Midlands Forest Lodge

Midlands Forest Lodge

An estate under the same ownership as Caversham Mill 3km down the road, Midlands Forest Lodge is perched high up on the edge of luscious green hills and slopes.

This tranquil and secluded hillside retreat lives up to its name by bordering on pristine indigenous forest where fauna and flora abound and a natural sanctuary to numerous species of birds exists.

At an altitude of 1340m, one can survey the unspoilt beauty of the Midlands valley from one of 12 well appointed suites.  Utmost care has been taken in making the cosy log cabins blend harmoniously with nature.

Enjoy a leisurely walk on the escarpment or, for the more adventurous, explore the forest with its towering giant yellowwood trees.

Two different styles of accommodation are available at Midlands Forest Lodge.

The first consists of 10 double rooms in timber chalets raised on stilts.
Each double room has a king bed (or two single beds depending on your requirement), en suite shower, basin, toilet, small lounge area, and a quaint wooden balcony.
The second style consists of 2 self catering chalets (each chalet sleeps a max of 4 people).  The first bedroom in the chalet has a king bed, and the second bedroom has two single beds.  The kitchenette is small but adequate, with bar fridge, microwave, small 2 plate stove, kettle, toaster and other basic necessities.
Each bedroom is en suite with shower, basin and toilet. There is a small lounge/dining area and a lovely wooden balcony.
For safety reasons we do not provide hot blankets, but there are hot water bottles, extra blankets and oil fin heaters in each room for those winter Midlands nights!
These log chalets provide a perfect place to contemplate natures beauty in its simplicity, to breathe in the scent of the woods and pure mountain air, hence there are no TV’s in any of the bedrooms.† There is, however, a communal TV lounge adjoining the reception building for guests needing extra entertainment.

Directions to Midlands Forest Lodge

From Durban: From the N3, take the Howick/Tweedie offramp.  Turn left at the top of the offramp.  Continue to T junction.  Turn right to Nottingham Rd.  After ± 7km take the Caversham turnoff to the right onto a dirt road.  Travel straight for ± 8,5km. Midlands Forest Lodge is on the left.

Approximate travelling time from Durban to Midlands Forest Lodge: 1,5 hours.

From Johannesburg: From the N3, take the Balgowan/Curry’s Post offramp.  Turn right at top of offramp and travel 3,8km.  Veer left at the fork in the road.  Continue for ± 1km.  Midlands Forest Lodge is on the right.

Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg to Midlands Forest Lodge: 4,5 hours.

GPS Location

(WGS84 Lat/Lon hddd° mm’ ss.s”): S29° 23′ 31.0″ E030° 04′ 54.0″

Address:

Balgowan

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