Come and stay

on a beautiful farm in the KZN Midlands countryside, South Africa.

The KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

is a land of beauty and culture, bursting with creative, unconventional energy. This green countyside provides residents and visitors with a thriving slice of KwaZulu-Natal; theatres, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants, along with world-class seasonal sporting events. Situated at the heart of the Midlands, in an area known as The Dargle, Hillhouse is on a hillside farm overlooking Midmar Dam; 8kms from the N3 and 12kms from Howick, making it an ideal central base to explore the KZN Midlands. You may want to stay a little longer to explore this beautiful vibrant area.

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HILLHOUSE

Self catering accommodation

These two self catering guesthouses - Hillhouse and Lakehouse, sleep up to 16 people, providing the perfect accommodation for large groups of family and friends, workshops or retreats. Both houses are private and self sufficient and may be booked separately. They nestle quietly amongst orchards, woodland and grassland that look onto the beautiful valley below.

Join us in the garden; we have bee hives, food gardens and Oak forests where you will find Porcini mushrooms in Autumn. Botanical enthusiasts will love the succulent garden on the terraces below Hillhouse and the hothouse collection of interesting and unusual plants. As you walk down the driveway you are welcome to pick fruit from the peach, plum and citrus trees in the orchard between the houses.

Bring your walking shoes and bicycles to explore the farm when you come and stay. There are wonderful walks into the indigenous forest and down to a small dam where you may picnic amongst the many species of buck, birds and other wildlife.

Below us in the valley is Midmar Dam, only a few kilometers away as the crow flies, where one can fish, sail, water ski or take part in one of the many sporting events.

Hillhouse accommodation is pet friendly. Bring your fury friends for some fun. There is plenty of space, all the necessary comforts, and beautiful peaceful surrounds.

Hillhouse info

This converted farm shed combines the simplicity of a farm building with style. It is an eclectic, spacious and welcoming venue that sleeps twelve people. Its open plan design has large glass entrances on either end of the building, industrial windows, comfy couches and two long sixteen seater banquet tables.

The main bedroom has a queen bed with an en-suite bathroom.

The other three bedrooms have two single beds which may be put together to make a double.

There are four bathrooms in total.

There is an additional mezzanine with four beds overlooking the living area.

100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided, there is a fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities and an open fireplace in the lounge. Wood is provided.

You may request cleaning services.

There is a swimming pool beside our home that all guests are welcome to use.

Hillhouse rates

Adults R400.00 per person per night

Children under 12 years R320.00 per child per night

Babies under 2 are free of charge - if you bring a camp cot and bedding.

There is a minimum charge of R2800.00 a night ( if there are 6 or less than 6 people) and a minimum stay of two nights on a weekend

10% discount midweek stay (Monday - Thursday, non peak)

Sleeps 12

Lakehouse info

The wrap around veranda has 180 degree views of Midmar dam and the valley below. It is perfect for couples or small families. This house is ideal to hire out in conjunction with Hillhouse for larger groups.

Lakehouse sleeps four. There are two bedrooms each with single beds which may be put together to make a double.

There is one bathroom with a shower.

100% cotton bed linen and towels are provided, there is a fully equipped kitchen, braai facilities and an open fireplace in the lounge. Wood is provided.

You may request cleaning services.

Lakehouse rates

Adults R400.00 per person per night

Children under 12 years R320.00 per child per night

Babies under 2 are free of charge - bring a camp cot and bedding.

There is a minimum charge of R1100.00 a night ( if there are 2 or less than 2 people) and a minimum stay of two nights on a weekend

10% discount midweek stay (Monday - Thursday, non peak)

Sleeps 4

Additional information

  • we will take a 1 night booking on a weekday, but we do not take bookings for 1 night on a weekend

  • we do not increase the rates over peak periods - we simply apply a minimum stay policy of 3 nights over a long weekend, 4 nights over Easter, 5 nights over Christmas and 3 nights over New Year.

  • check in from 2pm. Check out by 10am. If there are no pre or post bookings, arrival is from 12 noon and departure anytime during the day.

  • a 50% deposit will secure your booking. Full payment is due before arrival.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY:

    28 days or more before arrival - full deposit returned

    15-28 days before arrival - 75% of the deposit retained

    0-14 days before arrival or no show - full deposit retained

  • due to the quiet nature of our surroundings, we cannot allow loud music being played, nor any quad bikes on the farm.

Reservations and enquiries

Phone Mandy:

084 530 5281

Email: crooks@nitrosoft.co.za

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