Nottingham Road is today considered the hub of the KZN Midlands. The hotel, the village, its farmers’ hall, the shops of The Junction and the residential success story of Gowrie Village, Gowrie Farm and the superb Gowrie Golf Course, create a cohesive centre that draws people to the area.
Parents with children at the excellent local schools have bought second homes here, and the attractions of the Midlands Meander as well as upmarket spas such as Fordoun and Brookdale bring leisure travellers for both day-trips and longer stays.
In addition, weddings have become big business for the Midlands, with bridal parties delighted by historical and picturesque venues such as the Nottingham Road Hotel at rates to suit all budgets and there are plenty of things to do for the hen and stag parties too! Adventure activities are also a draw card for the area, with MTB races, equestrian events, fishing, shooting and high action past times such as the Karkloof Canopy Tours nearby.
Notties Hotel is also the perfect landmark destination to break a trip between Johannesburg and Durban (especially for rugby and other sporting events) and is convenient for travellers intending to explore the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.
In 2012, the Nottingham Road community will celebrate 125 years of existence. Contact hotel reception for details of the celebrations…we are looking forward to a really big bash! Tentative dates to mark in the diary are the end of August/beginning of September. See you there!