Westwood Lodge Natal Midlands Self Catering Accommodation in Karkloof
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests10
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms4
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

About Westwood Lodge

This historic homestead, incorporating an 1840 Settler’s cottage, has recently been restored and its three interconnected dams re-stocked with Rainbow trout. The three large trout dams in magnificent scenery offer superb fly-fishing, with spectacular views.

Situated in an environmentally sensitive conservation area, above the Karkloof in the lush Natal Midlands, Westwood Lodge is a perfect spot for trout fishing, mountain biking, bird watching, bicycling and hiking. For small corporates it is an outstanding venue for team building or recreation. School parties are welcome.

Self Catering Accommodation

Bedrooms
Five double bedrooms with wall heaters; furnished with queen sized beds (three with en suite shower bathrooms); linen and towels are provided. Two of the bedrooms have an extra single bed. There is one separate full bathroom with shower, bath, loo, etc.

Kitchen
A farm house kitchen with an eye-level oven, gas hob, microwave oven, fridge, deep-freeze and tumble dryer. An abundance of culinary equipment is supplied as is crockery, cutlery and glasses for 12 people.

Sitting Room
Generously furnished, and equipped with DSTV television, DVD player and wood burning Jetmaster fireplace. The room has views over the dams and leads onto the substantial Natal style verandah.

Dining Room
Elegantly furnished with country antiques, this room seats twelve at an Oregon pine dining room table.

Gym
At the rear of the lodge is a small, basically equipped gym for the fit at heart.

Location

Some 40 kilometers north of Howick, Westwood Lodge is equidistant to both Mooi River in the west and Greytown to the east.

Activities and Attractions

Fishing
Within a conservation area and surrounded by 30 hectares of private land, Westwood guarantees secluded trout fishing. Currently, the three dams are stocked with Rainbows. Catch and release fly-fishing only, using barbless hooks, is encouraged. There is no rod fee for guests staying at the lodge. Day fishing is permitted when the lodge is not occupied. As only six fishermen per day are allowed, early booking is essential.

Bicycling
Westwood is located in prime mountain biking country. The nearby Karkloof valley is home to the Karkloof Classic every May and is regularly voted as having the best single forest track in South Africa.

Bicycling is available from the front door in every direction and includes are all within easy open farm land, drop-offs over the escarpment, purist forest riding (the estate borders several hundred hectares of Mondi / Sappi forest with open rider admission ) and is also close enough to link to roughly 50km of groomed single track in the Karkloof Valley.

Bird watching
An abundance of bird species are found in the area, including the endangered Wattled Crane. The conservation area is home to two Wattle breeding sites. The Karkloof conservation centre is not far from Westwood.

Outside activities

The Karkloof Hiking Trail; the Karkloof Canopy Tour, the very popular Benvie Gardens and the Karkloof Nature Reserve are all close to Westwood Lodge.

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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
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

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Westwood Lodge

Situated in an environmentally sensitive conservation area, above the Karkloof in the lush Natal Midlands, Westwood Lodge is a perfect spot for trout fishing, mountain biking, bird watching, bicycling and hiking. Five double bedrooms with wall heaters; furnished with queen sized beds (three with en suite shower bathrooms); linen and towels are provided. Two of the bedrooms have an extra single bed. There is one separate full bathroom with shower, bath, loo, etc.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

What a wonderful place! We LOVED our time at Westwood and spent many hours playing cricket on the lawn, lounging by the fire and wandering through the surrounding forests in the mist. Thank you Wendy, for opening your home to us and sharing such a special part of the Karkloof.

March 2018

Amelia Smith (Durban)

Verified reviewvery good

Westwood Lodge is a great getaway for the whole family. Comfortable accommodation in an old style farm house with absolutely breathtaking views. The vast space is a childs paradise, even in the cold weather the children played outside until dark. The mountain bike trails were enjoyable. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely revisit the lodge. It felt like a home away from home

August 2016

Saskia Desilla (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Oribi Airport - 60km
King Shaka International - 120km
OR Tambo International - 450km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 15h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2010

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