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The Fordoun Hotel & Spa is a restored 1800's 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.


  • 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


  • Biking
  • Day tours
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Guided walks
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning


Deluxe Room

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.

Superior Room

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.

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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair friendly
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Fordoun Hotel & Spa

Linda and Tony Tomlinson

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

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