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Dargle Road Midlands, Fort Nottingham 3300 South Africa
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Fort Nottingham
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4.8
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4.7
Step into another world....our exquisitely decorated cottages are set in 155ha of rolling hills and pastures of the Natal Midlands, on 1.5km of the Lions River frontage. Guests can choose from 1 to 4 bedroom self catering accommodation, each featuring luxury extras such as under floor heating, espresso machines, fireplaces and free WiFi. Enjoy trophy trout fishing in pristine dams, hiking trails, canoeing, mountain biking and mini golf on site. Whispering Waters offers you not only luxurious lodgings and tranquil surroundings but is also close to all the attractions of the Midlands Meander.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bicycle rental
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Secured parking
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Outdoor pool
Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Dargle Road Midlands, Fort Nottingham 3300 South Africa
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Pietermaritzburg Airport31 miSee all flights
King Shaka Intl Airport72 miSee all flights
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HKadodia wrote a review Jul 2022
25 contributions9 helpful votes
I booked the 3 bedroom log cabin 10 days ago. It is non-refundable, so even if I change my mind, I wouldn't get back a cent. I then got an email at 9pm last night, informing me that Whispering Waters have overbooked and have cancelled my reservation! I was due to check in tomorrow They didn't even have the courtesy to call me or try to arrange an alternative. It turns out there is a glitch on their booking system, so if you book with booking.com it might not show on their system, leaving you high and dry! I never expected such pathetic treatment from them.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Richard Wentzel wrote a review May 2022
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We have been doing timeshare for nearly 30 years and our unit at Whispering Waters was the best equipped unit we have ever stayed in. The linen is monographed and top quality, The aray and quality of the glasses and crockery excellent. All the staff were excellent. Will definitely want to return.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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RodBlondin wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa42 contributions13 helpful votes
A delight in the KZN Midlands - chalets extremely well equipped and appointed. Friendly efficient service. Great place to refresh in these troubled times. Lovely scenary and well kept gardens. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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PP9110 wrote a review Apr 2022
Richards Bay, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful establishment twice. Second time was not so great.I was given contradicting information from the start regarding occupancy. I inquired about additional kids under the age of 5 staying in the four bedroom villa and was told that it would be fine but a fee would be payable for the kids. The GM then called and refused saying that they do not allow over occupancy. We came to an agreement only to check in and have the same GM call me and contradict herself saying that it would not be allowed. I inquired ( not confirmed) about day visitors- reception notified me that they would charge a fee, however the GM was against it. - very confusing and frustrating. I found the whole exchange with the GM, upon arrival, to be quiet rude and unwelcoming which is such a pity as the villa in which we stayed was beautiful and the setting, so serene.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Cosy villas with fireplace and under floor heating. fully equipped kitchen, villas are serviced...
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Meerkat Portfolio wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa101 contributions14 helpful votes
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What a top spot in KZN's beautiful Midlands. Top notch accommodation with stunning views of multiple dams and farm land. There is so much to do too! Fly fishing, Canadian canoeing, walking, mtn bike riding, photography, adventure golf, doing the extensive midlands meander, playing golf nearby or eating out at one of the many restaurants! From Sam at reception to Angelique and Neville in management, we were made to feel like royalty. Also kudo's to the entire maintenance team who are clearly on top of everything! Well done guys and THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 2 parking spaces per unit. Bonus!
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MOYENI wrote a review Mar 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa98 contributions51 helpful votes
Oh but I did love the place. I'd rather not post a review in order to keep Whispering Waters a well guarded secret. It sets the benchmark for timeshare getaways. We stayed a week in the Villa. Well appointed with top brand labels. Every comfort is attended to. Spacious accommodation, large beds, oodles of lounge seating, a separate dining room, well kitted kitchen, thick white towels, fluffy duvets, extra blankets, underfloor heating, gas stove, double door fridge/freezer, beautiful en suite bathrooms and a large patio to admire the view. Whispering Waters is a working dairy farm and watching the cows loudly bawling for admittance to their lush field every morning certainly added to the ambiance. One can amble around the property or take a gentle kayak around the dams. There is also a swimming pool. Whispering Waters is serene, quiet and soothing. Simply beguiling. We traversed the little roads around the Midlands stocking up on farm fresh produce and prolific baked goods - lunching out at one of the many eateries that liberally speckle the area - and hauling back our treasures to feast on for supper. Explore the Midland Routes and admire the creative artists who call this home. The place is a veritable destination for gastronomic gluttony. Blueberry Cafe is a must do if only to admire the loos and or alpacas. A beautiful well run resort. It grieves me to say don't hesitate to visit.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: All units are lovely.
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Mike Harrison wrote a review Apr 2020
Kloof, South Africa8 contributions4 helpful votes
Checked in on the Friday afternoon. Very smooth procedure and the GM Debbie made sure we were all sorted very quickly so we could get to the chalet. Chalet incredibly luxurious and well equipped/spacious. Beautiful scenery and made for a very peaceful weekend. Will definitely visit again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Angelique Woolmore , General Manager at Whispering Waters
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Dear Mr Harrison Thank you for your positive review & feedback. We are happy that you had a wonderful weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Angelique Woolmore
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GerdaMulders wrote a review Feb 2020
Amanzimtoti, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the start to the finish of our stay we were treated like VIP’s, very professional and friendly staff. You can charge your batteries in a place where time is standing still.. oases from the busy ratrace😁 highly recommended! 5-star self catering cottages, very romantic.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Whispering Waters, Marketing at Whispering Waters
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Hi GerdaMulders, Thank you very much for rating the Whispering Waters resort five-stars and for giving us such positive feedback. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience of the Whispering Waters resort and that you received excellent service by our staff members. We definitely hope to see you back with us in the future. Have an amazing day! Kind regards, The Whispering Waters Team
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Bob_N1522 wrote a review Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa26 contributions32 helpful votes
We stayed in the Log Cabin 1A at the entrance to the Resort. The welcome was as good as it gets. A glass of sherry was enjoyed while the two ladies gave us a introduction to the Resort. The Log Cabin is a three bedroom unit with two bathrooms. The spacious open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen led out onto a wooden deck with built in braai overlooking its own trout dam. We enjoyed our meals while watching a malachite King Fisher diving for its own feast and each morning and evening we looked out for a duck mother with her 9 strong brood, alternating sheltering them under her wings and teaching them to look for food and improving their paddling skills. Two yellow billed kites occupied the top branches of a dead tree in the water every evening and may have been the reason that the duck brood was only 7 when we left. It was January 2020 and the lush vegetation and beautiful scenery along the Kamberg and Dargle Roads made the lunches we enjoyed at Granny Mouse and Notties Pub even more special. Nothing is better than seeing green cornfields, a herd of Appaloosas and stunning scenery of mountains and dams in the valleys forming well maintained farming lands. I could go on and on. Debbie and her team run a tip top resort and my only concern is that other people might want to go there and restrict my ability to return!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: The units are all special but my favourite is the Log Cabin
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Response from whisperingwaterskzn, Public Relations Manager at Whispering Waters
Responded Feb 15, 2020
Hi Bob_N1522, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience of the Whispering Waters resort and that you had front row seats to peak into the wonderful lives of the animals that we have on our working farm. We appreciate you taking the time to rate Whispering Waters five stars and for writing this wonderful review! We definitely hope to see you back with us in the future. Have an amazing day! Kind regards, The Whispering Waters Team
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irened wrote a review Jan 2020
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa4 contributions
We have stayed here several times, and always enjoy our stay. We did however find this (midweek) stay most distressing. The cottage is not geared to ease the summer heat - no cooling except for black out curtains, and for 3 bedrooms we had two table fans. No ceiling fans. Please provide light summer throws for the beds instead of the heavy winter blankets. We found the large outdoor umbrella broken and waited two days to get it replaced. It was too hot to sit on the deck after 7am. We faced flies everywhere- the fly swats were ineffective, the can of "Doom" made no difference. we could not open a door nor a window. We resorted to wetting the end of our bathtowels and beating flies in the kitchen, the pantry, the dining room, the lounge, every curtain, the bed, the bathroom, the ceilings. It was horrible. At least the resort could have done more to help us guests. One fly trap in the tree outside is hardly enough. Fly strips indoors and at each door would help. We wont book a stay in summer again. Pity as the swimming pool is so lovely. Oh well!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from whisperingwaterskzn, Public Relations Manager at Whispering Waters
Responded Jan 21, 2020
Hi argyle52, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate Whispering Waters four stars! We are sorry to hear that you battled with the flies that came out in the area due to the volume of rain that we've had this season. We are sorry to hear that the fly swatter and Doom left in the unit was unable to deter the flies. We appreciate your suggestions and will have our team look into implementing what we can in order to make the stay more enjoyable for future guests in terms of cooling equipment, shading tools, as well as fly and mosquito repellents. We do hope to see you back with us in the future and that these issues won't be part of your next Whispering Waters experience! Have a wonderful day further. Kind regards, The Whispering Waters Team
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PRICE RANGE
$71 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalFort Nottingham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whispering Waters
What are some of the property amenities at Whispering Waters?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Whispering Waters?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Whispering Waters?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Whispering Waters?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Whispering Waters?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Whispering Waters accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.