Come and soothe away the tensions, as you relax in the calm ambience of Calderwood Hall Edwardian Guest House nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountain KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa.
Our accommodation has been graded as AA Highly Recommended and we can sleep up to 70 guests on the estate. Our Manor House has five oversized luxury en-suite bedrooms, all exquisitely themed for guests to enjoy the unique character of each. There is the Victorian suite, the Chinese suite, the Egyptian suite, the Indian suite and the Bridal suite (the ultimate in romantic relaxation). The drawing room is tastefully decorated and you can soothe away tensions as you relax in the calm ambience or enjoy a crackling log fire on winter days. Every meal feels like an occasion, when served in the Calderwood Hall dining room. It is a spacious, elegant room with five metre high steel pressed ceilings, built in dresser, huge fireplace, exquisite mural, yellowwood floors and large sash windows which overlook the gardens. Dinner, table d'hote, is available by arrangement.
Our Guest House is surrounded by beautiful gardens with a gazebo and ornamental fountain, dams and forests. Set in the gardens are a further 23 en-suite garden rooms. These may be more suitable for larger groups or family getaways, being located a little further from the Manor House.
Our inviting Jardine Function Centre is designed as both a wedding venue and a conference centre. It seats up to 250 guests comfortably whilst still allowing for a dance floor. 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. 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 verandah area overlooking the beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding forests. It is ideal for special occasions with its large draped chandeliered function room with our pretty and tranquil thatched stained glass chapel is in close proximity.
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 designed to host guests during Cocktail Hour or as an alternative to the chapel should the weather be inclement for a garden ceremony. The casual lounge area is great for guests to relax in.
Calderwood Hall’s conference centres, the Jardine Centre and the Pavilion, are ideal for strategic ‘bosberade', team building sessions and functions as well as day conferences in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The venues are air conditioned for your comfort.
You can look forward to tasty food, beautifully presented and a quiet, no fuss, management style.
The Guest House has Midmar Dam, Howick Falls, fishing, trails, walks, golfing, and paragliding nearby.