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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor


The Lords of the Manor is a stately mansion, built in the late 19th Century offering the discerning guest the charm and elegance of a bygone era.  Set in the breathtaking Natal Midlands at Hidcote near Mooi River, it is the ideal venue for your special stay, only 1hr 30mins drive from Durban or 3hr 45mins drive from Johannesburg.  Lords of the Manor offers the ideal venue from which to explore the KZN Midlands or simply relax and unwind in our beautiful tranquil setting.  Indulge in a gourmet 3 course meal in our a-la-carte restaurant or a drink in our fully licensed bar before retiring to your luxury suite for the night.

Lords of the Manor, the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic elegance together with old world charm and luxury. Conveniently situated 1 1/2 hrs from Durban and 3 hours from johannesburg, just outside Mooi River on the N3, the Manor is set in the heart of the beautifully lush rolling foothills of the drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, surrounded by farmlands, dams and streams for the purist fly fisherman . Built at the turn of the last century and steeped in history, this stately country manor is surrounded by manicured gardens with giant oaks and firs. Each of the 16 en-suite rooms has a character all of its own, guests can expect trully hospitable service. The ideal romantic getaway or somewhere just to unwind.


Honeymoon Suite

 Whether you are on honeymoon or just feel like treating your loved one to a weekend of luxury, our exclusive Honeymoon Suite, in a class of its own, is worth every penny. The suite consists of a bedroom and lounge, both equipped with fireplaces for cosy winter evenings, and a lavish, romantic bathroom.

Executive Suite

Second to the Honeymoon Suite, our 3 Executive Suites are the largest in the Manor, offering you plenty space to relax and unwind in the comfort of your room.
There are 3 Executive Suites, 2 of which have the added luxury of a gas fireplace.

Classic Suite

Our 6 Classic Suites, while slightly smaller than the Executive Suites, offer the same luxury & comfort. These tastefully decorated rooms provide you with all the facilities you need including a flat screen TV, DSTV, tea & coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom.

Family Room

You are welcome to bring your kids over 12 years old to join you for your stay at Lords of the Manor. The 2 bedroom family suite is ideal, giving you the privacy of your own luxury room with fireplace, and the convenience of having your kids next door in the same suite. The children’s room consists of 2 single beds and a bathroom is shared between the 2 bedrooms.

Manor Suite

We have 7 Manor Suites, situated on the Estate grounds, away from the Manor house itself with the added benefits of lovely Midlands view.

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Contact Details:
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585


Lords of the Manor provides the ideal base for exploring the beautiful KZN Midlands.

Nearby activities include:

  • Fly fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Game Viewing
  • Quad Biking
  • Golf
  • Bowls
  • Tennis
  • Bushman Paintings
  • Canopy Tours
Within walking distance from Lords of the Manor, Saddle & Trout has the following facilities for you to make use of:

Horse Riding                    R95pp

Pony Rides                      R20pp

18 holes golf                   R25pp

9 holes golf                     R20

One-day Fishing permit     R50pp

Midweek Fishing permit (mon-fri)   R120pp

Weekend Fishing permit (fri-mon)  R80pp

Experience Quad Trail                  R160pp

Beginners Quad Trail                   R110pp

Kiddies Quad lift                         R20pp

Bicycles                                   R30 pp p/hour



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* Conferences

* Weddings

* Functions

* Chapel

Facilities at Lords of the Manor include:

  • Chapel
  • Swimming pool
  • Conference room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Fax, photocopying, Internet & Secretarial services available
  • We will gladly arrange bookings for guests at Spa's approved by Lords of the Manor, as well as other activities.


* Ensuite bathrooms

* LCD tv’s


* Wireless internet

* Fridges in rooms

* Credit card facilities


If a small, intimate wedding in a luxurious country setting is what you’re after, then Lords of the Manor is the venue for you. Within our idyllic grounds lies a quaint chapel, previously used as a wagon stable, perfect for that very special wedding. From the chapel, move on to the restaurant which will be decorated just the way you want it. Here, you & your guests can relax & enjoy our exquisite cuisine before dancing the night away.

Our Chapel & Restaurant can cater for wedding parties of 50 or less. You will be guaranteed of excellent service & personalised attention throughout your wedding planning process right up to your special day. For larger weddings, a marquee can be set up in the beautiful garden.


Our conference facility situated in the Manor House, offers the ideal environment for boardroom meetings, seminars and conferences for up to 35 delegates. Our all inclusive conference packages will provide you with all the facilities you need as well as delicious meals to keep you going throughout the day.

Special Occasions

Lords of the Manor is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions.

  • Celebrate your milestone birthday by having lunch at the Manor with close friends & family
  • Spoil your loved one with a romantic & luxurious weekend away. The lavish Honeymoon Suite is perfect for an unforgettable Anniversary weekend.  
  • Enjoy your child's Christening & let us do all the work. Use our quaint chapel for the service & afterwards relax & enjoy a gourmet lunch with family & friends.
  • Renew your Wedding Vows in a tranquil, peaceful setting.

Our gourmet restaurant can comfortably seat a party of up to 48 guests. After enjoying our exquisite cuisine, you & your guests can retire to one of our 19 luxury suites for the night.

Spoil someone special with an unforgettable gift of a Lords of the Manor  voucher. Whether it's a gift for a birthday, wedding or anniversary, we will customise a package to suit your needs.


The imposing original handcrafted staircase leads to our elegant a-la-carte restaurant famous for fine dining & vintage wines. Enjoy candlelit dining & log fires for a tranquil and romantic evening.

Our executive chef works his magic using carefully selected fine, fresh produce from surrounding farms.

Special offers

Autumn special
From 1 March 2009 until 31 May 2009: Weekends & holidays: Honeymoon suite @ R960 Executive suite @ R840 Classic suite @ R760 Family suite @ R760 Family suite (children) @ R312 Little Manor rooms @ R440 Midweek: Honeymoon suite @ R720 Executive suite @ R630 Classic suite @ R550 Family suite @ R550 Family suite (children) @ R175 Little manor room @ R350 All above prices are per person sharing per night and are subject to availability


DIRECTIONS: From Johannesburg, take the Hidcote offramp and turn right at intersection. Continue for a further 5 km's then take the Lords of the Manor /Midlands Saddle & Trout turn off to the right, continue for 1km and turn left into Lords of the Manor. From Durban go through the Mooi River Toll Plaza, take the second turn off , Hidcote, and turn Left at intersection. Continue for a further 5 km's then take the Lords of the Manor /Midlands Saddle & Trout turn off to the right, continue for 1km and turn left into Lords of the Manor. We are looking forward to your stay with us.

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