About St Andrews Retreat
Discover a sense of wholeness, of peace, of healing, of happiness. St Andrew’s Retreat near Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal is ideal to use as a quiet and central base from where you can explore the Midlands, the battlefields and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains, or simply enjoy a restful stop-over en route between Johannesburg and Durban.
Once a beloved community Anglican church dating back to 1901, St Andrew’s has been saved from disuse through insightful restoration and transformation by custodians Jennifer and Paul Hindle.
Self Catering Accommodation
St Andrew’s offers accommodation for up to six guests on a self-catering basis. Set in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Midlands farmlands, with views across lush pastures to the lilac foothills of the Drakensberg, it offers three beautifully and sympathetically appointed en suite double bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, nooks and snugs for a quiet moment with a book, fountain-filled gardens for open air reflection, and even a majestic bell tower.
Every comfort for a truly unique and restful self-catering getaway is at your fingertips. Perfect for a quiet, soulful retreat, an adventure, a romantic interlude, an anniversary or special occasion, a stay at St Andrew’s is a celebration of tranquility, nature, love and the greatest of life’s gifts and bounty.
Should you wish to dine out, excellent cuisine is offered at Hartford House (within 10km) and Lords of the Manor (5km), as well as numerous other places on the Midlands Meander route. Refer to the local information tab for details.
the surrounding area
St Andrew’s Retreat offers guests the scenic tranquility of the Natal Midlands, with a central location close to the attractions of the Midlands Meander tourism route, the legendary KZN Battlefields, the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains, the Kamberg Nature Reserve and its acclaimed rock art, some of the country’s most celebrated restaurants, the province’s leading educational institutions (Treverton Schools, Weston Agricultural College, Clifton Primary School, Michaelhouse), prime fly-fishing locations (in dams and rivers), and numerous other incentives to come and visit.