Race Accommodation

Camping

Mount Park Guest Farm

Description

Mount Park Guest Farm is situated in the beautiful Upper Dargle region of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, at the foot of the iNhlosane Mountain.  We provide accommodation, as well as a range of fun activities for the whole family.

The diverse combination of grasslands, indigenous forest and flowing streams provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The 120-hectare working farm has close to 30 hectares of natural forest. There is an amazing variety of bird life and mammals.

There are 7 hiking trails marked out on the farm. These range from easy to advance, and meander through the indigenous forests, past trickling waterfalls and even up to the top of the iNhlosane. We also have a variety of activities available for the whole family, from fly fishing and canoeing on our dam, to exploring the arts and crafts of the Midlands Meander. Many other activities are available in the surrounding Natal Midlands, such as the exciting Karkloof canopy tours, visiting Howick falls, visiting the Nelson Mandela capture site and the Umgeni Valley nature reserve, as well as horse riding and paintball. There are a range of accommodation options ranging from cottages and cabins to camping and caravan sites. Please visit the website for more details.

Discount

We are willing to offer a 10% discount to race participants over the weekend of the event, i.e. 29 June to 1 July 2018.   Proof of entry will be requested to ensure they do qualify for the discount. To qualify for this discount all bookings have to be made directly via bookings@mountpark.co.za

Contact Details

Website: www.mountpark.co.za

Email:bookings@mountpark.co.za

Tel/Cell: 033 234 4601/082 524 5444

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Bed & Breakfast

Harrow Hill Bed & Breakfast

Description

Harrow Hill is an elegantly furnished English home providing bed and breakfast facilities, in a quiet, luxurious and peaceful haven.

The Bed & Breakfast has lovely bedrooms with full bathrooms, a guest sitting room, pool, interesting books and antiques. Visitors are treated as friends. Wifi is available.

Harrow Hill is centrally situated and is approximately 3 km from Amber Valley and around the corner from the Howick hospital. We are a member of the Midlands Meander arts and crafts route. It is only a short drive to the magnificent Karkloof hills, Howick Falls and Midmar dam and we are in close proximity to many excellent restaurants.

Contact Details

Website: www.harrowhillhowick.co.za

Email: harrow@lantic.net

Cell:  082 554 3678

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Lastingham

Description

Our lavishly appointed, individually decorated rooms are the epitome of Midlands accommodation, with high quality king-sized mattresses (except in family cottage), high thread count linen, tea and coffee making facilities in each.

Each room has a private veranda  from which guests can enjoy their complimentary sherry and enjoy the beautiful Valley of a Thousand Hills view.

We’re sure you’d rather enjoy the peace and tranquility, which is why you won’t find TVs in the rooms, but feel free to use the TV in the guest lounge in the main house if there is a show or sport match you just can’t miss.

Discount

A 10% discount will be given to race entrants.

Contact Details

Website: www.lastingham.co.za

Email: lastingham@nitrosoft.co.za

Cell: 083 306 2042

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Caladdi B&B

 

Description

Conveniently located on the R103 for this exciting Event, Caladdi B&B is your home away from home in the heart of the KZN Midlands. With easy tar road access to Howick School where this race starts and finishes each day, we provide a relaxed environment, awesome breakfasts, and a good night’s rest. In addition to this, we have a bike wash bay for your convenience, and a Barista onsite who will make you a delicious cappuccino after a hard day in the saddle.

Caladdi B&B is close to Midlands Meander attractions such as Piggly Wiggly and the Nelson Mandela Capure Site and Apartheid Museum.

Discount

Book any of our 9 comfortable bedrooms for a minimum stay of 2 nights, give us proof of your race entry and you’ll qualify for our 10% VIP discount. We are looking forward to your stay with us.

Contact Details

Website: www.caladdi.co.za

Email: nova@caladdi.co.za

Tel: 082 886 7905

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Guest House

Little Fields Country House

Description

Down a leafy lane, with expansive views and only ten minutes from Howick, lies Little Fields Country House.

This small piece of rural heaven has wetlands and dams to explore and a fireplace stashed with firewood if all you want to do is relax!
The house sleeps 9 /10 people in 4 bedrooms and is best booked by one group.
The rate is R4600 a day and there is a minimum stay of 2 days over weekends.
 
Contact Details
Website: www.littlefieldscountryhouse.com
Email: bookings@littlefields.co.za
Cell: 083 407  3310
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Hillhouse Accommodation

Description

Hillhouse Accommodation is a group of three guest houses – Hillhouse, Forest House and Lakehouse, all on the same farm in Dargle, overlooking Midmar Dam.

HILLHOUSE –  sleeping up to 12 people, this is a perfect venue for large groups of family and friends. The converted farm shed has glass entrances on either end of the building and a vast living space.

LAKEHOUSE – with a wrap around veranda and views over the valley. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom, perfect for couples or smaller families, sleeps four.

FOREST HOUSE – is a large double volume house with four bedrooms and an open loft area with four beds. The bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms. Sleeps 12 people.

All houses are private and have beautiful lawns and views. 100% cotton bedding and towels are provided, as well as fully equipped kitchens, braai facilities, and wood for the open fireplaces in each house.

Discount

A 10% discount will be offered to race participants staying two nights over the weekend of the event  (29 June to 1 July 2018). Proof of entry will be requested to qualify for the discount. We are looking forward to your staying with us.

Contact Details

Website: www.hillhouse.co.za

Email: crooks@nitrosoft.co.za

Cell: 084 530 5281

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11 Karkloof

Description

11 Karkloof is a rustic old Mushroom Farm in the beautiful KZN Midlands, only 6.5km from Howick, set in prime farmland of the Karkloof valley. The buildings have been renovated and transformed into unique self-catering units, which accommodate 47 people in the two houses and five cottages. Some of the mushroom growing rooms have been converted into storage units and business premises and soon some of the sheds will be wedding and conference venues. The farm is an ongoing project, with plans to transform the central office building, and convert the water reservoirs into glass topped refreshment areas for drinks and coffee. There is a large metal shed structure, which is on what was formally the compost yard as well as many other buildings which are still to evolve. The farm is the ideal starting point for mountain biking, surrounded by the best single track in Southern Africa, and for wonderful day trips exploring all the Midlands Meander has to offer. Restaurants, shopping centers, the Karkloof polo club, Karkloof Canopy tours, Karkloof Falls and Karkloof Conservancy are all in close proximity making it an ideal destination for the whole family and people from all walks of life. The cottages sleeps four people, Round House sleeps 12 and Falls House sleeps 15. Each unit is self contained and fully furnished with 100% cotton linen and bath towels and a fully equipped kitchen, all offering spectacular views.

Contact Details

Website: www.11karkloof.co.za

Email: info@11karkloof.co.za

Tel/Cell: 060 470 1218

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Amber Avenue Guest House

Description

We offer five tastefully-decorated rooms in our guesthouse on a bed and breakfast basis. Our rooms are comfortable and spacious with lovely garden views. Each room has its own private bathroom and is equipped with hairdryers, fans and heating.

We also offer a two-bedroom self-catering cottage that sleeps up to six people. It’s called Harrow Cottage and has it’s own private garden with braai facilities.

Amber Avenue is located on a peaceful farm near the Karkloof Valley. Guests are welcome to explore our garden and farm, which has a dam and forest on site (perfect for fishing and birdwatching). We have a big swimming pool, tennis court, a lounge area with a TV and DSTV.

Contact Details

Website: www.amberavenue.co.za

Email: office@amberavenue.co.za

Cell: 082 374 9003

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Mount Park Guest Farm

Description

Mount Park Guest Farm is situated in the beautiful Upper Dargle region of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, at the foot of the iNhlosane Mountain.  We provide accommodation, as well as a range of fun activities for the whole family.

The diverse combination of grasslands, indigenous forest and flowing streams provides an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The 120-hectare working farm has close to 30 hectares of natural forest. There is an amazing variety of bird life and mammals.

There are 7 hiking trails marked out on the farm. These range from easy to advance, and meander through the indigenous forests, past trickling waterfalls and even up to the top of the iNhlosane. We also have a variety of activities available for the whole family, from fly fishing and canoeing on our dam, to exploring the arts and crafts of the Midlands Meander. Many other activities are available in the surrounding Natal Midlands, such as the exciting Karkloof canopy tours, visiting Howick falls, visiting the Nelson Mandela capture site and the Umgeni Valley nature reserve, as well as horse riding and paintball. There are a range of accommodation options ranging from cottages and cabins to camping and caravan sites. Please visit the website for more details.

Discount

We are willing to offer a 10% discount to race participants over the weekend of the event, i.e. 29 June to 1 July 2018.   Proof of entry will be requested to ensure they do qualify for the discount. To qualify for this discount all bookings have to be made directly via bookings@mountpark.co.za

Contact Details

Website: www.mountpark.co.za

Email:bookings@mountpark.co.za

Tel/Cell: 033 234 4601/082 524 5444

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The Bend Country House

Description

The Bend is a 4-star, 16 bedroom, Country House that offers you an exceptional country experience, the Period furniture in the Main House, complete with a suit of armour,  the comfortable beds and great food and the cosy pub where you can enjoy a few drinks, our team works to make your country experience the best it can be. We have six dams and the Mooi River for fishing, we have hiking and walking trails, mountain biking and all the birding you can think of.

The Bend is kiddie and family friendly, we have child-minders on site, as well as outdoor and indoor activities for the little ones.

Our best feature is our food, which we hope you will come and sample while you stay with us.

Discount

Guests staying two nights with us get a 10% discount on accommodation.

Contact Details

Website: www.thebend.co.za

Email: info@thebend.co.za

Tel: 033 2666 371

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The Lodge @ Curry’s Post

Description

The Lodge is on the Curry’s Post road, perched up on a hill nestled in a gorgeous garden, full of superb trees, shrubs and great beds of colour with huge lawns and a view of the Karkloof. There is space for kids to play cricket or Crochet.  The house is large with three family suites, two double suites, one honeymoon suite and three economy suites. In addition, we have Rose Cottage, our self-catering unit, just 300m further up the drive.  Behind us,  we have beautiful natural forest and plantations, which offer our guests peaceful strolls or rides on their mountain bikes.  This is a great place to take a well needed escape from the hustle and bustle of life.  We trust you won’t mind if you have the company of one or more of our very spoilt four legged friends, and as you saunter through our grounds feel free to stop in and say hello to our horses frolicking in the paddocks and admire our growing herd of Nguni Cattle.
Price varying from R500.00 per person sharing B&B to R800.00, B&B basis.  The self-catering house is a minimum two night stay R1600.00 per night.
Contact Details
Cell: 082 882 8051
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Sanlee Country Lodge

Description

Sanlee Country Lodge offer guests a safe haven of rest, peace and tranquility. You can indulge in a dip in our jacuzzi or swimming pool after a hard day in the saddle. There is opportunity to relax in the boma around the fire or just chill out on the deck and enjoy the breathtaking views. Our free-standing spacious, self catering cottages offer all the comforts of home away from home.

Discount

Race participants will receive a 10% discount over the race weekend.

Contact Details

Website: www.sanleecountrylodge.co.za

Email: info@sanleecountrylodge.co.za

Cell: 072 0883300 / 076 9913301

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Rockwood Lodges

Description

Rockwood Lodges offers luxury self-catering accommodation in prime MTB country – the Karkloof, KZN Midlands. On-site, our guests can enjoy riding our Nick Floros designed 20km track or alternatively, the Karkloof Country Club is less than 15kms away and offers superb riding to day visitors. Our 4-star accommodation ranges from a cosy 4-sleeper to an ultra-luxurious farm-style 8 sleeper, with two 6-sleeper cabins tucked away in the private Karkloof Nature Reserve. When you’re not riding, explore the property by foot on one of our hiking trails, enjoy a spot of birding or fishing or simply kick back and relax. Karkloof Canopy Tour offers our guests an exclusive 15% discount for their adrenaline-pumping zipline that sets off within our reserve.

Riders can look forward to premium accommodation at affordable rates.

Contact Details

Website: www.rockwood.co.za.

Email:  info@rockwood.co.za

Tel: 031 502 4043

 

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Lions River Country Cottages

Description

Reward your efforts in THE MIDLANDS MTB STAGE RACE by booking to stay at Lions River Country Cottages!

Our cottages are situated in the Lions River Valley, approximately a 15-minute drive from the Howick High School, and also conveniently situated to many Midlands Meander Attractions.

Each of our three self-catering cottages are fully equipped and serviced. They are free-standing and offer privacy and comfort. Each cottage has under-cover parking, Wi-Fi and DSTV. All bedrooms are ensuite with full bathrooms (bath and shower). Each cottage has a fireplace in the living area (we provide a reasonable amount of firewood) and Weber braais on the covered patios.

Our quiet, peaceful and comfortable environment will be a welcoming place to return to after a day of strenuous exercise!

Discount

Race participants will receive 10% discount when booking to stay at Lions River Country Cottages.

Contact details

Website:www.lrcc.co.za.

Email:  info@lrcc.co.za

Cell: 082 488 0209

 

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Pleasant Places Guesthouse

Description

Pleasant Places is an exceptional guesthouse that will delight All your senses.

The 4 star Guesthouse, established in 1997, has been completely renovated, in September 2017, with all rooms and public spaces redesigned and updated by an award winning interior decorator.

Each room has been created to have its own unique look and feel, yet reflects a consistent, understated elegant style in a beautiful country setting.  The emphasis throughout is on comfort and luxury in a completely relaxing and tranquil environment.

Pleasant Places Guesthouse is situated centrally in the Midlands Meander.

Pleasant Places Guesthouse is a stylish, charming place that serves great food and drinks which celebrates simply living in the moment, whilst enjoying your own conversations and laughter, in a relaxed country environment designed to captivate your senses.

Stroll down through the pastures below the house to the Lions River or enjoy a leisurely walk around our 16 hectare property, enjoying some of the spectacular scenery.

Relax in the garden and watch or simply listen to the abundant birdlife.

For more details or to book visit our website or call

Contact Details

Website: www.pleasantplaces.co.za
Email: info@pleasantplaces.co.za
Tel: 078 768 2319

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Hawklee Country House

Description 

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.

Discount

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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Knoll Guest Farm


Description

The Knoll Historical Guest Farm has original buildings from 1860.  We range from camping facilities, backpacker double bunk rooms with open air kitchen and shared ablutions and and can comfortably sleep 52 people.

We have rooms that are self-service with kitchenette/coffee & tea stations, fridge/toaster/microwave and barbecue facilities. We have six double rooms – only three only with kitchenette’s, the rest are en-suite only.  Our open plan family units can sleep five – with lofts for children.

The farm has horses (no horse riding), pigs and dogs – we no longer farm but have wonderful walks to the top of the hill, into our indigenous forest and around our secret gardens.

We host weddings/21st’s and any celebratory engagements in our Barn and Oval Gardens.

Our resident neighbors Mpachane have a lovely mountain ride over to the Cedara side of Howick, through the forest.  This is ideal for warmups or practice for all MTB riders.

Our sub-tropical climate is mixed with mists from being so high up and the cool winds from being on the same plateau as The Drakensberg – it is an all sort of weather environment.

We do not have TV, Wifi or aircon.  We do not have catering/restaurants an dare 2.5km away from the nearest Quarry Shopping Centre in Hilton.

Discount

All riders will be offered a 15% discount for a minimum of a two day stay if they should book directly online: www.theknoll.co.za – Rates & Reservations.

Contact Details

Website:  www.theknoll.co.za
Email: knollguestfarm@gmail.com
Cell: 076 555 5408
Address: The Knoll, 1 Knoll Drive, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 3245

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Dunning Country House

Description

The LUXURY ACCOMMODATION at Dunning Country House consists of the Main Lodge, Madala’s Cottage, Saddle Cottage, Garden Cottage, Bull Cottage and Aloe Gardens.

The Lodge has six en suite rooms sleeping 12 guests – four rooms with double beds and two rooms with twin beds. The stately old home has lovingly been restored boasting comfortable, modern facilities. A communal lounge with a fireplace, cosy dining room and a kitchen ( available should guests prefer self catering) completes the homely yet luxurious environment.
Rate :
R400.00 pp per night sharing. (Self Catering) .
Single : R500 (Self catering)

R500.00 pp (B & B ) sharing

Single : R600.00 (B & B)

R4000.00 for Lodge per night – self catering- all rooms

The four Self Catering Cottages offer privacy with fully equipped kitchens, DSTV etc.

Madala’s Cottage has an en suite main bedroom with double bed, double bed in the lounge area ideal for families with children
Rate : R1000.00 per night self catering.

Saddle Cottage has three en suite bedrooms (Main room with spa bath) Two rooms with double beds and the other with a ¾ bed
Rate : R1500.00 per night self catering

Bull Cottage has a main bedroom with a double bed and a 2nd room with a single bed. A residential mobile home adjacent to the cottage provides additional accommodation sleeping two people with en suite bathroom and aircon.
R1000.00 per night self catering

Garden Cottage is a thatched, quaint, beautifully appointed cottage with a double bed, kitchenette and all modern facilities.
R1000.00 per night self catering

Aloe Gardens consist of seven rooms in a lovely garden setting :
1 single room with a ¾ bed
2 rooms with twin beds
4 rooms with double/queen beds
A communal TV/ dining room serves the seven rooms and is equipped with a fridge, kettle and microwave.

The Function Hall and Main Kitchen is adjacent to Aloe Gardens and is available for the self catering guests.
Rate : Same as Lodge

Braai facilities are available at all of the above accommodation units with firewood supplied.

The rooms are airconditioned with WiFi and DSTV available.

Check in time: 2 PM
Check out: 10 AM.

Please make arrangement for early check in or late departure.

No card facilities available on premises./Children under six pay 50%.

Discount

Each rider will get a 10% discount and will have to prove entry when booking.

Contact details 

Website: http://dunning.co.za/
Email: info@dunning.co.za
Tel: 033 320 1250

Address: R617, Howick

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Hotel

Mount Shekinah Country Hotel

Description

Imagine a place where the views are breath-taking, the rooms promise a peaceful night’s sleep, the food is mouth-watering, and the people are warm and welcoming. That’s mount shekinah country hotel.  Nestled amongst the mountains and valleys of the spectacular kwazulu-natal midlands, this well-appointed hotel, a mere 500m from the gates of the famous michaelhouse school,  just beckons you.

The hotel is perfect for special occasions; whether you have a wedding or conference in mind, an anniversary celebration, a baby shower, or a romantic dinner for two –  don’t look any further. Mount shekinah can fulfill all your fantasies and dreams.

The hotel boasts 10 spacious, luxury rooms with French doors opening onto a small garden and infinity pool. The views from the garden are spectacular. Whether you decide to swim, or just sit on the verandah and enjoy a drink while taking in the views, you will understand why Mount Shekinah Country Hotel is described as “HEAVEN ON EARTH”.

There are also 5 beautifully decorated cottages that overlook a picture-perfect garden, with rolling green lawns and a water feature. The gentle, soothing sound of water will ensure you have a restful night’s sleep and awake ready to take on whatever the new day presents.

Each room at Mount Shekinah Country Hotel has its own unique character.

Contact Details

Website: www.mountshekinah.co.za

Email: info@mountshekinah.co.za

Tel: 033 001 0303

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