Reviews of Hawklee Country House


"Weekend Getaway"

(South Africa) Bernhard | 14 September 2020

"Excellent!
Wonderful hosts Dean and Belinda.
You feel like a friend and nothing is too much of an effort."


"Best Country stay by far"

(South Africa) Jowie | 28 January 2020

"We booked at Hawklee for our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary (26/01/19) on the 25-27th Jan. It was a beautiful stay, the food, the views and the host’s that made us feel right at home before we could CHECK -IN. The place itself is an unspoiled piece of heaven that guarantee's your country stay. The place..."

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"We booked at Hawklee for our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary (26/01/19) on the 25-27th Jan. It was a beautiful stay, the food, the views and the host’s that made us feel right at home before we could CHECK -IN. The place itself is an unspoiled piece of heaven that guarantee's your country stay. The place is phenomenally beautiful! If it was not for work, we would have a stayed longer. It is said “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go.” And indeed this has to be one of our favorites stays. We could not believe that 2 weeks ago we drove passed Hawklee, during a visit in the Midlands, little did we know this beautiful piece of heaven would be our Anniversary Get-away! Best, best ever. We shall return!
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"Amazing getaway"

(South Africa) Fathimah | 9 October 2019

"The weekend getaway at Hawklee was most amazing - well trained staff with hospitable hosts. Would recommend this scenic venue anytime.
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(South Africa) Anelda Bouwer | 23 December 2015

"We enjoyed it very much, it's beautiful and the food was very good. I must say Dean & Belinda's hospitality is the best, felt like family. Thanx for everything."


"John birthday surprise 19th September 2015"

(South Africa) Shae Ehmke | 21 September 2015

"Belinda and Dean are awesome hosts and made us feel so welcome from the time we arrived to our goodbyes as long lost friends. Coming back after so many years was a delight as the whole experience was 100% improved, from the beautifully furnished rooms to the wonderful meals eaten. Congratulations to..."

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"Belinda and Dean are awesome hosts and made us feel so welcome from the time we arrived to our goodbyes as long lost friends. Coming back after so many years was a delight as the whole experience was 100% improved, from the beautifully furnished rooms to the wonderful meals eaten. Congratulations to Belinda and Dean for making my husbands birthday surprise such an awesome experience. "


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(South Africa) Joanne Hansen | 20 October 2014

"Thank you to Dean and Belinda for their amazing hospitality. We had a great weekend, many thanks."


"Lovely setting in the Natal Midlands"

(South Africa) Carol Holland | 22 May 2014

"We enjoyed a wonderful break at Hawklee House recently. The facilities are good with wonderful walks along the river and the owners and staff are extremely caring and service orientated. We will definitely return. We stayed in Otter cottage which is fairly private and has a lovely Jacuzzi bath, good..."

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"We enjoyed a wonderful break at Hawklee House recently. The facilities are good with wonderful walks along the river and the owners and staff are extremely caring and service orientated. We will definitely return. We stayed in Otter cottage which is fairly private and has a lovely Jacuzzi bath, good shower, heaters for the cold and full sports channels on DSTV - a bonus! "


"Lovely place"

(South Africa) Luan Egan | 29 April 2014

"What a lovely place! We will definitely return, we enjoyed every minute. Dean and Belinda make you feel at home and are so welcoming. Overall we had a great time and do not hesitate to reccomend Hawklee to our friends and family."


"Excellent"

(South Africa) Mark Hulley | 20 January 2014

"Brilliant people, excellent setting, lovely 3 relaxing days spent there before getting back to gp"


"Home away from home"

(South Africa) Marty Strydom | 8 January 2014

"Cosy neat relaxing environment. Crisp clean country cottage rooms and the hosts Dean and Belinda always inviting and welcoming putting their guest first. We enjoyed the tranquil surrounding and feeling rejuvenated, living life at Hawley Country House."


"Awesome place"

(South Africa) Tommie Hurter | 17 December 2013

"Awesome place with real friendly host. Excellent value for money. "


"Hawklee"

(South Africa) Leesa Bishop | 15 December 2013

"Superb personalised service! Beautiful setting. Good food."


"Superb"

(South Africa) Justin Cope | 28 October 2013

"All I can say is that it was superb, had a great time."


"Nice, but the rooms were freezing"

(South Africa) Gianpiero Bresolin | 19 June 2012

"The hosts were great, and the rooms were neat and tidy; but the rooms were freezing. Even with the room heaters, we were shivering the whole night.

If they buy more heaters, I would highly recommend it."


"Night in the Mallard (Honeymoon Suite)"

(South Africa) Cindy Museler | 29 May 2012

"The location is stunning! We walked all the way to the top of the hill where the views are spectacular. If I could give some form of constructive criticism, it would be good to have a table with chairs in front of each bungalow. We took our lunch back to the bungalow and had to eat on the stairs bal..."

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"The location is stunning! We walked all the way to the top of the hill where the views are spectacular. If I could give some form of constructive criticism, it would be good to have a table with chairs in front of each bungalow. We took our lunch back to the bungalow and had to eat on the stairs balancing our wine glasses on the grass. A bit of privacy between the bungalows would have gone a long way, and being the honeymoon suite, we expected a fireplace and candles next to the spa bath ...... Other than that, the food is wonderful and the hosts are great."


"Beautiful location"

(South Africa) David Martin | 22 March 2012

"The location and grounds were wonderful! The cottage we stayed in was charming with a lovely terrace. Guest owners Belinda and Dean were charming and most helpful. Great shame we didnt stay longer!"


"Thank you"

(South Africa) Andrew Spence | 20 March 2012

"Excellent!"


"Honeymoon stay"

(South Africa) Royden Turner | 15 September 2011

"Very nice place to stay. Calm, quiet and relaxing. Belinda and Dean are wonderful hosts and the food is outstanding. The only downfall was there was no TV in the room. Surroundings are wonderful and the river is soothing. We will visit again in the future."


"Will recommend"

(South Africa) Tiaan Kruger | 31 August 2011

"Stay was lovely, enjoyed the hospitallity. Will recommend at any time."


"Hawklee Country House - Nottingham Road"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 21 September 2009

"Owner was very friendly. We enjoyed our very short stay in Nottingham Road. Rooms were clean and had a nice view. We had a honeymoon cottage but in comparison with other guest houses we stayed in, was a little bit old fashioned. No dinner opportunity (because of less tourists probably?) when we were..."

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"Owner was very friendly. We enjoyed our very short stay in Nottingham Road. Rooms were clean and had a nice view. We had a honeymoon cottage but in comparison with other guest houses we stayed in, was a little bit old fashioned. No dinner opportunity (because of less tourists probably?) when we were there (September 2009)."


"We had a lovely stay."

(South Africa) Juanita Van Wyk | 31 March 2009

" It is absolutely beautiful there. Peaceful and quite."


"A relaxing weekend"

Anonymous | 12 August 2007

"Hawklee Country House afforded us a peaceful & relaxing long-weekend. The lack of cell phone reception & no TVs in the bedrooms left us undisturbed & able to spend quality family time together.

The evenings are really chilly this time of year but the room was well equipped with heaters, towel..."

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"Hawklee Country House afforded us a peaceful & relaxing long-weekend. The lack of cell phone reception & no TVs in the bedrooms left us undisturbed & able to spend quality family time together.

The evenings are really chilly this time of year but the room was well equipped with heaters, towel-warmers, warm blankets.

The electricity supply to the establishment did fail them on 2 evenings, which was most unfortunate."


"Peace and Serenity"

(South Africa) Deon Pillay | 4 June 2007

"Hawklee is a venue of peace and tranquility. A perfectly romantic venue"


"Beautiful country house"

Anonymous | 8 May 2007

"We had a wonderful stay. The house is beautiful and the grounds spectacular. The room was very spacious and luxurious. The hostess was very friendly, caring and helpful. Breakfast was great. Would like a longer stay next time. "


"Very Quiet"

(South Africa) Steve vd Westhuizen | 10 April 2007

"100% a place of quiet and calm....peaceful river in the background"


"Great Stay at Hawklee"

Anonymous | 22 February 2007

"Could not have been more friendly or helpful!

A lovely place in a truly scenic setting!"


"Thanks very Much"

(France) Emmanuel BLANC | 6 February 2007

"Great Place to stay... Alice is simply unforgettable ! Being there and dining was great. Our room was beautiful and location is as impressive as calm. Definitely a place to stay longer than 1 night."


"Mallard 15 July"

(South Africa) Gavin Clunnie | 28 July 2005

"Great friendly and interesting stay. Very pleasant homely atmosphere. Really enjoyed our stay for the 2 nights. "


"Really Awesome"

(South Africa) Andre | 20 February 2017

"I could not fault, it really awesome, from the owners to the view and the room was amazing."


"Lovely time"

(South Africa) Jerold | 18 June 2015

"We had a very pleasant time at Hawklee Country House and would certainly stay over again."


"Another excellent visit to Hawklee Country House"

(South Africa) Strang | 3 May 2015

"My wife and I returned to Hawklee Country House for a 2-night stay and were again most impressed by the warm and friendly reception from Belinda and Dean Lentz and all their staff. We stayed in Rose Cottage where the bed was extremely comfortable and the facilities in the room as well as the cosy ba..."

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"My wife and I returned to Hawklee Country House for a 2-night stay and were again most impressed by the warm and friendly reception from Belinda and Dean Lentz and all their staff. We stayed in Rose Cottage where the bed was extremely comfortable and the facilities in the room as well as the cosy bar and dining room were excellent. Well done again to Belinda and Dean and team!"


"Hawklee Country House"

(South Africa) Sher | 8 February 2015

"Arrived to a warm welcome from the Resort Owners.
My stand-alone cottage called the Otto was very spacious and had all your luxuries like a fully stocked bar fridge, coffee, tea etc.
Also TV with a good range of channels.
Room was very spacious and clean with lounge and full bathroom wit..."

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"Arrived to a warm welcome from the Resort Owners.
My stand-alone cottage called the Otto was very spacious and had all your luxuries like a fully stocked bar fridge, coffee, tea etc.
Also TV with a good range of channels.
Room was very spacious and clean with lounge and full bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
Wonderful view over the beautiful Lions River below.
Breakfast and dinner were well presented and tasty.
I have booked for same time next year.
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"Hawklee Country House"

(South Africa) Mrs Cowper | 4 March 2014

"Thank you for a lovely stay. The view was beautiful. We will make use of you again."


"Peace and tranquility"

(South Africa) Samantha | 10 February 2014

"Hawklee Country House is set in the most tranquil of surrounds in the Midlands. A rushing river, the twittering of birds and serenity of tall trees makes for a relaxing weekend for two Joburg based mommies who were swimming Midmar. The food was lovely and the hospitality superb. Definitely worth fur..."

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"Hawklee Country House is set in the most tranquil of surrounds in the Midlands. A rushing river, the twittering of birds and serenity of tall trees makes for a relaxing weekend for two Joburg based mommies who were swimming Midmar. The food was lovely and the hospitality superb. Definitely worth further visits. (The roads leading to and from the house reveal the most exquisite views of the Midlands). We have a beautiful country."


"Great stay"

(South Africa) Mrs Munro | 12 December 2013

"We arrived in thick mist, rain and hail but the warm welcome soon thawed us out. On top of the hosts hospitality a glass of welcoming sherry soon warmed the cockles. The place is stunning and a great breakaway from hectic business life. We woke to sunshine without storm and indulged in a decadent..."

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"We arrived in thick mist, rain and hail but the warm welcome soon thawed us out. On top of the hosts hospitality a glass of welcoming sherry soon warmed the cockles. The place is stunning and a great breakaway from hectic business life. We woke to sunshine without storm and indulged in a decadent breakfast before bidding a sad farewell to the wonderful hosts. Highly recommended."


"Hawklee Country House"

(South Africa) Mrs Toontas | 12 December 2013

"Excellent ' hands on' service by Dean and Belinda. Beautiful rooms with attention to detail.
Delicious food - fresh and well presented. All in all a wonderful experience - will highly recommend it to my friends.
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"A Retreat to recharge your soul"

(South Africa) Dr naidu | 29 April 2013

"This was an incredible experience. From the moment we arrived we received warm, friendly and personal service from Belinda and Dean. The staff were friendly but remained largely invisible offering us the peace and tranquillity that we wanted. The setting, with the beautiful gardens and the river run..."

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"This was an incredible experience. From the moment we arrived we received warm, friendly and personal service from Belinda and Dean. The staff were friendly but remained largely invisible offering us the peace and tranquillity that we wanted. The setting, with the beautiful gardens and the river running through it, and the sound of the rapids at night kept reminding us of the beauty of nature all around us. A walk along the stream with its warm grassy patches for picnics and the dappled effect of the sun through the trees was like a scene out of a movie
Belinda is an amazing chef who provided the most wonderful, simple cuisine all with local produce. The warm hospitality of the hosts made it an experience that will always take us back there- absolutely wonderful experience.
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"Could'nt be Better"

(United Kingdom) Mr Langley | 13 February 2013

"The welcome and hospitality we received from our hosts Belinda and Dean was second to none. The room was as good if not the best we have stayed in during two extensive trips to South Africa. The setting was extremely tranquil and the river which flowed through the grounds was extremely beautiful. My..."

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"The welcome and hospitality we received from our hosts Belinda and Dean was second to none. The room was as good if not the best we have stayed in during two extensive trips to South Africa. The setting was extremely tranquil and the river which flowed through the grounds was extremely beautiful. My Wife and I would not hesitate for one second to highly recommend this superb lodge."


"Relaxing Weekend Away"

(South Africa) anonymous | 8 June 2009

"A very relaxing and welcoming place to stay...being just outside the town feels like you are in a totally different world.Very clean and well equiped self catering units but a fire place would make it a 5 star accomidation"


"Great place to stay"

(South Africa) Ms Pickering | 5 January 2009

"A very nice place. Will definitely tell my friends about it and will use it for my next stay in Nottingham Road."


"Magnificent weekend away!"

(South Africa) Mr & Mrs N Ramnaraj | 1 April 2008

"Our stay at the Hawklee Country House (Self-Catering) was truly a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and well kept. We especially enjoyed the breath-taking views from our balcony of the Lions River and surrounding trees. Having a spacious, private Jacuzzi wi..."

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"Our stay at the Hawklee Country House (Self-Catering) was truly a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and well kept. We especially enjoyed the breath-taking views from our balcony of the Lions River and surrounding trees. Having a spacious, private Jacuzzi with a gorgeous view really helped to soak away the stresses of city life. The peace, silence and tranquillity of the whole setting make for a decadently romantic getaway. We recommend this place to anyone who wants to unwind, de-stress and return to the city revitalised! A definite "must be visited again" place in our diaries!"


"A Home away from Home"

(South Africa) Mrs Barnes | 6 May 2007

"When we arrived at Hawklee Country House we were immediately made to feel at home. The food is spectacular and the 4-course dinner that is available on request is also excellent. The room we stayed in had a huge spa bath, a wonderfully warm duvet - all perfect for cold weather! The view contains the..."

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"When we arrived at Hawklee Country House we were immediately made to feel at home. The food is spectacular and the 4-course dinner that is available on request is also excellent. The room we stayed in had a huge spa bath, a wonderfully warm duvet - all perfect for cold weather! The view contains the beginning of the Lions River, making for awesome surroundings."


"Hawklee"

(South Africa) Mrs Kotze | 29 September 2006

"My husband and I went to Hawklee Country House in the Midlands for the long weekend (22-25 September 2006). I made the reservation as a birthday surprise for my husband as it was his birthday on the 24th of September.
We arrived late that Friday (20:30) evening. Although we did not book for dinn..."

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"My husband and I went to Hawklee Country House in the Midlands for the long weekend (22-25 September 2006). I made the reservation as a birthday surprise for my husband as it was his birthday on the 24th of September.
We arrived late that Friday (20:30) evening. Although we did not book for dinner that evening, the owner Jeff, still asked us if we would like to have dinner. For us that was very kind of him, as it was already late.

Every morning we were greeted by our hostess with a warm smile, and invited to sit for breakfast. The breakfast always was tasteful and more than enough and the service was always very friendly and homely.

Our room was very comfortable, restfully decorated, and it was wonderful to look through the window and see the Lions River in front of us. The flowers(Azaleas) in the room and bathroom added to the special touch that we could feel around the whole place.

The gardens are Beautiful!!

We ate dinner at Hawklee on my husbands birthday, and this for us was a very special treat. Not only was the dinner outstanding and very tasteful, but my husband got a extra treat as well. He received a piece op chocolate cake with candles on top and they sang "happy birthday" to him. This was so very special!!
After that, Jeff came with 2 champagne glasses and open a bottle champagne for us to celebrate the birthday.

We really had a wonderful time at this very special place and would surely go back to experience the hospitality over and over again. These people are really doing such a great job here on earth, touching peoples lives in this way. Their warmth can be felt always as they ask how did you sleep or how was your day or where did you visit for the day.
We will surely visit Hawklee Country House again and again!!! Thank You!!!!!
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