Malvern Manor

Garden Route

Rooms: 3: 1 queen, 1 twin or king, 1 double with single bed. All have en-suite bath and shower.

Prices: R800 - R1,100 pp sharing. Singles on request.
* Special rates available
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Restaurants nearby and deliveries can be arranged.

Directions: From N2 take George airport exit onto R404 and follow signs to Oudtshoorn for approximately 8km. After Fancourt Golfing Estate, sign to Malvern Manor on left. Follow signs.

GPS: S 33 56.491 E 22 23.762

Sandra and Michael Cook
Boshoff St, Nr Fancourt, Blanco, George, Garden Route, Western Cape

Tel: (0)44-870-8788
Cell: (0)84-867-6470
Fax: (0)86-664-8790
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If you are having any difficulty understanding why the area is called the Garden Route, well, have a trundle up Michael and Sandra’s drive. Much more colourful and vibrant than anything visible from the public thoroughfares. I drove past cows and dams onto a redbrick road overflowing with thick tangles of foliage that hide Malvern from view - and all this perfectly framed by the imposing Outeniqua Mountains. Here is another English couple who fell in love with South Africa, upped sticks and bought their country idyll. They are both of farming stock, so this 21-hectare dairy farm was perfect. But despite being just a hop, skip and a jump from George, it was no easy task converting the Manor House, the keep at the heart of the farm, into a guest house. But it’s all come together so nicely. My room opened onto the garden through French doors, and lavish Roman-style pillars pick out the bath – the perfect place to unwind after a round of golf at one of the many local courses. For non-golfers, there’s endless scope for pre-breakfast walks and hikes... or you can sit and bird-watch in the tranquil gardens among proteas and roses. Play your cards right on your return and Michael might don his apron and prepare his speciality ‘chocaccino’. Delightful people in an enchanting setting.

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Malvern Manor
Breakfast Room
Savannah Room, Family, Executive. Double and single bed,
En suite bathroom, with large separate shower and bath, twin wash basins.
Your hosts Michael and Sandra
Views from the peaceful garden
Solar Heated Swimming Pool.
Roman Room, ground floor, twin or king sized bed.
A local beach
The Entrance in flower
Malvern Manor,
Savannah Room lounge area.
Farm View
Location of Malvern Manor
Blue Moon, a rose in our garden.

Extra Information from the Owners

This section represents an opportunity for the owners of Malvern Manor to add extra information that they think will be of use to you. All content from this point onwards has been written by them and not by Greenwood Guides.

Current Special Rates

Please make it known to your host that you are applying for this discount because you have found it on the Greenwood Guides website.

Cool season offer, up to 20% Discount.

10% discount for 2 nights or more, 2 people sharing one room.
20% discount for 3 nights or more, 2 people sharing one room.

The above offer includes full English Breakfast, freshly prepared to order.

We still have beautiful days in George during May to October, clear blue skys, when you feel you can touch the mountains, but the nights are chilly. To walk to long empty sandy beaches, and plenty of space on the golf courses. The restaurants can easily rival the best in South Africa at reasonable prices. Whats not to like? Come and enjoy the heart of the Garden Route.

Non commissionable, for Greenwood Guiders only, must mention discount offer on booking.


What to Do in the Area

Golf, Golf, Golf.- all year round.

6 championship golf courses to choose from. Fancourt offers 3 courses, George, one of the top 10 courses in South Africa, Ou Baai, the Erni Els course and Kingswood. Stay and play with a golfing passport and special rates at Malvern Manor.

Maze at the Strawberry Farm.

Just opened on Redberry Strawberry Farm, the largest maze in the southern hemisphere. Find all 7 stations in the maze, fun for all ages. Afterwards take strawberry cream tea, with mountain views.

Saturday Farmers Market

Every Saturday enjoy the farmers market in George, where there are food stalls serving local home made food from breakfast, to quiches, pies, confectionary, breads and cakes. Buy fresh produce straight from the local farmers and some unique locally made crafts, ideal for presents or decorating your home. Every week there are live music acts to entertain you whilst you browse or eat, a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.

Vintage Car Show. February 14th,15th 2015.

This is now a very popular annual event, with Vintage cars arriving from all over South Africa, many of which have been lovingly restored by their enthusiastic owners.