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Hilton, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a timeshare at Midlands Saddle and Trout. We haven't been for years and normally give our week to family or friends as our children are older and have outgrown MST. This year we had the opportunity to have a mid-week stay. The resort is neat and in the process of being refurbished. This still remains a great place... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words! Our refurbishment roll-out is indeed on-track and the feedback we get is positive and constructive. The vibrant colours in the units are particularly well received. We are making Midlands Saddle and Trout Great Again and hope to see you again! Kind regards, Schalk Enslin General Manager More 

Centurion
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Booked a week at Midlands Saddle & Trout with the mission of exploring this central area of KwaZulu Natal. This is quite an unknown part of the world to us. Going out in the mornings at 08h00 and only returning after 17h00, we were welcome with a homely & warm accommodation. We had the 1/2/4 chalet, with all the utilities... More 

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

Thank you George for the incredibly kind words about your experience – both on the resort and meandering around. Our efforts on-site are certainly paying off, Midlands Saddle and Trout is on the up and up! During your next visit the restaurant will be operating with a new menu and during better hours as well. We also want to stock... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We had the opportunity of having our family re-union at this resort and what an awesome weekend it turned out to be. The very friendly and efficient management and staff went out of their way to ensure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The units are very clean, spacious and comfortable. The resort is very well maintained and managed.

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

Thank you Imraan, it is fantastic to hear that our efforts are improving the experiences that our guests have at Midlands Saddle and Trout. Your weekend with us filled the lawns with laughter as the kids and adults played games and socialised from early until late. What an awesome extended family! I am looking forward to sharing crayfish over the... More 

Newcastle, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Excellent resort. Management very accommodating. Staff are friendly. Property well kept and neat. Many sporting activities on the property. I was advised that by next year the pool is going to be heated .awesome stuff. Flies were a bit of a problem. Midlands saddle and trout booked for next years reunion God Willing!

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

The Asmal Family Reunion 2016 was awesome indeed! Everyone at Midlands Saddle and Trout enjoyed the laughter, activities and food! Our refurbishment project is now nicely underway, and by next year’s reunion you won’t recognise the place! As for the pool and main buildings, we have only started looking at options for the refurbishment that we will do once the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Excellent accommodation and perfect setting for a Family Reunion... over 13 chalets booked and enjoyed... BUT the trip was marred by theft of sneakers from within a chalet after hours... this will certainly have us thinking before we BLOCK book for another reunion

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

Thank yu for your review and block booking, we loved having you. It requires a dedicated team of people to run a resort of this size and I am confident when I say that our team is made up of friendly people that work very hard to earn an honest income. One incident like this affects the reputation of everyone... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My mom broke her arm when she fell at the one stop before Escourt. The staff were amazing they called paramedics. Advised on a hospital and from then on although we had to go to the hospital a bit out stay was lovely. The restaurant was good, the units were clean and spacious it was tranquil with stunning views. Our... More 

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

Dear Shelley, Thank you for the great review. It is always heart warming when we receive this kind of positive feedback from our guests. I started as General Manager at Midlands Saddle and Trout after your stay with us, and upon enquiry about the incident my staff’s faces lit up as they remembered your family. The positive interaction has been... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Situated ideally away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our unit overlooked a farm and it reminded me of our stay in Scotland where our unit also overlooked a farm. It was so peaceful to sit and watch the cows grazing and the calves playfiully running around. The horses on site was available for rides and the children... More 

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Thank Arbel2006
First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic review of our little piece of paradise. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the views , facilities and the tea time treats! I have passed your comments on to the Spa and glad you also got to relax in the jacuzzi. We look forward to welcoming you back for that rest and relaxation... More 

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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

This resort is such a shame. It is located in one of the most beautiful places in the Midlands. Once you enter the chalet, you want to go back home. The place was infested with flies, with new ones hatching everyday. Place was not well maintained. This applies to the accommodation and facilities. The manager was apologetic and acknowledged the... More 

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Thank 109dhirenn
First_Resorts, General Manager at Midlands Saddle & Trout Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have installed fly traps outside all our units to try and control the fly situation. This is, however, a seasonal problem. With regards to our maintenance, you will be thrilled to hear of our upcoming refurbishment programme due to commence at the end of February and hope to welcome you back to see all... More 

Durban
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Saddle and Trout. Horses were a lovely attraction - well kept and feeding time was fun for kids. Feel more signage should go up though as the horeses do get teased by the guests. Tractor rides and children activities were also well organised. Adult and family braais, teas were well organised and brought the guests... More 

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

This is encouraging ,I am happy that guests enjoyed themselves ,as mentioned to you previously we are embarking on a major refurbishment programme starting in February of all our units, interior and exterior ,the pool area has recently been upgraded by way of completely repainting the exterior and purchasing new umbrellas . Kind regards Raymond Donaldson | Resort Manager -... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Well there were no trout as the one dam was over-grown and the other two were under construction, so would have been nice if they had told us that when we booked as that was the very reason why we booked to stay there. The place is in need of a "face-lift" as it does look a bit dated however... More 

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

Thank you for the review. As the new General Manager, I am very aware of the inherited bad maintenance upkeep so we have put a preventative maintenance plan in place to take care of the small things. The good news is that we are going through an extensive refurbishment programme due to start in February through to May 2016 where... 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
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Mooi River
Price Range: $83 - $119 (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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