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Address: R103, St Ives Farm, Lions River, KwaZulu-Natal

St Ives Lodge and Venue is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. This 140-hectare family owned & managed estate offers something for everyone. The estate boasts a luxury lodge with wild animals roaming the grounds & picturesque dams, a BOMA food bar with breath taking views, relaxed light meals (both with kids play areas), a unique and elegant Wedding Venue on raised decks overlooking the lake, with an in house Wedding Planning Team to assist in making your every dream a reality, as well as Conference and Functions Facilities. This amazing culmination is a recipe for great success and a place where our guests can retreat to and call Home. Be sure to visit soon!

*Other activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Braai & Picnic Spot
  • Kids Pump Track and Walking/Hiking Trails - Please inquire with reception

* Nearby Attractions include:

  • Piggly Wiggly Shopping
  • The Nelson Mandela Capture Site
  • The Midland Meander
  • The Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Epic Karting and a Large Number of Local Businesses to explore.

The Most Relaxing Breakaway in the Midlands with that Special Country Feel.


  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Recommended
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • air conditioner
  • air conditioner (all units)
  • bar fridge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • conference venue onsite
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in unit
  • electronic safe
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • fridge in unit
  • generator
  • hair dryer
  • internet facilities
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • kitchenette only
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • lake onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • radio in room
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant (walking distance)
  • restaurant onsite
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • water skiing (less than 10km)
  • wi-fi / hotspot



1. From N3 , take Howick/Tweedie Off ramp Turn left at top of Off-ramp and continue to T-Junction

2. Turn Right at the T-Junction onto R103 towards Nottingham Road

3. Stay on this road for approximately 6 kms

4. St Ives will be on your right hand Side

Approximate Travelling time will be an Hour


1. From the N3 take the take Howick/Tweedie Off ramp

2. Turn Right at the top off the Off-ramp and continue to the T-Junction

3. Turn Right at the T-Junction onto R103 towards Nottingham Road

4. Stay on this road for approximately 6 kms

5. St Ives will be on your right hand Side

Approximate Travelling time will be 4.5 Hours
  • Bed Configuration
  • Family Suite 16 (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • Family Suite 17 (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • Family Suite 18 (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - king
  • Family Suite Silo (Sleeps 4) x 2
    • Room 1 - king
    • Room 2 - twin
  • Luxury Suite (Sleeps 2) x 6
    • Room 1 - king
  • Standard Suite (Sleeps 2) x 7
    • Room 1 - king
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 200

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : This 4 star luxury lodge is set in the heart of the Lions River Valley, in the KZN MIDLANDS. The Views are breath taking and it’s the perfect spot to unwind with friends and family. Each suite has an air conditioner, Fire place and Flat screen TV with DSTV. There is a daily housekeeping service. Each unit is equipped with a kitchenette containing tea/coffee making facilities, cutlery, crockery, glassware as well as a toaster, microwave and fridge. Bathrobes, towels and bathroom luxury amenities are provided. St Ives Lodge has a wonderful Boma Restaurant on site with a children's play area where guests can relax and enjoy sunsets looking out over the dam and enjoy watching all the wonderful wildlife roam free on the estate. In house guests can enjoy fishing, bird watching, cycling and trail walks. Communal braai areas are available close to the swimming pool. There are lots of fun activities close by from a kids zip line to a more challenging canopy tour in the Karloff, candle dipping, pottery, Golfing, Craft Beer tasting, Cheese farms and lots of trade stores along the road. Be sure to visit St Ives Lodge and Boma soon.

  • Pet Friendly Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Small dogs
    Big dogs
    Dogs have to be on lead whilst outside
    Kennels provided
    Kennels must be used
    Other animals on the property
    Horse stables – bedding provided
    Horse stables – bedding not provided
    Horse paddocks
    Grooms available
    Parking area for horse box / float
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Star Graded Accommodation
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 250
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 200

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodationdetails
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    Number of bays : 2

    The following apply
    Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs
    Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths
    Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes
    Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
    All areas well and evenly lit
    Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
    Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point
    Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
    Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
    At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests
    Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
    Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
    Hand rails in the bathrooms
    Stable seating area in the bath / shower
    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
    A minimum of 90cm x 120cm
    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
    Minimum of 76cm wide
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