The Bend Country Guest House in the Midlands meander is a well established Country House dating from the 1930’s, is situated on a magnificent Nature Estate of 1400 hectares. It nestles in a secluded amphitheatre in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg and is a sanctuary for all who visit.
The nature Reserve has 5 Eco-systems, including indigenous forest, grassland, riverine, mountain and pine forest, which showcase the area's rich diversity of flowers, animals, and bird life. The nurturing environment has attracted the return of many of the species that once roamed the region, including Oribi, Rietbuck, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Antbear, Leopard, Serval, Caracal, Baboon and Eland.
This stretch of the Mooi River is highly regarded by flyfishermen who enjoy challenging the Wild Brown Trout that have been here since the 1870’s. There are 6 well stocked Stillwater Dams for the fisherman’s further enjoyment.Other activities include walking, mountain biking and birdwatching.
The evenings are a time to relax on the terrace overlooking the river or in front of a roaring log fire in the cozy Ingwenya Pub. This can be followed with the enjoyment of fine country dining in our gracious diningroom.
The climate of The Bend has year round attraction with distinct differences between the 4 seasons:– the fresh green of Spring, followed by lush summer, then mellow Autumn with its rich colours and finally the crisp winter days with the occasional excitement of snow.
The Bend Country House has welcomed guests since 1994 and has provided the setting for many memorable Weddings and celebrations. We look forward to seeing you soon.
"If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place to be. From the serene surroundings and the immaculate rooms. There is nothing more you could need. Along with amazing food to boot! Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable stay..." - Calvin H
"My wife and I stayed at The Bend the past weekend and were pleasantly surprised at the hospitality and friendliness of all the staff. The staff were very friendly and the owner Sheila came into the bar before dinner every evening to have a chat with her guests..." - Christoff H
"We spent two nights during a really cold spell. Thank goodness for the roaring fire in our living room, wall heater and electric blanket. we had dinner in a nook next to the fire in the bar. The food was classic dishes of high quality and perfectly served." - Lynda A