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About Welgekozen Country Lodge

Winners in the AA accommodation awards under the category Country Style retreat Small. Welgekozen Country Lodge is set on 8 hectors of land ½ kilometre from the historic town of Piet Retief close to the Swaziland Border. The approach to the lodge is through an avenue of oak trees to the elegant Cape Dutch building. Our venue boasts an ambiance of tranquillity in its country surroundings and can accommodate a variety of tastes. The house was build by the son of General Kemp a Boer war general.

Travelling from the Kruger Park, Durban or Johannesburg it makes an ideal stopover for tourists. Being centrally situated for Swaziland, Ermelo and Pongola it is an ideal town for Reps to stay.

Welgekozen Country lodge is a Traditional Cape Dutch Property with wooden Floors, windows and doors. It is Rectangular in shape with a central tiled courtyard. All set in Park Like gardens with lots of mature English oak trees, some over 60 years old.

The lodge offers:

- 10 individually decorated double bed rooms with either showers or baths

- Tea and coffee facilities in every room

- TV with M-Net and DStv in every room

- Superb English or continental breakfast

- Evening meals

- Laundry facilities available

- Rosewood bar with fire place

- Large swimming pool

- Lapa for functions

- Separate dining room overlooking the courtyard

- Two large lounges superbly decorated one with an Adam fireplace

- Bridal suite

The Ambiance décor, cleanliness and Friendly service will ensure your stay is a memorable one, whether you are on holiday or business trip. We are English, Afrikaans and Dutch Spoken. We look forward to meeting you. Dinner at R130 per person per night Monday to Friday.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 52 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Welgekozen Country Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Welgekozen Country Lodge

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Patricia Thompson
18 October 2021

Reception staff and owners very welcoming.Beautifully appointed in every area of establishment.Bed and linen superb .Breakfast great and it was so much more than “ value for money”

Matthew Rathgeber
22 March 2021

It is a nice property with lots of potential

Louise Smith
23 February 2020

Beautiful old Dutch home on the nicer side of town. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Great breakfast - nice pool and walking distance to restaurant and garage

Louis Zimmermann
01 May 2019

The nice and room and complete kitchen, bedroom and terrace.The beautiful garden around. Nice and friendly Bob and Betty!

Nicholas Mew
01 November 2017

Ideal stopover between KNP and Durban.Food exceeded expectations

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Welgekozen Country Lodge is 2.8km from the centre of Piet Retief , the nearest airport 160.2km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling