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About Calderwood Hall Guest House

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 mountains in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, South Africa.Our accommodation has been graded as AA Highly Recommended and we can sleep up to 68 guests on the estate. The 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 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, yellow wood floors and large sash windows which overlook the gardens.The 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. The 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 deck 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. The Pavilion is situated in the front garden amongst the trees overlooking the dam yet not obscuring the view of the majestic Manor House. It has a large deck area, fire pit and a lovely braai facility. The large sliding doors give the room an indoor / outdoor feel. It is ideal for conferencing being able to seat 80 guests comfortably at round tables, 50 in a schoolroom style and 100 in cinema style. It is ideal to host guests during Cocktail Hour should the weather be inclement or as a casual lounge area in which to relax.Calderwood is ideal for strategic ‘bosberade', team building sessions and functions as well as day conferences. The venue is 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.

Wedding Venues: Our inviting Jardine Function Centre seats 250 guests comfortably whilst still allowing for a dance floor. Our pretty and tranquil thatched stained glass chapel seats 150 guests.

Conference Venues: We have two venues: the Jardine Centre and the Pavilion. The venues are air conditioned for your comfort with break-away areas, for less formal discussions and brainstorming sessions. Either venue can be set up according to your specific needs.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 5 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 80
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Calderwood Hall Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Calderwood Hall Guest House

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Heiny Altenburger, South Africa
24 March 2014

Food and service was fantastic, thanks a million.

Kerry-Ann Todd, South Africa
27 May 2013

Stunning venue and delicious food. Thumbs up.

Yvette Sirchia, South Africa
13 January 2009

Wow! did I just get the best feedback from my parents!!! They were at a loss for words. They said the food was out of this world, the service was exemplary, their room was described as something out of a fairytale etc etc etc. You have now got a long list of new guests. I cannot thank you and the staff more for making it as romantic and memorable as I ever could have hoped for. Their stay there is something they will remember forever…I think the only negative remark about the stay was that it was too darn SHORT! J The blame is solely mine!Please express my deepest gratitude unto Jon...
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Anonymous, South Africa
29 September 2008

Stay at Calderwood was fantastic. Food, accommodation, etc was great, and the service beyond compare. The only limitation was proximity to Midlands Meander et al (some 50km away from such points of interest) so not the ideal place if the meander is of great importance for the stay. Otherwise, well worth a stay. The service and follow-up by "SAFARINOW" certainly a factor in having chosen this location, and will no doubt be used for futures forays into the midlands, etc.

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Calderwood Hall Guest House is 4.6km from the centre of Boston Park , the nearest airport 116.5km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling