About Lastingham Guest Lodge
In the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, amid rolling hills and beautiful gardens, Lastingham offers luxury accommodation at most reasonable prices in a tranquil country setting. Set in 40 acres of pastureland, the original family homestead built in 1912 has been restored to its full Victorian / Edwardian splendour by your hosts, Mike Macnab and Lynne Holding.
Lastingham Guest House gives you the opportunity to enjoy accommodation at one of the Natal Midlands' grand old rural homesteads. In the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, amid rolling hills and beautiful gardens Lastingham Guest House offers luxury accommodation at most reasonable prices in a tranquil country setting.
In the heart of 'Midlands Meander' country, Lastingham Guest House is ideally situated for those taking part in or watching events such as the Comrades Marathon, the Midmar Mile, the Hilton Arts Festival and the the Midlands Marathon. We also offer ideal bed and breakfast accommodation for parents with pupils at famous schools such as Michaelhouse, Hilton College and St Anne's College. It is also within easy distance of Treverton, Clifton and Kings School.
Scattered around the house in the lush gardens overlooking a dam, are individually appointed luxurious en-suite rooms, designed by Lynne drawing on her 14 years experience as an interior designer. The Portfolio Guide to guest houses and bed and breakfasts in South Africa rate the accommodation as luxurious, but we offer real value for money.
Our very private honeymoon suite, decorated in relish green, features a jacuzzi bath, a fireplace, large lounge and a scenic view of the Caversham Valley. Designed by a decorating artist for an experience to remember, the honeymoon suite is in a wonderful country garden setting with views of pastures and rolling hills.
The large drawing room features a huge brick fireplace and an honesty bar. In winter this is a perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine, and mull over the day's meander or engage in some lively discussion. Country hospitality means you don't have to drive anywhere to find dinner, here you can enjoy some of Lynne and Mikes' renowned cuisine.
The Lastingham Conference Venue is fully equipped for conferences and workshops. Our fabulous country garden setting is also ideal for functions. The old stables have been converted into a fully equipped conference centre. The conference facility can accommodate up to 30 people for one day conferences and workshops or smaller groups for longer getaways.
The conference venue and garden are ideal for business presentations, product launches, Christmas lunches, family get togethers and club reunions. In the heart of the 'education belt' the Lastingham functions venue is located within easy reach of schools such as Hilton, St Annes, Michaelhouse, Clifton, Kings and Treverton.
Wedding Receptions to remember: French doors opening onto the surrounding paddock make this centre ideal for large and small wedding receptions in fabulous country garden surroundings. We offer a fully inclusive wedding reception package that attends to every detail and your every need. We cater for wedding receptions of up to 120 guests. Wedding ceremonies are easily arranged at nearby chapels and churches (just a few minutes away) including the the famous Michaelhouse Chapel.
Attractions & Activities
Relax at Lastingham Guest House and enjoy the fresh air, beautiful countryside and hospitable environment. Some of the places of interest and things to do you might enjoy during a stay at Lastingham Guest House include Excellent trout fishing in local dams or rivers around the Kamberg (15 - 40mins); Golf at the scenic Bosch Hoek golf course or the mildly undulating Sakubula golf course; Visit the Howick Falls or picnic at the Midmar Dam; Wonderful bird life in our garden and further afield; Indulge yourself at the Brookdale Health Hydro; Horseriding in the Caversham Valley pine and gum forests.