About The Bend Country House
Situated in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal and in the heart of the Midlands Meander, The Bend Country House, set in a Private Nature Reserve of over 3,500 acres, offers an exquisite blend of accommodation, intimate pub, log fires and warm hospitality in a colonial tradition dating back to the 1920's, when The Bend first became renowned for its gracious style.
The Bend is a place of striking natural beauty, magnificent scenery, an abundance of both bird life and game, extensive indigenous forests and the lovely Mooi River, who's waters are rich with wild trout.
It is in this setting that you are able to practice outdoor pursuits ranging from the gentile art of fly fishing and birding to hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and paragliding. Alternatively, The Bend offers the ideal base from which to explore the arts and crafts studios that comprise the Midlands Meander, thus ensuring that there is something for every visitor.
AA-graded “Superior” accommodation in the gracious lodge. Enjoy the comfort of a truly gracious country house with eight Victorian style en-suite rooms.
Lovely spacious sunny room with en-suite bath & shower
Large luxury double with en-suite jacuzzi & shower
Spacious Luxury Double with en-suite Bath and hand held shower
Luxury Twin room with en-suite bath & shower and balcony on 1st floor
Rooms 5 and 6
Luxury double with en-suite bath & hand held shower on 1st floor
Honeymoon suite with log fireplace and balcony on 1st floor
Luxury spacious double in loft with sleeper couch & en-suite bath & shower
Luxury spacious double with sleeper couch and en-suite bath and seperate shower. Gas fireplace. Walks out onto lawn
Rooms 10 and 11
Luxury double with seperate lounge with gas fireplace en-suite bath and seperate shower. Walks out onto lawn
Honeymoon suite seperate lounge gas fireplace spacious. En-suite jacuzzi & seperate shower. Walks out onto lawn
Rooms 13, 14 and 15
Spacious Luxury double en-suite shower. Gas fireplace Balcony
Bridal suite with en-suite jacuzzi and seperate shower. Gas fireplace and balcony 180 deg views
The spectacular natural beauty, warm hospitality and graceful style of The Bend, makes it the ideal venue for a romantic getaway in which to celebrate your wedding, be it an intimate elopement or an elegant dinner dance for 140 guests.
The weddings hosted by The Bend all turn out to be "weekend" events as the party continues through the night, and ends with a Champagne Brunch the following day. We can provide a complete service including liaising with the minister, the photographer, the florist and the musicians. You will find that once you have made the decision to have us host your wedding, everything will run as you wish it to, leaving you free to relax and enjoy what will be one of the most exciting and unforgettable days of your lives.
The Bend Country House will provide you with the ideal venue for your workshop or strategic planning session. We cater for up to 25 delegates in shared accommodation and can place 9 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, at you disposal.
We are small enough to ensure that your requirements are dealt with personally, yet pride ourselves on our professionalism.
The Bend offers a wide range of outdoor activities from fly fishing and horse riding to paragliding, which together with luxury accommodation, superb food, an intimate pub, log fires and warm hospitality, promises a breakaway that will be both productive and highly enjoyable for all concerned.