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Malachite Manor is a one of a kind 4 star, AA Superior rated luxury boutique Guest Lodge.  Providing a tranquil break away for the discerning traveler.

Situated in the Barriers of Spears uKhahlamba region of the Southern Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site, one of only 23 sites in the world that holds the Prestigious World Heritage Status for both its biodiversity and its cultural Heritage.

Along the River of Chiefs the Umzimkulu River, Owner Mike Pieterse, lovingly designed and handcrafted the Manor - using Pin Oak, Cypress and Kiaat timber sourced from thesurrounding forests.  The unique combination of traditional, contemporary and comfortable features, include spacious rooms, intimate dinning, cosy bar with fireplace for those colder mountain nights and a gallery library for lazy days. Malachite Manor is a place in which you can truly kick back in style.

The 6 tastefully decorated rooms are designed to cater for all your needs.  Each individually designed to create a relaxing, tranquil space for our guests.  All are situated in the main lodge building, with terraces from which to enjoy the beautiful backdrop of mountain views and landscaped gardens.

Our Guests can enjoy scrumptious breakfasts and intimate a la Carte dinners in the Manor, or take a minutes stroll down the garden path to Speakeasy, Boma, Bar and Grill which is situated next to one of our beautiful dams.  Speakeasy offers a stylish country atmosphere, and has become a favourite amongst the locals for its good food and company. It also is the perfect venue for your next function.

Malachite Manor is surrounded by a wonderful array of activities for you to experience during your stay.  Hiking, birding, canoeing, horse-riding, fishing and cycling are just a few ways to experience and appreciate the areas abundance of natural beauty.  The Legendary Sani Pass is within close proximity, boasting the highest pub in Africa at 3000 m once you reach the top.  An exhilarating drive whether in your own 4x4 vehicle or taken as a day trip with one of our local tour operators.

Our Malachite Manor team would be delighted to welcome you and arrange any activity for you to enjoy and enhance your stay.

Accommodation at Malachite Manor:
We have 6 luxury en-suite double rooms.  Rates are bed and breakfast.  All the rooms have a separate bathtub and shower as well as an outside patio in a garden setting.

All rooms come equipped with:
- Extra-length Queen Sized beds with quality linen
- Separate bath and shower
- Tea / coffee station
- Flat screen television with DSTV
- Bar Fridge
- Heating
- Outside patios in a garden setting


Tours up the Sani Pass - please note passports essential. Other activities include birding, hiking, mountain climbing, golfing, horse riding, canoeing and fishing. Wedding and Conference facilities available on request.

Clothing and Accessories:

Mountain weather changes rapidly so please bring warm clothing even in summer

Rooms and Units Available:



Amethyst, Amber & Garnet Rooms are: Luxury Open Plan Double Rooms with extra-length Queen Sized bed. En suite with bath and separate shower. All 3 have a veranda overlooking several dams.

Sleeps 2 Adults


Amethyst, Amber & Garnet Rooms are: Luxury Open Plan Double Rooms with extra-length Queen Sized bed. En suite with bath and separate shower. All 3 have a veranda overlooking several dams

Sleeps 2 Adults


Amethyst, Amber & Garnet Rooms are: Luxury Open Plan Double Rooms with extra-length Queen Sized bed. En suite with bath and separate shower. All 3 have a veranda overlooking several dams

Sleeps 2 Adults


Sapphire Room: Situated on the first floor. Luxury - Has a Queen extra length bed and a single bed. En suite bathroom with a separate shower. Situated on the 1st floor. Veranda with forrest view

Sleeps 3 Adults


Topaz: Situated on the first floor. Triple room with an extra-length Queen Sized bed and a single bed. En suite bathroom with bath and separate shower. Small lounge. Veranda over looking the back forest of Malachite Manor

Sleeps 3 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Wine Tasting
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
No Pets Allowed
4x4 Routes
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Historic Sites
Ethnic Villages
Arts and Craft

Cancellation Policy:

- We require a 50% deposit to confirm your booking. The outstanding balance is payable 21 days before arrival
- Cancellations over 21 days before the visit forfeit 0% of the total booking.
- Cancellations less than 21 days before the visit forfeit 100% of the total booking amount
- For non-arrival/no-show/premature departure 100% of the total booking quoted is payable.
- Only children over the age of 13 years are permitted.

Please note that all cancellations will be refunded according to our cancellation policy, minus any relevant administrative or bank charges.

Check-in and out time:
Check-in - Between 14H00 to 18H00
Check out - Before 11H00

Limitation of liability:
Guests agree on behalf of themselves and the members of their parties that neither the establishment, its owners, employees, nor agents shall be responsible for any injury or death of any person or the loss or destruction of or damage to any property upon the premises, whether arising from fire, theft or any cause and by whomsoever caused or arising from the negligence (gross or otherwise) or wrongful act of any person in the employment of the guesthouse.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Country Hotel and Guesthouse
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM