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About Granny Mouse Country House

Granny Mouse Country House and Spa is in the magnificent Caversham 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 its reputation for a relaxed gourmet experience, whilst introducing new menus and concepts to diners.

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa is situated in the picturesque KwaZulu Natal Midlands at the foothills of the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg, one of South Africa’s world heritage sites. It offers accommodation as quaint as the name of the hotel implies. Old-world charm, embedded in the foundations of the hotel, complements the rural ambiance and modern comforts of the rooms and venues.

Our accommodation, which has been newly refurbished, offers Garden Rooms, which face onto the gardens; Family Rooms, which sleep 4 and Deluxe Rooms, which overlook the Lion's River. Our newly built Deluxe Suites offer views of the Lion's River with corner lounges as well as panoramic views from the spacious window baths.

This elegant hotel with two award winning restaurants is also the proud holder of the Diners Club wine list "2013 Diamond Award" since 2010. The chefs are renowned for creating pairing menus which can be served in the intimate setting of the wine cellar or in one of the restaurants. The evening is ended in the newly launched smoking (cigar) lounge which is gaining a reputation for its single malts and range of cigars.

The Granny Mouse Country House Spa is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in South Africa. Rejuvenate all your senses besides the soothing sounds of the Lions River. The Granny Mouse Spa offers treatments for all preferences; you’ll be spoilt for choice with a full range of massage and beauty treatments, Jacuzzi and hydrotherapy as well as a steam room. The Spa team also offers the perfect solution for your special day or event as we do make-up for special occasions.

Dreams are made in the land of Zulu's and Weddings are the stuff that dreams are made of - Weddings and Conferences are part of what we offer - catering to groups of up to 120 people whilst at all times maintaining service excellence and those little personal touches that create the memories. With our chapel and reception venue overlooking the Caversham Valley that can seat up to 120 guests and blessed with panoramic views that are unique to the area.

Spa: The Granny Mouse Spa offers three couples rooms with treatments ranging from skincare through to therapeutic massage. They also have a steam room, jacuzzi and hydro bath.

Wedding Venues: Our chapel has valley views and it provides the perfect setting to tie the knot. We offer various wedding packages, from a basic lunch time ceremony and reception through to the the exclusive use of the hotel for a weekend fully exclusive.

Conference Venues: Our conferences facilities can cater for groups of up to 120 delegates whilst maintaining service excellence. A popular wedding venue. an ideal spot for any celebration and a professional conference facility

Romantic: After the stress and the joy of your wedding join us at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa for your honeymoon. The perfect getaway situated in the centre of the Midlands Meander retreat as a couple and take time to unwind and be pampered.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 58
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Conference Venues
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Granny Mouse Country House

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Sally George
26 July 2017

Wonderful breakfast at the Bistro and fantastic food at The Eaves. Room could do with a small table next to the wing back chairs.

Robynne Dunkley, South Africa
12 October 2015

Fantastic destination! All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Delicious food and a very comfortable room. Can't wait to visit Granny Mouse again and will stay longer.

Marija Saunders, South Africa
11 May 2014

The GMCH team provides a personalized high quality service with much attention to detail. This includes the housekeeping, gardens, restaurants, spa and all around services of the country estate. This was my most enjoyed holiday stay ever. Well done GMCH team!

Neil Sheldon, South Africa
23 July 2013

I was last at Granny Mouse around 3 years ago, and this stay was even better than I remembered. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful. The champagne upon arrival, the incredible food, the fireplace in our room, the Spa, dinner in the wine cellar, delicious breakfast.

john meijer, South Africa
26 February 2012

We had an excellent stay. Good breakfast. The upgrade was greatly appreciated.

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Granny Mouse Country House is 6.4km from the centre of Balgowan , the nearest airport 115.3km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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