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Everglades Hotel & Conference Centre

Accommodation in the Natal Midlands

Contact Details

Name of hostsGail
Tel:033) 234-9042/43/44
fax(086) 621-4035
Cell+27 (0)82 880 2051
3 Star
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Description

The Everglades Hotel is situated at the foot of the Inhlosane Mountain, deep in the southern foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Whether on business, dining socially, or on a getaway with the family, you are assured of an unforgettable experience with us, as our establishment is wholly orientated towards service excellence.

We offer the best of both worlds, superb family holidays as well as superior conferencing and wedding facilities. We can accommodate up to 106 guests in 45 rooms.

The Inhlosane offers an invigorating hike, and excellent bird-watching opportunities, culminating at 'the Cascades' water fall.

The Hotel will gladly prepare a picnic lunch for your day’s outing…

Situated on the Midlands Meander, there are numerous art and craft places of interest to visit, ranging from lavender farms, wrought iron works, to thirst quenching breweries. Children are catered for too: animal farms, candle dipping and delicious home made ice cream, so your days in our beautiful valley will be memorable.

Then back to Everglades for a hearty lunch or dinner. Our diningroom boasts an atmosphere to be found nowhere else! Meals are either served plated or when there are large numbers a delicious buffet.

Accommodation

The Everglades Hotel offers a wide variety of accommodation, ranging from Standard Rooms and family suites to Superior Rooms overlooking the golf course and finally our plush  new Executive Rooms.

All accommodation is en-suite, some rooms have baths and others showers, however a large proportion have baths & showers. Other facilities are  TV, telephone, radio/alarm, heater and tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms and our executive rooms have DSTV. Our interleading family rooms are able to accommodate up to 6 guests, in either twin or double beds.

 

Our Hotel Swimming PoolOur Bowling GreenAerial View of Everglades

Facilities

Our fully inclusive conference package includes:

  • Competitive rates - individually designed to meet your requirements and needs.
  • Free use of conference venue and attached breakaway rooms, with all facilities.
  • Superb cuisine - catering for all tastes.
  • Refreshments on table during conference, and morning and afternoon cream tea.
  • Individually arranged seating in all our conference venues.
  • A wide range of sporting and recreational facilities.
  • Secretarial assistance by prior arrangement.
  • Resident conference co-ordinator, to assist your organising team with final arrangements so you may be assured of a focussed business conference.
Specialised Features of the Everglades Conference Venues: (additional charges apply)
  • Team building activities - designed to meet your skills and needs.
  • Theme evenings / gala dinners / braai, potjie or spit roast.
  • Champagne breakfast / sundowners - in the Reedbuck Boma or, for the energetic, at the top of the Inhlosane!
  • Access to desktop PC with Internet connection.
  • Fax and photostat facility.
Everglades Hotel is the idyllic venue for you special day. Our team of experts are on handle to guide you through the planning of your wedding day.

Just contact us and we will do the rest.

Just 40 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and 11/2hrs from Durban make our venue easily accessible.

Your ceremony can be performed in Inhlosane 2 (can seat 50 guests) or Inhlosane 4 (can seat 120) guests depending on the size of your wedding and the gardens are available for pre-drinks and photographs in our beautiful gardens.

Your guests can then move to The Reedbok Boma for your reception, which can seat up to 120 guests including the dance floor.

We suggest between 8 and 10 people per table.

Bowls, Par 3, 9-hole, Golf Course and Driving Range, Swimming, Tennis and a fully equipped Gymnasium.

Our Everglades Wellness Centre will pamper your every sense, from facials, Hot Rock massage, waxing and grooming treatments to complete a total relaxation experience at Everglades.

In addition, The Everglades offers table tennis, and a grass court suitable for volleyball and badminton.

The Inhlosane Mountain offers an invigorating hike, with scenic views of the southern Drakensberg and excellent bird-watching opportunities, culminating at The Cascades Waterfall.

The Hotel will gladly prepare a picnic lunch for your day's outing...

Surrounding The Everglades, one can enjoy the many arts and crafts destinations on the famous Midlands Meander.

Children are most welcome, and facilities for the little ones include: childrens dining area, trampoline, organised entertainment (over peak periods) and baby sitters (available on request)

At the end of your invigorating, stress-free day, what better way to enjoy your evening and make new friends, than in “The Wattle & Daub Pub”, offering full size billiard table, pool tables and dartboards.

Wellness Centre

Experience an enjoyable, relaxing treatment that will leave you feeling balanced,  re-energised and ready to face the world again. Escape to our beautiful neck of the woods where nature abounds and the soft sound of birdsong will lull you and calm your senses in the beautiful Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands.The following treatments are available. Booking is essential.

Full Body Massage Treatment  1hr R350.00

Soothes & relieves aching muscles and restores body & soul. A true African, intensive massage, using hot rocks and essential oils and finishing with a re-hydrating Lavender & Arnica Body moisturiser.

Ancient Head Massage  30 minutes R210 .00

Relaxing head & neck massage with essential oils.
Feel your stress levels melt away whilst the aromatic scents calm the mind.

Mini Facial Treatment  - 1 h R250.00

Cleanse skin,, facial mask, tone followed by a 20 minute facial massage leaving skin refreshed and vitalised.

Tea Tree Spa pedicure and massage - 30 minutes R230.00

Refresh & revive the feet and legs with a Tea Tree footbath and foot & leg massage, followed by a relaxing pedicure.

Pampering Manicure  30 minutes R230.00

Start with a Eucalyptus, Ti Tree and Lavender  Hand wash, followed by a pampering manicure and an Almond hand  Massage.

Back & Neck Massage 30 minutes R230.00

De-stressing back & neck massage using lavender & arnica essential oils.

Weddings

Situated in the beautiful Midlands countryside, Everglades Hotel is the idyllic venue for you special day. Our team of experts are on handle to guide you through the planning of your wedding day.

Just contact us and we will do the rest.

Just 40 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and 11/2hrs from Durban make our venue easily accessible.

Your ceremony can be performed in Inhlosane 2 (Can seat 50 guests)  or Inhlosane 4 (can seat 120) guests depending on the size of  your wedding and the gardens are available for pre-drinks and photographs in our beautiful gardens.

Your guests can then move to The Reedbok Boma for your reception, which can seat up to 120 guests including the dance floor.

We suggest between 8  and 10 people per table.

Your wedding checklist

  • Invitations
  • Wedding date and time
  • Venue
  • Menu Selection
  • Seating Plan
  • Colour Scheme
  • Drapists
  • Florist
  • Wedding Cake
  • Wine & Bar selections
  • Photographer
  • Hairdresser/Beautician
  • Pastor
  • Music
  • Order of service and reception
  • Guest accommodation
  • Baby sitters
  • Directions to Venue.

Our facilities allow you to have everything at your fingertips on site.

We do not charge for the Ceremonial Venue, however all decorations are for your own account.

Pre-drinks and snacks are quoted for separately, please enquire.

Please note that a non refundable deposit of  R5000.00 is required to secure you booking.

A complimentary bedroom awaits you on your wedding night which includes a bottle of Champagne  and a full traditional breakfast the following morning.

So it is with great pride that the Everglades Hotel looks forward to welcoming you and your wedding guests.

 Conference

The Everglades Hotel & Conference Centre is set in 13 ha of parklike gardens in  the beautiful Dargle Valley at the base of the imposing Inhlosane Mountain, just 34km west of  the famous Midlands town of Howick – Kwa Zulu Natal – South Africa.

The Hotel offers four  superior conferencing venues, catering for either large seminars, or smaller, more personal, management-type meetings. The Everglades can accomodate up to 110 delegates in 52 rooms, ranging from Standard to Superior and finally our plush new Executive Rooms.

Delegates, removed from their workplace to the tranquil surroundings of the Everglades, are empowered towards relaxation and stress-free productivity.

All rooms are in a scenic garden setting, with views of the surrounding countryside. Amenities include en-suite bathroom,  local TV, heater, radio/alarm, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Several Superior and all Executive Rooms have underfloor heating.

Our fully inclusive conference package includes:

  • Competitive rates - indvidually designed to meet your requirements and needs
  • Free use of conference venue and attached breakaway rooms, with all facilities
  • Superb cuisine - catering for all tastes
  • Refreshments on table during conference, and morning and afternoon cream tea
  • Individually arranged seating in all our conference venues
  • A wide range  of sporting and recreational facilities
  • Secretarial assistance by prior arrangement
  • Resident conference co-ordinator, to assist your organising team with final arrangements so you may be assured of a focussed business conference

Specialised Features of the Everglades Conference Venues: (additional charges apply)

  • Team building activities - designed to meet your skills and needs
  • Theme evenings / gala dinners / braai, potjie or spit roast
  • Champagne breakfast at the top of the Inhlosane!
  • Access to desktop PC with Internet connection
  • Fax and photostat facility

 

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Directions

DIRECTIONS FROM JOHANNESBURG 1. From the N3, take the HOWICK NORTH-TWEEDIE offramp, turn RIGHT at the stop sign, and travel over the highway bridge. 2. At the T- Junction (ISMAIL STORE), turn RIGHT. 3. Travel for 5km, through LIONS RIVER. 4. take the DARGLE/IMPENDLE turnoff to the LEFT, and travel 26 km to the Everglades. DIRECTIONS FROM DURBAN 1. From the N3, take the HOWICK NORTH-TWEEDIE offramp, turn LEFT at the yield sign. 2. At the T-juntion (ISMAIL STORE), turn RIGHT. 3.Travel for 5km, through LIONS RIVER. 4. Take the DARGLE/IMPENDLE turnoff to the LEFT, and travel 26km to the EVERGLADES.

Attractions

Midlands Meander

The gentle rolling countryside of the KZN Midlands just north of Pietermaritzburg (uMgungundlovu District) is home to South Africas premier country route. The Midlands Meander provides a different perspective for the visitor to the “Zulu Kingdom” with a diverse range of experiences from luxurious pampering to antique collecting to milking cows!

During the 1970s a group of crafters already living in this beautiful area came up with the idea of forming a collective to encourage visitors to their studios and hopefully, shop. It was the simple, authentic lifestyle of handmade, home-homegrown and lovingly created that they sought to achieve. This seamed the ideal way to maintain that. This lifestyle and these values still echo in the hills today.

Each year, more creative souls are drawn by the gentler pace, bringing fresh ideas and new energy. There is always something new to explore among the comfort of old favourites. Discover unexpected gems, be utterly charmed by gracious hosts, learn a new skill at the annual Creative Festival or simply watch a spider spin her web.

The Midlands Meander is sure to entice you back for more of it’s magic.

Midlands Meander Butterfly

The familiar symbol of the Midlands Meander is the Karkloof Butterfly(Orachrysops ariande), which inhabits only three locations in the KZN Midlands. Breeding in steep grassland gullies, this butterfly has a unique relationship with the sugar ant(Componotus natalesis), which carries the newly-hatched caterpillars from the host plant (indigofera woodii) to their food source. The butterfly is so rare that a sighting is unlikely, and the Midlands Meander funds a research project aimed at ensuring it’s survival. Collection tins bearing the slogan `Common Cents Can Make a Difference` are located at all Midlands Meander outlets.

NEARBY:

  • Karkloof Canopy Tours
  • Bicycle Tours
  • Paintball
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Helicopter Flights

Wedding Venue at EvergladesOne of our Executive SuitesOne of our comfortable standard rooms