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King's Grant Country Retreat

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Lodge / Country Cottages - 10 B&B Rooms, 3 Self-catering Rooms
TGCSA 3 Star
Weddings & banquets
Conference venue
Free WiFi
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I was absolutely fascinated by the German Trappist monk history - it used to be a missionary supply farm over 100 years ago. I love the fact that the conference room used to be an old mill and the banquet room was a dairy. The serene history, pastoral setting and amazing birdlife make this a special place.

Renee, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

ABOUT King's Grant Country Retreat

Experience the charm and ambience of King's Grant, the historic mission station built by German Trappist Monks in 1900 and now tastefully restored and refurbished as an enchanting guest lodge.

Nestled in the heart of the St Isidor valley close to Ixopo and surrounded by lush farmlands and bird-inhabited waters, King's Grant extends a warm welcome to guests and offers them the opportunity to relax and unwind in the unique atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The living quarters of the Dutch monks and German nuns have been converted into ten B&B and three self-catering guestrooms with en-suite bathrooms, tea trays with homemade biscuits, DSTV, fans, heaters, electric blankets and garden-facing patios.

Take a step back in time and explore it's history, including the St Isidor Maize-Mill which houses a conference centre, museum and the original blacksmith’s workshop. Relax in the rose-filled gardens which surround the ancient red brick buildings or wander through indigenous gardens beside the stream.

With the quaint St Isidor Chapel and Tuscan-style Banqueting hall, Kings Grant is the ideal venue for a romantic and intimate wedding. The licenced country-style restaurant offers breakfast, teas, lunches and dinners.

On-site activities include bird-watching, walks and canoeing. Local activities to enjoy are the Paton’s Country Express, a narrow-gauge steam train, mountain biking and bird-watching for species such as the rare Cape Parrots and Blue Swallows.

3-Star Lodge | Pets by arrangement | Free Wi-Fi hotspot

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ROOMS

Room 13 - The Bachelors' Coop
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 675.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 14 - The Hatchery
Sleeps 4
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 675.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 3 - The Communal Canteen
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 635.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 2 - The Maiden's Chambers & Room 5 - The Nuns' Retreat
Sleeps 2
2 Units
Option to remove breakfast
From R 635.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 6 - The Nuns' Parlour
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 635.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 11 - The Monks' Recreation Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 635.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 1 - The Chaperone's Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 500.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 9 - The Monks' Guest Room
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 600.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 8 - The Nuns' Sewing Room
Sleeps 1
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 250.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 10 - The Monk's Room
Sleeps 1
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 250.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 12 - The Men's Leisure Room & Room 4 - The Nuns' Abode
Sleeps 2
2 Units
Option to remove breakfast
From R 600.00 p/p sharing Bed & Breakfast
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Room 7 - The Missions Kitchen
Sleeps 2
1 Unit
Option to remove breakfast
From R 600.00 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.

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DIRECTIONS & MAP

Directions:

FROM NORTH OF PIETERMARITZBURG:

  • N3 SOUTH – Coming from Johannesburg, bypass Pietermaritzburg and take the MARKET ROAD OFFRAMP (last one into Pmb), continue along this road past the first set of robots and glide left onto CB Downes Rd.
  • Continue to robot intersection with Murray Rd, turn right onto Murray Rd and travel along it until it joins with the R56 to Richmond/Ixopo.
  • Turn left onto the R56 and travel along this road for approx. 84.6 km where you will reach the crossroads at the intersection with the R612.
  • Turn left onto the R612 and continue to turnoff for King’s Grant.

FROM SOUTH OF PIETERMARITZBURG:

  • N3 NORTH – Coming from Durban towards Pietermaritzburg, take the R56 off-ramp for Ixopo/Richmond near Camperdown.
  • Travel along this road for approx. 11 km until it intersects with the R56.
  • Turn left onto the R56 and continue until you reach the crossroads outside Ixopo.
  • Turn left onto the R612, and continue to turnoff for King’s Grant.

FROM SOUTH ALONG THE N2 FROM DURBAN:

  • N2 SOUTH – Travel along this freeway from Durban until you get to the R612 off ramp at Park Rynie.
  • Turn right across the bridge onto the R612 and continue along this road for 80 km (total distance ex Park Rynie to Ixopo is 83 km).
  • Approximately 3 km before it intersects with the R56 outside Ixopo, start looking out for the turnoff on the right to King’s Grant.
  • We do have signs up as well.
  • Travel along this dirt road until you reach the turnoff for King’s Grant.

GPS co-ordinates:
S 30° 09'04.80" LATITUDE
E 30° 06'17.60" LONGITUDE