From R625 PPS

The Bend Country House

From R625 PPS



This well established Country House dating from the 1930's, is situated on a magnificent Nature Estate of 1400 hectares. It nestles in a secluded amphitheatre in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg and is a sanctuary for all who visit.
The nature Reserve has 5 Eco-systems, including indigenous forest, grassland, riverine, mountain and pine forest, which showcase the area's rich diversity of flowers, animals, and bird life. The nurturing environment has attracted the return of many of the species that once roamed the region, including Oribi, Rietbuck, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Antbear, Leopard, Serval, Caracal, Baboon and Eland.

This stretch of the Mooi River is highly regarded by flyfishermen who enjoy challenging the Wild Brown Trout that have been here since the 1870's. There are 6 well stocked Stillwater Dams for the fisherman's further enjoyment.
Other activities include walking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
The evenings are a time to relax on the terrace overlooking the river or in front of a roaring log fire in the cozy Ingwenya Pub. This can be followed with the enjoyment of fine country dining in our gracious diningroom.

The climate of The Bend has year round attraction with distinct differences between the 4 seasons:- the fresh green of Spring, followed by lush summer, then mellow Autumn with its rich colours and finally the crisp winter days with the occasional excitement of snow.

The Bend Country House has welcomed guests since 1994 and has provided the setting for many memorable Weddings and celebrations. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We have eight elegant on suite bedrooms in the main house and a further eight garden rooms in the adjoining new wing. All have period furniture and each room has its own unique character. We have remained true to the ambience of a country home. Some of our rooms have sofa beds and comfortably accommodate children. Most of our bedrooms have balconies, or open into the garden.

The reception area with its imposing wooden staircase and medieval suit of armour gives it an olde world charm, not forgetting the cosy pub with a roaring log fire for those chilly evenings.

The Bend offers a variety of activities including:
Game drives, which take you to the Eland, Reedbuck, Oribi and Duiker.
Trout fishing available in the river or in a choice of five dams.
There are also Mountain trails, Mountain biking and Horse riding.

Enjoy the indigenous and pine forests that surround you.

Bird watching of over 200 species.

Picnic under the Willow trees down at the Mooi River, where white water cascades over shallow rapids.


Room Facilities

  • Disabled
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Satellite TV

On Site Facilities

  • Baby-sitting
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Internet Terminal
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities




  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • ****
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.


D361 Lower Loteni Rd, Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands, 3280

Map The Bend Country House in Nottingham Road  Midlands  KwaZulu Natal  South Africa

Guest Comments

A wonderful welcoming place where we were made to feel at home from the moment we stepped through the front door
All members of staff from Sheila to the babysitter who looked after my grandson went out of their way to make the weekend very special for my husband's 60th birthday. Our whole family enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Sheila even surprised my husband at dinner with a special birthday cake. We will definitely go back again
We were sorry to go home.

- Judith Galvin07 Jul 2014

This particular part of the KZN Midlands is undoubtedly one of our countries most scenic! The Bend Estate, is beautifully positioned to encompass all the great features of the lower Southern Drakensberg; with its rolling hills, winding river, enchanted forest trails and tranquil trout dams. I would definitely recommend this venue, well worth the visit. The hospitality is fantastic, good old farmhouse culture, with management and staff interacting all the time to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay.
- Michael Games10 Mar 2014

The Bend Country House exceeded all my expectations. It is set in beautiful grounds and the scenery is truly magnificent. I loved the river running through and the hills and the trees and the fact that I could walk and feel safe. It is an Eden for anyone wanting to relax and rejuvenate mind and body and spirit. There is ample opportunity for angling. The spaciousness of the grounds gives room for spending a whole day totally alone without seeing anybody. The roads are not in too bad shape and we could travel it in a normal vehicle. The close proximity to the Midlands Meander only adds to the endless list of activities in which to indulge. The meals were well taken care of and we enjoyed our stay.
- Claudia De Lange15 Jan 2012

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