The Bend Country House and Nature Estate
Situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, The Bend Country House offers an exquisite blend of Luxury Accommodation, log fires, warm hospitality, and sumptuous cuisine on a 1400ha Nature Estate.
The Main House consists of 8 rooms, decorated with antiques and pieces from around the world, as well as 8 garden rooms equipped with cosy fire-places, which open out onto the lawns overlooking the river and mountains. Each room in the main house is unique, and many of the rooms are equipped with spa-baths for two.
The Bend boasts striking natural beauty, is home to the shy Oribi antelope, indigenous forests, 40km2 of mountain and country side, 5km of the Mooi River, and 7 dams stocked with trout, which have rewarded many a trout fisherman.
The Bend serves as the ideal base from which to explore the Midlands Meander, or to overnight on the way to the Drakensberg. Only 4 and 1/2 hours from Johannesburg, and 2 hours from Durban, The Bend makes an ideal weekend getaway, whether as a company teambuilding outing, a wedding party or just for relaxation.
Many a happy wedding has been hosted at this spectacular venue. Walk down the red carpet and exchange your wedding vows in our quaint chapel, on the Garden Gazebo set on a water feature or along the banks of the Mooi River. The Banquet Hall can seat up to 150 of your guests, alternatively use the hotel dining room for smaller weddings for up to 40 persons.
Outdoor pursuits include, fishing, birding, hiking, mountain-biking, horse-riding and tubing down the river, and exploring the Meander. The Bend is situated close to the kloof for Canopy Tours.