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Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Nottingham Road, Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal, 3280

About Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Fordoun Hotel and Spa is an award winning five-star luxury boutique hotel and spa located near Nottingham Road in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It is a family owned and managed destination with a history dating back to the 1800’s. Fordoun has a strong ethos on personalised hospitality and authenticity. The hotel comprises 22 luxurious, comfortable individually styled rooms and the relatively new addition self-catering farm village offering 9 fully equipped cottages, a chapel and a wedding/conference venue.

With panoramic views of the Drakensberg, in a tranquil country setting, the feeling of romance is almost tangible. Fordoun was created with the vision that every guest should leave feeling rejuvenated, find value in their Fordoun experience and change guests’ lives!


The charming new Farm Village welcomes families with modern self-contained cottages around an idyllic village green, perfect for picnics or perhaps an impromptu game of cricket. Children delight in visiting the farmyard animals and chickens, and trying their hand at fishing. Each chalet is well equipped with fully fitted kitchen, fireplace, DSTV, DVD player, barbecue and serviced daily.

Although the Farm Village is separate to the Hotel, Skye Bistro and Spa, there is a synergy between the two establishments. Adults staying at the Farm Village have access to the facilities up at the Hotel. The Farm Village is very much family focused and by choice, not 5 star graded like the hotel.

The Chalets are fully catered with linen, bath towels (one per person so bring along more should you require), kitchen crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and glasses. All you will need to bring is your food, clothes, and personal toiletries. One bag of charcoal and fire lighters is provided during your stay and daily cleaning service.

All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath and a shower. Unfortunately, there are no amenities supplied, however, there is hand soap for the basin. Being a self-catering chalet, guests are required to bring their own toiletries and extra towels.

Guests staying in our self-catering chalets are most welcome to make use of the Skye Restaurant and Fordoun Spa, however, bookings need to be made in advance to avoid any disappointment.

We understand that for many of our guests, a holiday is not the same without the family pet. All well-socialised, well-behaved dogs are welcome but please keep them off the furniture and beds. They must be on leash while walking on the farm!

Breakfast is served from 07:00-10:30, Lunch from 12:00-15:30 and dinner from 18:00-21:00.

Our dress code for dinner is smart casual and we request that no shorts and sandals are worn.


Fordoun Spa is in the heart of Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander and boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseuses, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.

The spa features internationally acclaimed treatments such as the rasul, (a Turkish steam and clay treatment room), a saline Floatation pool, a indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a gymnasium, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy, and two couples treatment suites. One of the couple suites offers a hydrotherapy bath.


  • Aromatherapy body and bath treatments, using exotic blends of essential oils to suit each customer’s needs

  • Totally unique African treatments which include the Indulgent African Earth Experience and the Inkomfe (African Potato) healing wraps

  • Hydrotherapy baths and showers

  • Various massages, including Deep Tissue massage, Ndukuduku massage, Swedish and Aromatherapy

  • Feet and hand treatments (Reflexology, Manicure & Pedicure)

  • Waxing

  • Lash and brow tinting

  • Body scrubs and spray tanning

  • A range of facials tailor made for every skin type

  • An array of high intensity slimming treatments that target all parts of the body

  • Pampering massages and treatments for our “Mums to be”


Our fine dining restaurant, Skye Bistro, uses only the freshest local produce available and is open seven days a week for hotel guests and day visitors in search of luxurious country cuisine with some modern infusions in a tranquil setting.

Skye Bistro is named after the Isle of Skye, largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. From beautiful log burning fires in the winter evenings to watching the sunset from the veranda over the rolling lawns of Fordoun; Skye Bistro is the perfect place to have a relaxing sumptuous meal. From farm style breakfasts, lighter café style lunches to delicious dinners, Skye bistro captures the leisure of a bygone era. For the more health conscious to those seeking more decadent treats, we cater to all needs.

At Skye Bistro we use fresh, mostly local produce. The culinary team take great pride in preparing all meals with care and attention to detail.

Wine connoisseurs should be rather pleased with our private wine collection of over 63 local estate wines, sparkling wines and French champagnes all personally selected by owner Jon Bates.


Fordoun Farm Village wedding venue in the Midlands, boast the most exquisite venue and facilities with absolutely picturesque views to make your special day that much more unforgettable. Weddings at Fordoun are a truly special occasion. At Fordoun, we understand the importance of your hopes and dreams, and are dedicated to providing you with the most memorable day that will last a lifetime.

Weddings at Fordoun truly are a special occasion. We understand the importance of your hopes and dreams and are dedicated to providing you with the most memorable day that will last a lifetime. Fordoun Farm Village endeavours to bring you one of the most exquisite Midlands wedding venues we and pride ourselves on this.

Situated on one of the oldest farms in the Natal Midlands. The Spa, Boutique Hotel and Restaurant have been established by the Bates Family out of the Old Dairy and Farmyard Buildings. Some of the Buildings are in stone dating back to the late 1860’s in which the Byrne Settler William Taylor lived and Farmed. As most of the original settlers came from Perthshire, the names of many farms in the area are Scottish. Fordoun is named after a loch in Scotland.

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T: +27 (0)33 266 6217


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