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Pet-Friendly Establishment

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On-site Activities

  • The St Isidor Museum
    Explore the historic Maize Mill and the ‘Blacksmith’s Workshop’. Conducted tours are offered for groups of 10+ where one can experience the vintage British andGerman machinery at work – bookings essential.

    • The Gardens
      The St Isidor Chapel, complete with the original stained glass windows and a Bavarian Bell dating back to 1876, tower over the tranquil ‘Cloister Gardens’ with their borders of white roses, irises and golden hedges.

Tantalize your senses with a stroll around the lavender and herb gardens with their exquisite scents or relax on the edge of the small pond and stream that has been landscaped with indigenous splendour.

We are Pet Friendly!

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  •  Water Activities
    The large (50 ha) dam plus two smaller dams offer bass fishing. For the more energetic, King’s Grant has three Canadian Canoes for hire. Alternatively, bring your own kayaks or sailing boats and enjoy a relaxing day in the fresh country air.
  • Fitness
    We encourage our guests to explore the estate and offer a number of walks and mountain biking routes with breathtaking views and hidden estate attractions

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  • The Artist
    The artists paradise! Due to the historic red brick buildings and the unique character and atmosphere, King’s Grant offers a truly visual experience that will undoubtedly excite and inspire every artist. We house a well-lit art studio and encourage our guests to bring their own equipment and materials for an enchanting art retreat
  • Picnics and Sundowners
    Gourmet picnic baskets and Sundowners can be arranged for those wanting to expand on their outdoor experience. Sites such as the secluded ‘Brickfield Valley’, home to the old Brickwork buildings and the tranquil dam which nestles amongst the reeds, the viewpoint from ‘Schreiber’s Hill’ as well as ‘Schreiber’s Dam’ – built by Italian prisoners of war, all make for an unforgettable and scenic experience.

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  • The  Restaurant
    The original dairy buildings, including the milking parlour, hayloft and towering maize silo, have a distinct Tuscan flavour to them and have been tastefully restored and converted whilst retaining their architectural heritage. They now house the Restaurant and Banquetting Hall that open onto a courtyard of flower filled gardens that surround a tinkling fountain. Enjoy delicious country cuisine – cream teas or lunches. Fine wine and dining in our licensed restaurant – bookings essential.

Outside Activities

  • The Paton Express – an amazing train journey on a vintage ‘Garrett’ Steam train along narrow gauge rails to Carisbrooke – immortalized by Alan Paton’s book ‘Cry the Beloved Country’. Trips once a month or on demand – click on link to Paton’s Country Narrow Gauge. Order a delicious King’s Grant picnic basket to enjoy on your ride

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  • Eshayamoya Steam Train – book a ticket for the Aloe Festival trip every July and revel in the splendour of thousands of aloes in flower plus the scenic beauty of the Creighton Valley
  • Button Birding Tours to catch a glimpse of the rare Cape Parrot or Blue Swallow
  • Highover – an eco-estate on the Umkomazi River with over 2000ha of spectacular forest, bushveld and grasslands. Fishing, tree trails, birding, rafting, game spotting. Day visitors welcome.
  • Qunu Falls – enjoy a lunch or tea and take a walk to the falls. Magnificent views over the Umkomazi Valleys.
  • Golf at the Ixopo Golf Club – 10 minutes drive from King’s Grant. Creighton and Richmond Golf Clubs are 30 minutes drive and the Underberg and Selbourne Course(on the South Coast) are both just over one hour’s drive away.
  • Mat Louwrens Art Studio – original landscapes, seascapes, wildlife in oils, watercolours and unique Gemsand paintings
  • Visit the ‘Weaving School’ situated in the beautiful buildings of the Centecow Mission which is considered to be ‘the jewel’ of all the ‘outstations’ established by Mariannhill Monastery