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Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel is situated in the heart of the Highlands Meander, approximately 22 km north of Belfast, Mpumalanga on the N4. Being only a two and a half hour drive from Johannesburg makes it’s perfect for a weekend or business escape. The estate is well signposted, but it’s important to note that Winnaarspoort Road is seven kilometres of gravel, and I would suggest phoning ahead to check the condition of the road especially in inclement weather.
By David Sinclair

This upmarket country hotel is perfect for couples looking for a quiet secluded getaway, for families seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, for businesses looking for a top-quality place to hold a conference and if you can resist the temptation of technology, it’s the perfect place go to for a “Tech-Detox.”

We were booked into a luxury “Lakeside Suite” which consists of twin beds and an open plan living room. These rooms can also be made up with queen size beds. The room is very spacious and cosily furnished with a comfortable, homely feel to it. Equipped with a bar fridge, kettle for making tea and coffee and a TV with a selection of DSTV channels, the room also boasts a gas fireplace, and under floor heating which is most welcome on chilly days.

The bathroom has the luxury of both a bath and a shower and has all the amenities you would expect to find in a four-star property. Toasty warm towels on the heated bath rail were very much appreciated especially after being soaked to the bone in the pouring rain after getting stuck in the mud..a funny story, one I will leave for another day.

Most of the rooms are arranged in clusters of two, with interconnecting doorways which make it ideal for families.

There was a decanter of complimentary Port waiting for us when we arrived in the room, and on arriving back at the suite, after enjoying a delicious supper, we were delighted to find a complimentary bottle of wine, and “PS chocolate”.


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