Milky Lane Cottage
Milky Lane Cottage on Niekerksfontein Farm
Come and share the tranquillity of our working dairy farm in Mooi River, KwaZulu Natal Midlands.
Milky Lane Cottage is situated on Niekerksfontein Farm. Niekerksfontein Farm is a 1000 hectare dairy farm milking 800 cows supplying Honeydew Dairies. The farm is on the R622 18km out of Mooi River, we are close to the Midlands Meander route, within easy reach of the finest restaurants, schools, spas, galleries and wedding venues in the country.
Whether you want to overnight en-route to the coast or inland, explore the numerous attractions of the Midlands Meander, or just to relax and unwind in our tranquil surroundings, come and enjoy the fresh country air and our warm hospitality.
Wander in the fields amongst our dairy cows or in the natural veld that is home to Oribi, Reed Buck, Duicker as well as nocturnal Ant Bears, Aard Varks, Brown Hyena and Porcupine. We have an abundant bird population with 28 pairs of Blue Crane and 12 pairs of Crested Crane being counted on the pastures. There is a large raptor population with Gymnogenes, Fish Eagles, Jackal Buzzards and Long crested eagles being frequently spotted. Large flocks of White Backed Cape vultures also frequent the farm as well as an array of the smaller and water variety birds. There are 3 catchment dams and 2 holding dams that are stocked with Bass. The top catchment dam is stocked with trout so you are more than welcome to bring your own rod. For the more adventurous and energetic there are some good mountain bike rides and a more strenuous hike through the gorge up to the small waterfall during the rainy season. There are farm gates all over the farm to keep animals either in or out so if all gates can be left in the manner they were found it will be greatly appreciated.
Milking and calf feeding takes place twice a day and visitors are more than welcome to watch.
Milky Lane Cottage Accommodation
Milky Lane cottage is a beautifully appointed 2 bedroom cottage with a full bathroom. It has its own garden entrance and garage parking.
The cottage has a queen size bed and two single beds in the second bedroom. A sleeper couch can be installed upon request.
Snuggle up with our crisp white percale linen, complementary sherry, electric blankets and duck- or goose-down duvets.
All our bathrooms feature good quality thick and thirsty white towels, complementary shampoos, body lotions and soaps.
Heaters, thick duvets, fireplaces and electric blankets are provided for extra cosiness during those chilly winter evenings.
The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a full bouquet DSTV.
For your additional comfort, we provide tea, coffee, home-made rusks, fresh fruit and flowers in each room, hairdryer, welcoming sherry.
There are braai facilities. Firewood is supplied - please bring your own charcoal.
Things to do and see near Midlands Cottages
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent restaurants in our area and can gladly make recommendations or arrange a table for you.
Some top restaurants close by are: Hartford House & Lords of the Manor.
Further afield in Nottingham Road and Lions River are: Sapore, La Lampara, Caversham Mill, Granny Mouse, Gosh and Il Postino (Dargle)
Private schools nearby include: Treverton , Michaelhouse & Clifton
With the Midlands Meander brochure in hand, take a few days to explore what the area has to offer.
Visit the Midlands Meander website for more info: www.midlandsmeander.co.za
From art galleries to candle dipping, wind chimes to pampering spas, canopy tours to organic herb farms, all are within easy reach of us.
Coffee shops, pubs & restaurants abound and kids are also catered for with loads of fun places to visit.
The world-class trout fishing in the area is legendary and can be easily arranged.
Other attractions in the area include:
Nottingham Road Brewery
Abingdon Wine Estate
Antiques & collectables
Galleries & fine art
Beads & jewellery
Carpets and rugs
Cosmetics & herbal products
Craft & decor shops
Embroidery Furniture & woodwork
Glassware & Wrought iron
Hammocks & Kites
Linen & soft furnishings
Pottery & ceramics
- braai/barbeque (some units)
- ceiling fans
- DSTV in unit
- internet facilities
- kitchen (fully equipped)
- lake (less than 5km)
- lock-up garage
- lock-up safe
- microwave in unit
- nature trail onsite
- parking all onsite
- pets allowed by prior arrangement
- private entrance
- tea / coffee making facilities
- wi-fi / hotspot
GPS Co-ordinates: 29 10.592 S and 030 10. 113E
NB! - These co-ordinates will bring you to the general area, but not directly to our farm. PLEASE print this form and follow the detailed directions as below.
Travelling from Durban direction
Drive past PMB
Take the Mooi River/Greytown off ramp (before main toll). Turn left once through the toll. At Stop turn right. Drive 1km and take the R622 to Greytown (first right turn.) Drive for approx 18km until you reach a farm on your right Niekerksfontein / Milky Lane Cottage – we are approx. 5km from Sierra Ranch.
From Johannesburg direction
Take the N2 from Johannesburg until you get to Mooi River (about 4hrs . Keep to left lane at the Mooi River toll – turn right. At Stop turn right. Drive 1km and take the R622 to Greytown (first right turn.) Drive for approx 18km until you reach a farm on your right Niekerksfontein / Milky Lane Cottage – we are approx. 5km from Sierra Ranch.