In Mpumalanga, much as is the case throughout South Africa’s nine provincial districts, accommodation of all types is on offer, ranging from B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges, to self-catering establishments, which include flats, apartments and chalets, typically available as short-term rental establishments. The latter three tend to be particularly popular with those who prefer to see to their own catering requirements.
Traditional hotels remain a feature of the Mpumalanga and national hospitality landscape, although many of these somewhat larger hostelries are owned by major groups nowadays. Independently owned boutique hotels have fewer rooms and tend to focus on the luxury, personalised hospitality market sector…which is exactly what we have to offer our most welcomed guests.
We know that when it comes to accommodation, there are certain essential “must-haves”, such as:
• A sincerely warm, friendly welcome.
• Pristine cleanliness.
• En-suite bathrooms.
• Freshly laundered linens.
• Comfortable beds.
• Friendly, efficient service.
• Neat, tidy, well-maintained premises.
• Freshly prepared, tasty meals and refreshments.
• In-room tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• A peaceful night’s sleep, since rest and relaxation constitute the primary purpose of booking accommodation. Peace and quiet, especially at bedtime and throughout the night, is highly rated by all guests.
• Good ventilation and fresh air.
• Pleasing surroundings and interesting location.
• Safety and security.
• A home-from-home ambience.
Kralinbergh Estate, as it is known today, was once the farm and home of a Dutch medical doctor, who settled here in Mpumalanga in 1904, near the town of Ermelo, not long after the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War and the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging. This peace treaty formally ended hostilities between the combined Boer forces of the then South African Republic (ZAR) and Orange Free State, and the opposing might of the British Empire’s armed forces.
The original farm was named “Kralingen” by the Dutch doctor, Dr Aart Jurriaanse, in honour of his birthplace in the Netherlands, also Kralingen. His house, now our guesthouse, is the heart of our estate’s guest accommodation, which consists of 7 bedrooms, plus a lovely, romantic honeymoon suite, all with private en-suite bathrooms.
One of our guest bedrooms is furnished with a three-quarter bed; another has a pair of twin beds, whilst the remainder feature either queen or king-sized beds. A grand four-poster graces the honeymoon suite. All guest rooms feature television sets with select DStv channels, Wi-Fi connectivity, complimentary tea and coffee and an honesty bar. Three feature an additional mini fridge.
Kralinbergh is particularly sought-after as a romantic, rustic wedding venue on weekends – hosting weddings being a speciality of our estate. Needless to say, in addition to the bridal couple, many a forward-thinking wedding guest prefers to book a room at Kralinbergh to avoid travelling when the event wraps up.
Business and leisure travellers find the peace and tranquillity of tasteful farm-style accommodation very appealing during the week and whenever the venue isn’t reserved for the exclusive use of wedding parties. We tick all the right boxes at Kralinbergh in Mpumalanga.
When you yearn for the peaceful atmosphere of picturesque, farm-like surroundings, comfortable accommodation and the serenity of days gone by, a rural, pretty setting and a warm Mpumalanga welcome, make certain that Kralinbergh Estate is on your list of places to stop, stay over, rest, relax and rewind.
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