The Fordoun Spa, Hotel and Restaurant is a restored 1800s farmhouse in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. The courtyard-style lay-out of the buildings adds to the homely feel, as does the classic farm-style décor. The original farm buildings have been tastefully converted to create an atmosphere of understated luxury, combining the rustic elements of the brick buildings with the contemporary lavishness of the spa facilities.

Enjoy long walks around the expansive grounds or visit the herb garden and resident herbalist, Dr Elliot Ndlovu. The neighbouring areas abound with interesting cultural and natural delights. Activities here range from horse riding to hot-air balloon rides; from mountain-biking to fly fishing. For the ultimate in pampering, visit the acclaimed Fordoun Spa where a range of health care and beauty treatments are on offer.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Luxury Hotel Awards - Country Winners - Luxury Spa Hotel


  • Situated just outside the small town of Nottingham Road - in the heart of the Natal Midlands
  • One of South Africa's best country Spas
  • Family owned and managed - making you feel right at home
  • Authentic 1800s farmhouse
  • Herb garden with resident herbalist
  • Enjoy some of the many activities on offer such as horse-riding on the estate and close by
  • For honeymooners, we recommend staying in the private and spacious Luxury Suites

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Visit the exceptional award-winning Fordoun Spa, where a team of impressive trainers, masseurs, nutritionists and beauticians are on hand to provide you with the ultimate in pampering.

Visit the in-house herbalist, and traditional and medicinal healer, Dr Ndlovu who is available for private consultations on prior arrangement. Dr Ndlovu has also developed the range of products, made from indigenous plants, that is used in the spa.

General Facilities

    Wheelchair friendly


Fordoun Hotel's Skye Bistro offers a diverse menu with meals ranging from wholesome to more decadent cuisine, all made with the freshest ingredients.

A selection of wines is available to complement your meal. Enjoy farm-style breakfasts, café style lunches and decedent dinners featuring spectacular dishes like Duck confit and grilled Kingklip.

Luxury Room

Fordoun's luxury suites feature a king-sized bed, bathroom with bath and shower, under-floor heating in the bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini bar area. A double suite is available with wheelchair access and a specially adapted bathroom.


    Mini bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Underfloor heating
    DVD player
    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

Fordoun also offers Deluxe Dam Facing Suites with a view of the lawns and dam. Rooms have king-sized beds, a dressing room area, and a bathroom with bath and shower. In addition, the rooms are furnished with under-floor heating in the bathroom and bedroom, private balconies, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini bar.

The Superior Mountain View Suite offers spectacular views of the Drakensberg. This suite also features a comfortable king-sized bed, dressing room area, and bathroom with bath and shower. Other amenities include under-floor heating in the bathroom and bedroom, a private balcony, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini bar.


  • Biking
  • Cultural tours
  • Day tours
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 25 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017 $80 Bed & Breakfast
  • 29 Sep 2017 - 09 Oct 2017 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 10 Oct 2017 - 07 Dec 2017 $80 Bed & Breakfast
  • 08 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 16 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018 $80 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Feb 2018 - 27 Mar 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 28 Mar 2018 - 10 Apr 2018 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 11 Apr 2018 - 21 Jun 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 22 Jun 2018 - 17 Jul 2018 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 18 Jul 2018 - 27 Sep 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 28 Sep 2018 - 09 Oct 2018 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 10 Oct 2018 - 11 Dec 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 12 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 16 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019 $85 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Room,Superior Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The hotel was good with excellent food and friendly staff.

    Linda and Tony Tomlinson, March 2009

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The hotel was good with excellent food and friendly staff.

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