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 is family owned and managed setting it apart from the Rest with a personal touch invested in all aspects of the Estate. We have exquisite crystal chandeliers and glass windows overlooking the largest of the 3 dams.
THE BOMA BAR / RESTAURANT: The BOMA Bar recently opened on site, offering Live music, great food, craft beer, gin counter, big screens for Love Sport, fire pit in the evening, outdoor kids play area, I Hear the Midlands Market on the last Sunday of every month from 9am-12pm, spit braai-Last Sunday of every month, kids pump track close by [bring own bike], walking trails [weekly trail walk/run every Tuesday from 5:15 pm]
ACTIVITIES: On site we offer
Fishing: 3 dams for In-house Guests to fish in. Bringing your own rod and fishing equipment is essential. Half day permit –R50, Full Day Permit R100. Call to make a booking or inquiry as no fishing is permitted on days that weddings take place.
Mountain Biking & Walks: Trails that you can either Cycle or Hike to experience the beauty of the farm.
Bird Watching & Game Viewing: Zebras, Wildebeest & other Antelope
Kids Pump Track: Bring Bikes & Helmets
Picnic Spots: around the dams outdoor, R300 for half day, R500 full day. Bookings are essential.
Kids Play Area at The BOMB