Fordoun is an award-winning boutique hotel and spa is easily accessible off the N3, just 90 minutes from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg.

Imaginatively converted from an 1860s farmyard, dairy and homestead, each bedroom and suite is individually styled, highlighting the historical past. Luxuriously appointed rooms feature king-size beds, underfloor heating, mini bar, tea tray, WiFi, TV and DVD player. Five romantic private suites on a hilltop boast panoramic views of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, walk-in dressing rooms, gas fireplace, and indoor and outdoor showers.

The charming new Farm Village welcomes families with modern self-contained cottages around an idyllic village green, perfect for picnics or perhaps an impromptu game of cricket. Children delight in visiting the farmyard animals and trying their hand at fishing. Each chalet is well equipped with fully fitted kitchen, fireplace, Dstv, DVD player, barbecue and serviced daily.

With panoramic views of the Drakensberg, in a tranquil country setting the feeling of romance is almost tangible. Easily accessible from both Durban and Gauteng, Fordoun has all the makings of a spectacular wedding venue, boasting superb facilities, accommodation and activities to ensure an unforgettable, stress free wedding experience.

Our stunning new venue and chapel are ideal for an elegant stylish country wedding accommodating up to 200 guests. The newly renovated barn situated at the Fordoun Farm Village with breathtaking views of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, is equipped with a kitchen, reception, a serving area, lounge, two bars, a dance area, stage fireplace and toilets.

Serene pastoral countryside, dams and meandering trails beckon walkers, cyclists and fly-fishing enthusiasts. Heightened appetites are satisfied by fine gourmet cuisine prepared with seasonal farm produce and the freshest local ingredients in the fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro. Fordoun’s renowned wellness spa features indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, floatation tank, rasul, vichy shower and more. Spa lovers revel in the many tempting treatments, combining international ranges and uniquely African products made from Zulu traditional healing plants grown in the indigenous garden. Make an appointment and be inspired by Dr Elliot Ndlovu, traditional African Healer and Inyanga. Golf, horse riding, and hot air ballooning nearby.

ROOM FEATURES

LUXURY ROOMS

  • King-size bed
  • Bathroom with bath and shower
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom and
  • bedrooms
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Mini bar area
  • All rooms have a TV and DVD player
  • There is also a double suite with wheelchair
  • access and specially adapted bathroom.
  • All rooms have an en suite bath and shower
  • as well as separate vanity/changing areas.
  • We also ensure that room temperatures are
  • comfortable with under floor heating, and/or air-conditioning.
  • Telephones, DSTV channels and DVD players are standard equipment

DAM FACING

  • Each room has a king-size bed
  • Dressing-room area, bathroom with bath and shower
  • Under floor heating in both bathroom and bedroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Private balconies
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Mini bar area
  • All rooms have a TV and DVD player

SUPERIOR MOUNTAIN FACING

  • Our Superior Mountain View Suites are individual units with majestic views of the Drakensberg.
  • Each unit has a king-size bed
  • Separate lounge area
  • TV and DVD, gas fireplace
  • Dressing-room area
  • Under floor heated bathroom with bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers
  • Bathrooms have double basins, bath and shower, plus a novel outdoor shower where one can enjoy the mountain views (but ablute in complete privacy).
  • Private balconies with loungers
  • Air conditioning,
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • A mini bar area
  • Wireless internet

LODGE ACTIVITIES:

  • Mountain Biking
  • Tennis
  • Trail Running
  • Spinning
  • Fishing (Dams)
  • Spa
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Birding

AREA ACTIVITIES:

  • Golfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Horse Riding
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Midlands Meander – the renowned tourism route surrounds Fordoun
  • Epic Karting
  • Wine & gin tasting

Unique Selling Points

1. Five- star, award winning boutique hotel and spa with a self- catering area (9 units) which are family and dog friendly.
2. Family owned and managed
3. Location – easy access to main airports ie Durban (1 ½ hours away) and Johannesburg (4 hours away)
4. Offer a variety of activities ranging from outdoor (hot air ballooning, fishing, trail running, MTB cycling, cultural/battlefield tours) to indoor (spa)
5. World class spa offering pampering and pure relaxation to an appointment with our African Traditional Healer, Dr Elliot Ndlovu, Inyanga (medicinal healer) Sangoma (Traditional Healer).
6. Personalised service, excellent cuisine focusing on seasonal, locally grown and produced fresh products.  

Facilities
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • bar fridge
  • electronic safe
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • parking all onsite
  • phone in room
  • restaurant onsite
  • sauna/steam room onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • Woodburning stoves

Directions
DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG TO FORDOUN

Take the N3 Highway south from Johannesburg heading towards Durban.
Approximately 15km After the Mooi River Plaza toll gate take the Nottingham Road off-ramp.
At the stop street turn right heading towards Nottingham Road for about 3km and we are on the right hand side.
At the entrance to the driveway you will see a large sign on the wall reading: “Fordoun Hotel / Spa / Restaurant”.
Follow the driveway for 400 metres to the hotel reception.
If in doubt at any time call (033) 266 6217 / Cell: 082 600 9862
(Travelling time approx 4 hours)

DIRECTIONS FROM DURBAN TO FORDOUN

Take N3 from Durban heading towards Johannesburg.
Take the Nottingham Road Turn Off, which is about 15km before Mooi River Toll Gate
At stop turn right and head towards Nottingham Road for about 3km and we are on the right hand side.
At the entrance to the driveway you will see a large sign on the wall reading: “Fordoun Hotel / Spa / Restaurant”.
Follow drive for 400 meters to hotel reception.
If in doubt at any time call (033) 266 6217 / Cell: 082 600 9862
(Travelling time is about 1 hr 30 min)