Fordoun Hotel and Spa
Nottingham Road, Drakensberg - Accommodation
Fordoun Hotel and Spa in Nottingham Road
The buildings are a renovation created out of the original 1860s farmyard. Every suite is individually designed and themed with under floor heating in the bed and bathrooms, private verandas and there are huge gardens leading down to lake. We also have a charismatic restaurant, which stocks interesting wines and has a separate cigar lounge.
The spa was awarded 'South Africa's Best Destination Spa 2006'. Guests staying at Fordoun have free use of the heated pool, saline floatation pool, sauna, steam rooms and gym. Guests requiring specific spa treatments must book these at least a week in advance of the date of arrival.
Fordoun is famed for our traditional healing plant garden, which has 140 varieties of healing plants and a resident Sangoma, Dr Elliot Ndlovu.
Facilities & Activities nearby:
Facilities available at Fordoun Hotel and Spa,Nottingham Road, Drakensberg
- Airport Shuttle
- Conference Venues
- Indoor Fireplace
- Laundry Facilities
- Restaurant on Premises
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Enabled
- Bird Watching
- Climbing - Sport
- Climbing - Traditional
- Fishing - Fly
- Health & Fitness
- Horse Riding
- Trout Fishing
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 30° 1' 51.2" E / 29° 19' 43.5" S
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Driving to Fordoun Hotel and Spa in Nottingham Road, Drakensberg
|Departing: King Shaka International Airport|
|Address: King Shaka International Airport, King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4405|
|Distance: 0.8 km / Duration: 1 hour 41 mins|
|1.||Head southeast||13 m|
|2.||Turn right toward International Trade Ave||30 m|
|3.||Keep left to continue toward International Trade Ave||40 m|
|4.||Slight left onto International Trade Ave||0.7 km|
|5.||Turn left onto Mdloti St/M65|
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|6.||Keep right at the fork and merge onto N2|
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|7.||Take exit 165 to merge onto N3 toward Pietermaritzburg/Johannesburg|
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|8.||Take exit 132 toward Nottingham Road||0.2 km|
|9.||Turn right||2.5 km|
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Nearest Airport & Flights
King Shaka International Airport - Durban+ FIND FLIGHT TO Durban
In May 2010 King Shaka International Airport was opened and is three times bigger than the original Durban International Airport.
The airport has been named after the great warrior and 19th century ruler, Zulu King Shaka. This international airport is the third busiest airport in South Africa with around 7 million passengers. It is 35 kilometres away from the centre of Durban.
Reviews for Fordoun Hotel and Spa
Wow, yet another beautiful getaway just outside Durban!! Excellent facilities and service. Restaurant was great (enjoy the venison). The room was exceptional!! Next time I hope to get a spa treatment
Had an absolute relaxing, rejuvenating time. The facilities are immaculate. The staff are ok top form and the attention to detail is excellent! The food was absolutely delicious too. Well done Fordoun!
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.
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.
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
Beautiful views after an amazing meal with the man of my dreams. Thank you guys as always. Team SSNTB loves you guys
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.
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. Whats 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.
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.
Clean.... Beautiful... Amazing treatments... Friendly staff... Relaxing and a must go!!!
Great service. Very professional LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. Highly recommend
the chalets are a really nice and cheaper alternative. the staff are really commited and the surroundings beautiful.
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
Visited the spa. Treatments were great. Service was great. A 5 star experience easily.
"What a stay!"
Fordoun has, regarding both staff and facilities, has managed to reinvent the meaning of the word WOW. Our stay was met with impeccable hospitality and the most accommodating kindness. I look forward to when I return, over and over again.
Great place to get away from it all. The food was great, the room was great but above all the staff were wonderful. Each and every one of them (including the Jack Russells), which made our stay top class. Would recommend to anyone.
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