Otters Den Cottages

Welcome to Otters Den Self-Catering. Our secluded cottages set in 18 acres of unspoiled countryside in the heart of the arts and crafts route of the Midlands Meander have been awarded 3 Star Grading in the Self Catering category by The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). Built in 2004, these well-equipped cottages overlook the Lions River near Nottingham Road in Kwazulu Natal, offering a truly peaceful and relaxing break away.

We have 4 freestanding thatched cottages: Chelsea, Great Western, Ikwela and Copper, each with a balcony overlooking the Lions River.


Each of our 3 Star Graded cottages accommodates two people on a queen-size double bed with electric blankets, goose-down duvets, en-suite bathroom with a shower and private Jacuzzi spa bath and separate toilet and basin. Every cottage also comes with a fully equipped kitchen including microwave, 2 plate stove, fridge/freezer, toaster, and weber braai.   They all have dining and lounge areas, a table and chairs on the balcony with adjustable umbrella, as well as a private car port. For cold nights our cottages also have an electric heater and heated towel racks. All utensils, crockery and glasses are included and all linen and towels are supplied. We also have FREE Wi-Fi in every cottage to keep you connected.

Welcome Pack

Every cottage also comes with a welcome pack including tea, coffee, sugar, milk and delicious breakfast biscuits.

We are located 13km out of Nottingham Road village, on the Fort Nottingham Road in the heart of the Midlands Meander arts and crafts route. Only 50km from Howick which is famous for the Howick Falls, 70km from Pietermaritzburg  and 2h30m from King Shaka International Airport.  We are also 450km from Johannesburg.

What to do and where to go

Otters Den Self Catering runs alongside the Lions River providing beautiful views as well as the opportunity for gentle riverside walks or swimming in the crystal clear river pools. We are situated on the glorious Midlands Meander arts and crafts route, offering various local products and produce. You could also bring your bikes and ride in the scenic countryside. The local area abounds with things to see and do including trout and bass fishing, golfing within a 10 minute drive and the renowned Midmar Mile at Midmar Dam. The historic battlefields route can be found approximately 1  hour drive away and the well known world heritage site of the Drakensberg mountain range is also about 1  hour drive away.

We offer the option of setting up up-to two single beds in the living area of the cottage to accommodate friends, family or colleagues for an additional R250 per bed per night.


R595.00 pp sharing or R1190 per night for two people

Single- R900.00

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