Midlands & Battlefields Accommodation


Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg Accommodation


Self Catering in Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

Wensleydale Guest Lodge

Location & Contact Details
Address: 236 Woodhouse Road
KwaZulu Natal
Contact : Barbara or Luka
Local Fax : 033-3461302
INT Fax : +27-33-3461302
Cell : 082-3957863
This establishment has active specials running.
Wensleydale Guest Lodge is situated in the major accommodation area in Pietermaritzburg, which is the capital of Kwazulu Natal and the traditional home of the Zulu nation.

Beautifully appointed with an African safari lodge flavour - our exclusive yet affordable accommodation is suitable for families, corporate guests, sporting groups and tourists alike.

A warm welcome awaits you at this little piece of 'Africa in the Sun'.

Our Individual lodges offer you:
  • Large bedrooms with French doors opening onto private indigenous gardens.
  • Separate bathrooms with luxurious built-in corner baths and glass showers.
  • Fully equipped kitchens with all your culinary requirements.
  • Separate lounges offer comfortable couches, extra beds, flatscreen T.Vs with DStv and French doors onto spacious patios.
  • The private patios have braai facilities set under large flat topped thorn- trees (Acacia Sieberiana - traditional African medicine trees).
  • Sparkling pool with poolside loungers and garden suite.
  • Offstreet secure undercover parking.
  • Photocopying, fax and internet service available.
  • Debit/Visa/Master/Amex credit cards Welcome.
All of this within a 5km radius of:
  • The CBD.
  • Major Schools.
  • Shopping Malls & Cinemas
  • Sporting Venues.
  • Maritzburg Golf Course.
  • Casino & Restaurants.
  • Historical Monuments & Museums.
  • Horse Riding & Hiking Trails.
  • Hospitals.
  • Nature Reserves.
  • The Botanical Gardens.
And within an hour from:
  • The East Coasts Sunny Beaches.
  • Ushaka Marine World.
  • The Midlands Meander.
  • An International Airport.
  • Monte Casino.
  • The Pavillion - One of the largest shopping malls in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Tala Valley Game Ranch.
  • The Lion Park & Zoological Gardens.
  • The Crafty Duck childrens village.
Our friendly Staff are flexible with special care taken to meet your every requirement - We Look forward to accommodating you at Wensleydale Guest Lodge.

Facilities and Services.

Wensleydale Guest Lodge takes pleasure in offering you the following Facilites and Services:
  • Airport Transfers Organised - ex Oribi Airport.
  • Restaurant Reservations Made.
  • Early Morning Wake-Up Calls.
  • Car Hire Organised.
  • Full English Breakfast from 6.30am.
  • A Buffet Dinner or A La Carte Menu from 6.00p.m.
  • Photocopying, Fax and Internet Service Available.
  • Sparkling Pool with Braai Facilities.
  • Event Planning for Bridal Showers / Engagements / Weddings etc.
  • Group Bookings & Party Planning.
Wedding Room Preparations for Special Occasions:
  • Champagne or Sparkling Wine, Appletiser or Grapetiser.
  • Roses and Rose Petals.
  • Chocolates.
  • Candles & Tealights.
  • Select Food Hampers.
  • Laundry Services close by.
  • Restaurant and a cosy Pub - within walking distance.
  • Tourism Brochures / Maps and Info available @ Reception
With loads to do:
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours ( A Tree Top Experience)
  • Tours of the Midlands Meander.
  • Experience the Howick and Karkloof Waterfalls.
  • UShaka Marine World on the Beachfront.
  • Golfing at the Maritzburg Golf Course.
  • Home of the Duzi Canoe Marathon.
  • The Midmar Mile annual swim.
  • The Amashovashova Classic Bike Race.
  • The Comrades Marathon.
  • The Golden Horse Casino.
  • The Bisley valley Nature Reserve.
  • Albert Falls & Midmar Dam for Fishing, Boating & Watersports.
  • The Drakensburg Mountains and Adventure Trails.
  • The Crafty Duck children's village.
  • Tala Valley Game Ranch.
  • Health Spas and Gyms.
  • Phezulu cultural village.
  • The Zulu Battlefields.

We look forward to making your stay with us a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable experience'


Executive Family Suites x2:

Our tastefully decorated Executive Family Suites with their distinct African flavour offer you the following in comfort:

Large Bedrooms with:
  • A Queen sized bed.
  • Plenty of cupboard space.
  • French doors onto indigenous back gardens.
  • Built-in Dressing Tables with basket drawers and large carved Mirrors.
  • Hairdryers with adaptors.
  • Fans & Heaters.
  • Extra thick winter blankets.
  • Complimentary Body Créme etc..
Fully fitted kitchens with:
  • Large serving counters.
  • Built-in Stoves.
  • Fridges / Freezers.
  • Kettles & Toasters.
  • Microwave Grills.
  • All the Cutlery, Crockery & Cooking utensils necessary.
  • Iron & Ironing Board.
  • Baskets with complimentary Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate etc..
Open plan Lounges with:
  • Built-in TV's with DStv with 18 Channels.
  • Comfortable couches and extra beds.
  • French doors onto patios with braai facilities set under large flat-topped thorn trees.
Separate bathrooms:
  • With luxurious built-in corner baths as well as sliding glass showers.
  • Built-in wash hand basins with vanity mirrors.
  • Robe hooks.
  • Fluffy white bath towels and executive bathing products.
On the property:
  • A sparkling Swimming Pool with poolside Loungers and Garden Suite.
  • Undercover secure Parking.
  • Fax, Photocopying and Internet Service Available.
Honeymoon Suite.

Our popular honeymoon suite offers the following in luxury and indulgence:

A Large Bedroom with:
  • A queen sized bed.
  • A beautiful bath built into the corner of the honeymoon bedroom.
  • A built-in dressing table with sliding basket drawers and carved mirror.
  • Plenty of cupboard space.
  • French-doors onto an indigenous garden leading to the Pool Area.
  • Hairdryer and adaptor.
  • Heater & Fan.
  • Luxurious Fur Blankets.
  • Romantic bathing products including bath salts / foam bath etc..
  • Fluffy white bath towels.
A separate Shower Area with:
  • A built-in Shower.
  • Vanity Unit with wash-hand basin and mirror.
  • Fluffy white bath towels / shower gel, shampoo and sandalwood soap.
A cosy fully fitted Kitchen:
  • With a 2 x seater serving counter.
  • Built-in Stove.
  • Fridge/Freezer.
  • Microwave Grill
  • Kettle & Toaster.
  • All the cutlery, crockery and cooking untensils needed.
  • Iron & Ironing Board.
  • As well as a complimentary basket of Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate etc..
Which in open plan to the Lounge equipped with:
  • A built-in flatscreen T.V with DStv with 18 Channels.
  • Comfortable couches.
  • French-Doors onto a Private Patio leading to the Swimming Pool.
  • Braai facilities on the patio which are set under flat topped thorn trees.
  • Heater & Fan.
On the property:
  • A sparkling swimming pool with poolside loungers and a garden-suite.
  • Undercover secure parking.
We also specialize in wedding room decor:
  • Roses / Champagne / Candles / Tealights / Chocolates and Wedding
  • Breakfast select hampers!
Please Note: there is an additional cost for the wedding room decor, chocolates and hampers.

All wedding decor is done prior to the arrival of the honeymoon suite guests to create a special ambience with candlelight etc..

Summer Pool Suite.

Our Summer Pool suite is ideal for couples and smaller families wishing to entertain alongside the pool and offers the following in summer fun & comfort:

An open plan Lounge/Kitchen with :
  • Large serving counter with barstools.
  • Built-in Oven and Hob.
  • Microwave.
  • Kettle & Toaster.
  • Fridge / Freezer.
  • All the cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils necessary.
  • Separate door onto smaller private patio area.
  • Iron & Ironing Board.
  • Basket with complimentary Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate etc..
In the Lounge:
  • Comfortable couch and Sleeper couch and/or extra beds
  • Flatscreen TV with full DStv.
  • French doors directly onto the Pool Area.
On the Patio surrounding the Pool are:
  • Poolside Loungers, a Garden Suite and Braai.
  • Large Serving counter undercover on the Patio.
A large Bedroom with:
  • A queen sized bed.
  • Plenty of cupboard space.
  • A dressing table with a large leather embossed mirror.
  • Hairdryer & adaptor.
  • Fan & Heater.
  • Extra thick winter blankets.
  • Complimentary body créme etc..
A separate Bathroom:
  • With a bath and Shower.
  • A vanity unit with a mirror.
  • Fluffy bath towels and Complimentary bathing products.
On the Property:
  • The undercover parking is on the property and secure.
  • There is also an Internet / Photocopying and Fax Service Available.
See our event planning page for function planning around the poolside - which can seat up to 20-30 people. Small exclusive conferenceing & training seminars also catered for
Event planning, coordination & decor also undertaken for larger venues.

Pietermaritzburg Tourism Gold Ellie Member
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • National Accommodation Association


1. From the N3 take the New England Road off-ramp into Pietermaritzburg.

2. At the top of the offramp turn left if you have come from Durban - and if you have come from Johannesburg turn right - and cross back over the highway bridge.

3. Go straight through 2 x sets of robots - at the second set you will see the Golden Horse Casino on your right hand side.

4. About 300 metres past the casino the road forks - stay on the right hand fork.

5. At the next set of robots (the 3rd set) turn right into Woodhouse Road.

6. Follow the road for about 2km - eventually you will cross over a highway bridge without any off-ramps.

7. About 300 metres past this bridge you will see the main gates of the SPCA onthe left hand side - directly opposite this is a right hand turn called Alice Grange Road.

8. Turn right into Alice Grange Road and take the first driveway directly in front of you - you will also see our sign - Wensleydale Lodge.

9. Our driveway is directly on the left of The Dehon House driveway!
  • Payment Methods
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Bed Configuration
  • Cosy Overnighters (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - double
  • Executive Family Suites (Sleeps 4) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
  • Garden Suites (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - queen
  • Honeymoon Suite 1 (Sleeps 3) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single
  • Honeymoon Suite 2 (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
  • Luxury Garden Suite (Sleeps 3) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single sleeper couch
  • Pool Suite (Sleeps 3) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - single
  • Poolside Garden Suite (Sleeps 2) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
  • Facilities
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • airport transfers
  • babysitting service
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • bowls (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • canoeing (less than 5km)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • casino (less than 10km)
  • DSTV in room
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • hunting (less than 30km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • microwave in unit
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • pets allowed by prior arrangement
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • wi-fi / hotspot
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 30

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : no information
    Max people allowed at the venue? : no information

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
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