Dunning Country House offers affordable group and backpackers accommodation. Set on a beautiful working farm, we can accommodate up to 100 guests in our single, double and family units. Each room is en suite and there are communal kitchen/braai facilities available.
Lythwood Lodge nestles in the hills of the mystical Natal Midlands providing the perfect setting in a 275-acre estate, bordered by the Lions River and natural forest in the form of an amphitheatre. Lythwood Lodge offers a variety of accommodation, from self-catering cottages to executive suites. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath (excluding the 2 wheelchair-adapted rooms which have a large shower area only) and a crackling fireplace. The furnishings are crafted from mahogany wood to an exceptionally high standard and provide an ambiance which is both tranquil and comfortable. Artwork adorning the walls boasts largely local artists works and varies from grand landscape designs, to more intimate animal or bird designs. In-Room Facilities As part of our exceptional service each room has local fresh fruit, homemade biscuits, tea and coffee facilities and satellite television. Each room has a deposit box for valuables. Laundry service, shoe cleaning and room service are available. The lodge is covered by a Wi-Fi network that enables you to stay in touch whilst resting or conferencing in the tranquil Midlands. Facilities Our main formal lounge, bar and restaurant have spectacular views of the gardens and amphitheatre surrounding the lodge, with […]
Kamberg Mountain Shadows sits in the Kamberg Valley along Highmoor road, bordering on the Little Mooi River, just a few kilometres short of the Highmoor Reserve. Previously known as Mountain Shadows, the property was purchased in early 2017 and the new owners decided it needed more than a splash of paint and tidy up. After nearly a year of new building works with additional accommodation and a new restaurant for our local customers (including those guests not wanting to prepare all their own meals). The cottages all have fireplaces to keep you warm in the cool evenings and all are self-catering, fitted out with the necessary equipment to prepare and serve your own food. Beds and linen are all fresh and new which together with the redecoration have made these cottages quite special. Verandas are tastefully laid out with privacy and comfort in mind. A barbeque is provided for your use and wood or charcoal is available through reception. Fat Harrys pub is adjacent the restaurant and has DSTV with sport, movie and music channels to pass the time away. Slip in for an afternoon of a cold beer and take in the ambience and stunning views of Cleopatra and […]
Looking for an idyllic country retreat, a classic golf course, conference venue, and great trout fishing with all the conveniences and upmarket style of the city? Gowrie Golf Course Estate and Accommodation in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is a classically built golf course – an ideal country luxury holiday venue in Nottingham Road. Gowrie Farm has a varied selection of affordable and deluxe accommodation available. Situated at the hub of the popular Midlands Meander tourism route ensures a myriad restaurants, coffee-shops, spas, diverse shopping and cultural attractions are in the area, as well as numerous sporting opportunities.With modern facilities, beautifully appointed accommodation and breathtaking views, Gowrie Farm has become a favorite for company conferences or formal functions.Make your next function something special to remember… choose Gowrie Farm.Gowrie Farm Clubhouse in the Natal Midlands, has become one of the most romantic getaways and an ideal country wedding venue for up to a 100 guests.Our beautiful glassed-in veranda, overlooking the spectacular view of our classic golf course and lake is a truly exceptional venue for the reception.
IMAGINE A SPECTACULAR HIDDEN PARADISE, A STONE’S THROW FROM THE CITY, WHERE WILDLIFE ROAM FREE ACROSS ROLLING GREEN HILLS AND VALLEYS, ADORNED WITH WATERFALLS AND LUSH VEGETATION. HERE, IN THE KWAZULU-NATAL MIDLANDS, TIMELESSNESS AND AN ABUNDANCE OF PEACE PREVAIL. With truly attentive service, dining at leisure and safaris on demand, we hope to express that your wellbeing and satisfaction is our highest priority. Feel your tensions dissipate as you lose track of time during mountain bike excursion, indulge in signature spa treatment and soak up splendid sunsets every evening after delectable culinary creations.
St Ives lodge is a family owned and run business and is one of the most popular attractions on the Midlands Meander due to its central location and unique offerings. Scenically situated in the Lions River area, it boasts 3 picturesque dams and wildlife such as Zebra, Wildebeest and other Antelope that roam free on the Lush Estate. This venue is the perfect setting for Weddings, Functions, and Conferences as the venue offers a unique blend of elegance mixed with a homely country style. The Facilities and Professional staff ensure any occasion will a success. St Ives Lodge accommodation and Boma Bar restaurant offers a relaxed escape from the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced lifestyle. Managed and owned by the Bloxham family, they offer a hands-on experience. Their family-friendly facilities attract day visitors to enjoy the relaxing and unique experience. LODGE: The St Ives Lodge can sleep up to 52 people sharing on bed and breakfast basis. Rates appear on the website listed below. WEDDINGS: St Ives Wedding Venue is situated in a prime location on the R103 in Lions River in the Glorious KZN Midlands. The main venue can host functions up to 200 people. The 140-hectare Estate […]
The Lions River Trading post is in a beautiful tranquil setting on the banks of the Lions River. It consists of a lovely antique and collectibles shop housed in the old water mill building as well as a small museum in an old milk shed from the railway yards. In another wooden building is a collection of antique and cottage furniture. Within the main shop, there is a wide selection of antique furniture ranging from the Victorian era to cottage style. There is a wide variety of paintings, mirrors, clocks, light fittings, glassware, ceramics, porcelains, a large variety of silver and silver plate items, brass and copper pieces. Victorian fireplaces, Persian carpets, farm implements, carpenters and other tools and much much more. Walk into the past and leave with treasure for your home.
Rotunda Farm Stall is conveniently located off the N3 Route just past Hilton at the Cedara off-ramp and is the heart of the Rotunda Centre.Call in at the start or end of your Meander journey for a unique shopping experience. There is something for everybody. Browse to your heart’s content or shop till you drop! There is always something new.
The Impumelelo Bead Artists are also situated here. Internationally recognized, this highly skilled group of women has produced commissions for corporate, national and international collections including the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Malmo Museum in Sweden, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg. Their outstanding beaded artwork and jewelry is available for sale at the site.
The hutted camp offers accommodation in chalets for 120 visitors. The chalets are self- contained, vary in size, and offer accommodation for two to six people. All units are self-catering. The secluded Giant’s Rock lodge offers mini conference facilities for up to 20 persons, and wedding venue for up to 50 people. There is a vulture hide which is open year round and it takes only six people. Advanced bookings are essential. We have trout fishing, which only allows fly fishing tackle. We have main caves which are one hour walk from the camp, a guide is in attendance and tours start on the hour from 09.00 to 15.00 from the main cave’s gate. No more than 20 visitors will be allowed at a time in the caves and museum. A shady picnic site is situated close to Giant’s hutted camp and offers all the usual amenities. There is a number of self-guided walks in the reserve.
The new Fordoun Farm Village is built with the purpose of tapping into the Agri Tourism, leisure and wedding market, and at the same time growing our conferencing market. With panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains, in a tranquil country setting, the feeling of relaxation and romance is almost tangible. 8 luxurious self-catering chalets provide ample accommodation for 32 guests. The new Multi-Functional Venue is a state of the art facility, combining a breathtaking wow effect while at the same time offering practicality and convenience to the guest. Although the Farm Village is separate to the original Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, there is a lot of synergy between the two establishments. Adults staying at the Farm Village will have access to the facilities up at the Hotel and this will work both ways. The Farm Village will be family orientated with activities for children being a continuous focus for us!
This stunning country lodge and wedding venue, which has become one of the leading midlands wedding venues in KwaZulu Natal, was acquired by the Blackburns in 2007. Debbie and Richard fell in love with Cranford the moment they set their eyes on it some years ago. As if fated they eventually purchased the place of their dreams and moved in at the beginning of April 2007. They started immediately to restore Cranford to its former glory and now, with a great deal of TLC, this magical, peaceful place in the heart of the Midlands is looking fantastic.