Set in 10 acres of garden and pastures, this 150 year-old stone farmstead with original yellowwood ceilings and doors offers luxurious accommodation in either private en-suite bedrooms or in self-catering cottages. All rooms have their own entrances and secure parking. Electric gates and an intercom system control access to and from the farm.
Located on the Midlands Meander, there are many little shops where you can buy cheese (or learn to make your own), see locally made art, try on leather shoes or sample mugs of local beer, shop till you drop and eat to your stomach’s content. Midmar Dam is a 10-minute drive away and offers sailing, water-skiing and boardsailing, pleasure cruises and game viewing. Golf, fly-fishing, horse riding and a treetop tour can be arranged if you are looking for a bit of adventure.
Stocklands Farm shares a common boundary with the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve where there are opportunities for walks, bird watching and game viewing. Here you can see the mighty Umgeni River meandering in the valley, giraffes grazing on acacia trees, antelope of all sizes and these beautiful Zebra!
Accommodation at Stocklands is in either in en-suite bedrooms each with their own entrances or in two self-catering cottages.
All rooms have tea and coffee trays, fresh flowers, complimentary fruit and chocolates. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with meticulous attention to detail and comfort.
Roland's passion for trees has led him to create his own indigenous forest deep in the gardens, where the earth is soft and the ground is littered with Clivias. Eve's love of roses has resulted in over 400 roses that quietly bide their time through the winter months and then burst into so many exquisite colours in spring, when there is just banks upon banks of beautiful flowers. It is a truly magical garden with the edges of the pool room embraced with a carpet of violets & pansies, daisies growing under the blossom tree, old pottery hidden in the soil and sparkling charms hanging from unexpected branches. It is "a garden for all seasons."
So nice to experience wonderful South African hospitality, style and warmth again…and attention to detail!” Marlise Botha, Australia