Inversanda is a country lover’s haven situated in the beautiful Dargle valley in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. We are in the privileged position of being situated right at the end of the road; a place to relax and soak up the peace and tranquility.
Visitors have truly arrived once they head off down our 2.5km driveway and see the Inhlosane mountain amphitheatre unfold in front of them, with the farm nestling in its footsteps. Ours is a very special valley – a jewel that we treasure. Children, horses and well behaved pets are very welcome.
At Inversanda we are passionate about 3 things: our farm, our horses and the magical valley in which we are so privileged to live.
The farm dates back to the 1800s and up until the late 1970s the crops were all planted and harvested with working oxen. For a period it was a dairy, however, today Herefords happily graze the lush kikuyu pastures to produce prime beef calves.
Tom and Lucinda Bate bought the property 8 years ago and brought their love of horses with them. The old dairy has recently been converted into a barn with 14 stables. Feed time is an experience that children particularly enjoy. The horses hear the rustle of feed bags and flair their nostrils and stamp their feet in anticipation. There is a commotion for a while, then a contented munching as they all bury their noses in their buckets. The majority are polo ponies, which are exercised on the hills above the farm.
The farmhouse was built to a scale more commonly found on the sugar cane estates of the North Coast. It could readily be converted into a guesthouse, however we have chosen to offer spacious and comfortable self-catering accommodation. The private wing has its own entrance and comprises a large sitting room with fireplace, dining room, kitchenette, family bedroom, twin bedroom and large verandah overlooking a magnificent view of the surrounding hills.
DirectionsTake the Howick North/Tweedie off ramp from the N3. At Tweedie (Zenex Garage) turn left. 500m turn right to Petrus Stroom. Go straight for approx 10km. At fork bear right. Go up steep hill, road turns sharply left through a quarry. Immediately you leave the quarry, turn right. No 29 is clearly marked on gate. The house is approx 2.5km from the gate.
Situated at the end of the road, visitors are privy to the very special aura of our unique valley. One can simply relax and enjoy a good book by the fire or on the verandah, or alternatively take some invigorating exercise in your immediate surroundings.
The attractions of the Midlands Meander need no introduction. The Meander offers something for everyone ranging from its arts and crafts to home-brewed beer and freshly baked muffins. Other nearby attractions include: