Wilma de Bruin
4 minute read
5 Dec 2021
10:00 am

Heavenly- Sheppard Boutique Hotel in Mbombela is ‘exceptional’

Wilma de Bruin

Originally the private dwelling of the German Mennen family, the home was subsequently converted into a guest house with additional rooms.

Sheppard boutique hotel. Picture: Sheppard Boutique Hotel

At the entrance to the four-star Sheppard Boutique Hotel in Mbombela, an imposing rock fig tree, with its roots wrapped firmly around a giant rock, immediately catch- es the eye and strikes the right chord: of nature at its wholesome, unspoilt best. This is but a taste of what lurks behind the perimeter wall of this sought-after boutique manor. A lush garden with a colourful range of fragrant roses and other plants; a variety of huge indigenous trees; more giant boulders around the sparkling swimming pool; and a deck that offers an unparalleled view over the town; the Crocodile River...