About Cranford Country Lodge
Cranford Country Lodge is a family run business that prides itself on creating a warm and welcoming experience for all its visitors.
Located near Curry’s Post, nestled among the picturesque hills of the Midlands, Cranford is the perfect place to find some of that country charm.
Cranford Country Lodge and wedding venue has become one of the leading Midlands wedding venues in KwaZulu Natal, was acquired by the Blackburns in 2007.
Cranford Country Lodge is the perfect place to escape to from the hustle and bustle of the business world. Welcoming, relaxing and comfortable, the lodge boasts a mix of luxury B&B and self-catering cottages to suit your needs, accommodating a maximum of 58 guests.
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Wake up call if requested
• DSTV in selected rooms
• Fire places in selected rooms
Facilities and Services:
• Ample free ‘open’ parking
• Cranford Appaloosa Stud farm
• Outdoor salt water swimming pool
• Tennis court
• Medical facilities (less than 6km)
• Golf (less than 10km)
• Bird watching (over 150 species)
• Walks / mountain biking through indigenous forests
At Cranford there are so many activities to enjoy, not only are we situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander but we have fantastic facilities that are all on your doorstep! We have two big bass dams for fishing as well as a lovely swimming pool. If you're feeling active, our tennis court is available.
Weddings & Events
We offer country-chic weddings and go the extra mile to make sure you have the very best day. We offer a chapel that seats 150 people and overlooks our biggest trout dam. It is an open thatched built from natural stone found on our Cranford farm. Alternatively you could have your ceremony in our beautiful gardens. You also have the choice of our lapa on the dam which can be draped to create a lovely outdoor ceremony.
Our Chef has worked locally and internationally in top and award winning establishments. She is able to design menus to cover every budget and is able to entertain any preferences and dietary requirements, using the best ingredients available.
Cranford Country Lodge comprises of 26 Bedrooms, which includes a Honeymoon Suite, family suites and cottages, sleeping 58 guests depending on sleeping arrangements.
The Bridal Suite is complementary to the Bridal Couple on the night of their wedding.
The Blackburn family has maintained their interest in horses and has created the Cranford Stud with a foundation herd of Appaloosas headed by their magnificent leopard spotted stallion “Rio Grande”. The first crop of foals are frolicking in the pastures surrounding Cranford.
The Blackburn family are truly thrilled to be a part of Cranford and together with their fully trained and friendly staff look forward to welcoming you to Curry’s Post and the magic that is Cranford.