Mill Cottages

Nottingham Road - The Heart Of The KZN Midlands

Nottingham Road is a quaint, picturesque town situated just 19 km south of Mooi River and 59 km north-west of Pietermaritzburg. Known by many as the “heart” of the KZN Midlands, it’s a town infamous for its captivating scenery, amazing hospitality and cordial locals. This popular trout-fishing area was founded in 1905 and named after the Nottingham Regiment that was stationed there.

Visitors to Nottingham Road can expect taverns with an old-fashioned but pleasant oddness, amazing hospitality, stud and sheep farms as well as historic landmarks. Farmers markets, polo matches, music and arts festivals all await enthusiastic tourists who visit this riveting little town.

There are exhilarating outdoor activities and sports for all those adrenalin junkies – For the animal lovers, the wildlife conservation awaits you – And for the shopaholics, there are arts ‘n crafts that will have you shopping until you drop. The accommodation is wide-ranging and includes wedding venues, bed and breakfasts, mountain lodges, hotels and spas.

Some travellers may take a whistle-stop tour through the town en-route to Durban in the south or Johannesburg in the north. For the more adventurous, there is a little detour we highly recommend your take. Situated in the Midlands Meander and in close proximity to Nottingham Road, is the Caversham Mill restaurant and Midlands Forest Lodge. The drive from Nottingham Road via the R103 will take up around 19 minutes of your time and about 22 minutes if you’re going via the N3. Here are the directions.

Caversham Mill Country Dining

If the wanderlust bug bites, why not take in the sights and sounds of the Meander while taking the short trip to Caversham Mill. Along the way you can fill your lungs with fresh, crisp mountain air and feel the brisk wind whip through your hair. Your drive through Nottingham Road will be a truly unforgettable experience. Its alluring beauty and attractions are worthy of praise and will make the journey to Caversham Mill something to write home about.

For those early travellers through Nottingham Road, the morning fog gives the surroundings an ethereal appearance. As you wind through the roads, take in the enchantment of the Midlands. And just as you reach your destination at Caversham, you will notice cottages located in an idyllic area of the forest, undisturbed by others and almost completely quiet.

This historical estate offers visitors a chance to rejuvenate mind, body and soul. It’s a tranquil country garden setting with the Lions and Impafana Rivers flowing sounds to soothe you. The Caversham Mill Restaurant is a well-known landmark in this area and is a premier eating establishment. You can expect freshly prepared, delectable food that is well-priced. Our Á La Carte menu will have your taste buds screaming with delight. Our venue is child-friendly so parents can rest assured that their kids will be catered for.

Planning a function or event for up to 50 people? We’ve got you covered for birthdays, company functions, reunions or general get-togethers. We will cater to your preferences and will work around your budget.

The Caversham Mill Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail after a long day. Our deck over-looks breath-taking views and the sounds of the local birdlife are sure to soothe and relax you.

Caversham Mill Country Living

Nestled high on the edge of lush green slopes is the Midlands Forest Lodge. It is country living at its best. Our cosy, secluded log cabins are situated in tranquil surroundings and offer 3 different types of accommodation.

  • 8 standard double rooms in timber chalets raised on stilts.
  • 2 self-catering family chalets. Each chalet sleeps a max of 4 people.
  • 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.

Guests can expect an authentic farm experience coupled with elegant and modern facilities. At Caversham Mill, you can expect true country hospitality, friendly staff and top-notch service.

Our self-catering cottages have a long and rich history dating back to the early 1900s. As a guest, you will experience a get-away second-to-none. Your visit is guaranteed to be a tranquil and relaxing one. Our cottages are equipped with a fireplace to keep the cold at bay during winter. Expect all the amenities you will find at home such as a fridge, freezer, microwave, stove and oven. We also have facilities for the braai enthusiasts and wood is supplied.

Are you ready to experience the ambience and unspoilt beauty of the Midlands? Then get in touch with us today and book a get-away in an oasis of tranquillity.