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Porcupine Ridge Guest House

5 Vanaxe Estate | Hazyview Road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
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  • Sabi Sand Game Reserve
    4.9 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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John and Janet gave us a very warm welcome at their little... more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John and Janet gave us a very warm welcome at their little haven. We immediately felt at home. The rooms are spacious and clean with comfortable beds. Very familiar and cosy atmosphere. Janet makes the best scrambled eggs I've ever eaten! The lush green and well looked-after garden is home to many bird species. Our hosts gave us lots of...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you, Meike, for the great review! We're so sorry your stay was marred by the rain but glad you were able to make the most of it with a day in Kruger - never much of a hardship! It was lovely to meet you both, and your parents, we hope you'll come back one day to enjoy all the...

Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A lovely building set in a magnificent garden which was in full bloom and had lots of birds. The porch and garden seat both are perfect settings for relaxing and enjoying the view. Our room was nicely decorated and had every amenity including sherry and chocolates. Breakfast was well cooked and presented and John was interesting to chat to.. The...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was my pleasure to help out with your tyre. I'm glad I could find a suitable replacement close by in Hazyview so you did not lose too much of your precious holiday time! I hope you had no further car problems and had a great holiday.

Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Hosts Janet and John, really make you feel at home, we requested breakfast @ 5h30am as we were starting our mtb race @ 7am each day. The rooms are well maintained, warm and inviting, especially those overlooking the garden! The view overlooking the valley to Hazyview from the exquisite garden is beautiful. This was our 3rd visit to P.Ridge and...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks Guys, It was great to see you again. We hope the legs have recovered!! Looking forward to the next time :)

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Back in the same room enjoying the company of Janet and John and their friendly animals. Couldn't be more helpful. Will definitely return when we are next back in the area. Very helpful hints about the town and amenities.

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to see you both again and we look forward to the next time.

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This small guest house is a very nice place to relax! We had a very nice room and a bright and pleasant bathroom. The guest house has a large garden with a lot of birds - lovely! The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is a pure delight. How ever, the guest house doesn’t have in-room, but we...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are concerned that you rated 'sleep quality' and 'service' as 'average' and would be most grateful if you would contact us to discuss any shortcomings, apart from the limited Wi-Fi coverage, so we can improve. We are happy that you hope to return and look forward to welcoming you back!

Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Me and wife stayed here for Valentines weekend. We were very warmly welcomed by John and Janet. The place is so peacefull with a beautifull view of the mountains and conplimented by the exquisite garden. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, but would have enjoyed a tv with dstv in the room. The breakfast was also of good quality.

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are sorry you missed having TV in the room. I'm afraid we have a bit of a 'thing' about TVs in bedrooms and prefer to keep the bedroom section quiet & peaceful for everyone's benefit. The comfortable guest lounge has TV with the full DSTV bouquet so we hope the lack of TV...

East Sussex
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Fabulous location just off the beaten track, great touring base for the breath taking Blyde Canyon (do not miss this) and Kruger game park (so lucky to see all of the Big Five up close and also a pack of Painted Dogs with vultures circling above, happily a little further off). Charming hosts Janet and John could not have been...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review! We really appreciate it.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Had a great stayover on our way to Kruger. Peaceful and homey place, beautiful views of greenery, flowers and birds, fresh air, friendly hosts and our two sons enjoyed their two dogs a great deal. Lovely to find liquour and chocolate free of charge in the room.

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We're sure George and Alice enjoyed the attention from the boys as much as the boys enjoyed playing with them :)

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I arrived at Porcupine this evening, my husband and I booked one of their "superior" rooms a month ago. After a 4 hr drive from Johannesburg we finally arrived at the lodge. At first an old gentleman and two Labrador dogs approched us, the man asked if we had a booking. Then a lady came towards our car wibdow and...

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

We were very sorry to hear you were disappointed. Unfortunately we received a cancellation for your reservation three weeks prior to your arrival. We were disappointed that you did not accept our offer of a room so you could also experience our beautiful guest house and the hospitality so many of our guests enjoy.

Reviewed 17 November 2015

What a lovely weekend we had, the genuine friendliness and kindness of John and Janet was wonderful. As was their peaceful, well run guest house. The recommendation they made for The Wild Fig Tree restaurant was great, really amazing food.

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Janet W, Owner at Porcupine Ridge Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Manuela! It was a pleasure to meet you both. We are glad we were able to make your much needed break an enjoyable one and look forward to seeing you again.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A beautiful four star country house, tucked away in the mountains at the heart of the scenic Panorama Route, yet only 5 minutes from Sabie village and 40 minutes from Kruger National Park. The friendly ambiance invites you to relax and unwind, surrounded by rambling gardens and glorious mountain scenery. Porcupine Ridge has five luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms, a cosy guest lounge, free WiFi and plenty of free safe parking. A delicious English breakfast is served in the dining room or on the large covered view verandas. Hiking, birding and waterfall on the Estate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porcupine Ridge Guest House

Address: 5 Vanaxe Estate | Hazyview Road, Sabie 1260, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Sabie
Price Range: RM458 - RM476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Porcupine Ridge Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All are very good and comfortable.”
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“See if you book a room with a view.. our room had great windows, opening onto a garden, but the views must have been in one of the 5 other rooms.”
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“The two front rooms we occupied were beautiful.”
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