Summerfield Boutique Hotel, Manzini Hotel Accommodation, Manzini Region, Swaziland

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Summerfield Boutique Hotel

Summerfield Boutique Hotel offers Hotel Accommodation in Manzini, Manzini Region, Swaziland

Highlights Facilities & what to expect at Summerfield Boutique Hotel

  • 5 Star Luxury Accommodation
  • Botanical Garden
  • Gym / Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pools
  • Red Feather Pool Bar
  • Lake / Pavilions & Gazebos
  • Fine Dining Restaurant & Executive Bar
  • Summer Terrace Bistro
  • Private Dining Room & Billiards Lounge
  • Large spacious bedrooms
  • en-suite bathroom with bath
  • sparate shower & double vanity
  • Luxury bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning (heating/cooling)
  • Satellite Television (DSTV)
  • Telephone
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Room Safe
  • Mini Bar with fridge
  • Tea and Coffee making facility
  • Umbrellas in room
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Extras in Garden Villas: Hi-Fi and DVD system
  • Professional Espresso Machine/Coffee Machine
  • Butler/Valet Service (on request)
  • His and Her dressing rooms.

Nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden enclave is the charming, elegant, warm and welcoming Summerfield Boutique Hotel. Stay in one of our supremely sumptuous Luxury Rooms, Executive Suites & Garden Villas.

Sophisticated and elegant fine dining await you at Summerfield with choices of venues offering unsurpassed excellence in gastronomic delights.

Embrace nature in this sanctuary of hushed repose & enjoy the effortless luxury and deep-cushion comfort of Summerfield's unique "one-of-a-kind" hotel, garden paradise & leisure resort.


Summerfield has 4 superb accommodation offerings to choose from, i.e. Garden Villa Suites, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites & Dove Nest Lodge.

Frequent guests of Summerfield Botanical Garden in possession of our 'Embracing Nature Gold Card', may use their cards to secure discounted rates and other privileges and benefits when booking accommodation in the botanical garden.

Each suite at Summerfield Boutique Hotel was creatively designed and artistically decorated to express its own very unique character. Without exception, each suite enjoys stunning views of either the botanical gardens or views of the awe inspiring magnificent mountain range that lies beyond.

Each hotel suite is supremely comfortable, distinctly elegant and splendidly furnished in chic sophisticated style. The sunlight, the luxury of spaciousness, the delicate garden fragrances that flood each room, the gentle country charm and the deep sense of peace that descends upon you as you enter, welcomes you in with the promise of a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Garden Villa Suites

Revel in the serene setting of our most spacious and exclusive offering, the Garden Villa Suites provide an unparalleled accommodation experience. The contemporary classic decor exudes refinement and elegance, providing just the right antidote to help in melting away all the pressures of your busy life.

Directly from the luxuriously appointed interior of your garden villa, step right onto your own private patio and settle into one of the cozy comfortable Lloyd Loom loungers with a favourite book or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the glorious outdoors all within your own private abode. This is the perfect private garden retreat for rejuvenating mind, body and soul.

Each spacious villa sleeps 2 in a King sized bed and features a separate lounge / dining area.

Full daily Breakfast included in rate.

  • Large, spacious bedroom
  • Exquisite private garden
  • His and Her dressing rooms
  • Separate lounge and dining area
  • Private entrance way
  • Hairdryer
  • Generously proportioned, comfortable covered patio & seating area
  • En suite bathroom with bath, separate shower & double vanity
  • Air conditioning (heating / cooling)
  • Hi-fi and DVD system
  • Room safe
  • Mini bar with fridge
  • Professional espresso / coffee machine
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Room & Laundry service
  • Satellite television (DSTV)
  • Telephone
  • In-room Internet access

The Executive Suites

Our executive offering provides all the comforts, luxury and indulgent amenities one expects of a tastefully decorated and elegantly appointed 'five star' retreat. The spacious lounge and entertainment area, combined with the comfort of a large bedroom, offers our guests a cocoon of peace and tranquility where relaxation requires no conscious effort at all and where pleasure and privacy is as respected as the environment. The suite sleeps 2 in twin double beds and has a shared dressing room.

  • Large, spacious bedroom and lounge
  • En suite bathroom with bath, separate shower & double vanity
  • Dressing rooms
  • Generously proportioned, comfortable covered patio & seating area
  • Room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite television (DSTV)
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning (heating / cooling)
  • In-room Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar with fridge
  • Room & Laundry service

The Luxury Suites

Our luxury suite offers a spacious, well-appointed bedroom with lovely and charming garden views. This suite is supremely comfortable, distinctly elegant and tastefully furnished and is an indulgent treat for guests wishing to truly embrace rest and relaxation and to immerse themselves in the tranquility and exquisite comfort of this gracious garden retreat.

The suite comprises 2 double beds, lounge and dress room.

  • Large, spacious bedroom
  • En suite bathroom with bath, separate shower & double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite television (DSTV)
  • Room safe
  • Air conditioning (heating / cooling)
  • Telephone
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar with fridge
  • In-room Internet access
  • Room & Laundry service

Dove Nest

Psst!.....this hidden little gem is a secret escape. For those in the know, this little treasured escape provides all the bells and whistles of 5* luxury accommodation in the botanical gardens......But All On A Budget!

With it's bijoux country cottage charm, laid-back cozy comfort, effortless luxury, eclectic style, elegance and modern-day amenities; Dove Nest has quickly become a unique and much sought after accommodation option for budget 'but' style conscious first time guests and many frequent loyal patrons who return often to enjoy the gardens and the myriad of pleasures it provides

Dove Nest is comprised of 3 spacious bedrooms sleeping 2 people each in a queen sized bed (one of the rooms can accommodate an additional single bed upon request).

Each room at Dove Nest lodge expresses its own unique eclectic style and character.

  • Arrival cocktail drink
  • Welcome sweet treats
  • Comfort beverage with our scrumptious signature biscuits
  • Full daily breakfast included in rate
  • A selection of current magazines and books
  • In-room CD/DVD players
  • DVD movies on request
  • Large, spacious bedroom
  • Exquisite private garden
  • Hairdryer
  • Private entrance way
  • Air conditioning (heating / cooling)
  • Ceiling fans
  • En suite bathrooms
  • Indulgent in-room amenities,
  • luxurious bathrobes and slippers
  • Well stocked mini bar fridge
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flat Screen TV & full DSTV bouquet
  • In-room safe
  • Housekeeping service twice daily
  • Laundry and valet service

Food and Beverages

From sophisticated and elegant fine dining and world class hospitality, to relaxed informal alfresco feasts, Summerfield Botanical Garden provides discerning guests with ideal venues for exclusive, intimate and private dining and offers patrons the perfect idyllic setting for special occasions and truly memorable events.

'Champers, Tipple and Toasts'

The Red Feather Pool Bar, with its cheery informal ambiance and its ideal location right next to the cascading multi-level swimming pool, has our guests spoilt for choice when ordering their poolside refreshments. This well-stocked bar offers a warm and welcoming poolside experience, replete with delicious light snacks, refreshing beverages and fruity cocktails. Summerfield Boutique Hotel also features the delightfully entertaining and convivial Summer Terrace, providing the perfect social hub for guests gathering for cocktails, champagne, wine and entertainment. It is our guests number one stop for live music, tantalising snacks, high teas and our very own signature Summerfield 'SumMarula Cocktail' which uses ingredients particular to Swaziland, such as cane sugar, cane spirits and the smooth Marula fruit.

Relax in the comfortable Palm Cascades Cocktail Lounge for pre-dinner aperitifs, sit back and relax with a glass of chilled champagne as you feast on fresh oysters and sample the delicious array of cocktails.

Alternatively, enjoy a variety of signature cocktail drinks in the delightful privacy of our Lakeside Gazebos or lounge languidly in the cool shade of the Grand Pavilion which becomes the ideal retreat for sundowners or a cognac and cigar.

'Delightfully Decadent Dining'

The Palm Cascades Restaurant is one of the very finest dining options in the country. Elegant fine dining with exceptional and discreetly personalized attention to detail, inspired cuisine and an extensive wine list and cocktail menu are all available for the enjoyment and delight of our discerning guests.

Treat yourself to sumptuous cuisine in this elegant, sophisticated, multi-level lakeside restaurant or enjoy the exclusivity and intimacy of our Private Dining Room or simply luxuriate in the refined luxury and ambiance of The Leopard Lounge and Billiard Room.

Whatever your wishes and desires, we can provide you with a beautiful venue suitable for and befitting of every special occasion and all this is complimented perfectly with breathtaking views to enhance your unforgettable Summerfield experience!

The Red Feather Pool Bar

The Red Feather Pool Bar has become a popular meeting place for sports loving hotel guests particularly on important match days. The Red Feather provides guests with the perfect lively spot to take in a game of soccer, cricket or rugby viewed on the large Led HD television screen, whilst enjoying the company of friends.

The Red Feather pool bar boasts indoor and outdoor shaded seating as well as LED-HD satellite television for viewing your favorite sporting events and offers full service bar facilities from 11h00 till 24h00 midnight.

Seating options comprise an outdoor covered terrace as well as indoor air-conditioned seating including the option of reclining on the large generously proportioned comfortable wing-backed chairs. Large windows allow for views of the pool and gardens regardless of seating choice.

A subtropical climate encourages a thoroughly relaxed laid-back lifestyle.

As you lounge about on your comfortable chaise beneath the shade of the large umbrella, only the inviting sparkling blue swimming pool, with its gently cascading waterfall, can possibly tempt you into rising up out of your lazy slumber as it seduces your senses and gently beckons you to take a cool refreshing dip in its clear blue waters.

The Summer Terrace Bistro

The Summer Terrace Bistro is the perfect place to begin the new day. Spend a leisurely and relaxed morning enjoying a scrumptious breakfast in sumptuous and grand style. Serve yourself from the generously laden continental breakfast buffet table. To be followed by your choice of a hot served breakfast chosen from our extensive a la carte menu. This is where sweet confections, petit fours and champagne breakfasts are quite simply 'de rigueur'.

Breakfast is served to resident guests from:
06:30-10:30 on regular weekdays
6:30-11:30 over weekends & Public Holiday

The Summer Terrace

This charming venue, a favourite meeting place for guests, is perfect for casual dining, breakfast and a delicious selection confectionery. For the sweet-toothed an authentic, sumptuous traditional English high tea maybe provided on request for special occasions. This also serves as the perfect spot for simply catching up with friends over cocktails and bubbly.

The Summer Terrace is open from 6:30am-4:00pm.

This charming venue, a favourite meeting place for guests, is perfect for casual dining, serving a delicious selection of appetizers, tapas and pizzas. For the sweet-toothed an authentic, sumptuous traditional English high tea is served in the afternoon. This also serves as the perfect spot for simply catching up with friends over cocktails and bubbly.

The Palm Cascades Restaurant

Inspired Architecture

The African colonial architecture of our dining areas blend past with present in a free-form fantasy of tall glass windows and high vaulted ceilings.

Summerfield Food Philosophy

Our passion and commitment is to produce beautifully crafted food that reflects the best seasonal, ethically and locally sourced ingredients. It's a philosophy of which we are proud. We pick produce daily from our vegetable and herb garden and we are committed to seasonal farming, supporting free-range, pasture reared livestock and local farmers in Swaziland.

The Menu

Our menu is an inspired combination of enduringly popular signature dishes and contemporary new creations garnered from around the world. The sumptuous culinary combination of tender, aged, smokehouse grills; succulent seafood; French, Continental; and Asian cuisine; paired with our carefully considered and curated fine wines; our impeccable, discreet, and attentive service; relaxed ambience and undeniable fine dining finesse and flair makes The Palm Cascades restaurant simply irresistible for any discerning gourmand.

Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used to prepare exceptional, yet simple and delicious cuisine; presented with flourish ensuring that our guests enjoy an extraordinary, sophisticated and elegant fine dining experience. Our wine list features a remarkable selection of the best estate wines sourced from the Southern African region.

Discover an exclusive, private and tailored celebration of taste, For more intimate gatherings, we offer the intimacy and exclusivity of a Private Dining room as well as the use of the Leopard Lounge & billiard room where floor to ceiling windows frame the views of the shimmering lake and majestic mountain views. Summerfield remains an ideal venue for special family gatherings or discreet business dining.

World-class hospitality.

Enjoy a moment in the gardens that have been exclusively crafted for you. Let us tailor-make each unique space for you, our most discerning guest.

The beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounding lake make this the perfect setting for special occasions and truly memorable events. Upmarket, yet not intimidating...sophisticated, but not pretentious.

Enjoy a moment in the gardens exclusively crafted for you. Let us tailor each unique space for the most discerning guest.

The beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounding lakes make this the perfect setting for special occasions and truly memorable events. Upmarket, yet not intimidating...sophisticated, but not pretentious.

Reservations for specific dinning areas is required.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday:
Dinner: 12h00 - 24h00
Midday (to) Midnight

The Grand Pavillion

The Grand Pavilion offers guests an oasis of tranquility where a delicious lunch or sunset cocktails may be enjoyed "alfresco". After sunset the Grand Pavilion becomes the ideal milieu for pre-dinner aperitifs or a cognac and cigar.

Dinner served in the Grand Pavilion presents an ideal opportunity for dinner theatre where the gardens take center stage. This exquisite garden by night is suddenly transformed, as if by some strange and wonderful magic, into an ethereal wonderland and is a veritable feast for the eye as the artfully designed mood-lit gardens create the mystical ambiance of a fairytale and fantasy with reflected light bouncing, prancing, performing and dancing off the mirrored surface of the still waters of Palm Lake.

Botanical Garden

The 100 hectare garden features lakes, waterfalls and cascades and exhibits both rare, indigenous, tropical and exotic plant species including a grand display of the much admired pre-historic cycad plant. The botanical gardens provide an enchanted, tranquil retreat and an opportunity to commune with nature, offering an environment where you can enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful splendours that only nature can bring.

This superlative botanical garden lies close to the banks of the Bobokazi River and is situated in the Nokwane valley, renowned for its scenic beauty, spectacular rock formations and majestic mountain range. This idyllic setting with panoramic, unbroken views of the surrounding countryside sits proudly against the backdrop of fertile cultivated agricultural lands.

Summerfield Botanical Garden is unique in its design as an 'Integrated Botanical Conservancy and Leisure Resort' in which nature conservation remains the 'raison d'être' and cornerstone of all the activities of the Botanical Garden. The Garden is a national conservancy which houses the largest collection of exotic and tropical palms and plants in the Kingdom of Swaziland, including a vast collection of indigenous trees, pre-historic cycads and rare indigenous plant species.


Situated in the botanical garden, on the edge of the lake is the utterly charming Victorian Wind-Chime Wedding Gazebo. Recite your "Wedding Vows" while overlooking the picturesque waterfall and declare "I Do" to the accompaniment of bird song in the trees and the gentle trickling sounds of soothing water. The lush lawns, the exquisite garden setting and the elegant wedding gazebo caters to the needs of both small and intimate gatherings and large, extravagant weddings. If you are looking for the best wedding or party venue to celebrate an unforgettable day then Summerfield has a special place for your special occasion. From groups of 20 to 120, you will find a venue tailor-made for you.

Indulge yourself in an intimate setting with a small group of friends and family, or dazzle the throngs and give your guests an experience to remember. Whatever your needs and wherever your imagination takes you, Summerfield Botanical Garden has the picture perfect venue and hospitality offering to ensure you celebrate in sublime and sophisticated style.

Our Wedding Co-coordinator will assist with every detail of your 'Big Day', to ensure it's everything you ever dreamed of...and more! Summerfield Boutique Hotel offers a range of accommodation options to cater for every guest's preferences.

Totally Tailored and Exclusively Yours

Summerfield Botanical Garden is the Kingdom of Swaziland's prime wedding venue. Personalized service and meticulous attention to detail is Summerfield's hallmark and guarantee. Every consideration is given to each aspect of the wedding, from planning to implementation and final execution. Our proven track record combined with a highly experienced team, ensures the success of every wedding. We invite you to celebrate the greatest day of your life with us.


The Kingdom of Swaziland is blessed with the luxurious vegetation of the sub-tropics, wonderful open spaces, and an incredible diversity of scenic beauty, gorgeous rivers and adventurous as well as more esoteric attractions.

Summerfield Luxury Hotel & Botanical Garden is ideally situated within easy driving distance many tourist attractions such as Mlilwane Game Reserve, Swazi Candle Factory, King Sobhuza Memorial Monument, Swaziland National Museum, Swazi Cultural Village and National Handicraft Market.

Game viewing, bush walks in nature reserves, historical sites, museums, craft markets and curios, panoramic drives with breath-taking vistas, wild adventures and x-treme sporting activities, tennis, horse-back riding and golf are just some of the exclusive activities you can enjoy.

Bird watching

The lakeside water gardens provide a serene oasis to a wide variety of small game and waterfowl and play host to a brilliant kaleidoscope of butterflies and birds providing the ideal nesting-place for our much loved Cinnamon Doves. Bird spotting is excellent all year round, especially during the summer months of November to March when the migratory species have returned.

Guests are offered a unique opportunity to commune with nature and indulge in gentle country pursuits in an environment that captures the traditions and charm of a more gracious age.

Adventure activities

Upon your request, we can arrange an interesting and exciting variety of activities and adventures for you! There is a wide range of adventure sports available; from white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, hiking trails, abseiling, to hiking trails and more. If you wish to join one of these activities we are happy to make all the necessary arrangements for you.

Qualified, well equipped tour operators will be delighted to organize any number of activities including; horse-back riding, white-water river rafting and tubing, game drives, adventure caving, cycling trails, mountain biking, paragliding, abseiling and kloof jumping, fishing, quad biking, hiking and walking trails, panoramic helicopter flips, micro lighting & scenic flights.

Leisure activities

Golfing, gambling, international grade shopping, craft stalls and game parks are all within a short distance from Summerfield. We also offer an informative and interesting variety of guided tours including organised nature walks to delightfully beautiful and secluded picnic spots around the Kingdom of Swaziland.

Cultural tours and the ever popular Swazi dancing can easily be arranged for you.

Resort entertainment

Take leisurely walks through the fruit orchards, explore the beautiful tropical and indigenous gardens.....and then, for afternoon refreshments and home-baked confections, amble over to the rose garden to enjoy high tea in the Grand Pavilion or head for the high ceilings and scented breezes of the Summer Terrace Bistro.

Sporting activities

Fishing: Excellent facilities are available at several dams within the Usutu Forest, which are well stocked with Trout and are operated by the Usutu Forest Fly Fishing Club. Fishing is also allowed on other dams and rivers within the country with excellent bass fishing available at Maguga Dam. Most rivers contain indigenous fish, such as Yellow Fish, Bream and Barbell. Tiger fish may be caught in the lower regions of the country during the hot season. To ensure the longevity of sport fising in Swaziland as well as securing the enjoyment for present and future generations, the Swazi authorities have put some eco-friendly safe-guards in place making it essential for fishing enthusiasts to either obtain a permit or to pay a rod fee, before setting off to fish.

Golf: The Kingdom's golf courses are of a very high standard and are found all over the country with the newest course at Nkonyeni Golf Estate (set in pristine indigenous bush) the highlight of the country.

Horse Riding: Riding is a wonderful way to explore Swaziland, especially those areas which are inaccessible to vehicles. Several stables in various parts of the country offer outrides and even overnight trails for the enthusiast.

Arts and Crafts

Swaziland is renowned for the variety and quality of the local arts and crafts, many of which are exported to international markets. There are several different 'hot' spots in Swaziland where you will find (and are able to buy) fine arts and crafts. We recommended the following:

  • Piggs Peak Craft Centre Piggs Peak
  • Ngwenya Glass Factory & Craft Centre Ngwenya - near the Oshoek border
  • Indingilizi Art Gallery Mbabane
  • Mantenga Craft Centre Ezulwini
  • Guava Gallery Ezulwini
  • Swazi Candles Malkerns
  • Baobab Batik Malkerns
  • Nyanza Gem Shop Malkerns
  • House on Fire Art Gallery Malkerns
  • Gone Rural Malkerns
  • Zogg's Shop

Summerfield Boutique Hotel 2020 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From R1670 Per Unit: Based on the Dove Nest for 2 people per night including Breakfast which would = R835 per person sharing when the rate is split. See rates for more information.

Summerfield Boutique Hotel

(Rates are per unit per night)
Garden Villa Suite:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R4880 per night
From 5680 per night
Executive Suites:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R2940 per night
From R3240 per night
Luxury Suite:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R2230 per night
From R2680 per night
Dove Nest 01:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R1435 per night
From R1670 per night
Dove Nest 02:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R1435 per night
From R1670 per night
Dove Nest 03:
Single Occupancy:
Double Occupancy:

From R1435 per night
From R1670 per night
Rates Include Breakfast

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From R1670 Per Unit
  • 32+
Matsapha, Manzini, Manzini Region, Swaziland
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