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This well established country house dating from the 1930’s is situated on a magnificent Nature Estate of 1400 hectares. It nestles in a secluded amphitheatre in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg and is a sanctuary for all who visit.

The Nature Reserve features five eco-systems, including indigenous forest, grassland, riverine, mountain and pine forest, showcasing the area's rich diversity of flowers, animals, and bird life. The nurturing environment has attracted the return of many of the species that once roamed the region, including oribi, rietbuck, bushbuck, bush pig, leopard, serval, caracal, baboon and eland.

This stretch of the Mooi River is highly regarded by fly-fishermen who enjoy challenging the Wild Brown Trout that have been here since the 1870’s, and there are also six well-stocked still water dams for the fisherman’s further enjoyment. Other activities include walking, mountain biking, and bird watching. The evenings are a time to relax on the terrace overlooking the river or in front of a roaring log fire in the cosy Ingwenya Pub. This can be followed with the enjoyment of fine country dining in our gracious dining room.

The climate of The Bend has year round attraction with distinct differences between the four seasons - the fresh green of spring, followed by lush summer, then mellow autumn with its rich colours, and finally the crisp winter days with the occasional excitement of snow.

The Bend Country House has welcomed guests since 1994 and has provided the setting for many memorable weddings and celebrations. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Wedding Venues: Perfect wedding setting for weddings of up to 140 guests.

Conference Venues: Our conference venue can accommodate up to 50 delegates.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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                                                                              Reviews for The Bend Country House

                                                                              5 guest reviews Reviews of
                                                                              08 April 2015

                                                                              The stay at Bend Country House was pleasant, but not without its faults. The surrounding beauty of nature is definitely a plus.  On arrival, do not expect someone to greet, you. I had to go search for someone to book us in and direct us to our room. The operational staff is always friendly and willing to assist or direct you if help is needed. There is definite maintenance that needs to be performed. During our stay, the roof leaked, with the result that the carpet next to the bed was wet and started smelling and I had to prop up the multi-plug to ensure that no one got electrocuted. The toilet did not stop running during the night, this resulted in us having to get up and having to manoeuvre the ball valve so that the water would stop running, so no sleep right through the night. The pillows provided needs replacement and the towels although nice and big has also known better days.  The room has a kettle in cups, but unfortunately the tea bags were not topped up and for half our stay we could not have tea further in the room. I must say I expected more for the four stars rating shown on the website and the price you pay.   My rating 4/10.

                                                                              31 March 2015

                                                                              Absolutely fantastic, we stayed here for four nights and if we could have stayed for longer we would have. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Five days here is as relaxing as three weeks somewhere else.  Staff are friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to make your time unforgettable. Thanks to the team we will definitely be back!

                                                                              08 May 2014

                                                                              This is to record that our stay at The Bend was absolutely outstanding. Sheilagh made absolutely certain that all meals were different and right out of the top drawer whilst Allan's attention to our other comforts was impeccable. In our opinion a stay at The Bend is a must!

                                                                              02 December 2013

                                                                              Peaceful and quiet. Nice stop-over in the country.

                                                                              13 June 2011

                                                                              This is our second stay at The Bend and it never disappoints. The best value for money in the Nottingham Road area.

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                                                                              The Bend Country House is 2km from the centre of Nottingham Road , the nearest airport 127.3km (King Shaka International Airport).

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