Trip Summary

Spend 2 nights  in the rolling grasslands of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where the air is crystal-clear and smog and traffic are echoes of another lifestyle.

Fordoun Hotel and Spa is an award winning five-star luxury boutique hotel and spa located near Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It is a family owned and managed destination with a history dating back to the 1800’s. Fordoun has a strong ethos on personalised hospitality and authenticity. The hotel comprises 22 luxurious, comfortable individually styled rooms and the relatively new addition self-catering farm village offering 9 fully equipped cottages

Our fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro, uses only the freshest local produce available and is open seven days a week for hotel guests and day visitors in search of luxurious country cuisine with some modern infusions in a tranquil setting.

Fordoun Farm Village

The charming new Farm Village welcomes families with modern self-contained cottages around an idyllic village green, perfect for picnics or perhaps an impromptu game of cricket. Children delight in visiting the farmyard animals and chickens, and trying their hand at fishing. Each chalet is well equipped with fully fitted kitchen, fireplace, DSTV, DVD player, barbecue and serviced daily.

Although the Farm Village is separate to the Hotel, Skye Bistro and Spa, there is a synergy between the two establishments. Adults staying at the Farm Village have access to the facilities up at the Hotel - bookings for Spa and Restaurant required to avoid disappointment. The Farm Village is very much family focused and by choice, not 5 star graded like the hotel.

The Chalets are fully catered with linen, bath towels (one per person so bring along more should you require), kitchen crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and glasses. All you will need to bring is your food, clothes, and personal toiletries. One bag of charcoal and fire lighters is provided during your stay and daily cleaning service. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath and a shower. Unfortunately, there are no amenities supplied, however, there is hand soap for the basin. Being a self-catering chalet, guests are required to bring their own toiletries and extra towels.

Because for many guests, a holiday is not the same without the family pet all well-socialised, well-behaved dogs are welcome but please keep them off the furniture and beds. They must be on leash while walking on the farm!

Guests can enjoy gentle walks around the grounds, visit the herb garden of Dr Ndlovu, or ride on mountain bikes along designated routes through the Fordoun estate. Fly-fishing is available on three still water dams at Fordoun or in season; in the pristine waters of the nearby Bushman’s or Mooi River. Golf is available at the magnificent Bosch Hoek or Gowrie Farm courses which are both just a few minutes away.

Farm Village
Agri Tourism
Mountain Biking – some bikes are available
Hiking and Trail Running
Cricket Field
Spa and Pools at the Hotel
Horse riding (can be arranged)
Midlands Meander Tours
Visit and picnic at local African Village
Epic Karting
Jungle Gym for the children

At Fordoun

Walks and Trail Running
Fly Fishing
Mountain Biking
Clay pigeon shooting (to pre-book)

In the Area

The Drakensberg is a world heritage site, also known as the uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park; uKhahlamba meaning “the Barrier of Spears”. Most of the Drakensberg Mountains fall into the Kwa-Zulu Natal province and is a mere 2-hour drive from Fordoun Hotel. Sani Pass is a popular site when visiting the Drakensberg, and leads from Kwa-Zulu Natal crossing over into Lesotho.

Self or guided hikes are also a great way to experience the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and a sighting of the impressive san rock art will be well worth the hike. 
Golfing – Fordoun offers the opportunity to enjoy two of South Africa’s golfing gems right on our doorstep, simple outdoor pleasures making every weekend a holiday.
Karkloof Canopy Tours
Hot Air Ballooning
Midlands Meander – the renowned tourism route surrounds Fordoun
The Drakensberg and the Battlefields
Mandela Capture Site

Cultural Tour

Thendela Village is situated in the Kamberg Valley resting in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. This is where you will go to experience a functioning Zulu village with your guide, Traditional Doctor Elliott Ndlovu and enjoy a picnic inthe village.
Thendela is an experience of genuine Zulu family life in a beautiful rustic setting. Fordoun arranges packed refreshments and transfers if required.
Thendela is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Bushman Rock Art Centre.

Additional Information

Valid for SADC residents only
Price based on Best Available Rates (BAR) and subject to change
Subject to availability at the time of booking

Terms and Conditions: 
Prices are per person sharing, subject to change, currency fluctuations and room type availability.
The exact amount will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
Advance purchase, peak or high season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply
Price valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

For standard Terms and Conditions please refer to:  E&OE


Fordoun Farm Village


Price for a 2-night stay

Valid 01 February 2021 - 31 January 2022

Weekends and School Holidays

FARM VILLAGE - Self-Catering Cottages
1-bedroom Chalet

R 1 765.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (2 people) 

2-bedroom Chalet
R 1 707.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (4 people) 

3-bedroom Chalet
R 1 505.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (6 people) 

Midweek Stays: Sundays - Thursdays

FARM VILLAGE - Self-Catering Cottages
1-bedroom Chalet

R 1 470.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (2 people) 

2-bedroom Chalet
R 1 522.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (4 people) 

3-bedroom Chalet
R 1 330.00 per person sharing for 2 nights (6 people) 

Luxury Room

Mid-week (Sun-Thu) & Off-peak
R 2 560.00 per person sharing
R 3 370.00 per single 

Weekend (Fri-Sat) & School Holidays
R 3 725.00 per person sharing
R 4 875.00 per single 

Deluxe Room
Mid-week (Sun-Thu) & Off-peak
R 3 725.00 per person sharing
R 4 010.00 per single 

Weekend (Fri-Sat) & Peak
R 4 240.00 per person sharing
R 5 460.00 per single 

Superior Room
Weekends and Midweek
R 5 120.00 per person sharing
R 6 575.00 per single 

1x child aged 4-11 years can share with parents in certain rooms, subject to availability.


2 nights accommodation including 15% VAT and bed levies

Hotel includes: 
Breakfast daily
Complimentary use of the indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, sauna and flotation pool

Farm Village includes:
Self-catering Cottages - well equipped with fully fitted kitchen, fireplace, DSTV, DVD player, braai & serviced daily


All additional meals and Drinks
Items of a personal nature
Spa Treatments and gratuities

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