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The Lodge @ Curry's Post

The Lodge @ Currys Post Hotel / Lodge accommodation in Nottingham Road Kwazulu Natal

Description

The Lodge @ Curry's Post is located in the heart of the majestic Kwazulu Natal Midlands and provides luxury accommodation, wholesome country fare and magnificent indoor and outdoor facilities for the guest.

The 40-hectare farm is located a-top a hill, surrounded by pine and gum plantations, as well as natural forests, with sweeping and breath taking 180-degree views of the Karkloof mountains and valley and lies at an altitude of 1500m.

Situated in the Currys Post area, between Mooi River and Howick, The Lodge @ Curry's Post is a destination where old time service and values predominate for the discerning guest whether on holiday, attending a business conference or enjoying a memorable wedding stay.

Located in the heart of the majestic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, "The Lodge @ Curry's Post" provides peace, tranquility, luxury accommodation and personal service - in all seasons.

Central to the Midlands Meander, the 40-hectare farm is located a-top a hill, surrounded by pine and gum plantations, as well as natural forests, with sweeping and breath taking 180-degree views of the Karkloof mountains and valley. Personal attention from your hosts and their loyal staff ensures that all guests are offered a high standard of service excellence in all facets The Lodge has to offer.

The main route between Pietermaritzburg and the interior ran through the area now known as Currys Post, named after the Curry family who settled and established an overnight wagon and cart stop. The Currys Post region is steeped in history with strong evidence, such as remnants of hunting camps and stone age tools, revealing that the region, although at a fairly high altitude was settled in Stone Age times. In 1818, the Lala clan of bushmen were removed by King Shaka's mighty armies during a bloody battle fought at the base of Loskop Hill, whilst Voortreker settlements were discovered by British settlers in 1848.

With the discovery of gold and diamonds up on the "old Transvaal" reef, wagon and cart traffic increased to such an extent that Currys Post became well known as a watering hole and place of rest for the weary travellers. During the Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars the route became an important military highway between the Pietermaritburg HQ and the Ladysmith garrisons.

With the construction of the R103 and thereafter the N3, national roads, the Currys Post road became a route which only served the farming community in the area.

Today the Currys Post route has become the hidden treasure of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands with magnificent cattle, dairy and vegetable farms dotted along its extent, all surrounded by scenic commercial and natural forests which extend for as far as the eye can see. The area is also the best kept secret with regard to its numerous hospitality venues which have emerged over recent years

Good Country Fare:
Enjoy a hearty English breakfast, a light continental breakfast, (or both!) to set you off for the day. Good home cooked country styled dinners are available by prior arrangement.

A quiet evening drink can be had around the large inglenook fireplace in the billiard room or in the comfort of our formal lounge. Relax in our gardens or around the pool on hot summer evenings.

Accommodation

The Lodge @ Curry's Post, all under thatch is built around a sun drenched quadrangular, and comprises the main homestead which offers 10 luxury suites - ( 10 units / 16 - 28 beds) adjacent to the main entrance.
Crisp linen, fur pile blankets and fluffy duvets … superior comfort and privacy in all seasons. The Lodge comprises of four luxury doubles, one luxury twin, two luxury family suites, and one executive suite Each has an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower. The bedroom furnishings are all mahogany, local and international artwork mounted in hand crafted picture frames. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.

    Six luxury double, en-suite bedrooms

    All within the main homestead. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The bedroom furnishings are all mahogany, local and international artwork mounted in hand crafted picture frames, luxury supreme queen size beds, white linen with fur pile blankets and fluffy duvets for superior comfort providing a luxury ambience and exceptionally high room standard. A few rooms have private external doors leading out to the gardens as well as views over the Karkloof Valley and / or the beautiful indigenous gardens surrounding The Lodge. Rooms are approximately 25-30 square meters in size (excluding the bathroom).

    Two luxury family suites
    (two large double bedrooms each) with en-suite bathrooms. All bedroom furnishings are mahogany, local and international artwork mounted in hand crafted picture frames, luxury supreme queen size bed (within the main room) and two 3-quarter size beds (within the second room), all with white linen, fur pile blankets and fluffy duvets for superior comfort providing a luxury ambience and exceptionally high room standard. A few of the suites have private external doors leading to the gardens, as well as views over the Karkloof Valley and / or the beautiful indigenous gardens surrounding The Lodge. Family suites range from 80-140 square meters in size (excluding the bathroom).

    One Executive suite
    With a large en-suite bathroom, private dressing room and private sun drenched sundeck. The bedroom furnishings are all mahogany, local and international artwork mounted in hand crafted picture frames, luxury supreme with white linen, fur pile blankets and fluffy duvets for superior comfort providing a luxury ambience and exceptionally high room standard. Small dinette area, lounge and cozy fire place within the room. For total privacy there is a private carport adjacent to the sundeck with private entrance doors to the suite. The suite is approximately 100 square meters in size (excluding the bathroom).

    The Homestead
    Guests can relax in the Pub / Billiard room and enjoy an evening drink in front of the Inglenook fireplace or chance their luck at a game of snooker, pool or darts. One can put one's feet up in the private reading lounge which is located in the loft overlooking the pub area or relax in the well appointed sun room overlooking the pool.

    There is also a formal lounge adjacent to the dining room which will give guests the opportunity to escape, relax and unwind by the fire place.

    For the children there is a games and activity room off from the Billiard room with games, TV, videos and other entertainment activities. For day time fun kids can enjoy exploring the farm, swimming in the pool or playing within the gardens.

     

     


Rates

The tariff is per person bed and breakfast and is inclusive of 14% VAT

Rooms:

Per Adult:
Luxury Room, en-suite bathroom Sharing RateR420-00
Luxury Room, en-suite bathroom Single rateR575-00
Luxury Honeymoon/Executive Suite, en-suite bathroomR595-00
Luxury room / suite - Single night Friday or Saturday50% surcharge on standard rates


Per Child:
< 3 years (camp cot can be supplied)R85-00
3 - 10 yearsR235-00
11 - 15 yearsR325-00
Single night, Friday or Saturday50% surcharge on standard rates

Meals:

Breakfast 8.00am - 9.00amInclusive in rate
Dinner is available on request,
Dinner 7.00pm - 8.00pmfrom R85-00 per person

The Lodge from the approach
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Directions

Driving from Johannesburg * On the N3, pass through the Mooi River Toll Plaza and proceed past the Nottingham Road off ramp down the hill to the next off ramp - Exit 125 - "Balgowan / Currys Post". * At stop sign, turn left and proceed along dirt road (+- 4,5kms) up hill until you reach the T-junction. * Turn right onto the tar road, the Lodge @ Curry's Post is 3.5km's on the right side & sign posted. NB. NB. NB. Alternative route should it be RAINING * On the N3, pass through the Mooi River Toll Plaza and take the third off ramp Exit 114 - "Lions River / Currys Post" - At the stop sign, turn left and proceed - follow directions as per Durban below. Driving from Durban * Heading North on the N3, take the off ramp - exit 114 - "Lions River / Currys Post" * Stop street, turn right under the bridge and up the dirt road (+- 4kms) until you reach a T-junction. * Turn left onto the Currys Post Road and proceed to The Lodge @ Curry's Post which is sign posted and located on the left just past Mulberry Hill.

What do our users think

13.01.2010 by Simon Durdey from S.A
- 5/5
- What an awesome place, beautiful setting, lovely rooms but what really sets it apart has to be the hospitality. Thanks for everything, see you again.

16.10.2009 by Cheryl Wigmore from south africa
- 4/5
- A beautiful place of paradise, rooms very elegant and tasteful and our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The lodge has a special warmth about it. Would definately stay again