Situated at the start of the famous Panorama Route that’s centred around the Blyde River Canyon (the world’s 3rd largest canon), just outside of the little town of Lydenburg, Stone Lodge teeters on top of a hill, overlooking the vast expanse of the Mpumalanga Mountains. As the valley unravels before you and the white-backed vultures soar through the skies, with the resident chickens and geese sauntering around the landscaped gardens, and the odd golden wildebeest, nyala, impala and sable darting through the long grass of the wilderness that abounds, this hideaway is a truly unique destination unto itself.
Set on acres of farmland, with unbridled nature sweeping every viewpoint, Stone Lodge comprises of a Manor House, a series of stables – some practising, some as extra luxurious accommodation – a maze of an organic vegetable garden, young olive groves, lavender and rose gardens, an infinity swimming pool, and an abundance of hiking, biking and meandering trails to explore to your heart’s content. Each room has been beautifully appointed with the finest linens and furnishings, a gorgeous, grand farm-style country kitchen, copious entertaining and relaxing rooms, long terraces and cosy reading nooks, ample open fireplaces and a fabulous bar and billiards room – enough to accommodate as many as 24 guests. It’s the perfect place for multi-generational family gatherings, or landmark moments, those once-in-a-lifetime celebrations or simply when the whole clan gathers together and lets the magic of those special get-togethers unfold.
The longs stables have been converted into extra luxurious accommodation for bigger parties, in the event of weddings and celebrations. The property has hosted celebrations in the past of up to 60 guests – with any overflow guests being accommodated at the neighbouring lodges.
The area is a very popular spot for fly-fishing with the Spekboom River being nearby and its resident population of rainbow trout. The nearest town to the property is Lydenberg and the nearest airport is Hoedspruit – no more than 40-minutes away.
Reviewed by Colleen Ogilvie
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