Country Escapes & Short Breaks in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands
Clydesdale On Lions River

Escape to the Midlands Countryside and enjoy a peaceful stay at our elegant country lodge, situated on the banks of the Lions River. 

There's no need to venture far; spend your days exploring our grounds, relax in your spacious room or suite, enjoy a braai and truly unwind. If you're looking to venture a little further there's plenty to discover - from Nelson Mandela monument and the full Midlands Meander experience. 

With relaxation in mind there is much to entertain at Clydesdale. 


If staying in is the order of the day, pick up a book and sink into a sofa by the fire, play a gentle board game or take a walk along the riverbanks.If the grounds are calling, don some walking shoe and explore the acres of forests around us, challenge your friends to a game of pool or sit in a deck chair with the sun on your face and a glass of Pimms in hand.


The Trough

A capacious room; having large fully opening doors affording a light and airy feel, and providing stunning views across the lawns to the river beyond. Although quite sizeable, little enclaves and cosy corners abound in this room, providing ample opportunity to sit with friends or family, to snuggle up with a good book; play board games or just simply to soak up the tranquil atmosphere.Delightful objects d’art and paintings lovingly adorn the whole area, along with bowls of fresh fruit and displays of freshly cut flowers, culminating in a very cozy, homely ambience in which to totally switch off and relax.


The Suites

The eight suites and rooms here at Clydesdale are an irresistible fusion of the past and present. Every room is individually styled and designed so that no two are the same, with gorgeous soft furnishings, plump cushions and quirky furniture. We provide flawless attention to detail and homely charm in bucket loads as well as the most spectacular views over the Lions River.


Fly Fishing in the Midlands 

Our well-stocked river is a short walk from the hotel and is on the edge of woodlands and lawns. The Lions River a tributary to the Umgeni River, runs through the hotel grounds adjacent to the forest  This stretch provides 500 meters of opportunities for the more experienced angler to test their skills on trout, Yellow Fish and, on the lower stretches; Bass.


Golf Breaks, Midlands

Set deep in the heart of midlands, Clydesdale is located within a 20 minute drive of some of the best golf courses in Kwa-Zulu Natal and is only ten minutes from Boschoek Golf club. Why not check availability and latest prices now.


Walking Holidays in the Midlands

Clydesdale is ideally situated to explore our beautiful midlands countryside; making us a great destination for walking holidays. We have several well-trodden paths close by, as well as others slightly farther afield, but whichever you chose; walking enthusiasts or those who prefer a gentler and more relaxed walk are sure to find something to suit all abilities. To the West of the lodge there is the stunning Inhlazane Mountain, and just north of the hotel, is the less well known but equally worthy, Kamberg  in which there a number of picturesque lakes and reservoirs can be found.


Bring your pup

Your four-legged friend will love our grounds and the Midlands countryside beyond, so why leave them at home? Well-behaved dogs are welcomed by our very own loving pets.