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About Fordoun Hotel and Spa

Fordoun is a five star hotel and spa situated in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, 3 km from the N3 highway on a farm near Nottingham Road. We are one and a half hours from Durban and four hours from Johannesburg.

The buildings are a renovation created out of the original 1860s farmyard. Every suite is individually designed and themed with under floor heating in the bed and bathrooms, private verandas and there are huge gardens leading down to lake. We also have a charismatic restaurant, which stocks interesting wines and has a separate cigar lounge.

The spa was awarded 'South Africa's Best Destination Spa 2006'. Guests staying at Fordoun have free use of the heated pool, saline floatation pool, sauna, steam rooms and gym. Guests requiring specific spa treatments must book these at least a week in advance of the date of arrival.

Fordoun is famed for our traditional healing plant garden, which has 140 varieties of healing plants and a resident Sangoma, Dr Elliot Ndlovu.

Safari: Fordoun is located (within an hour) nearby Big 5, five star Nambiti lodges.

Spa: Fordoun Spa is in the heart of Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander and boasts a team of experts that include skilled masseurs, Reiki and Bio-energy specialists, a traditional African Healer and highly trained aestheticians.

Golf: Fordoun is located in close proximity to award winning golf courses including Gowrie Farm and Bosch Hoek.

Wedding Venues: Weddings at Fordoun are a truly special occasion. At Fordoun, we understand the importance of your hopes and dreams, and are dedicated to providing you with the most memorable day that will last a lifetime.

Conference Venues: The Fordoun conference centre is situated in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, conveniently accessed from the N3 highway that links Johannesburg and Durban, and caters for up to 180 delegates, with quality equipment on hand.

Family friendly: Fordoun Farm Village offers children the freedom to cycle, play and collect eggs from the farm chickens. We also have a cricket field which allows lots of fun for young and old!

Romantic: Fordoun is a romantic's paradise! We offer romantic picnics, turndowns, romantic cuisine in Skye Bistro and the setting itself shouts romance!

Covid Safety Approved: Our property is prepared according to FEDHASA and WHO organisation guidelines and protocols. Our staff are fully trained in COVID preparedness including PPE, hand hygiene, social distancing, spa training, wearing masks and disinfecting.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 46
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Breakfast
  • Health Spa
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Important Information

The guest, by signing this registration form, warrants that he is duly authorized to sign and bind all persons represented by him or for whom he is responsible, “his party”, to these terms of residence and, failing such authority, agrees to be liable for all amounts arising from the residence of himself and his party at the hotel. The guest, by signing this registration form, warrants that he is duly authorized to sign and bind all persons represented by him or for whom he is responsible, “his party”, to these terms of residence and, failing such authority, agrees to be liable for all amounts arising from the residence of himself and his party at the hotel.


The guest and each of his party agrees to pay not later than the time of departure, unless prior written arrangements have been made with the hotel management, the room rate as determined by the hotel for the period of residence, and any other charges incurred by the guest and his party during his/their stay in the hotel. Periodic payments must be made if the account exceeds the credit limit designated by the hotel, and accounts are payable on presentation.

A letter from the Hotel Manager shall constitute proof of indebtedness of the guest and/or his party and of the particulars therein for all purposes including any action instituted by the Hotel against him and/or any of his party.

The guest agrees that after his departure, the hotel may retain goods left behind by him and/or his party and authorizes the Hotel after giving one month’s notice to the address registered by the guest of it’s intention to do so, to sell same, privately or publicly, at the Hotel’s discretion at such price as the Hotel may determine and offset such proceeds of such sale against possible indebtedness of the guest or to hold such proceeds or part thereof for a period of three years pending any claims by the guest for those proceeds failing which they shall be deemed to have been forfeited to the Hotel.

The guest hereby agrees on behalf of himself and the members of his party that it is condition of his/their occupation of the Hotel that the Hotel shall not be responsible for and injury to or death of any person or the loss or destruction of or damage to any property upon the premises, whether arising from fire, theft or any cause and by whomsoever caused or arising from the negligence (gross or otherwise) or wrongful act of any person in the employment of the Hotel. The Guest and his party may hand to the Hotel for safekeeping money and or valuables, whereupon a special receipt will be issued accordingly.

The Guest hereby consents to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court having jurisdiction over the Guest in respect of any proceedings in connection with the stay of the Guest and his party at the Hotel. Notwithstanding the aforegoing, the Hotel shall have the right of instituting all or any proceedings connected with such stay in the Hotel in any Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa having jurisdiction.

Where appropriate the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender and vice versa and the singular shall include the plural.

We trust that you will enjoy your stay with us!

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  • Luxury Suites Luxury Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 14 Our luxury suites have a king-size bed, bathroom with bath and shower, under floor heating in the bathroom and bedrooms,... see more
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      • Superior Mountain Facing Suites Superior Mountain Facing Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Our Superior Mountain View Suites are individual units with majestic views of the Drakensberg. Each unit has a king-size... see more
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          • Deluxe Dam Facing Suites Deluxe Dam Facing Suites Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Our Deluxe suites have a view of our rolling lawns and trout dam. Each room has a king-size bed, dressing-room area,... see more
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              Reviews for Fordoun Hotel and Spa

              4 guest reviews Reviews of

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              Dr Mukesh Joshi
              03 January 2018

              Very good overall experience.

              DARYL SCOTT, South Africa
              24 September 2014

              A wonderful 5 star experience.

              Sergio Santos, South Africa
              30 August 2010

              Fordoun has, regarding both staff and facilities, has managed to reinvent the meaning of the word WOW. Our stay was met with impeccable hospitality and the most accommodating kindness. I look forward to when I return, over and over again.

              Judy strydom, South Africa
              29 July 2010

              Great place to get away from it all. The food was great, the room was great but above all the staff were wonderful. Each and every one of them (including the Jack Russells), which made our stay top class. Would recommend to anyone.

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              Fordoun Hotel and Spa is 4.4km from the centre of Nottingham Road , the nearest airport 124.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling