The Bend Country House & Nature Reserve The Bend Country House & Nature Reserve near Nottingham Road Description Situated in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal and in the heart of the Midlands Meander, The Bend Country House, set in a Private Nature Reserve of over 3,500 acres, offers an exquisite blend of accommodation, intimate pub, log fires and warm hospitality in a colonial tradition dating back to the 1920's, when the establishment first became renowned for its gracious style. The Bend is a place of striking natural beauty, magnificent scenery, an abundance of both bird life and game, extensive indigenous forests and the lovely Mooi River, who's waters are rich with wild trout. It is in this setting that you are able to practice outdoor pursuits ranging from the gentile art of fly fishing and birding to hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and paragliding. Alternatively, The Bend offers the ideal base from which to explore the arts and crafts studios that comprise the Midlands Meander, thus ensuring that there is something for every visitor. Contact Details Tanith or Sheila +27 (0)33 266 6441 +27 (0)33 266 6372 +27 (0)82 454 1311 Enquire now View Rates View Directions Attractions Mountain Biking & Horse Riding There are numerous trails for Biking and horse-riding Fly-Fishing With 5kmís of the Mooi River meandering through The Bend, we have some of the best Wild Brown Trout waters available as well as 6 well stocked dams. Tubing the River Tube down 4 km's of the Mooi River for a relaxing afternoon (Not withstanding the weather and also river levels permitting) Hiking & Birding Over 1400 hectares of Nature Reserve with an abundance of bird life. i.e. Secretary Birds, Blue Crane, Jackal Buzzards to mention a few. Biking Trails For the more energetic of you there are many paths and and trails on which you can ride. (Please bring your own bikes) Facilities Weddings at The Bend The spectacular natural beauty, warm hospitality and graceful style of The Bend, makes it the ideal venue for a romantic getaway in which to celebrate your wedding, be it an intimate elopement or an elegant dinner dance for 140 guests. The weddings hosted by The Bend all turn out to be "weekend" events as the party continues through the night, and ends with a Champagne Brunch the following day. We can provide a complete service including liaising with the minister, the photographer, the florist and the musicians. You will find that once you have made the decision to have us host your wedding, everything will run as you wish it to, leaving you free to relax and enjoy what will be one of the most exciting and unforgettable days of your lives Conferences at The Bend The Bend Country House will provide you with the ideal venue for your workshop or strategic planning session. We have 16 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, and 3 cottages with a total of 8 bedrooms and bathroom in each cottoge all of which are close to the main lodge. We have 3 break away rooms and can supply the basic equipment, including overhead projector and screen, flipchart, white board and TV and video. We also offer fax and e-mail facilities in our office. We are small enough to ensure that your requirements are dealt with personally, yet pride ourselves on our professionalism. In addition to this, The Bend offers a wide range of outdoor activities from fly fishing and horse riding to paragliding, which together with luxury accommodation, superb food, an intimate pub, log fires and warm hospitality, promises a breakaway that will be both productive and highly enjoyable for all concerned.