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About Belvidere Country Estate

Belvidere Country Estate is a scenic getaway comprising a lovingly renovated farmhouse and a selection of charming cottages in the Midlands Meander region of KwaZulu Natal. Passionate and welcoming owners, the Woodley family have gradually expanded the estate with their own hands and vision bringing their labour of love to life at Belvidere Country Estate. Today, Belvidere Country Estate is a thriving working farm and beautiful guest retreat, surrounded by panoramic views of the Karkloof Reserve and lush grazing farmland.

The estate offers five accommodation options – the Dam View Villa, Mountain View Villa, Vlei Villa, Loft Villa, and the most recent addition, the Tented River Camp, located right by the water. Each unit is furnished w ith comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. Additionally, every villa features an outdoor pizza oven and braai facilities, while the Loft Villa and Tented River Camp provide the extra luxury of a hot tub. At night, you'll drift to sleep to the distant calls of black-eyed jackals, and in the morning, you'll wake up to the serene sounds of cows mooing in the distance.

Belvidere Country Estate's Setting

Situated in the Karkloof Valley, just a stone's throw away from the popular town of Howick and the Karkloof Nature Reserve, Belvidere Country Estate seamlessly integrates into the Midlands Meander of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. The Karkloof area is renowned for its stunning landscapes home to thriving wetlands, expansive mist-belt forests, and the spectacular Karkloof Falls. Adventure lovers will be in their element with thrilling mountain biking trails and the exhilarating Karkloof Canopy Tours.

This area is an ideal hub for exploring the natural surroundings and indulging in a true Midlands escape while being surrounded by neverending mountain vistas. Belvidere Country Estate offers the best of both worlds – it's conveniently close to everything that the Midlands Meander has to offer, yet secluded enough to provide a truly well-deserved escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Accommodation options at Belvidere Country Estate

  • Tented River Camp

    Min 1 guest - max 8 guests
    1 Tented Camp

    Experience tented luxury at its finest in Belvidere's new river-front unit. Inspired by classic safari tents, this unit offers every comfort and elegant finish …

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    from R 2200 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Day Bed
    Day Bed
    Fire Pit
    Fire Pit
    Pizza Oven
    Pizza Oven
    Toiletries
    Toiletries
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  • Vlei Villa

    Min 1 guest - max 6 guests
    1 Villa

    Vlei Villa is a modern and cosy 2-bedroom unit. The villa offers stunning views of the estate's vlei which is home to a variety of birds. The outdoor area is pe…

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    from R 1300 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Bath
    Bath
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Pizza Oven
    Pizza Oven
    Toiletries
    Toiletries
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  • Dam View Villa

    Min 1 guest - max 3 guests
    1 Villa

    This unit features an open kitchen and lounge area with a large bedroom adjacent to it. The bedroom is spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people with a king…

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    from R 1000 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Bath
    Bath
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Laundry Included
    Laundry Included
    Pizza Oven
    Pizza Oven
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  • Mountain View Villa

    Min 1 guest - max 2 guests
    1 Villa

    This unit features an open kitchen and lounge area, along with a spacious en suite bedroom that can accommodate up to 2 people in a super king-size bed. The kit…

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    from R 1000 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Pizza Oven
    Pizza Oven
    Toiletries
    Toiletries
    Fireplace
    Fireplace
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  • Loft Villa

    Min 1 guest - max 8 guests
    1 Villa

    This modern two-bedroom unit has an open-plan kitchen and lounge area, fully equipped with all the latest amenities. The unit also features two indoor lounges, …

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    from R 1300 / per-accommodation-per-night

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    Bath
    Bath
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Fully-equipped kitchen
    Verandah
    Verandah
    WiFi
    WiFi
    Wine Cellar
    Wine Cellar
    Day Bed
    Day Bed
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What's included

  • Accommodation

Location

12

How to get there

  • 2 hrs

    King Shaka International Airport

  • Belvidere Country Estate

    D734, Yarrow Valley, Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3291

  • Check in at Belvidere Country Estate

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Belvidere Country Estate

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the cancellation policy?

  • Is Belvidere Country Estate pet-friendly?

Reviews

  • Beautiful & peaceful

    Stayed in the dam view villa. It was a beautiful, cosy apartment in the heart of Karkloof, away from the hustle & bustle of the city. Loved the attention to detail and treats by the host. Beautiful and peaceful scenery! We had a lovely stay, and hope to return in the future!

    Conservio.com review

    Cheryl

  • Slice of Heaven

    Belvidere Country Estate is our new favourite place to stay in KZN. We stayed in the Vlei Villa and it was our own slice of heaven. Perfect example of a modern farmhouse with enough privacy to enjoy yourself comfortably. The villa itself was clean, comfortable and well taken care of. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We will definitely return soon.

    Conservio.com review

    Warren

  • Happy weekend away

    Spotlessly clean and eveyrhting we needed was available. Lovely outdoor seating area made for a comfortable and happy weekend getaway.

    Conservio.com review

    Geoffrey

Belvidere Country Estate impact highlights

Belvidere Country Escape offers a serene getaway for travellers, promoting sustainable practices to protect the local environment and prioritize ecological well-being. The Woodley family has devoted themselves to renovating the dilapidated farmhouse and converting it into a functional farm with eco-friendly cottages. This has led to the establishment of a sanctuary for diverse plant and animal life, exemplified by an endangered ground hornbill taking refuge on their farm. Amidst the lovely views of the Karkloof Reserve and grazing farmland, the five accommodation units blend seamlessly with the natural landscape. The estate's commitment to sustainable practices, like offering self-catering kitchens and outdoor amenities, ensures minimal disruption to the environment. The calm atmosphere, surrounded by wetlands, mist-belt forests, and the Karkloof Falls, fosters an appreciation for nature and the need for its preservation.

Are you unsure of where to stay? Contact us to help plan your nature-based travel.

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