Natal Midlands Accommodation at The Bend Country House
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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.


Choose from our 16 rooms, one family unit and two three bed cottages.

Room 1 (Sleeps 2-4):
Lovely spacious sunny room with an en-suite bath & shower.

Room 2 (Sleeps 2-4):
Large luxury double room with an en-suite jacuzzi & shower.

Room 3 (Sleeps 2-4):
Spacious luxury double with an en-suite bath and hand held shower.

Room 4 (Sleeps 2):
Luxury twin room with an en-suite bath & shower and a balcony on 1st floor.

Rooms 5 and 6 (Sleeps 2):
Luxury double with an en-suite bath & hand held shower on the 1st floor.

Room 7 (Sleeps 2):
Honeymoon suite with a log fireplace and a balcony on the 1st floor.

Room 8 (Sleeps 2):
Luxury spacious double room with a sleeper couch & an en-suite bath & shower.

Room 9 (Sleeps 2-5):
Luxury spacious double room with a sleeper couch and an en-suite bath and a separate shower. There is a gas fireplace and the room opens out onto the lawn.

Rooms 10 and 11 (Sleeps 2-4):
Luxury double with a separate lounge with a gas fireplace and an en-suite bath and separate shower. The unit opens out onto the lawn.

Room 12 (Sleeps 2-4):
Honeymoon suite with a separate lounge and a gas fireplace. The room has an en-suite jacuzzi & a separate shower. The unit opens out onto the lawn.

Rooms 13 (Sleeps 2-4):
Spacious luxury double room with an en-suite shower. There is a gas fireplace and a balcony.

Rooms 14 and 15 (Sleeps 2):
Spacious luxury double room with an en-suite shower. There is a gas fireplace and a balcony.

Room 16 (Sleeps 2):
Bridal suite with an en-suite jacuzzi and a separate shower. There is a gas fireplace and a balcony.

Meadow Family Unit (Sleeps 2-4):
This unit has a double bedroom interleading with a twin bedroom. The unit has a bathroom with a shower.

Three Bed Cottage - Two Bathrooms (Sleeps 6):
Three bedroom cottage with two bedrooms, two with a double bed and one with two single beds. The double room has an en-suite bathroom and there is another separate bathroom.

Three Bed Cottage - One Bathroom (Sleeps 6):
Three bedroom cottage with two rooms, two with a double bed and the other with two single beds. There is one bathroom shared by both rooms.


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.

Features you'll appreciate

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Guest Reviews

8 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

The Bend is a beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. If you need to relax this is the place for you as it is so peaceful. The rooms are very comfortable and Sheila and Alan are friendly and amicable as are the rest of the staff. As there were only 2 couples staying we ate in the bar, the food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance relaxing. As you can tell I am a fan and will be booking in again next time I go to Midlands Meander.

February 2015

Charlie Peet (Secunda, Mpumalanga)

Verified reviewexcellent

From the moment we stepped through the doors we were welcomed by Shiela. The atmosphere was homely, and relaxed. The house and rooms were tastefully decorated with beautiful antiques but with comfort in mind. The meals were deliciously prepared and Shiela went to the trouble of baking a special birthday cake for my husband s 60th birthday as a surprise. The staff were polite and very helpful. Our family were able to enjoy the fishing at the dams and beautiful walks along the banks of the river. In our party 6 adults we had our 10 month old grandson Shiela made sure that we had the use of kitchen to help with the warming storing and preparing if his food. She even arranged for a babysitter at night so that we could all enjoy dinner together. we really had a relaxing and restful weekend in a homely and happy environment. We definitely will be returning. We as a family recommend you visit this wonderful country house.

June 2014

Judith Galvin (Durban)

Need to Know

Response timeThe Bend Country House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome as long as they are under parents supervision at all times.

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since April 2004

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