St Ives Country Estate, Midmar

Kwazulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

St Ives Country Estate


R103 Midmar/Lions River, Kwazulu Natal Midlands, South Africa

Mark Schraader

+27 (0) 33 234 4490

 +27 (0) 33 234 46 47

+27 (0)83 649 4009





St Ives Restaurant, Accommodation & Fly Fishing Estate is situated in Lions River which is in the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands on the R103, 10 kilometers from Howick, 7 kilometers from Midmar Dam, 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and one hour from Durban..

Our Estate Boasts with a GREAT COUNTRY FINE DINING RESTAURANT that over looks a very beautiful dam stock with a wide variety of fresh water species waiting to CHALLENGE BOTH BEGINNER & PRO ANGLERS.

WE also have a UNIQUE SPORTS BAR, very popular with the local sports fanatics when we show the game on THE BIG SCREENS.

Also offered is LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATION in all 16 suites that have limited self catering facilities.  The Suites are all air conditioned and lovely fire places.


  • Television (Movie Magic, Super Sport, ETV and SABC channels)
  • Fire place
  • Hair Dryer
  • Braai Facilities
  • Rooms share a private swimming pool
  • Each room sleeps two either as single or a king size bed

Kiddies are WELL ENTERTAINED with our PLAY AREA with ITS CUSTOM JUNGLE GYM & THREE TRAMPOLINES. they are also invited to meet the animal at the petting farm.


At St Ives we have exceptional staff members that are lead & guided by a team of superbly Professional Managers. Your guests will be given the royal treatment that they deserve and we ensure complete service satisfaction by you & your wedding party.

The reception shall take place either inside our banquet hall or upon our raised wooden deck that over looks St Ives Lake. Drapes, soft music & fairy lights will set an enigmatic atmosphere of complete wonderment.

After speeches are done & toasts are made the evenings dinner shall be served. We serve tailor made menus that are prepared by a very dynamic team of Chefs who will use vast culinary skills to turn locally sourced ingredients into top class gourmet cuisine.

When it’s time for you to take your first dance as newly weds, we will open up the dance floor for the evening for you have a very memorable night with your friends and family.

Our luxurious suites are booked & ready for all guests when they choose to call it a night


Conference Packages for up to 60 persons available in a choice of 2 Venues.

*Please note that rates are subject to change
**Credit cards are welcome

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