About St Ives Lodge and Restaurant
St Ives Lodge, Restaurant, Conference and Wedding venue is situated in Lions River in the beautiful KwaZulu Natal Midlands on the R103, 10 kilometres from Howick, seven kilometres from Midmar Dam, 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and only five minutes away from the Nelson Mandela capture sight.
Our guests are free to enjoy the spoils and splendour of our scenic property. We have numerous walking trails on the property where you can view zebra, wildebeest and a variety of antelope in their natural setting.
Family Suites (Two Bedrooms):
Luxury Suite comprising a room with King size bed and an inter-leading room with two singles. Two bathrooms, one with shower and bath and the other with a shower only. Fireplace, hot and cold air conditioner, DStv, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.
Family Suite (Three Bedrooms):
Luxury Suite comprising two room with King size beds and an inter-leading room with two singles. Two bathrooms each with shower and bath. The suite come with fireplace, hot and cold air conditioner, DStv, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.
Standard Suite comprising a room with King size bed or twin beds. The suite has a fireplace, hot and cold air conditioner, DStv, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.
Luxury Suite comprising a room with King size bed / twin beds en suite with shower and bath. The suite has fireplace, hot and cold air conditioner, DStv, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave. The luxury rooms are more spacious and have better views.
The restaurant Is in the main building and serves a variety of meals off our a la carte menu. On Sundays we have a breakfast buffet and a Carvery at lunch. The restaurant opening times are as follows; Wednesday from 17h00 to 21h00, Thursday to Saturday from 07h30 to 21h00 and Sundays from 07h30 to 15h00.
Weddings, Conferences and Other Functions
We understand just how special your function needs to be. How everything from the setting to the service and the food, needs to be flawless and how each function needs to be approached as being entirely unique. Our events team are 100% dedicated to making your event special. We will work closely with you to ensure that you, and your guests, experience nothing less but the best. Our experienced and passionate team can put the right package together for you, whatever the occasion.
In-house guests are welcome to fish in all three dams at no additional cost should you have your own fishing rod. The Bass and Tilapia are on a catch and release basis. Trout are on a strictly catch only basis. There is a charge per kilogram for trout caught. We will clean; gut and vacuum pack the trout for you.