I have not travelled in the Midlands for quite a few years and was pleasantly surprised with the many excellent accommodation & conferencing options. The Midlands are special; the mist over the mountains and the tranquility in the very green surroundings really is food for your soul. Apart from many options for accommodation, the Midlands have many more to offer for the whole family!

  • Golf, sailing on Midmar dam, mountain biking, clay pigeon shooting, bird watching, horse riding, hiking, fly a kite, canopy tours and game drives
  • Buy special gifts for special people, leather shoes, pottery, hammocks, designer handbags, interior d├ęcor articles,
  • On the culinary side you can taste and buy pure goats milk cheese, pizzas, cooking classes, organic produce, homemade jams
  • Or just enjoy the beautiful scenery over an extended lunch

Herewith some accommodation options.

Fordoun Hotel, Spa & Restaurant

A fabulous family business offering 22 suites, sleeps 44 guests on a sharing basis. The original farm buildings have been turned into a 5-star venue & spa. Conferencing up to 60 delegates.

For more information: 033 266 6217, info@fordoun.com, www.fordoun.com

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa

Granny Mouse has been going for a long time and recently has gone through a total upgrade and expansion, now boasting 32 rooms, the chapel can take up to 150 guests and the function room up to 120 guests. Additional rooms can accommodate smaller groups for functions and conferences.

For more information: 033 234 4071, reservations@grannymouse.co.za, www.grannymouse.co.za

Lythwood Lodge

A beautiful location, tranquil and with expansive gardens. Lythwood Lodge currently has 30 rooms and plan to add another 7 during 2013. Their conference & function venue can accommodate up to 270 guests banquet style. The chapel takes 140 guests cinema style but can also be ulitised for conferences or smaller functions. Other than adding the rooms, Lythwood Lodge will also be making changes to their public areas during 2013.

For more information: 033 234 4666, info@lythwood.com, www.lythwood.com

The Windmills Boutique Hotel & Self-catering lodges

Very close to the N3, thus easy access. They have 30 rooms plus 6 new self-catering units, increasing to 9 units during 2013. Currently they can sleep a maximum of 110 guests on a sharing basis. They have a stunning chapel with mostly glass walls, thus stunning views. Conference & function rooms can accommodate up to 180 depending on the set-up.

For more information: 033 266 6965, andre@thewindmills.co.za www.thewindmills.co.za

For more information: 033 266 6965, lise@thewindmills.co.za, www.thewindmills.co.za

For more info about the Midlands area visit www.midlandsmeander.co.za