Winners of the 2017 Lilizella Award for the best 3 star Guest house in South Africa, Hawklee Country House is set on five hectares of undisturbed Midlands’s beauty, on the banks of the Lions River at Fort Nottingham, 13 km outside Nottingham road and known as one of the leading Country guest houses in the Nottingham road area. Set in the Natal country Midlands, Hawklee offers the traveller a safe haven of rest, peace and tranquillity, while they indulge in the splendour of the Midlands in KZN. Thatched bed and breakfast accommodation, in six spacious free standing cottages, with river and garden views,  offers you an exceptional standard of accommodation.

All accommodation is en-suite and every Hawklee guest suite features a private spa bath, all cottages have electrical blankets, goose down duvets, heaters and gowns to keep you warm on those chilly evenings. Families and honeymooners, especially, appreciate the spacious cottages and the peaceful, tranquil setting. Hawklee is well known for its excellent food and personal service from the owners Dean and Belinda. Guests can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or a delicious country dinner in the dining room or on the deck. Enjoy the fireplace in the main sitting room ideal for the Midlands winters evening or sit at the Leopards Lair bar and enjoy a drink. The deck with its beautiful river view can be enjoyed while taking the time to enjoy a lunch, sun downers or tea on the deck. Presenting innovative menus and catering to suit all tastes, Hawklee Country House is the perfect venue for special occasion functions or an intimate anniversary.

Activities in the area include the well-known Midlands Meander, offering the best of local arts, crafts and decor. The area is also well-known for its world class fly fishing for both still water rainbow and stream born wild brown trout and the indigenous yellow fish.

There are also no less than 3 nationally accredited 18-hole golf courses around Hawklee and the Anglo-Zulu war battlefields and a stone’s throw away with the magnificent Drakensburg on our door stop and the Sani pass.

Scenic walks can be done nearby and a short river walk on the property while you admire the beautiful bird life we are privileged to see. Further activities in the area including the first KZN winery and wine tasting, clay pigeon shooting and horse riding.


A 10% discount will be given to all bookings linked to the race. You will have to prove that you are in fact entered in the Midlands MTB Stage Race and Trail Run.

Contact Details 

Cell: 082 9277 623
Address: Nottingham Road

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