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About Burkleigh House

Burkleigh House is a 62-year-old home which has been substantially altered in light of its new-found role as a first class guest house. The front fa├žade has been wrapped in a large sunny verandah which is ideal for sundowners as it overlooks the bustle of the city from a austere elevation, with views of mature trees, an acre of lush gardens, and a sparkling pool.

Guests are welcome to indulge in the seclusion of several spots where they are able to read or simply relax and view the abundant birdlife which have chosen Burkleigh House as their place of preference.

Each of the five non-smoking north-facing rooms boast an impressive array of modern amenities, such as high-speed Wi-Fi access, a plasma screen television, DStv, and a work station for the enthusiastic business person. The beds have spring mattresses, and are dressed in fine cotton percale linen.

Room 1 is elegantly decorated in a French Provencal theme, boasting a white antique double bed and wardrobe. It offers a west-facing Juliet balcony with views overlooking a bubbling fountain and the swimming pool. The bathroom has an extra large frameless shower with an antique mirror and accompanying fittings.

Room 2 is furnished with an antique extra-length double bed and accompanied by an original 17th century Cape Stinkwood and Pearwood cupboard. The bathroom is replete with an antique mirror and fittings.

Room 3 is pleasingly fitted with an antique extra-length double bed and an 18th-century yellow wood cupboard. The suite is decorated in shades of fresh blue and white and the bathroom has a frameless shower and a unique take on an antique dressing table with original fittings.

Room 4 is styled in dark woods which are subtly offset by white walls, and cream and chocolate fabrics. The extra-length king-size bed can be split into two single beds and the bathroom completes this Victorian escape with a ball and claw bath and an extra-large glass shower.

Room 5 has a king-size bed that can be split into two singles, a Victorian Mahogany cupboard, and a marble and walnut chest of drawers. The executive desk is of flame mahogany and inlaid with leather. A full bathroom with extra large glass shower and Victorian ball and claw bath epitomise the grace of a bygone era.

The reception area, lounge, and dining room showcase the best of our decades of collecting rare and beautiful antiques, amongst which are a rare Chippendale dresser and an exceptional Mahogany cupboard found in Kimberley and believed to have belonged to Cecil John Rhodes. A fireplace creates a warm and welcoming ambiance where you can enjoy sipping a sherry while listening to music.

Burkleigh House views service and personal attention as our best form of advertising and we delight in serving a full English breakfast in an elegant atmosphere. In summer you may choose to enjoy an al fresco breakfast.

Wedding Venues: Intimate garden weddings of up to 60 guests can be hosted with the ceremony taking place in one of our many beautiful garden areas and the reception taking place in the glass garden conservatory reception area. Catering is provided in-house.

Romantic: Couples looking for a romantic break-away can book the stunning Aurora Bridal Suite.

Covid Safety Approved: Mandatory use of PPE by all staff. Daily staff health screening. Staff training on strict hygiene practices. Limited staff on shift to maintain social distancing. Sanitiser provided in each room and in common areas.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Air conditioning
  • Bath
  • Breakfast
  • Central location
  • Fridge
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Terrace
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


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


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  • Room 2 Room 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Furnished with an antique extra length double bed and accompanied by an original 17th century Cape Stinkwood and Pearwoo... see more
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      • Room 3 Room 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Pleasingly fitted with an antique extra length double bed and original 18th Century Cape Yellowwood cupboard and a Stink... see more Features:  Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Double beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Garden views, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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          • Room 4 Room 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Styled in dark woods and boasts an original Victorian Walnut cupboard ,extra length king size bed and mahogany chest of... see more
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              • Room 5 Room 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Has a king size, extra length bed(optional 2 singles), Victorian Mahogany cupboard and a marble and walnut chest of... see more
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                  • Room 1 Room 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Boasting a white antique double bed and wardrobe. A west facing Juliet balcony with a view overlooking a bubbling founta... see more
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                      • Room 6 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B
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                          Reviews for Burkleigh House

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                          Soundrajan Pillay, South Africa
                          12 December 2016

                          Pictures on the net matched the actual experience

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                          Burkleigh House is 0.5km from the centre of Ferndale , the nearest airport 19.1km (Lanseria International Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling