Accommodation in the Midlands


Highly rated as the best Accommodation in the Midlands, Lords of the Manor Hotel provides you with an unforgettable experience and outstanding service.

This magnificent Boutique Hotel definitely won't disappoint the avid tourist / traveller as it is internationally recognised as the best top historic South African hotel in the Midlands KZN. Luxurious accommodation, a highly rated à la carte restaurant renowned for fine dining, cosy crackling fires and a welcoming vibey bar are just a few of the Hotels memorable features. An enchanting wedding venue with on-site chapel and Spa makes Lords of the Manor the romantic getaway you've always wanted.

Lords of the Manor is the perfect blend of modern comfort, classic elegance together with Olde World charm and luxury. 

Our Hotel is situated just 5km after the Mooiriver Toll Plaza driving from DBN to JHB, then just 4km off the highway at the Hidcote turnoff driving on a tar road the whole way. The Manor Hotel is set in the heart of the beautiful lush Natal Midlands farmland with trails, dams and streams very close by for the purist fly fisherman or the adventurous mountain or road cyclist. It only takes 1.5 hours from Durban and 3.5 hours from JHB to reach a tranquil and stress free environment.

Your hosts, Bryan, Rosalie, Max and the team look forward to hosting you.

Comrades Weekend Special – 27th to the 29th May.

comrades pic

Treat your self and your partner to a great nights sleep before and after the comrades - You'll both deserve it.. We are offering this special to the comrades runners and their families who stay for a minimum of 2 nights.

You'll arrive at the Lords of the Manor on the 27th May ( The Friday ) then leave Saturday morning after a healthy breakfast to sign in. You can then choose to stay somewhere in PMB or stay back here at the Manor for the Saturday Night. ( It's only a 30 min drive to the start )

After completing the 90km down run on the Sunday, you'll have a short 90 minute car journey back to the Midlands where we will be waiting for you to relax in style and comfort. We'll also throw in a bottle of wine to celebrate your victory if we see your medal - (this will be on the house of course). 

In Summary: Minimum 2 Nights stay - Friday Night and Sat Night - (R2995-00 per couple sharing / 2 nights ). This includes your accommodation, and breakfast. If you stay a 3rd night ( Sunday ), you'll only pay R995-00 per couple for that night.. Now that's  a bargain..


To find out more and to Book Direct, please call 033 2632733 or mail us on

Please Note: limited space available.


Take a drive to the Midlands


Grab a trusty Midlands Meander Guide on your way out and follow whichever route takes your fancy! Visit the local coffee roaster and find your favorite blend to take home.
Continue to wind your way through misty valleys and scenery straight out of a story book to browse art studios, pottery barns, leather galleries and curio shops for hidden treasures. Don’t forget to stop and sample the local jams, cheese and olives, which go so well with that rare bottle of wine you picked up at the Wine Cellar. Then there is still golf to enjoy, or maybe trout fishing is more your thing. Our cosy bar and Spa treatments are a must at the Lords of the Manor. For the more adventurous, horse riding, archery and canopy tours are very close by.

The Oatesdale Spa

A three day all inclusive Art workshop ( with Dennis Woest ) at our luxury hotel in the midlands, will be an experience you will never forget.

Workshop Dates:
  • The Workshops are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
  • It is no ordinary workshop and you will benefit from it and learn new things.
  • You will need to have a working knowledge of oils and the desire to try some new things.
  • The workshops are fully inclusive of accommodation, all meals and teas.
Price:  R3900 p/p sharing and R4600 p/p single.

Please call 033 2632733 to Reserve your place..

Max 10 pax per workshop so space is limited..

Workshop Dates

A few recommended visits and approx. Driving distance from Lords of the Manor:

Hartford house & Summerhill Stud
033 263 2713 (15km)

The Wine Cellar & Mouse Trap Deli
033 923 8781 (24km)

The Ugly Duckling (curios)
033 267 7263 (25km)

Fordoun Spa
033 266 6217 (29km)

Cafe’ Bloom (daily baked cakes & bread)
033 266 6118 (31km)

Bierfassl Restaurant & Pub (Authentic Austrian food & beer)
033 266 6320 (34km)

The Junction, Nottingham Road

Sapore Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
033 266 6921 (33km)

Ardmore Ceramic Art
033 940 0034 (41km)

Meander Fine Wines
033 234 2913 (48km)

Glengarry, Kamberg
033 267 7225 (43km)

Highmoor Nature Reserve

Mandela Capture Site

Midlands Saddle & Trout
033 263 2758 (500m)

Marrakesh Cheese Farm
084 3528911 (26km)

Country Company (de’cor & gifts)
033 266 6359 (30km)

Linga Lapa (Butchery & Deli)
033 266 7001 (32km)

Nottingham Road Brewery
082 951 1034 (36km)

Gowrie Golf Estate
033 266 6294 (34km)

Terbodore Coffee Roasters
033 330 2380 (39km)

Brookdale Health Hydro
033 266 6208 (36km)

Bosch Hoek Golf Course
033 234 4232 (39km)

Sterling’s Wrought Iron
082 218 1614 (48km)

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse
033 267 7243 (48km)

Karkloof Canopy Tour
033 330 3415 (55km)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any more information about accommodation in the Midlands:

We will be glad to assist you.

Bookings are Essential so call or e-mail us on

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