Caversham Mill

Midlands Forest Lodge

 Midlands Forest Lodge is perched high up on the edge of luscious green hills and slopes. This tranquil and secluded hillside retreat lives up to its name by bordering on the pristine indigenous forest where fauna and flora abound and a natural sanctuary to numerous species of birds exists. At an altitude of 1340m, one can survey the unspoilt beauty of the Midlands valley from one of 12 well-appointed suites. Utmost care has been taken in making the cosy log cabins blend harmoniously with nature. Enjoy a leisurely walk on the escarpment or, for the more adventurous, explore the forest with its towering giant yellowwood trees.

Our Accommodation

Three different styles of accommodation are available at Midlands Forest Lodge in the KZN Midlands. The first consists of 8 standard double rooms in timber chalets raised on stilts. Each double room has a king bed (or two single beds depending on your requirement), en suite shower, basin, toilet, reading chairs, and a quaint wooden balcony.

The second style consists of 2 self catering family chalets (each chalet sleeps a max of 4 people). The first bedroom in the chalet has a king bed, and the second bedroom has two single beds. The kitchenette is small but adequate, with bar fridge, microwave, small 2 plate stove, kettle, toaster and other basic necessities. Each bedroom is en suite with shower, basin and toilet. There is a small lounge/dining area and a lovely wooden balcony.

Our third style is more special. We have two chalets in this style. These chalets have a king bed with en suite shower, basin and toilet. There is a large lounge with TV and stunning window views. The chalet also has a small kitchenette for basic self catering with a bar fridge, microwave, small two plate stove, kettle, toaster and other basic necessities.

For safety reasons we do not provide hot blankets, but there are hot water bottles, extra blankets and oil fin heaters in each room for those winter Midlands nights! These log chalets provide a perfect place to contemplate natures beauty in its simplicity, to breathe in the scent of the woods and pure mountain air. There is a communal TV lounge adjoining the reception building for guests needing extra entertainment, and an honesty bar.

For those wanting breakfast, the lovely breakfast room offers fresh coffee, tea, juice and a continental buffet breakfast. If you are an eggs and bacon person, then Caversham Mill Restaurant is open daily for you to enjoy.

Call 078 986 0241

Why choose us


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Our Chalet Rates

Rates: From 1st December 2021 – 30th November 2022

Rooms 1 – 8

R630 per person per night
(Incl English Breakfast)
R530 per person per night
(Excl breakfast) 
R830 single 
(Incl English Breakfast)
R730 single
(Excl breakfast)
1 bedroom sleeps 2

Rooms 10 – 11

R630 per person per night
(Incl English Breakfast)
R530 per person per night
(Excl breakfast)
R1 010 single
(Incl English Breakfast)
R910 single
(Excl breakfast)
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 people, kitchenette

Rooms 9 & 12

R730 per person per night
(Incl English Breakfast)
R630 per person per night
(Excl breakfast)
R1050 single
(Incl English Breakfast)
R950 single
(Excluding breakfast)
1 bedroom, sleeps 2 people, kitchenette, lounge, TV
Children 12 years and under : 15% discount Children 2 years and under : Free of charge
Extra beds / mattresses: R500 00 / night.
Babysitting: R50-00 / hour or part thereof; R65-00 / hour or part thereof after midnight.
Laundry: R55.00/5kg load or part thereof
(To be arranged 48 hours in advance.)

General Terms and Conditions:

No single night bookings over weekends. 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation. Deposits are not refundable if cancellation occurs within 14 days of the reserved arrival date. A 15% cancellation fee will be charged on all reservations cancelled. Accounts to be settled on arrival.

Midlands Forest Lodge
Balgowan, KZN Midlands 3275
Call  078 986 0241