Rear cottage viewThe main double room
Manwood Lodge - country living at it's finest

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds
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Come and stay in our beautiful thatched home in the foothills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, surrounded by open countryside and mountains with the unspoilt Mooi River running at the bottom of our sloping view site, where a genuine warm friendly welcome awaits you and nothing is too much trouble to make you comfortable. One of the benefits of running our self catering business is the pleasure we derive from meeting new people and the satisfaction from knowing that they have enjoyed their stay.

The space

One of the best things about our guesthouse is the view. We are uniquely placed on a hill above the Mooi River where our visitors can take in the sights and sounds of the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. Not only is this a bird-lovers paradise thanks to the close proximity of a wetland but there are also a number of buck living on our property which can be seen making an appearance at certain times of the day from the thick bush below. Guests are welcome to explore the property and take a path down to and along the river.

Interaction with guests

We have lived in Rosetta for over 10 years now and therefore have extensive knowledge of the surrounding area. We are more than happy to offer advice and give recommendations about where to eat, what to see and what to do in order to make your stay as pleasant and memorable as possible.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 2PM - 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 21 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 6PM

Please keep the noise down after 10pm.
In order to help us be as environmentally friendly as possible and keep our rates down, we ask that you switch off any heaters and lights that you are not using.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Cameron User Profile
June 2017
Excellent accommodation and hospitable hosts!

Jonathan User Profile
April 2017
Manwood Lodge is a cosy place near Rosetta with good access to Nottingham Road and the rest of the Midlands Meander. Communication prior to the trip was excellent. The house itself is well equipped and provides a great base of operations for the meander or just for relaxing - it has great views of the Drakensberg, the Mooi River and a very nice fire place. Alan and Christine are amazing hosts making sure that you have everything you need to make your vacation a success. We will definitely be back sometime soon!

Jonathan User Profile
March 2017
The host canceled this reservation 50 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Gijs User Profile
November 2016
We had a lovely 2-night stay in Alans house. Alan and Christine were very helpful in communication prior our arrival. The house offers everything you need as a kitchen, living area including fire place (wood available), and bathroom. Last but certainly not least is the amazing view on the Drakensbergen. A perfect place for a stopover or -even better- a longer stay:)
Alan User Profile
Response from Alan:
Its was more like greeting old friends than visitors. A great pleasure . Alan and Christine
November 2016

Mooi River, South AfricaJoined in November 2015
Alan User Profile

After selling my business in Johannesburg, my wife and I moved down to this part of the country in search of a quieter, more peaceful life. We love the country life and share our beautiful home with our pets, a Great Dane, a cat and a chameleon. We also enjoy meeting new people and that's why we opened a guest house for visitors to come and share the views and lifestyle that this area has to offer. We live each day as it comes and try to make the most of every moment.

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