Built in 1898, and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city, and as such retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants – a young doctor and his family – once lived here.
Guests are greeted with intricately stained glass doors, gleaming wooden floors and the gentle sheen of wooden banisters lovingly buffed and polished for more than a century. Wandering around the house’s two reception rooms, your eye naturally gravitates from one fascinating period piece to another.
A black and white checkerboard tiled veranda overlooks a sparkling swimming pool, perfect for leisurely dips on hot summer days – while the well-established garden beckons for a quiet stroll or perhaps even a civilised game of croquet on the lawn. The more energetic can opt for a gentlemanly game of tennis or just choose a secluded spot in the garden to enjoy the abundant birdlife which calls the grounds of Hacklewood home.
The manor house’s eight luxury en suite rooms which are equally as enticing, especially as each so perfectly captures the essence of the Victorian Age. Each is individually decorated in palettes ranging from pastel blues and rose bedecked pinks to more masculine browns and reds. As a result, each room has its own unique character and returning guests will enjoy experiencing them all, and will, no doubt, be loath to pick a favourite at the end.
In order to truly experience Hacklewood Hill at the height of its stately Victorian glory, guests need to make a point of opting for at least one dinner at the house’s five star restaurant. The dining room’s magnificent chandelier lights, to full perfection the cut glass, crystal goblets, starched linen and full silver service on the tables below, while superbly trained waiters serve a splendid array of cordon bleu dishes that emanate from the kitchen. Little wonder that the restaurant has garnered itself a slew of fine dining awards and has become a firm favourite on the Port Elizabeth dining scene – not only for its exquisite dinners, but also full English breakfasts, High Tea's and light lunches.
For a thoroughly enjoyable trip back to a time when days were long and unhurried, furnishings were beautiful and handmade, and every meal was an occasion to use only the best china and silverware, guests need look no further than Hacklewood Hill Country House.
Deposit / Payment Policy
A 50% deposit is payable within 7 days of making the reservation to guarantee or confirm the reservation
If the 50% deposit is not received by the hotel, the reservation will be cancelled
The balance is payable 30 days prior to arrival
If the reservation is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, 100% payment is payable within 2 days of making the reservation to guarantee or confirm the reservation
Peak Season (21 Dec – 10 Jan)
A 100% deposit is payable within 72 hours of making the reservation to guarantee or confirm the reservation
A reservation will be considered a group when a minimum number of rooms are booked as follows:
Hacklewood Hill Country House – Minimum of 6 rooms
A 10% non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of making the reservation to guarantee or confirm the reservation.
The balance payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
The hotel requires a final rooming list and estimated time of arrival, 30 days prior to the group’s arrival.
25% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival
50% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 15 days prior to arrival
100% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival
A 10% cancellation fee will apply to all group reservations cancelled
100% cancellation fee will apply if a reservation is cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival
Peak Season (21 Dec – 10 Jan)
50% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival
100% cancellation fee is payable if reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival
Are quoted, invoiced and payable in ZAR.
Are quoted per person, per night
Children under 8 years by prior arrangement.
For their own safety, children under the age of 8 years are not permitted to go on normal big 5 game drives.
Babysitting facilities are available by prior arrangement at a cost of R75 per hour.
Special game drives can be arranged for families with children younger than 8 years. There is a surcharge of R700.00 for a private game drive vehicle.
When sharing with two full paying adults, children under the age of 3 years are accommodated complimentary in either a cot or a stretcher bed.
When sharing with two full paying adults, children over the age of 3 years are charged the applicable child / 3rd person sharing rate.
Check-In time: 14h00
Check-Out time: 11h00
Airport: Cape Town International Airport
Transportation: Taxi's on request
Wedding venue in Walmer, Port Elizabeth
We cater for garden ceremonies and intimate wedding receptions for a maximum of 20 guests.
The wedding ceremony
If you dream of taking your vows under an arch in an exquisite country garden, Hacklewood Hill is the perfect place to tie the knot. Alternatively, The Garden Room can be transformed into an intimate chapel for your special day.
The wedding reception
Enjoy the stylish elegance of Hacklewood's beautifully appointed Restaurant to entertain your wedding guests on your special day.
You will be treated to gourmet cuisine, prepared by our cordon bleu Chef who turns the best local ingredients into styled masterpieces with distinctive flair. (please see the attached menu options)
Starched white linen, cut glass and silver cutlery add to the elegance of the occasion.
Luxury honeymoon accommodation
The most important day of your life deserves the most memorable night. Our gift to you – a night's complimentary accommodation for the newlyweds for your honeymoon night. Enjoy the splendour of one of our spacious en-suite bedrooms, together with a bottle of bubbly and a fruit basket to celebrate…
Hacklewood Hill Country House is picture perfect and the ideal backdrop for capturing memories of your special day. Whether in the lush garden or one of Hacklewood's bedrooms or lounges, you are sure to look your best when capturing your memories on film.
A fairytale wedding all little girls dream of. Allow us to make your wedding day the most beautiful day of your life
*One of the conditions for hosting a wedding at Hacklewood Hill Country House is that the whole house must be taken by the Wedding Party. House rates available on request.
Contact us for a tailor-made package.
Conference and Functions venue in Port Elizabeth
Hacklewood Hill Country House, Port Elizabeth's only 5 star Victorian Manor House, is set in a lush Country Garden and furnished with an eclectic mix of period furniture and fine fabrics. The ideal backdrop for a truly memorable occasion.
Be it a relaxing High Tea around the exquisite garden, intimate private dinner or a high powered business meeting in the fully equipped Garden Room we cater for up to 20 guests.
Guest Amenities and Services
Leisure facilities at Hacklewood Hill Country House include a saltwater swimming pool with private lounging areas and a tennis court.
Secure off-street parking
24 Hour reception
24 Hour room service
Porter service and luggage storage facilities
Same-day laundry and dry-cleaning services (except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Room turndown service
Business facilities - fax, photocopy and e-mail
Airport and city transfers at a nominal fee
Wining and dining at Hacklewood Hill Country House include a Lounge Bar, for teas, sundowners or cocktails, a restaurant, veranda, a smoking lounge, a wine cellar, which boasts an authentic collection of fine, vintage South African wines.
The Restaurant offers a combination of fine cordon bleu cuisine, starched white linen, cut glass and silver and an impressive collection of vintage wines.
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