the 600 hectare Greater Kilmorna Conservancy where you might just encounter zebra, eland, bushbuck, the indigenous red duiker or grey duiker in their natural unspoiled environment. Remember to take your binoculars for some exciting and rare bird spotting. For the more adventurous the Schoemanskloof area also offers quad bike trails, accredited hiking trails and walks along the Crocodile River, keep your eyes open for the resident hippos! The Manor is well situated for day expeditions in and around Mpumulanga including Kaapsehoop, Dullstroom and the Kruger National Park.

TGCSA 5-Star Country House | Free WiFi | Covered and secure parking | Children 14+ welcome

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Sleeps 2
6 Units
From R 1,500.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 11:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Kilmorna Manor, Schoemanskloof
04 Jan 2015

"We cannot praise Kilmorna Manor highly enough. A wonderfully peaceful, relaxing stay where we were made to feel really welcome in Laura-ann and Philip's home. The food was exceptional and attention to detail without precedent in our experience. We can't wait to return!"

Val & Tony from South Africa
Kilmorna Manor
15 Jan 2014

"Thank you to Laura-ann and Philip for a wonderful few days! The hospitality and service were backed by the stunning food and made it a experience to remember."

Rene Stapelberg from South Africa
A secluded paradise
09 Dec 2013

"A most beautiful place with a wonderful hostess. A quiet and secluded retreat. Incredible ambience, fantastic food and personal attention.. Cannot say anything more highly - possibly the best place I have stayed anywhere in the world.."

Mark Vinnicombe from South Africa
To the Manor born!
05 May 2012

"My wife and I were well and truley spoilt by Laura and her team. Laura is a great hostess and could not do more for us! The manor is wonderful with very comfortable rooms and the view from the beautiful gardens was fantastic! The meals were fabulous and each dinner course was a delightful surprise/ Beautifuly presented and prepared and delicious. We will definitely return!"

Jeremy Lovell from South Africa

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From Johannesburg/Pretoria:

  • Take the N4 Highway to Witbank and Middleburg.
  • Pass through the Middleburg Toll Gate after Witbank (R39-00 for cars) continuing on the highway passing Belfast and “Milly's”, on the left until you get to the final toll gate at Machadodorp.
  • Pass through this Toll Gate (R58-00 for cars) and at the bottom of the hill just after the toll gate, take the left road to Nelspruit/Lydenburg. This is the N4 & R36 and the signboard says “Nelspruit via Schoemanskloof”.
  • From this split take an Odometer Reading and travel for exactly 41 km (passing Bambi on RHS after 15 km).
  • Just after passing Old Joe's Kaia on the LHS and approaching 41 km you will see a sign on the left saying “ Mathew Phosa College ” and “Weltevreden”. Take this left turn.
  • Travel for 1 ½ km on a dirt road crossing a bridge over the Crocodile River.
  • After the bridge take the first left to “Sterkspruit” and travel for another 1 ½ km and on the right hand you will see a sign that says Kilmorna Manor and Private Nature Reserve.
  • Turn right up the hill at the Kilmorna sign and travel up to the gates. Proceed through these gates and travel 3,5 km up to Kilmorna Manor.

From Lydenburg:

  • Take the road to Machadodorp via the Bambi Road and at the T-Junction turn left toward Nelspruit and not Machadodorp and follow the above directions.

From Nelspruit:

  • Take the N4 to Machadodorp via Schoemanskloof and follow the above directions – The Mathews Phosa turn-off will then be before Old Joe's Kaia and then turn right as opposed to left.

GPS Coordinates
S25° 21' 32" E30° 33' 22.6

Please note that all roads from the “Mathews Phosa College / Weltevreden” are dirt roads. The dirt roads are stony and accessible to most cars - not only accessible with a 4x4 vehicle. Because of the stones it is advisable to travel slowly on the dirt road.