Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

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Granny Mouse Country House & Spa: accommodation in Balgowan Kwazulu Natal

4 Star
Name of hostsGranny Mouse Country House
Tel:+27 (0)33 234 4071

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa Entance
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Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversahm Valley in Balgowan and surrounded by gardens overlooking conservancy areas on the Lion's River. This classic Country House Hotel, with its reputation for excellence, is located an hour and a half from Durban and four and a half hours from Johannesburg.


Award winning restaurants offer a range of menu items from relaxed Bistro though to Fine Dining in the Eaves restaurant. The refurbished property has retained it's reputation for a relaxed gourmet experience, whilst introducing new menus and concepts to diners.


Granny Mouse is the proud holder of a Diners Club Winelist "Diamond Award" for our 2011 and 2010 winelist.  This follows on from the 2009 & 2008 Platinum Awards. The chefs are renowned for creating pairing menus which can be served in the intimate setting of the Wine Cellar or one of the restaurants.  The evening is ended in the newly launched smoking lounge - Cigar - which is gaining a reputation for it's single malts and range of Cigars. 


Weddings and Conferences are part of what we offer - catering to groups of people up to 120 whilst at all times maintaining service excellence and the little personal touches that create the memories.  Our Chapel with valley views provides the perfect setting to tie the knot.


Our accommodation is newly refurbished and offers Garden Rooms, which face onto the gardens; Family Rooms, which sleep 4; Deluxe Rooms, which overlook the Lion's River and our newly built Deluxe Suites, which has views of the Lions River and waterfall.  Honeymoon packages are available to celebrate special occasions.


The Granny Mouse Spa has been refurbished and has three couples rooms with treatments ranging from skincare through to therapeutic massage, supported by a steam room, jacuzzi and hydrobath. Therapists also offer a full make up service are supported by the Hair Salon for special events.




Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, is positioned on the Lions River and surrounded by indigenous bush, resulting in an abundance of wildlife, in particular an extensive birding list with over 200 species.

One can spend the afternoon taking a leisurely strole down our River Walk towards the waterfall, or laze under the willows on the Common.

On site recreation now includes the professional services of highly qualified therapists at Granny Mouse Spa. So, to de-stress and unwind, why not spend the morning meandering on the Midlands Meander and indulge yourself at the Spa in the afternoon.

Granny Mouse has full team building facilities; here we have a team building crew that can offer a variety of activities to suit your corporate needs, from icebreakers to treasure hunts and Amazing Race challenges.  Please ask for us to forward you the various packages and options should you want to do teambuilding. Pricing of such activities vary greatly, so please contact our Conference Coordinator to provide you personalized quotes according to your corporate needs.

Internal Activities
These activities are available on the Granny Mouse grounds.

  • Wine tasting in our underground award-winning cellar.
  • Croquet on the common
  • River Walk and great bird watching

External Activities

  • Canopy Tours of the Karkloof -an amazing, unequalled experience gliding along steel cables up to 175m long, above the rivers and waterfalls amongst the monkeys, birds, trees and plants of the Magnificent Karkloof Forest.
  • Quad Biking - Experience the thrill of quad biking in and around Sani Pass
  • Abseiling
  • Rock climbing
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Historical Tours of the Battlefields
  • Hot air balloon rides (seasonal)
  • Horse Riding with professional guide
  • Enjoy a game of Golf at one of our nearby courses
  • Exploring & Shopping on the Midlands Meander
  • Visting the newly opened Nelson Mandela Museum at his capture site


From Gauteng : (4 hours 30 minutes) Exit No. 132 from the N3 Southbound. Turn right over the highway and proceed straight on for 8 km until the R 103 is reached in Nottingham Road Village. Proceed in the direction of and through Balgowan on the R 103 for a further 17 km and the Hotel is on the left hand side. From Durban : (1 hour 15minutes) Exit No. 107 from the N3 Northbound. Turn left at the stop street; follow the road to the T-junction turn to your right on the R 103 in the direction of, and through Lions River. Follow that road for approximately 12 km and the Hotel is on the right hand side.