Come and soothe away the tensions, as you relax in the calm ambiance of Calderwood Hall Guest House nestled in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa.
Accommodation at Calderwood Hall Guest House:
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 over sized 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 ambiance or enjoy a crackling log fire on winter days.
Our most popular accommodation is located within the Manor House itself. Each suite is exquisitely decorated with a different cultural theme. All the rooms in the Manor House are non-smoking, have DSTV, feather duvets on the beds, and tea and coffee making facilities.
There are 23 en-suite garden rooms which are tastefully decorated in neutral earthy colours and overlook a large tranquil pasture (you may spot some dairy cows in the distance!). All the rooms have heaters and the beds have feather duvets for those chilly winters days. The french doors open onto a large, cool, tiled veranda making it the ideal accommodation for families or conference groups.
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, yellow wood 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 over sized shabby-chic styled chandeliers add to the overall ambiance 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 veranda area overlooking the beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding forests. It is ideal for special occasions with its large draped chandeliered function room and thatched stained glass chapel.
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 Halls 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 KwaZuluNatal 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.
We are just 31kms from the Howick turnoff, on the Underberg road (Exit 99 off the N3) just outside the hamlet of Boston, 58 km from Pietermaritzburg Airport (45 minutes), 130 km from Durban (1 hour 45 minutes)and 520 km from Johannesburg (6 hours).
The Bridal Suite
The Bridal Suite is a spacious east-facing fairy tale room, most suitable for a bridal couple. The huge romantic 4-poster bed is draped in white fabric giving it a whimsical feel. The large windows overlook the gardens and dam. Other comfortable pieces of furniture adorn this elegant en-suite room.
The Indian Suite
The Old Indian Colonial days are very apparent in this opulent suite. Draped with Indian wall hangings, elaborately carved screens and ancient artifacts, this en-suite room oozes Oriental charm.
The Victorian Suite
The large Victorian Suite is also east facing, elegant and in keeping with the theme of the main house. Front facing with large sash windows, it overlooks the garden and dam. A huge king sized 4-poster bed takes centre stage amongst all the other antique furniture.
The Egyptian Suite
In the Egyptian suite, a large 4-poster bed adorns the middle of the room, which has an abundance of Egyptian artifacts, and an Egyptian wall hanging which gives the room an authentic feel.
The Chinese Suite
Ancient China beckons you to this luxurious suite with a large en-suite bathroom with a cast iron ball and claw bath and shower. Many pieces of furniture from China adorn this room and the whole atmosphere gives that feel of the east.
Family En-suite Garden Rooms
The family en-suite garden rooms are rooms 1 to 5 and room 23, each sleeping 4 people with one double bed and two single beds.
Twin-bedded En-suite Garden Rooms
The twin bedded en-suite garden rooms are rooms 6 to 12, sleeping 2 people each.
Small En-suite Garden Rooms
The small en-suite garden rooms are rooms 13 to 20 and are double-bedded sleeping 2 people in each.
Our quaint thatched Rondavel is situated alongside the Manor House and is wheelchair friendly. The room has a distinctive Out of Africa` feel with a collection of craft hand made by the people in the area. It boasts a double bed with a feather duvet and a full bathroom with a large shower. It has a double bed and a double bunk (if required) sleeping up to 4 people.