Tuesday, 23 July 2013


This past Sunday we joined the BMW club on their bi monthly organized breakfast run, which was to The Lords of the Manor Hidcote near Mooi River.

The impressive facade of the Manor House

The Lords of the Manor is a stately country mansion, built at the turn of the last century and offers the discerning guest the space and elegance of a bygone era. The proud owners have renovated this country mansion, turning it into a luxury Boutique Hotel. Set in the breathtaking Natal Midlands near Mooi River, it is the ideal venue for conferences, weddings or an unforgettable getaway only 1h25mins drive from Durban or a 3hr45min drive from Johannesburg. The Manor House itself is surrounded by 25 acres of land, graced by stately fir & oak trees dating back to when the manor was built in 1889.

The buffet breakfast that had been organised was scrumptious and it would be well worth another visit for that alone or
perhaps as part of a day out, meandering along the Midlands Meander.....

This fellow stands guard at the reception

The hotel boasts a Chapel, which makes it a idyllic venue to hold a wedding and the backdrop of the ivy covered manor house would make for some wonderful wedding photographic memories.

Whether you are on honeymoon or just feel like treating yourself and your loved one to a weekend of luxury, their exclusive Honeymoon Suite consists of a bedroom and lounge, both equipped with fireplaces for cosy winter evenings. The Honeymoon Suite is equipped with a LCD TV, selected DSTV channels, bar fridge, safe, tea & coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom.

Lords of the Manor also provides the ideal base for exploring the beautiful KZN Midlands and of course the infamous Midlands Meander.

Nearby facilities include :
Fly Fishing
Canopy Tours
Quad Biking
Horse Riding
Game Viewing to name but a few.....

Whilst I was tucking into my warm flaky croissants I overheard several guests chatting about how wonderful their weekend at the Lords of the Manor had been and I was feeling somewhat envious...I think I will just have to return, but forget a return for breakfast as I mentioned earlier...I think I should return for "bed and breakfast" and the Honeymoon Suite looks like it's my style....watch this space! 

The Honeymoon Suite

1 comment: