The Springgrove Estate

Located in Mpumalanga near Chrissiesmeer, the estate offers beautiful accommodation and is a charming venue facility with a warm, country style charm.

The estate is situated in the heart of Mpumalanga’s New Scotland District, named after hardy Scottish settlers who were granted a concession over an area from Chrissiesmeer to the Swaziland border in the 1870’s by President Pretorius of the Transvaal Republic. The farm has been in the same family for generations. The estate comprises a private timber farm 35 kilometers from Chrissiesmeer and approximately 3 hours by car from Gauteng in a malaria free environment.

For the guest who wishes to fly in, we have a well maintained grass runway of 1,200 metres long. We can also offer fly‑in packages for those who wish to spend as much time as possible in this exquisite piece of unspoilt nature. The farm is close to the Swaziland border for those who wish to visit the Kingdom for a day’s outing (be sure to pack your passport should you wish to do so). Springgrove Estate lies at an elevation of almost 2000 metres and the climate is generally sunny but cool (especially night time). It is not unheard of that one can experience four seasons in one day. As the sun sets over the horizon, the three dams on the estate become enormous mirrors.

Accommodation

Springgrove Cottages

Well-appointed self-catering luxury cottages. The plantations supply the perfect backdrop for our 2 luxury guest cottages overlooking a dam stocked with bass. Each of the self-catering guest cottages (identical in facilities and layout) sleeps a maximum of 6 guests sharing. Each unit has a full DStv bouquet.

Two Cottages consisting of:

  • Master bedroom: King-size extra length bed with en suite bathroom, French doors lead to patio
  • Second bedroom: Double extra length bed sharing a full bathroom, French doors lead to patio
  • Third bedroom: Two single beds sharing a full bathroom

The comfortable lounge with fireplace, dining area and kitchen are all open plan leading onto an undercover patio.

Anguni Cottages

These comprise six self-catering “rondavel” cottages below the Manor House located 2 kilometres from Springgrove Cottages. They overlook a dam with incredible birdlife. The cottages vary in size, but all are decorated in an earthy style echoing the environment. Anguni Cottages are fully furnished for self-catering and have a DStv hotel bouquet (Sport, Mnet, National Geographic and SABC). The Anguni Cottages are ideal for groups of up to 24 persons sharing.

Anguni 1

There are 2 bedrooms and a loft with a lounge with fireplace, kitchen, one full bathroom, undercover patio.

  • Main bedroom: Double extra length bed
  • Second bedroom: Two single beds extra length
  • Loft: Two single beds.

Anguni 2 and Anguni 3

These are two semi-detached units – identical in size and layout. Each consists of a lounge with a fireplace, kitchen, one bedroom with a standard double bed, and bathroom with shower only. Extra sleeping space is supplied by a sleeper couch in the lounge. The two units share an undercover patio.

Anguni 4

There are 2 bedrooms and a loft with a lounge with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom with shower only.

  • Main bedroom: Double bed standard length
  • Second bedroom: Two single beds extra length
  • Loft: Two single beds.

Anguni 5

A one bedroomed unit (standard double bed), sleeper couch in lounge with fireplace, kitchen, and bathroom with shower only.

Anguni 6

A one bedroomed unit (standard double bed) lounge with fireplace, kitchen, and bathroom with shower only.

Self-catering Manor Annexes

Further accommodation is available in annexes to the Manor House (first established in 1884). The Annexes are fully furnished for self-catering, well equipped kitchens and a DStv hotel bouquet (Sport, Mnet, National Geographic and SABC).

Aurie’s Cottage

This is a 2 ½ bedroom stand-alone cottage below the Manor House sleeping 6, has a lounge, eat-in kitchen, 2 bathrooms and undercover patio.

  • Bedroom 1: King-size extra length bed with en suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 2: Standard queen-size bed, sharing full bathroom.
  • Bedroom 3: Standard ¾ bed, sharing full bathroom.

Hamperdown Cottage

This is a stand-alone cottage, next to the Manor House, with an open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area with fireplace leading to a small undercover patio. One bathroom with shower only.

  • Bedroom 1: King-size extra length bed.
  • Bedroom 2: Standard double bed.

Accommodation bookings

Ilse Bakkes
083 427 4811
info@springgrove-estate.com

For more information please visit www.springgrove-estate.com

Things to remember:

  • Check in is from 2pm
  • Check out no later than 11am
  • Regrettably there is no wifi or internet – please bring own 3G cards
  • The cottages are not serviced
  • Only 1 x welcome bundle of wood is supplied. Thereafter you will be charged for bags of wood you order. For any queries in regards to firewood etc, please contact Ilse Bakkes (strictly during office hours)
  • All rooms are non‑smoking ‑ verandah and gardens are smoking areas.

 

Please bring your own:

  • Fishing equipment – (catch and release basis)
  • Swimming / fishing towels
  • Matches / torches for braai facilities and fireplace
  • Umbrellas
  • Groceries and any other consumables you may need

 

Landing strip

There is a fully functional landing strip on Springgrove Estate. Charters can be arranged to fly guests in and out of the farm. You may charter your own aeroplane or make use of our own aircraft – ZS-ONZ – A Cessna Conquest (8 x seater).

River

The Umpuluzi River is a beautiful unspoilt piece of paradise, where you will be able to enjoy a sundowner on the banks of the river with family and friends, while soaking up the huge, granite, hundred million year old boulders, which are scattered all over this area. The river is situated approximately 10km from the farm. Request information from your hosts.

The Vlei

The vlei is famous for its frogs in the Grootvlei. The sound of the bell frogs and reed frogs in the summer months is haunting.

Activities

  • Bass fishing (on a catch and release basis). Please bring own fishing rods and tackle
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Simply relaxing

San Rock Art

There is San rock art on the farm. Ask your hosts about them.

 

Attractions and annual events close by

Visit www.chrissiesmeer.co.za for more information.

 

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