Midlands Forest Lodge has beautiful log cabins that overlook the magnificent Balgowan Valley in the heart of the Midlands Meander. Walks through this forest allow one to experience a peace and tranquility which restores one's soul. Sit in your room and watch the mist surround you with a beauty that is surreal.

This tranquil and secluded hillside retreat lives up to its name by bordering on pristine indigenous forest where fauna and flora abound and a natural sanctuary to numerous species of birds exists.

At an altitude of 1340m, one can survey the unspoilt beauty of the Midlands valley from one of 12 well appointed suites.  Utmost care has been taken in making the cosy log cabins blend harmoniously with nature.

Enjoy a leisurely walk on the escarpment or, for the more adventurous, explore the forest with its towering giant yellowwood trees.

Midlands Forest Lodge offers ten twin roomed chalets (i.e. two rooms to one chalet, each room sleeping two guests) on a bed and breakfast option. Each room has an ensuite shower and toilet, a small verandah, and facilities to make tea/coffee.

There are also two self-catering chalets, which each sleep four guests in two bedrooms per chalet. These units have ensuite showers and toilets, a compact kitchen area and barbeque facilities.

Because Midlands Forest Lodge focuses on the tranquility of the area, there are no TVs in the chalets. However, the communal lounge next to the reception features the DStv B & B bouquet on a large flat screen, a small library, a fireplace for cold weather fires and an honesty bar. Leading off the communal lounge is the breakfast room, with outdoor deck, where cold continental breakfasts including a selection of cereals, yogurts, fruit, cold meat, muffins, baguettes, cheeses, jams and preserves, are served each morning.

At Midlands Forest Lodge, a large, well-positioned function room with its own kitchen, can be hired out for corporate imbizos/getaways, conferences, weddings, or any other type of function, on a "Dry Hire" basis.

This enables the organizers of functions to hire according to their needs and budgets, and control individual aspects of the hire process. Lists of local suppliers of services, equipment and catering are available. Access to the function room is via an attractive railway sleeper-paved walkway, and a covered portico marks the entrance. The room, which can accommodate up to 100 delegates or guests, has large west-facing windows that can be darkened if required. Close to the function room is the games room, enabling children of guests to be entertained easily while the function is in progress.

  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • Bird watching
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • conference venue onsite
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • flat screen TV
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • hair dryer
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • iron
  • ironing board
  • kitchenette only
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • linen & towels provided
  • microwave (some units)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • serviced
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • television in communal area
  • tennis court (less than 5km)
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite