St Ives Lodge and Restaurant in Lions River, Natal Midlands

St Ives Lodge and Restaurant

Hotel at R103, Old Main Road, Lions River, 3260, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

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 Suites:
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 Suites:
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

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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers

Accreditations (as claimed by St Ives Lodge and Restaurant)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.456833333333332
Longitude: 30.133361110777777

Closest airport(s)
King Shaka International - 128km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 30km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
September 2014 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Hi Catherine, Just wanted to thank you for the excellent service and...

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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