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About Porcupine Ridge Guest House

This beautiful country home is tucked away in the mountains at the heart of the scenic Panorama Route, only five minutes from the Sabie Village and 40 minutes from the world-famous Kruger National Park. Perched above an old gold mine and part of the original mining village, Porcupine Ridge has been extensively remodelled to create a stylish, informal retreat combining Old World charm and modern comforts.

The friendly ambiance invites you to relax and unwind, surrounded by rambling gardens, abundant bird life and glorious mountain scenery. There are lovely walks on the estate through indigenous bush, grasslands and plantations. Monkeys, duiker, mongoose, bush babies and other small game may be seen. A spectacular waterfall with a deep pool for swimming is a special delight.

Porcupine Ridge has five immaculate en-suite bedrooms, a comfortable guest lounge with satellite TV and fireplace, a spacious dining room and two large, covered verandahs for relaxation and meals. All the bedrooms have seating areas and beverage trays with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and rusks. Hairdryers, clock radios, ceiling fans, heaters, electric blankets and generous bath sheets are provided in all rooms. Quality queen-size or twin beds are dressed with white percale linen and pure silk duvets. Two superior rooms are extra spacious with lovely views, bar fridges, complimentary sherry and chocolates. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with either bath or shower.

Leisurely breakfasts comprise a cold buffet of juices, cereals and yoghurts with homemade seasonal fruit salad, fresh fruits, nuts and seeds and a variety of breads and pastries. This is complemented by a cooked breakfast, a choice of teas and locally grown coffee. Delicious dinners are available on request.

Porcupine Ridge is perfectly placed for easy access to an incredible variety of attractions and activities. Free tourist maps and information are available at the guest house. Sabie is famous for its forests and waterfalls, trout fishing, mountain biking and hiking. Tour the magnificent Panorama Route with beautiful waterfalls, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon. Golfers will find a variety of courses within an hour's drive.

Family friendly: Children 6+ welcome. Kids enjoy our huge garden and open spaces and often join our early morning walk with our two friendly golden retrievers. Helping to feed the neighbouring horse and goats is always a hit with young guests!

Romantic: Privacy, seclusion, peace and quiet amid gorgeous mountain surrounds make for a perfect romantic getaway.

Covid Safety Approved: SA Travel industry guidelines are in place and will be strictly followed when we are allowed to open.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Superior Twin/Triple Room Superior Twin/Triple Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Twin beds plus a Single bed/couch. En-suite bath with shower over. Well-lit dressing table/desk. Tea/coffee tray. Full... see more
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      • Superior Queen Room Superior Queen Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Queen size bed. En-suite shower. Well-lit dressing table. Tea/coffee tray with rusks and hot chocolate. Full size fridge... see more
        • Adults
          • Luxury Queen Room Luxury Queen Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Queen size bed. En-suite shower. Well-lit dressing table/desk. Tea/coffee tray with rusks & hot chocolate. Full size... see more
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              • Luxury Twin Room Luxury Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Twin beds. En-suite bath with shower over. Well-lit dressing table/desk. Tea/coffee tray, rusks & hot chocolate. Mini... see more
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                  Reviews for Porcupine Ridge Guest House

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                  elizabeth favaloro, United States of America
                  09 March 2016

                  we had a wonderful stay at Porcupine Ridge.  The rooms were spacious, comfortable and clean.  Breakfast was delicious - great corn fritters.  John, our host, was very welcoming and added to our memorable stay.  Would highly recommend this B and B.

                  Tammyn Gregory, South Africa
                  04 July 2015

                  John & Janet are the most welcoming hosts!  I was never wanting for anything - I was the only guest there but they still went to so much trouble to make sure I felt at home, including setting up a full breakfast just for me!  I have recommended Porcupine Ridge to everyone!  Thank you John & Janet!

                  Heather Awsumb, Lesotho
                  22 April 2014

                  I just returned from spending Easter weekend with Janet and John at Porcupine Ridge in Sabie, South Africa. It's hard to put into words just how much we enjoyed our stay. First, Sabie was our favorite town that we passed through in our explorations of the Panorama Route so the location was perfect. John and Janet were warm and welcoming, giving us lots of information to inform our travels around the area. Every morning Janet asked what our plans were for the day and she always had a great tip to add to our itinerary. The rooms are spacious and clean, the breakfast is delicious and they even...
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                  Michael Prescott, United Kingdom
                  02 March 2014

                  Lovely accommodation and location. Very pleasant and helpful hosts. Highly recommended for those looking for a base near the Kruger park.

                  kevin record, South Africa
                  25 February 2013

                  The setting and views are stunning, it is peaceful and tranquil. Janet and John are attentive to your needs, John having a very good sense of humour. Ask for the rooms at the front of the house.

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                  Porcupine Ridge Guest House is 3.8km from the centre of Sabie , the nearest airport 45km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling