Compiled by Leigh Robertson Images Supplied
WHERE: 3 Main St, Graskop, Mpumalanga, 013-767-1244, graskophotel.co.za
WHY WE LOVE IT: If it’s contemporary South African art you like, this characterful establishment on the doorstep of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route makes for a diverting stay. After spending the night in one of the unique artist rooms (featuring works by the likes of Claudette Schreuders, Sandile Zulu and Anthony Dalton, part of the hotel’s vast collection), stop by famous Harrie’s Pancakes and take a drive to see nearby natural gems such God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon.
X-FACTOR: It’s only 50km from the Kruger National Park, so you can squeeze in a full-day safari while you’re out there.
This article originally featured in the September 2014 issue of House and Leisure.