All Comments for Welgekozen Country Lodge

Reviews 26 of 26
Not very happy
Robert Beringer, Switzerland - 23 March 2016
Having stayed at Welgekozen Country Lodge several times during the last few years we booked an overnight stay with our friends again. The rooms were as expected, however our room was not as well maintained as it used to be. This was  no problem for us. What bothered us more was the food. We specially booked dinner with our arrangement and expected an adequate meal. What we got, was simply not digestible. Even as we complained to the person serving, we got no reply. Ordering the wine was another experience never seen before. The "waiter" did not understand what we requested. Eventually we received a glass of wine each, thereafter the half full wine bottle "disappeared". The whole situation was so strange, especially as the owner showed up several times without noting that there must be something very wrong. Finally we all took it with humor, went to the rooms and ate some "crackers" in order not to starve. Unfortunately next mornings breakfast was not much better. We think, that this place has changed a lot and might be well equipped for larger groups and catering events but no longer for individual travelers.
Nanette & Alexander Louwrier - van der Borght, Netherlands - 04 August 2015
Nice lodge on the route. Clean rooms. Good breakfast. 
Great stay
Roland Schmidli, Switzerland - 14 February 2015
We enjoyed the stay and appreciate the warm welcome and service.
Derek Cakebread, South Africa - 19 May 2014
Excellent place to stay when travelling to the Kruger Park from KZN. Extremely well decorated and furnished rooms and very friendly owners who treated us as old friends
Sona Schleussinger, South Africa - 08 April 2014
The accommodation is provided by a very nice People. Very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. We were spoiled by fruity breakfast. Thank you for the beautiful stay!
Great place!
Dave van der Meulen, South Africa - 26 March 2014
Warm reception, comfortable room, good food. Adding a closing door to the shower/toilet would have been welcomed.
Great stay
Roland Schmidli, Switzerland - 17 February 2014
Although a short stay it was remarkable. Everything went perfect with the engagement and we really enjoyed our stay there. We can only recommend.
Martin Ernst, South Africa - 10 January 2014
We had a lovely stay on the way back from Kosi Bay. Bob and Betty were so warm and welcoming, and the room was fantastic.
A Real Pleasure
Paul Sondergaard, South Africa - 11 March 2013
A high standard accommodation and service experience awaits anyone booking at this lodge. A memorable experience and one we would like to repeat! Thank you Bob and Betty.
Perfect feeling!
Stefan Grote, Germany - 19 March 2012
You WOWED us with nearly everything. You did during our stay at Your fantastic and familar location. Thx again for everything!
Friendly, cosy and interesting lodge
bob smiet, South Africa - 23 February 2012
We received a warm welcome and the rooms were great - superior bed and fine kitchen. What more can one say.
Our visit on the way back from holiday
Nevena Sloan, South Africa - 11 January 2012
The lodge is wonderful, with friendly staff and all required amenities available. I definitely recommend it if you need to stay in Piet Retief.
Very good
Graham Watters, South Africa - 08 January 2012
Very impressive, upmarket accommodation with excellent cuisine. Thank you for a warm welcome and rejuvenating stay on our long journey via Piet Retief.
Best chicken pie
David Barnes, United Kingdom - 07 December 2011
Bit disappointed at no air-con or fridge. Cleanliness and room very good, food excellent.
The perfect start to a holiday
Victoria Wallace, United Kingdom - 26 April 2011
This was the first stop on a family trip to the eastern game reserves and the coast. After an all night flight and a long drive made worse by all the roadworks, we arrived rather frazzled. But the owner and his staff were so kind, the place absolutely beautiful, with very comfortable rooms and secure parking, sensible recommendations for dinner for our young children, and a delicious breakfast. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!
Ronald Schulz, South Africa - 15 December 2010
We had a very pleasant experience and will make sure we tell all our friends, one of the best guesthouses around. The chef might need a slight bit more experience, the dinner was well presented but needed a bit more taste.
Our stay at Welgekozen Country Lodge
Caroline Andrews, South Africa - 22 December 2009
We loved the nice spacious room and lovely big bathroom at Welgekozen Country Lodge. We would recommend this B&B to friends passing through Piet Retief. Two items which we felt would further enhance the appeal of staying at Welgekozen Country Lodge: - Offer guests an evening meal, particularly as you have a great chef in the kitchen - Improve the security on the front entrance eg: security controlled access gate and a guard to patrol around the grounds at night
Good overnight stay
Alyssa Harris, United States of America - 21 May 2009
This was a very fancy place, and easy to find right off the road. The rooms were very nice, and good dining was very close. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed our stay.
Richard Bryant, South Africa - 04 April 2009
It was comfortable for an overnight stay, except for being in the closest room to the main road
thomas Hermansson, Sweden - 19 January 2009
Very nice, big and clean rooms. Breakfast excellent and staff very friendly. The house itself is worth a visit. I can definitely recommend everybody to stay here.
Was magnificent!
Mahlatse Modika, South Africa - 19 November 2008
I am lost for words. it was just out of this world! thank you & keep it up. I will definitely without a doubt recommend you guys to all my friends & family!
Anita Huizer, Netherlands - 09 November 2008
It was very nice
Where Dutch, English and South-Africa come together
Irma Kool, Netherlands - 13 June 2007
Betty & Bob, Although our stay was not very long, we would like to say we felt really welcome in your home, it is a home away from home, with a lot of Dutch things (tegeltjes aan de wand, etc) around us. The room was lovely, spacious with a deluxe bathroom and a big bed. Betty, I hope you have a nice stay in Holland with your family.
Great stay!
ludovic savin, Reunion - 15 May 2007
After a long trip from the Kruger Park to Piet Retief, it was a real pleasure to have a rest during one night with Bob & Betty. The dinner was smashing, the bedroom very lovely, and the breakfast prepared by bob : "un regal"!!!
Excellent stay
Francois Bocherens, Switzerland - 10 April 2007
Very big and nice rooms with brand new washrooms, friendly welcome, nice staff. The breakfast was excellent. Good value for the price paid. Highly recommended.
Easter Weekend 2007
Faan Louw, South Africa - 10 April 2007
A great stopover on the way to Durban!

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.



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