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Location & Contact Details
Address: Old Main Road R103, Nottingham Road, Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal
Contact : Jules Minton
Tel : +27-33-2666217
Fax : +27-33-2666630

The hotel comprises seventeen luxurious, individually appointed double suites with private verandas, underfloor heating and dream bathrooms, each with bath and shower, and a dressing area. Each room has its own television, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is also a double suite with wheelchair access and specially adapted bathroom. Despite its luxurious atmosphere, and emphasis on quality, Fordoun's rates are surprisingly competitive in relation to similar hydros elsewhere.

Fordoun Spa

Fordoun Spa boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.

The spa features internationally acclaimed treatments such as the rasul, (a Turkish steam and clay treatment room), a saline Flotation pool, heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna, steam room, vichy shower, hydrotherapy room, and a couples treatment suite with hydrotherapy bath.

Treatments available at Fordoun include:

Aromatherapy body and bath treatments, using exotic blends of essential oils Indulgent Exotic Frangapani body wraps and Inkomfe African Potatoe healing wraps Hydrotherapy baths and showers Thalassotherapy seaweed treatments Deep Tissue massage, Ndukuduku massage, Swedish massage and Aromatherapy

Part of the holistic relevance of everything at Fordoun has led to the development of the Fordoun signature range of products, created in conjunction with Dr Elliot Ndlovu, herbalist and ethnobotanist, who is a traditional African Healer and Inyanga, and a director of Fordoun Spa.

Under his guidance, a number of products have been carefully created from indigenous traditional healing plants, especially for Fordoun. The range includes soaps, shower gels, massage oils, bath salts, creams and sprays, based on the theme of the seven Chakras and the seven colours of the rainbow. A luxury Eau de Toilette range, Ma’Ndlovu for women and BabaNdlovu for men, has been designed for both the local and export markets.

Fordoun also make use of Elemis an exclusive up market international beauty treatment range. Which we feel works well with the Ndlovu range and compliments our natural , South African range, Africology.

Conference Centre: Seminars and Events

The conference centre at Fordoun caters for up to forty delegates, with quality equipment on hand and all the resources and facilities of the spa and restaurant nearby. The spacious, high-ceiling main conference room lends itself to use for numerous other events and functions.

Skye Bistro

In the past year, we have been awarded with 2 Chefs Hats by Portfolio Places and been listed in The BOE / Moet en Chandon Top 100 Restaurants in South Africa.

Skye restaurant at Fordoun serves modern classical cuisine using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible from our surrounding farms. Your Chef Graham Neilson draws inspiration from his time spent working in the U.K., the United States, Bermuda and back home in Durban. He looks to blend Midlands comfort food with a healthy approach to compliment the Fordoun experience. He encourages you to relax and feel at home but above all enjoy your meal!

Outdoor Activities

Fordoun is located in the rolling grasslands of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where the air is crystal-clear and smog and traffic are echoes of another lifestyle. Guests can enjoy gentle walks around the grounds, visit the herb garden of Dr Ndlovu, or ride on mountain bikes along designated routes through the Fordoun estate. Fly-fishing is available on three still waters on Fordoun, or, in season, in the pristine waters of the nearby Bushman's or Mooi River. Golf is available at the magnificent Bosch Hoek course or the new Gowrie course which are both a few minutes away.

Some of the outdoor activities are:

Flyfishing Golfing nearby Karkloof Canopy Tours Horse Riding Hot Air Ballooning Midlands Meander Mountain Biking
  • 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


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)


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)
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  • Bed Configuration
  • 1 Bed-roomed Self catering Chalet (Sleeps 2) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
  • 2 Bed-roomed Self Catering Chalet (Sleeps 4) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • 3 Bed-roomed Self Catering Chalet (Sleeps 6) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
    • Room 3 - king
  • Deluxe Room (Sleeps 2) x 3
    • Room 1 - king
  • Luxury Room (Sleeps 2) x 14
    • Room 1 - king
  • Superior room (Sleeps 2) x 5
    • Room 1 - king
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodation
  • Wedding Venue Accommodation
  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
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