Escape to the Midlands

The Midlands MagazineNovember 24, 2020

Getting to know your fantastic local accommodation perfect for a getaway!


Glengarry Holiday Farm

Distilled over 40 years and three generations, Glengarry Holiday Farm is a nature lover’s paradise and a sports enthusiast’s playground. Whether you are looking for an action-packed holiday of outdoor activity or simply to relax in rustic tranquillity, Glengarry offers a spectacular Berg experience for friends and family.

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains and overlooking the Little Mooi River, our self-catering thatch cottages provide comfortable and cosy accommodation, while for the adventurers we have 40 campsites.

Activities at Glengarry include a nine-hole golf course, bowling green, bass fishing, trout fishing, river tubing, swimming pool, jungle gyms and 50km of marked trails to run and ride. Every day at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., the tractor collects all of the kids and takes them to the animal farm to feed the goats, lambs, pigs, chickens and bunnies. Highmoor Nature Reserve is 12km away, a hidden gem of the Drakensberg with caves and waterfalls definitely worth exploring.

Facilities at Glengarry include the Glengarry Garden Café, Pub, Lounge and Function Room. We host beautiful country weddings, corporate team building and many other events and special occasions.

We invite you to come and experience the magic of Glengarry – it is good for the soul!


Contact Number: 033 267 7225 / 082 867 7620




Caladdi Bed & Breakfast 

So often places are described as a ‘destination’, but Caladdi Bed & Breakfast is fast becoming just that. What started as a dream for a little family some seven years ago, who left the city for the country life, has certainly grown into a Midlands success story. One thing you will remember for a long time to come is their outstanding, freshly prepared breakfast. Nova lives by the motto that “no-one starves on her watch” – and you will realise quickly, that she means it.


Not only has Caladdi become an award-winning accommodation establishment, but they now have an on-site hair salon, owned and run by the very talented Trevor of Trevor Ketterer Hair Design, as well as a lovely nail bar, owned and run by Nichola Parker of Ohana Nails. Each of these owners go out of their way to make every guest feel welcome in their relaxed and unpretentious surroundings.


And if this is not enough, come and experience the fresh new kid on the block, N-Squared Bakery, which opened its doors on Sunday, 1 November 2020. A collaboration between two powerhouse women, Nadine Smith joined Nova (hence the name N-Squared) in taking a leap of faith in this new business venture. The Midlands will never be the same again with the smells of freshly baked artisan bread, pastries, cakes and more, all paired with barista coffee, right on their doorstep.


Conveniently situated on the R103 between Howick and Nottingham Road, this destination is suitable for all types of vehicles, motorbikes, and cycling enthusiasts. This is truly a place where good folk meet and return for years to come. So whether you’re attending a nearby wedding or simply just want to get away from it all, pack a bag and come experience true home from home hospitality at its finest.


Contact Number: 082 886 7905




Arum Hill Lodge B&B (242 words)

Arum Hill Lodge B&B, situated on seven hectares of property, is an exclusive B&B offering luxury accommodation in the heart of the Midlands. If you are heading towards the Natal South Coast, Arum Hill Lodge B&B is the ideal mid-way stopover as we are only four and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg, just off the N3 highway.

Our accommodation consists of two luxury king rooms, three superior queen rooms, and a fully-equipped self-catering cottage. All units have underfloor heating, electric blankets, natural down duvets, towel warmers, en-suite bathroom, TV (DSTV) and patios with stunning views of the Midlands. The Main House has a communal kitchen, lounge and a 12 to 14-seater dining area with a log fireplace, billiards table, TV (DSTV) and DVD player with surround sound. Breakfast is served daily in the Main House. It has a large patio overlooking our black bass dams where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Midlands. Braai facilities are available on the patio of the Main House. All attractions of the Midlands Meander and Nottingham Road are within close proximity to Arum Hill Lodge. Many of the top wedding and conference venues are situated in the area and the prestigious Michaelhouse School is only two kilometres away.

Being in a peaceful and secure environment, Arum Hill Lodge is ideal for anyone who needs a relaxing weekend away, family gatherings or just an overnight stop for those who are passing by.



Facebook: @arumhilllodge