A Downton Abbey-type weekend away
If you fancy dipping into the past, and living like a lord, then the Kearsney Manor near Stanger is right up your street.
This old English mansion was built in the late 1800s by Sir Liege Hulett who farmed first tea and then sugar on this sprawling estate. His new company (Sir J. L. Hulett & Sons) was the start of his sugar empire.
Now a Heritage Site, the Manor, was the first home of Kearsney College (from 1921) until the school moved to Botha’s Hill in 1939.
Paul and Erica Kalil of Kloof purchased Kearsney Manor in 2004 and this old mansion has been carefully restored to its former glory, capturing the historical charm and character of a bygone era with its colonial English décor.
It makes a perfect venue for those seeking a Downton Abbey-type weekend away in the country and is an excellent wedding venue.