Driving up to the Midlands to spend a weekend at Brahman Hills was just the break I needed to escape the city and just relax and reconnect with nature.

Brahman Hills is situated in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and is easily accessed off the N3. Having undergone an extensive renovation since the early days as the Windmills Hotel, the makeover with the natural wood and stone finishes accented by warm copper tones create a warm and welcoming effect.

On arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff at reception, shown around the hotel before being directed to The Impala Cottage which would be home for the next two days.Brahman Hills offers accommodation ranging from the 30-room hotel to the 12 self-catering cottages all of which are nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Blue Crane Nature Reserve.

Dining options include a  main restaurant, Brahman Cafe’,  where a buffet breakfast is also served, a sophisticated dining room called the 89 on Copper , a cappuccino lounge as well as an underground bar and a variety of eventing venues seating up to 400 people.

Checking into our cottage I was impressed with how beautiful and cosy it was with modern decor, fully fitted kitchen, fire place and warm and inviting bedroom.The bathroom was especially impressive and this is always the first thing that I look for when travelling. The cottage  had a huge jacuzzi on the deck with breathtaking views as far as the eye could see.

After freshening up we drove around to familiarise ourselves with the premises and discover the hidden gems around Brahman Hills.The hotel is perfectly situated and we had no problem heading out for a drive down the scenic R103 and discovered so many interesting places.

That evening  dinner at  89 on Copper was a sophisticated and enjoyable experience. Starters, mains and dessert was a dining experience of note; prepared with love, presented with elegance and served by friendly and efficient well trained staff. I will certainly be back to try out the other options as the menu does change often.

Breakfast was a buffet served at the main restaurant and the extensive options left us spoilt for choice. After our hearty breakfast we explored the area a little more and took a lot of beautiful pics. I can totally understand why any bride would want to have her wedding on this idyllic setting; it is a photographer’s dream.


We had an enjoyable and unforgettable getaway at Brahman Hills and look forward to returning back to the Midlands soon.




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I would like to thank the management of Brahman Hills for hosting us this weekend.

All opinions and views are my own.