Glen Ormond is a 6 hectare property, elevated above the Mpofana River between Rosetta and Mooi River in the picturesque and serene Natal Midlands. There are abundant wildlife species which move freely through the properties in the region, so be on the lookout for buck, mongoose, porcupines, jackal and otters. The birdlife is prolific, with frequent visits from Brown Eagle, Hammerkop and Long Crested Eagles, Gymnogenes, Natal Robins and Hoopoe, to mention but a few. The chattering red billed hoopoe is a frequent visitor and the Southern Grey Crowned Crane nest in the trees at the bottom of the property, Slowly, slowly just before sunset, creep down to the bottom of the property and watch them fly in for the night.
Whether unwinding in our delightful garden in summer or relaxing beside a roaring log fire in winter, guests enjoy the intimate atmosphere & high standard of personal attention we offer.
The owners of Glen Ormond are purveyors of fine finishes. The decor is elegant yet homely and meals are prepared with the focus on wholesomeness and good taste. We cater for vegetarians.
Self-catering accommodation, bed and breakfast or full board. Whilst all food is prepared in the main homestead, our guests are served their meals in the privacy of their own cottages/rooms. Imagine a lazy Sunday breakfast, in your PJ's, fire roaring in winter or on the veranda in summer watching the sun warm up our beautiful mountains. How about a garden picnic for dinner in summer while you watch the sun sink behind Giant's Castle?We have a heated swimming pool and ponies for small children to ride, but only under the strict supervision of the owners. Laundry facilities on site.
2 Fully self-contained 2 bedroom cottages (sleeps 4 comfortably)
Our guest cottages comprise2 bedrooms with underfloor heating and electric blankets, en-suite bathrooms with showers and heaters, a lounge with TV with DSTV and a DVD with some movies that can be loaned for the duration of the guests stay. Internet access for a fee is available on request. A cosy dining area and a fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and microwave, dishwasher and small fridge complete this cozy home away from home cottage. Toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher granules and Tabbard are provided as basic supplies if guests are staying on a self-catering basis. All units are serviced daily. A separate entrance, allocated covered car port and a weber braai on an outside patiowith views of the Natal Midlands and the Drakensberg Mountains all compliment the attention to detail that is found inside the cottages.
2 Fully self-contained 1 bedroom cottages (sleeps 2 comfortably)
The same as above, but has 1 bedroom and bathroom.
1 Bed and breakfast room (sleeps 2)
These rooms are designed on an open plan concept. Bathrooms have heated towel rails, beds are king size with fine linen and electric blankets. A fireplace or underfloor heating and an open plan lounge and dining area. Rooms are equipped with tea stations and tea, coffee and rusks are complimentary. Fireplace, TV with DSTV and DVD player with a selection of movies are available. WI-FI access is available for a small fee. Meals are prepared in the main house and guests are served their meals in the privacy of their rooms.
Attractions nearby include:
- Brookdale Hydro and Fourdoun Spa.
- For the adventurous Karkloof Canopy Tours
- Explore local history - a Battlefield Tour with a knowledgeable guide
- For the foodies - taste our local produce from chocolate to cheese to fish to meats and vegetables.
- Helicopter Tours
- Fly fishing
- Butterfly and Monkey House in Pietermaritzburg
- Sani Pass (must have a valid passport)
- Appaloosa horse riding in the mountains
- Pietermaritzburg Botanical Gardens
- Midlands Meander
- Tatham Art Gallery
- Mandela Capture Monument
- KwaZulu Natal Museum
- Marutswa Forest Hiking Trails
- Sani Spoors
- Giants Cup Trail
- Golden Horse Casino
- Hidden Valley Trail
- Albert Falls Dam Nature Reserve
- Fort Nottingham Museum
- Midmar and Springrove Dams
- Queen Elizabeth Park Nature Reserve
- African Bird of Prey Sanctuary
- Doreen Clark Nature Reserve
- Hot Air Ballooning
We are able to arrange collection form Pietermaritzburg and Durban airports and will arrange guided tours, day visits, lunch packs and a shuttle service to dinner venues.
- airport transfers
- horse riding (less than 5km)
- horse riding onsite
- internet facilities
- laundry facilities onsite
- lock-up safe
- outdoor pool
- parking all onsite
- tea / coffee making facilities
- tumble dryer onsite
- washing machine onsite