Otters Den Cottages

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. 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 are also very proud to announce that we have recently been awarded

3 Star Grading in the Self Catering category by The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA).

We have 4 freestanding newly built thatched cottages: Chelsea, The Great Western, Ikhwela and Copper, each with a private balcony overlooking the Lions River.

Each of our 3 Star Graded cottages is for 2 people and has an en -suite bathroom with its own jacuzzi spa bath. 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 as well as a queen sized double bed and private car port. For cold nights our cottages also have an electric fire and electric blanket with goose down duvets. 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 home-made 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 a historic city and 1 ½ hours from Durban 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 hours drive away and the well known world heritage site of the Drakensberg mountain range is also about 1 hours drive away.

ROSE Cottage

4+2 -@R525.00 Minimum of 4 people per cottage over low season
@R525.00pp pn – 5 minimum over High season

PROTEA Cottage

4+2 -@R525.00 Minimum of 4 people per cottage over Low season
@R525.00pp pn – 4 people minimum over High season


2+1 -@R525.00 Minimum of 2 people per cottage over low season
@R525.00 pp pn – 2 people minimum over High season

2+1 -@R525.00 Minimum of 2 people per cottage over low season
@R525.00 pp pn – 2 people minimum over High season

During school term – scholars, 2-17 yrs R 230.00 p.s.p.n
During school holiday’s and long week-ends, 2-12 yrs R

Please note bookings for :
week-ends minimum of 2 nights
long week-ends minimum of 3 nights.

Breakfast – optional :
Full English @R80.00 pp
Continental @R60.00 pp

Mid-week, Out of Season………stay for 4 nights but only pay for 3
High Season is :-
a) Midmar Mile (12-14th Feb)
b) All long weekends
c) All school holidays

Rates are subject to change without notice.


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