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  • Beautiful Victorian homestead with charming rooms
  • Manicured gardens offer restful tranquility
  • Wonderfully located for exploring the Panorama Route


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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 8 years and older

In Graskop


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The Victorian-style Westlodge has been run by the same owners since 1999, and over the years they have gone to great lengths to create a luxury establishment that provides excellent service while being pleasing on the eye. The grand lounges of the main house feature an arsenal of antique furniture and opulent patterned fabrics, complemented by warm personal touches from the owners. Indoor columns and archways, and splashes of soothing green, provide other striking points of interest for guests.

A detached building houses the Fleur de Lis suites - elegant north-facing rooms that overlook the pretty rose garden. The styling of the rooms is inspired, with various parts of the walls having beautifully patterned wallpaper. The high white ceilings have painted green beams, matched by green tones in the East room, and offset by romantic pinks in the West room. In both, the full en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath and shower is separated from the spacious bedrooms by big white curtains.

Wedgewood and Madelief, decorated in pastel shades of green and blue respectively, are two luxury rooms on the first floor of the main house, under the triangular ceilings. The rooms are slightly more modern and clean-cut than the rest, and have small seating areas next to large windows overlooking the gardens. A lounge area with cane furniture is situated between the two rooms, and this - in conjunction with the shared balcony - makes them ideal for joint bookings.

Purposefully located in a secluded wing of the house, the jewel in Westlodge’s crown is the spacious and decadent Rozen Honeymoon Suite. A King-size bed and shades of pink and purple lend romanticism to the suite, and the bathroom (with its Victorian cast-iron bath, double basins and shower) is reached through magnificent columned archways. A private verandah, ideal for enjoying the pleasant Graskop weather, looks out onto a well-planted garden.

Since the town is located at a high altitude, evenings are chilly, so oil heaters and electric blankets in all the rooms ensure that guests stay snug and warm. Standing fans won’t be used often, but are there for particularly warm days. Satellite televisions can be watched while lying under the percale linen of the beds.

After a peaceful night’s sleep, you will wake up to a breakfast of beautifully presented food guaranteed to fill the stomachs before a day’s sightseeing. Guests can head into Graskop to sample some unique pancakes from the popular Harrie’s Pancakes, indulge in delicious chocolates at Shautany Chocolatiers, or find some unique items in the characterful shops. 

The tourism centre offers all the information you will need to discover the area’s attractions. A drive along the breathtakingly beautiful Panorama Route is a must, while visits to places such as the historical Pilgrim’s Rest, the Kruger National Park, and action-packed Hazyview (all within 70 kilometres of Westlodge) also come highly recommended.

Rates & Summary

Fleur de Lis West

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
Bath and shower
Separate toilet
Verandah overlooking rose garden

Fleur de Lis East

Sleeps 2 in twin beds
Bath and shower
Separate toilet
Verandah overlooking rose garden


Upstairs room
Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
Sleeper couch for 1 child
Shower over bath
Lounge shared with Madelief
Shared balcony overlooking ‘Fairyland’.


Upstairs room
Sleeps 2 in twin beds
Shower and bath
Shared lounge and balcony

Rozen Honeymoon Suite

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite Victorian bath, double basins, shower
Private verandah overlooking garden

Martin Garden Room

Sleeps 2 in double bed
En-suite shower
Entrance from garden


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Continental and Full English breakfast included
Dinner is available by prior reservation, and a menu choice will be sent to confirmed accommodation bookings


Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located in the quaint tourist town of Graskop, on Mpumalanga’s spectacular Panorama Route, Westlodge bed-and-breakfast is one of the most luxurious and interesting establishments in the area and is close to the best natural attractions that the province has to offer. Guests will feel like royalty when staying in this immaculately designed example of Victorian architecture, where meticulous attention has been paid to everything from the magnificent gardens to the stylish, imaginatively decorated rooms.


  • Beautiful Victorian homestead with charming rooms
  • Manicured gardens offer restful tranquility
  • Wonderfully located for exploring the Panorama Route


The Rozen Suite is situated in a very secluded wing of the house.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fly fishing gear, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred, but be wary of potholes.

Activities & Attractions

Nearby: waterfalls, the Pinnacle, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Kruger National Park, horse riding, trout fishing, hiking, historical attractions, Pilgrim’s Rest, shopping.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Fan included
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant
  • Not licensed


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • No babysitting
  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




Panorama & Lowveld



The Lowveld-Legogote region is the urban hub of Mpumalanga. It is home to the dynamic capital city Mbombela/Nelspruit and KaNyamazane township. It also contains the towns of White River and Hazyview, known for their arts & crafts, their good living and bonhomie.

All roads round here lead to the Kruger National Park (KNP) which is the region’s border and its biggest attraction. Another big attraction is the amazing Sudwala caves - the world’s oldest dolomite caves and the geological highlight of the Lowveld.

To the west of Mbombela/Nelspruit is the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world and highlight of the Panorama Route. This is a scenic route along the escarpment edge, taking in the mountain towns of Graskop, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Lydenburg. To the east of Mbombela/Nelspruit lies the region dubbed the Wild Frontier. It is known for its lively gold rush history and mysterious stone ruins left by early indigenous people.

The Lowveld-Legogote region has strong ties with neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland, offering an intriguing mix of culture, language and style. 

The Lowveld is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slowveld’ –and it’s not hard to see why. It’s hot, subtropical, laid-back and friendly. This is a region that has always worked alongside the rhythms of the wild.

The word ‘legogote’ means ‘place of the skins’ and refers to the leather makers who once lived here in the Legogote Mountains. They were known for their skill in crafting leather thongs supplied to early ox-wagon travellers.

The Lowveld has long been a trade route and trading post. Explored by early hunters and pioneers, it developed on the back of the discovery of gold. From old Delagoa Bay (present-day Maputo) to Mbombela/Nelspruit and on to the Panorama Route, you will encounter colourful tales of early adventurers, prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers, traders, chiefs, kings and shysters.

Mbombela/Nelspruit is a big, busy city that includes historic Nelspruit, ever-growing residential developments, and the vibrant, sprawling township of Kanyamazane. Cutting right through the centre of the city is the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Popular among residents and tourists, the garden is set on the banks of the Nels River and is a delight of indigenous greenery. It has a large cycad collection and an African rainforest.

Mbombela/Nelspruit was a host city for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Its beautiful stadium is an icon of the city’s progress - along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an innovative design reflecting a modern African spirit. In Mbombela/Nelspruit you’ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a mix of peoples and cultures, with an Afro-chic flavour. From Mbombela/Nelspruit you can do artists’ routes and township tours, visit casinos, nightclubs, and artistic and historical spots. And yet within a short time you can be right in the middle of the KNP gazing out onto the ancient African wilderness.

Incredible mountain scenery and excellent outdoor action - that’s the spirit of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. From Mbombela/Nelspruit the route heads east through subtropical foothills and farmlands, into the mountains of the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon. The route takes you along a series of historic mountain passes to the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Graskop, Mashishing/Lydenburg and Orighstad. Scenic highlights include God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve is also there - home to plenty of wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa.

Pilgrim’s Rest is where gold was first discovered and is a heritage town. Graskop and Sabie are timber centres, and renowned for their adventure activities. There is a wide choice of things to do here, from gorge swinging, rock climbing, abseiling, and hot air ballooning, to river rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing, sailing and 4x4-ing.

Look out for

The Kruger National Park - Flagship of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park has good infrastructure and services, with routes, game drives, guides, camps, watering holes and other animal viewing spots. Your chances of a lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger Park, where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote camping hideouts.

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mpumalanga’s capital city is a friendly and fast-moving mix of cultures. These include Tsonga, Pedi, Swazi, Mozambican, Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German and French. The city is a central place from which to access the Lowveld and Panorama regions. You can take a cultural tour of Kanyamazane township, and visit arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens. You can see an excellent collection of South African art at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature buildings, or spend a quiet hour or two in the Lowveld Botanical Garden in the heart of the city.

Sudwala caves - The world’s oldest known cave system, said to be nearly 3 billion years old, the Sudwala Caves are completely surreal. In the heart of the Mankelekele mountains lies this vast subterranean city of passages, tunnels, caverns and chambers. There are timeless dripstone formations and eerie bottomless lakes. The highlight is the Crystal Tour – a five-hour 2km hike into the heart of the caves culminating in a cavern containing incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

Outdoor action - Sabie is the adventure capital of the Lowveld and Panorama, offering just about everything you can think of in an incredible canyon and mountain setting. Experience the adrenalin rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68m (18-storey) freefall. You’ll go from 0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds! The hiking is exceptional, and there are excellent rock climbing, paragliding, and abseiling opportunities.

The Artists Route - The beautiful setting and laidback lifestyle of the Lowveld has long attracted artists and creative souls. In the White River/Hazyview area you can visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists. These include potters, weavers, candle makers, glass-blowers, sculptors and even taxidermists. Both these towns are hip and happening, offering charming eating spots and great rural retail therapy. For good shopping head for Casterbridge Centre on the edge of White River, and Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview.

Kaapsehoop village - Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village. It is popular for its quaint coffee shops, pubs, bistros and more than a hundred wild horses.

Innibos Cultural Festival - A music and arts festival held in the Nelspruit/White River area in June and July. This is a cultural ‘must-do’. For 14 days the Lowveld rocks. This arts festival is held at over 60 theatre and music spots across the province and features everything from big stage concerts to assorted theatre and cultural activities. There are also more than 400 craft stalls to explore.

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