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... our 18 month old, there was no sacrifice on comfort in the room in which we stayed which was perfectly large, void of...
... care of. The only other thing I would have liked was a TV in the room but for a one night stay that was not a major issue.
A beautiful quite place,spacious and neat room's and the food was lovely we will definitely go back and the host are very...

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Gregory S wrote a review Jan 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
My wife, son (18 months) and I spent 4 nights at Torburnlea in Dec 2020.

The Mataffin estate in which Torbunlea is set is a wonderful low veld oasis, with a sprawling open lawn area for residents, a swimming pool and small walking path recounting the tale of farm and its history. Torburnlea itself is steeped in history and the minimalist aesthetic in many ways allows you to experience this history without sacrificing any luxury. The works of art, décor and design allow for privacy and comfort. It feels like an "Out of Africa" adventure without any of the fuss. The general hands-off approach of the few onsite staff also allows you to sit and relax in the immaculate common rooms unencumbered, the wonderful front porch being a highlight.

I can highly recommend the food; Stanford the Head of House and Chef is a master class. With many a tale if you'll listen and a knack for whipping up some spectacular meals. Definitely arrange a dinner. The wine cellar is also a highlight in this regard and worth viewing even if you don't want any wine.

Although Torburnlea made a special acceptance to accommodate our 18 month old, there was no sacrifice on comfort in the room in which we stayed which was perfectly large, void of clutter and had a number of luxury touches; you can't go wrong with plunger coffee and homemade rusks in the room.

All in all, Torburnlea rests easily among the top tier of South African accommodation.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Andrew H, Owner at Torburnlea
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Thanks so much for your review and we relish the idea of providing a safe and comfortable stay amid our family history in this heritage home. We advertise that we welcome children from the age of twelve, but will always consider the situation with requests to host younger family members. If we are quiet, or once we have had approval from other guests booked in, we often are able to make special arrangements for young families. PS I am a bit serious about my early morning coffee, so am glad that this flows over to our guests' experience together with Stanford's home made rusks!
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Crankius wrote a review Sep 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a quick overnight business trip. My host Andrew was most attentive and I was well taken care of. The only other thing I would have liked was a TV in the room but for a one night stay that was not a major issue.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Andrew Hall, Owner at Torburnlea
Responded 22 Feb 2021
Greetings! Thank you for the feedback, we really do appreciate and value our guests opinions! Sorry to hear that you were not happy with no TV in the room. We are an old heritage family home, so only our Luxury Suites have TV's, and of course the lounge also has a TV. The website clearly states which rooms have TV's, so next time you come visit, make sure to grab one of those so that your stay will be perfect! Keep well, Andrea
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Miemie L wrote a review Dec 2019
Nelspruit, South Africa6 contributions
A beautiful quite place,spacious and neat room's and the food was lovely we will definitely go back and the host are very lovely,i definitely recommended TORBURNLEA to anyone who want a retreat and some peace and quiet
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nick C wrote a review Dec 2019
Tunbridge Wells68 contributions20 helpful votes
Had just one night here on my way to a safari organised by Nguni, I wish it could have been more. A perfect and quiet place to stay for the Low veld, just the call of the Hadida bird to remind you are in Africa. The room was immaculate, not just clean but very tastefully decorated and equipped. Each room is different and includes references to the family's fascinating South African heritage. This is a boutique hotel and a bargain.
The meals were of the highest standard and breakfast a smorgasboard of fruit, home made granola and how you like it cooked breakfast.
Set within the Macadamia village its safe and there is a use of the comunal pool plus a garden with excellent views of mataffin Kop. I will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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nicolaasr283 wrote a review Nov 2019
Emalahleni, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
The stay was excellent. Stanford was an excellent host and explained everything to us. Room was excellent, clean and comfortable. The only thing we probably would have liked is a TV in our room but not the end of the world. Would stay next time in a room with a TV. We will surely stay again at Torburnlea
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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