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About Dunning Country House

Dunning Country House in Howick offers affordable, luxury accommodation with good old-fashioned hospitality. Stay with us in tranquil, beautiful surroundings. Located in Howick, we are perfectly placed to serve as a base from which to explore the Midlands Meander, visit local tourist spots or attend one of several world class events held in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds. We offer 4 star, luxury accommodation in The Lodge, Aloe Gardens, Saddle Cottage and Bull Cottage.

All of our rooms are en suite, and have top quality beds, goose down duvets and electric blankets. Tea and coffee trays are available in each room, and complimentary toiletries are in each bathroom.

Dunning Country House has beautiful gardens, an outdoor pool and communal lounge facilities. We also offer budget friendly accommodation for large groups, in our Eco Park Village. A collection of 68 units, Dunning Country House can offer accommodation, on a sharing basis from 10 to 100 people. All rooms are en suite, with showers. Communal kitchen and lounge facilities are available, as well as a large, undercover area for dining or group meetings.

Dunning Country House also has on-site team building activities and a commando course. All team building packages are run by a professional team building facilitator.

Our Functions Hall can seat 100 guests – ideal for conferences, functions or parties. Dunning Country House is able to offer on-site catering for all events. We also have a board room which can be used for meetings or work shops.

Free limited Wi-Fi and secure parking are available on site.

Pietermaritzburg is our closest airport, and is 18km from Dunning Country house.

Conference Venues: Our conference hall seats up to 100 delegates. Office facilities and WIFI are available.

Family friendly: There is a Jungle Gym on the premises and a few farm animals for the children's entertainment.

  • Response Rate: 82%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 14 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 55
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

An administrative fee may be levied onto your account to cover the costs of cancellations.
Check in after 19h00 incurs a R200 charge.
Check after 10h00 incurs an additional days charge.

Dunning Country House Rooms

Reviews for Dunning Country House

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Suzanne Murray
13 August 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Dunning. Everything was organised and well prepared. Chantel and her staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Madalise Venter, South Africa
20 July 2015

Thanx for an amazing weakend we were spoil so much the spesial breakfast , the wine and super infront of the fireplace ,breakfast in bead, the most awsome rooms.thanx chantell and staf you are the best you, ll see us again.madalise nelspruit

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Dunning Country House is 4.8km from the centre of Howick , the nearest airport 101km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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