Accommodation in the Midlands KZN


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

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 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.

Conveniently situated just outside Mooi River in KZN, the Manor 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, Sbu and the team look forward to hosting you.

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. Or perhaps you prefer to visit the brewery for some beer tasting and more festive atmosphere. Then there is still golf to enjoy, or maybe trout fishing is more your thing. Spa treatments are a must and for the more adventurous; horse riding, archery and canopy tours to follow. So why not take a drive up to the Midlands and meander your way to us at the heart of the rolling hills where your journey will begin... and maybe, just maybe, the knight in shining armour might visit you in our festive bar..

You deserve the best Cocktail in the Midlands

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


Portrait Workshop#3

Workshop Dates: 

26, 27 & 28 February - Portrait Workshop


11,12 & 13 March - Life Drawing Workshop

  • 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:  R4700 p/p sharing and R5200 p/p single.

Please note: Booking is essentialBOOK HERE

Max 10 pax per workshop so space is limited..

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

Tel: 033 2632733 -