Kings Walden Garden Manor was born of great romantic spirit. It was here in the 1930s that a beautiful young woman stood spellbound at the mountain views and said to the man beside her: I never want to leave. He was the owner of the land and the view. Marry me, he replied, and you will never have to.
Many, many years later, on the night she died here, lightning struck the enormous blue gum tree at the viewpoint. It is still standing today, bone-white and dramatic, a symbol of Kings Walden Garden Manors magical romantic spirit and history.
Come and enjoy our incredible mountain views, famous country gardens and chic accommodation in a century old, heritage home. Kings Walden combines international excellence and African warmth and legend in a spectacular mountain setting.
Billy and Minette Mckechnie are your hosts at Kings Walden. Having managed hotels in the Okavango Delta and having been in the hospitality industry for many years, they love to share their passion of people, good food and Africa with you. They will be available at any time but spend time at Kings Walden in the morning and in the evening. The afternoon is spend looking for the freshest produce for that days meal.
Accommodation at Kings Walden Garden Manor:
Beautiful mountain views and a romantic garden provide a charming backdrop for six luxury rooms at Kings Walden Garden Manor - rooms that are made for romance and relaxation. Stretch out on extra-length king size beds; relax in front of the fire with fine wine, good music and great company.
Kings Waldens dcor is classic and elegant with a modern African touch. Our bathrooms are spacious and sexy, with big showers and baths made for two. Each room leads onto the gardens, where there is a large swimming pool for your pleasure. Paths lead to shaded spots in the garden where you can escape with a book or a lover.
As the evening falls enjoy a glass of wine on the verandah overlooking the mountains, or linger over a drink in our stylish lounge.
Kings Walden Fine Cuisine:
Kings Waldens chef Billy McKechnie has created a delicious contemporary fusion menu that combines imported specialities and fresh, local organic produce.
His meals are made with passion and presented with pride. Enjoy gentle breakfasts overlooking the mountains, experience memorable tastes and moments in the spacious dining room, lit by candles and romance.
By night you can take your pick from an excellent menu that includes dishes such as French rack of lamb, tagliata di manzo (an Italian sliced steak dish), slow-cooked lamb shanks, seared tuna and a range of decadent desserts. And of course, there is an exciting South African wine list.
McKechnie has years of experience as a restauranteur and chef. He trained at Centurion International Hotel School before moving onto becoming food and beverage manager at the well-known and much loved.
Kings Walden Functions:
Kings Walden is the landmark celebration venue that offers guests a vibrantly contemporary experience, whilst still evoking feelings, memories, and the warm nostalgia of days gone by.
This is Tzaneen's most popular location for your anniversary, birthday or other celebration, wedding. Choose it for any event or special occasion that you are unlikely to repeat.
We will ensure your function is an unforgettable experience. Our hand-picked team works closely together with you to ensure that we deliver on the things that matter most to us: quality, service, sustainability and value for money.
Our venue is filled with endless possibilities from vast lawns to little private nooks and crannies.
We will ensure your function is an unforgettable experience. Our hand-picked team works closely together with you to ensure that we deliver on the things that matter most to us: quality, service, sustainability and value for money. We serve only the best most innovative food.
Activities and attractions at Kings Walden:
- Magoebaskloof Adventures
- Sunland Boabab
- Mountain Trips and Boat Trips
- Coach House Nougat Factory
- Debengeni Waterfalls
- Cultural Tours
- Pekoe View Tea Garden
Health and Climate:
We are NOT in a malaria area
Cancellations 0 to 7 days prior forfeit 100% of the deposit.
Cancellations 7 to 14 days prior forfeit 75% of the deposit.
Cancellations 14 to 21 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit.
Cancellations 21 to 28 days prior forfeit 25% of the deposit
Facilities & Services available:
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Communal Satellite TV
Hiking / Walking Trails