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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1. Beautiful views, scenic, plenty of activities, loved the horses. units were terribly disappointing, our first night we were allocated room 18, the entire unit was filled with flies, we could not even leave a glass of water for a few seconds before a fly would be sitting on it,there was also dead flies as the staff had clearly been... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A view from a ridge across green rolling hills. An on site Spa. Activities if you want to be sociable. I just wanted some rest so I can not comment on those. My unit was comfortable. The setting tranquil. There are extensive renovations underway so things can only get even better. I will go back.

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Thank WWB57
First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the great, level-headed review. Midlands Saddle and Trout offers something for everyone – be it a quiet weekend, family fun, or a base to explore the Midlands Meanders. See you next time, I am confident you will be impressed by the renovations. Kind regards, Schalk Enslin More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Midlands Saddle and Trout for only 2 days on our way to Umhlanga. We were impressed with the newly renovated chalet. It was extremely spacious & the kids loved the spa bath. The weather was not great, but we still enjoyed the outdoor activities and the amazing views around the resort. This is definitely a place to... More 

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Erwin, your feedback is appreciated. The renovation project is very exciting. In addition to the units, we have also replaced all the paddocks for the horses and, before December, the restaurant will be completed. You will have to come back to see! Midlands Saddle and Trout is unique in offering the Spa baths in our one and two... More 

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My family and I simply love staying at Midlands Saddle and Trout so much that we go there a few times a year. The amazing staff and beautiful, peaceful surrounding makes us wish that we could stay there forever. The self catering units are absolutely the best and most comfortable. we love the activities that are always planned for the... More 

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Robin, it is so encouraging to hear that the family has been loyal to Midlands Saddle and Trout over the years and approves of the new refurbishment we are doing at the resort. The most often asked question during check-in are still about our gigantic bonfire, and the answer still remains “Yes, and the marshmallow braai too!” The... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

The units were spacious and well equipped and very comfortable. The facilities were great and it was super to stroll over to the paddock and feed the horses apples. They were almost as friendly as the staff.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, Mike, for the great feedback. I have shared it with the staff. The truth is we got our friendliness from the horses. Next time you visit Midlands Saddle and Trout, feed us the apples instead and then you will see trotting! On a serious note, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Schalk Enslin General... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Avoid unless no other options available. Poorly managed and kept and in desperate need of upgrade. Bathrooms very poorly maintained and unkept - acrid. Bedroom very aged and tired. Lounge / kitchen area probably acceptable by low standard

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Collin, I am sorry that your one night experience at Midlands Saddle and Trout did not meet your expectations. Midlands Saddle and Trout is in the process of being drastically re-vamped. The majority of our guests share the excitement that our team feels. In my welcome letter I encourage all our guests to communicate issues to me. We also provide... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a wonderful resort with excellent facilities, and lots to do, neat, clean and tidy. The chalets are big and spacious with stunning views over the valley. We were in chalet no 27a which was lovely. It was cold and we lit a great fire and had ample warm bedding and hot water, even although this was out of... More 

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Clive, it is heart warming to get such positive feedback. We believe it is the spaciousness of the units, the views and all round amenities that make Midlands Saddle and Trout the darling of the midlands. As we refurbish the resort, we maintain the character, and modernise the comforts. I will be sure to pass the good review... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I would place this amongst my bottom list in terms of accomodation. It is extremely dated, and although some might suggest still functional, the aura of age, stench, uncleanliness and disrepair hangs heavy. Unless a student ( in search of best rate accomodation), backpacker or low budget traveller - I would seriously avoid. Not even the price justifies the experience.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Dear Colin, Thank you for your review. 50% of the resort has visibly been refurbished and other parts have been blocked off with dedicated teams working long hours like little ants to fix the place up. When you were here the last part of the new horse paddocks were being erected and the stables being painted. I see from you... More 

Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Awesome weekend break, celebrated a family members 60th birthday at the venue. Staff and management where excellent, accommodating and friendly as we hosted a function in their banqueting room. They went over and above the call of duty to make it a memorable weekend for all of us. thank you so much. you guys are amazing

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review. The midlands team loves family weekends, and we had great fun with your birthday function. We can’t wait for the 70th birthday bash! Kind regards, Schalk Enslin More 

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

What an awesome place. Enjoyed every moment. So much entertainment, friendly staff and management. Welcome drink on arrival, and a huge bom fire at dinner (braai) on the Saturday evening. Well done to all the staff.

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First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Eishhh, (nice user name!) that’s great feedback, thank you! We have built some good momentum in recent months and the fundamentals of the resort are stronger again. It is refreshing to hear that it reflects in the guest experience. I have passed your comments onto the staff too. The entertainment team looks forward to the warmer evenings to come. We... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated near Mooi River, just 60km from Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Saddle and Trout offers 59 fully equipped luxury chalets in several configurations. With a restaurant offering comfort cuisine and a great wellness centre, it is the perfect setting for wedding and functions. There are entertainment facilities for the whole family, both on and off the resort. Midlands Saddle and Trout is ideal for those looking to relax in the countryside, explore the Midlands Meander or enjoy all the exhilarating activities on offer - ranging from canopy tours to candle dipping, horse riding and almost anything imaginable in between. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort

Address: 152 Hidcote Rd, Sub 7 of Farm Oatesdale | Hidcote Area, Mooi River 3300, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mooi River
Price Range: $92 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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“ask for room with a heater and no flies”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all units are the same - amazing”
 of 5 bubbles robinpillay77, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The views all around the resort are fantastic.”
 of 5 bubbles F6998CUmiked, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Chalet 27a had excellent views nice and quite”
 of 5 bubbles cliven35, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Chalets 16-36 on the hill with beautiful sunrise views!”
  • Early morning view from the stoep!
 of 5 bubbles GeorgAnderson, 15 May 2016 | Read review
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