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About The Windmill Country Retreat

Way out on the wine route is the The Windmill Country Retreat, including Sabie Valley Rider Academy. Set on 22 hectares of malaria-free indigenous bush with abundant bird-life, it is the ideal base from which to explore the area or merely relax and unwind.

The location is extraordinary, overlooking the Sabie River Valley, and beyond to God’s Window and the Drakensberg, with the Kruger National Park and the panoramic Blyde River Canyon just around the corner. Activities and adventures are available from mild to wild in and around the Sabie Valley. The owner-run property includes free-standing cottage accommodation, a wine shop, motorcycle events and tours, and a BMW rider academy.

Windmill Wine Shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and a small but unique selection of Cape wines is available, changing regularly according to wine trends in a relaxed buying atmosphere with knowledgeable advice at hand. Always enthusiastic supporters of South African micro brewers, a small selection of South African Craft Beers are available including the local Sabie Brewing Co. selection.

  • Response Rate: 86%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 27 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 22
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 38 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

Bed and breakfast includes a continental-style breakfast basket. The baskets may vary slightly, but the general composition is fruit juice, homemade sandwich of egg mayonnaise or cheese/cold meat, jam or marmalade, croissant or muffin, yoghurt, cereal/bar & fruit in season.

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Reviews for The Windmill Country Retreat

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Vanessa Ververis
17 April 2017

beautiful view when sitting on the porch. Saw mongoose, monkeys and duikers in the week we where there while eating breakfast. The cleaners cleaned really well, put out fresh towels everyday and were so friendly-which was lovely.The guards are so helpful and friendly.The quality of the chalets are great.The owner was helpful when I called or emailed prior to our visit and answered any query we had.Cons: 1)we never had a welcome from the owner nor did she pop by at any point to see if we were ok or needed anything- we never saw her.2)We'd booked 2 chalets- the 4 bedroom was amazing however...
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Miranda Hilgersom, Netherlands
06 December 2016

Yes it was clean and comfortable, but everytime they clean the lodge they change al your stuff. They replaced all our important things and they even hang some clothes in the closet. We never use the closet and we didn't put it there so only because we were missing things on the day we had to check out we started to look there.Why do you touch other people stuff??..Establishment Response:Thank you for taking the time to review. Sorry to hear the housekeeping ladies ‘over-cleaned’, I’m sure they just wanted to tidy up in order to clean properly and didn’t mean to upset you, but I’m glad you foun...
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Sonja Herbst, South Africa
17 October 2016

We wil never recommend anyone to stay at Windmill Wine Shop and Cottages. The owners clearly does not know how to treat their guests. We stay at alot of lodges and hotels and never have we been treated like we were treated and Windmill Wine Shop and Cottages. ESTABLISHMENT RESPONSE:Sonja Herbst is upset because –A) We sms’ed Sonja Herbst requesting her not to put bubble bath (or soap of any kind) in the swimming pool as it’s not a spa bath and has chlorine in (causing the pool to overflow with bubbles) which she ignored and we ended up having to drain & refill the pool on Saturday and on Sunda...
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Karabo Lekgothoane, South Africa
07 January 2016

This place is an ideal getaway if you are looking for a peaceful space where you can relax and be one with nature. The rooms were clean and cosy and the staff there was extremely helpful during our stay. I would definitely recommend Windmill cottages to friends and family!! Thank you for making our stay a memorable one!!

Marie Horn, South Africa
22 October 2015

We had a peaceful stay at the Windmill cottages.It was very neat and clean. Our host was very friendly and we felt welcome at all times. Thank you for the stay we enjoyed it.

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The Windmill Country Retreat is 19.1km from the centre of Hazyview , the nearest airport 40.8km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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