Calderwood Hall Guest House (nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains in KwaZuluNatal Midlands) is perfect for that smaller, less formal business break away, strategic session or meeting. It's a place that will encourage those creative juices to flow, a place where you will achieve the business objectives you set for your meeting, but it's also a place that offers a little more. You'll come away feeling that you did, get away to the country, even if it was just for a little while!
Businesses from Pietermaritzburg and the surrounds will enjoy a day conference at Calderwood Hall as it's not too far for the delegates to travel, but it is just far enough away to ensure that complete break, so everyone focuses on those key issues as well as getting to know each other a little better!
For those looking to stay over, you'll find this is a venue that draws everyone together, in the pub or around the pool. Being a little out of the way, definitely has its advantages.
The layout of Calderwood Hall does allow for break-away areas, for less formal discussions and brainstorming sessions. We find that delegates tend to make the place their own - and that's the way we like it.
You'll find our grounds are the perfect setting for any outdoor activities you may want to plan as part of your conference.
We have two conference venues: the Jardine Centre and the Pavilion. Both can be set up according to your needs, whether its cinema style, schoolroom or U shape. The venues are air conditioned for your comfort.
The inviting Jardine Function Centre seats up to 250 guests comfortably whilst still allowing for a dance floor. Two large five metre stack-back doors lead onto a walkway alongside the koi pond. Another set of stack-back doors lead off the venue onto a large outdoor deck area overlooking the beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding forests. The mock Victorian sash windows, tastefully decorated walls, a Victorian Fireplace and three large oversized shabby-chic styled chandeliers add to the overall ambience of the room.
Situated in the front garden amongst the trees overlooking the dam is our Pavilion. The large sliding doors opening the verandah, fire pit and a lovely braai facility give the room an indoor / outdoor feel. It is ideal for conferencing being able to seat 80 guests comfortably at round tables, 50 in a schoolroom style and 100 in cinema style. It is also lovely to host guests during Cocktail Hour should the weather be inclement or as a casual lounge area in which to relax.