Fordoun Hotel and Spa

Average rating by guests Fordoun Hotel and Spa: 4.5/5.0
Reviews 48

The rooms at the hotel have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, dvd player, and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.

Situated in Nottingham Road, 8 km from Brookdale Health Hydro & Spa, Fordoun Hotel and Spa features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. Among the various facilities are a bar, a shared lounge, as well as a garden. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness centre and room service.

The accommodation offers 5-star accommodation with a sauna and children's playground. You can play table tennis and tennis at Fordoun Hotel and Spa, and the area is popular for cycling.

Fordoun Hotel and Spa offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast.

The nearest airport is Pietermaritzburg, 59 km from the hotel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Nightly rates from $100.

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Phone: +27 33 266 6217

Address: R 103, Kwazulu Natal, 3280 Nottingham Road, South Africa


Number of rooms: 22


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Available Rooms

Bath Air conditioning Balcony Patio

Room Size 35 m²

The luxury rooms have a king-size bed, a bathroom with bath and shower, under floor heating in the bathroom and bed rooms, tea-and-coffee making facilities and mini bar area. All rooms have a TV and DVD player.

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 extra-large double bed (181-210 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Private entrance, Soundproofing, Bathrobe, Carpeted, Wardrobe or closet, Electric kettle, Tile/Marble floor, Wake-up service, Cable Channels, Dressing Room, Private bathroom, Iron, Flat-screen TV, Shower, Interconnected room(s) available, Free toiletries, Terrace, Hairdryer, Outdoor furniture, Refrigerator, Satellite Channels, Ironing Facilities, Sofa, Balcony, Air conditioning, Desk, Clothes rack, Bath, Linen, Slippers, Towels, DVD Player, Coffee machine, Minibar, Safety Deposit Box, Heating, Telephone, Seating Area, Toilet, Patio

Free private parking is possible on site.

Bath Air conditioning Balcony Lake view

Room Size 35 m²

With a private balcony, the deluxe rooms have a view of the lawns and dam. The rooms have king-size bed, a dressing room area, a bathroom with bath and shower, air conditioning, under floor heating in the bathroom, tea-and-coffee making facilities, and a mini bar area. All rooms have a TV and DVD player.

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 extra-large double bed (181-210 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Tile/Marble floor, Electric kettle, Wardrobe or closet, Bathrobe, Soundproofing, Carpeted, Private entrance, Terrace, Hairdryer, Iron, Flat-screen TV, Shower, Free toiletries, Cable Channels, Dressing Room, Private bathroom, Wake-up service, View, Towels, Bath, Clothes rack, Linen, Slippers, Ironing Facilities, Satellite Channels, Desk, Balcony, Sofa, Air conditioning, TV, Refrigerator, Outdoor furniture, Seating Area, Toilet, Patio, Telephone, Lake view, Heating, Coffee machine, DVD Player, Minibar, Safety Deposit Box

Free private parking is possible on site.

Air conditioning Balcony Patio Mountain view

Room Size 65 m²

Offering views of the Drakensberg mountain range, the Superior Suites have a king-size bed, a seating area, TV and DVD player, a fireplace, and a dressing room area. The bathrooms have under floor heating, a bath as well as indoor and outdoor shower. Each suite has a private balcony with loungers.

WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Room Facilities: Tile/Marble floor, Wardrobe or closet, Electric kettle, Carpeted, Soundproofing, Bathrobe, Private entrance, Terrace, Hairdryer, Bath or Shower, Free toiletries, Shower, Flat-screen TV, Iron, Cable Channels, Private bathroom, Dressing Room, Wake-up service, Towels, View, Linen, Slippers, Clothes rack, Bath, Balcony, Sofa, Air conditioning, Fireplace, Desk, Satellite Channels, Ironing Facilities, Outdoor furniture, TV, Refrigerator, Toilet, Seating Area, Patio, Telephone, Mountain view, Heating, Minibar, Safety Deposit Box, DVD Player, Coffee machine

Free private parking is possible on site.

Reviews of Fordoun Hotel and Spa 5*

Riana H.



We went for a halfday Spa experience. The flotation pool is AMAZING. Best hotstone massage, Liquid Yoga out of this world, Reflexology and express pedi. All was so lovely. Staff caring and friendly. Facility extra ordinary, nature close to heaven!

Shams M.



An absolute relaxing overnight stay with Fordoun. Hubby and I celebrated our anniversary and we enjoyed the Amorè Package. Everything about Fordoun is so welcoming and warm! Stayed in the Superior Mountain Facing Suite. 5 star plush and super cosy suite. Friendly courteous concierge, breathtaking scenery, good food, a beautiful spa with amazing staff that are patient and friendly and really great! Thank you Zee and Nomvu. Our treatments were more than we imagined it to be. Felt so pampered and indulged. This was our first visit and will be back! Thank you!

Ntombizengcebo M.



They're absolutely the best. The spa staff amazing, patient and friendly. My partner and I will be visiting a whole lot more often then anticipated ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Emma M.



Exquisite food and great service

Sammy C.



What a beautiful place, friendly staff

Paul N M. B.



Beautiful isolated location. Great good and friendly staff.

Linda F.



I had the pleasure of enjoying the day spa. Superb service, staff and facilities. The spa menu has a great selection to choose from. They have also recently opened a beautifully appointed mani pedi room for group

Heidi B.



WOW! We have been going to Fordoun for the past 3 years and each time they continue to exceed our expectations. From the staff in the gardens, to the admin staff, spa staff, restaurant staff and so on, they are all extremely friendly, always with a smile on their faces and completely obliging. The spa and treatments are out of this world, the rooms are elegant, homely and beautiful and the food is beyond decadent. We love the experience and the people of Fordoun!

Kirsty L.



Such an amazing Wedding venue! Staff went over and above! Beautiful and tranquil!

Kameel K. M.



Just the very best service and the hotel and the spa is undoubtedly 5 star!

Val G.



5stars. Beautiful place in winter with beautiful staff. I wish I had more time here.

Sthembile H.



Friendly staff nd wonderful food

Siboniso M.



Best people at your service. Very welcoming, as well as their hotel.

Simon K.



Did not stay or use the spa facilities this visit, only had dinner. Delightfull dinner in a lovely formal setting. Good food, fair service and good wine list. Not cheap, but value for money, consistent with the setting and the ambience. Not much ambience in the bar though, almost as they don't want you to linger there. The lounges, on the other hand were very comfortable.

Ashwin G.



My partner & I had a memorable experience at Fordoun. Staff friendliness from pre booking and ordering room requirements service to checking out was 5 star. She needed a weekend away and got just that, everything was taken care off. Not too mention the Food was fabulous, Michelin star chef. We will be back.

Caitlin R.



Having visited various hotels, spas and restaurants in the area, I can confidently say that Fordoun is one of the very best. Staff are so pleasant and clearly very well trained, great food at the restaurant and the spa is divine

Sanele N.



Beautiful views after an amazing meal with the man of my dreams. Thank you guys as always. Team SSNTB loves you guys

Dr D.



Great service and wonderful staff! Accommodating to small kids. Spa and Food Fantastic

Nadine G.



What an awesome place to stay. The rooms are super comfy and stylish. Dinner was delicious. The service and attention was outstanding. Will definately be coming back.

Hari S.



I often go here to get a massage at the spa. The spa treatments are affordable and really good. I recommend the deep tissue massage. Get there at least half an hour before your appointment so that you can fill in all the required paperwork. What’s nice is that you can have some light refreshments — fruits/muffins and a selection of teas/coffee and juices. After your massage you can go for a steam or sauna or a swim in the indoor pool. So I suggest you pack some board shorts or a swimming costume. Usually, after a massage and a swim we would go to the restaurant for a meal. They have some great meal options-there are vegetarian friendly items on the menu. Alcohol is also served.

Kishore G.



Food variety for dinner is limited, especially if you eat veg, chicken and fish only. For 5 star, the accomodation is poor and the prices do not justify it. The spa is fantastic and I think that is the main attraction.

Jeanne M.



It is always such a treat to come here. Lovely experience. Thankyou

Bonny D.



Accommodation 5 star. Management and staff friendly. Most enjoyable stay

Candiese M.



What an experience! The spa is amazing and the food outstanding, dinner is a must. Beautiful modern chalets with spectacular views, feels secluded.

Bryce L.



Great stop for a spa and some good food. Beside the spa and bike rental you may need to leave to do more in the midlanda. But if you want to relax this is where you need to go.

Samantha H.



What a beautiful place. I booked my weekend away months in advance needing a weekend of relaxation, spoiling myself and quiet. What an experience! From arrival the staff were attentive, professional and friendly. My room was lovely, the food was out of the world and offered something for everyone. The spa… wow. I was in heaven. Thank you to the ladies for spoiling me and especially Andile for my massage. I felt amazing that floatation pool is lovely. I would recommend Fordoun to anyone wanting a weekend of peace, luxury and pampering. And good food. Thank you too all the staff.

Noel C.



Beautiful old world hotel. Professional and friendly service. Ideally located in the heart of the KZN Midlands close to the N3 but away from the hustle and bustle.

Donovan G.



Luxury in nature. Open, natural, peaceful, beautiful. Floatation tank, awesome spa, sauna, steam room, gym, restaurant, warm pool, cold pool. Quiet. Healing. Wow.

Ian D.



Thoroughly enjoyed our day at the Spa and restaurant. Friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

Johann S.



Very cool very friendly staff. All neat and tidy in rooms.

Kevin B.



The chalets are a really nice and cheaper alternative. The staff are really commited and the surroundings beautiful.

Millie R.



This is the best place to relax. Best service and staff are the most helpful.

Kiran M.



Normally my wife n I have the tradition of spending our wedding anniversary with you guys. Unfortunately this year we missed out on that opportunity due to my wife being heavily pregnant. Inspite of this we still decided to make a trip there for her birthday on the 16th of december and for the first time we stayed at the self catering units, and honestly we were not disappointed quite the contrary we were blown away. It is an absolutely wonderful experience. So peaceful and calm and views we didnt know you had (even though its the 4th time we've been there).
I cant recommend this enough to anyone. We cant wait to come back with our little one to enjoy your stunning venue with her too.

Chris B.



Spent an awesome five days at Fordoun, very relaxing, awesome environment, food, pools indoor heated and outdoor, bicycles and cycling track, great for mountain bikers and trail runners, great food. Five Star Service

Ntokozo K.



Beautiful place. Great service and spa facilities.

Anthony E.



Visited the spa. Treatments were great. Service was great. A 5 star experience easily.

Ndumiso M.



Wow what a great stay we had there. This place is wonderful.

Siyabonga N.



Lovely quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Will be visiting again.

Matthew N.



My wife and I have been coming to fordoun since we started dating. Its a fantastic place and we always enjoy the packages! Food is also great — especially the pork belly

Kelly I.



What an enjoyable stay! We stayed at Fordoun as we were attending a wedding at a location nearby. We had flown from Dubai. We were very happy and delighted with our stay. From the wonderful welcome to the wonderful staff, the little cute rooms (the floor heating was to die for), the rooms were so well stocked with snacks and coffee/tea making facilities, the rooms were cleaned and ready so so so quickly! The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) was phenomenal. I honestly have nothing to fault! We stay in many different hotels when we travel and I will always have a special place in my heart for Fordoun! thank you for the incredible stay! For anyone looking into staying at Fordoun — DO IT! Book now!

Kerry R.



Don't be fooled by the Hotel rating and reputation. As far as a spa facility is concerned this is far below average. This is not a world class spa experience if you are a seasoned spa goer. Be warned.




Very romantic place for couple. Quality of the food is top. Friendly, helpful, smiley staffs. Room is clean, cozy, well designed. Sweet and bedtime story for adult is placed on pillow at night is really cute. I had 2 hours treatment including steam, body clay mask, hot stone massage. It was very good.

Laura D.



Attended a fabulous wedding at this venue. Stunning settling and friendly staff — highly recommended

Naseem B.



Fordoun Spa is set in a magical place. Rooms are renovated farm buildings with modern fittings. Bathrooms are spacious and the spa is good retreat

Andre R.



Only the best. Rooms are luxurious but you feel right at home. Trout fishing on site. These people know about customer service. One of my favorite places to stay.

Karthick N.



Fantastic villa, the floatation pool was excellent. Quiet and serene! Restaurant also good!

Shanaaz K.



My hubby surprised me with a weekend at your Spa for our Anniversary. We had the most remarkable experience from the awesome Spa treatments to the delectable food served to the friendly and always obliging staff to actually meeting family that own the Spa and learning a bit of the history of the place which I found to be remarkable. I cannot wait to take my daughter for mum and daughter getaway. I will become a regular here. The untouched wilderness and greenery in The Midlands is so appealing to people like us that need to get away from the rat race we face everyday. Jules you were an amazing hostess and we felt special every step of the way… as for The Rasul treatment … well… that was simply everything a couple looking to reconnect need. Thank you Fordoun Hotel & Spa… Please do not change the special way you run this establishment… God Bless

Nicole N.



Very beautiful place. Serene. A lovely getaway. However, we found a spot with quite a stench… it seemed to be away from the living quarters though. And the spa seemed to have a wide range of services on offer, however far too expensive for me.


  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Special diet menus
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bridal suite
  • Concierge service
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry
  • Heating
  • Room service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Allergy-free room
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • coffee!
  • Patio
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Currency exchange
  • Shoeshine
  • Soundproofing
  • Iron
  • Kid meals
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Balcony
  • Airport drop off
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Trouser press
  • Picnic area
  • Private entrance
  • Terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Minibar
  • Wine/champagne
  • Sun terrace
  • Airport pick up
  • Carpeted


  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Dressing Room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Clothes rack
  • Sofa
  • Desk
  • Seating Area
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Satellite Channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cable Channels


  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Hammam
  • Bikes available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
  • Massage
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Golf course
  • Beauty Services
  • Swimming pool
  • DVDs or music for children
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fishing
  • Books
  • Children's playground
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Tennis equipment
  • Cycling
  • Spa Facilities
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Table tennis
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Tennis court
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Fitness
  • Steam room


  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed)
  • Secured parking

Languages Spoken

  • Zulu
  • English
  • Afrikaans

Policies of Fordoun Hotel and Spa

  • Check-In:

    14:00 - 22:00

  • Check-Out:

    08:00 - 11:00

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Maestro, Discover

  • There is no age requirement for check-in

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