About Us

Woodridge sunrise
Woodridge Forest is nestled in the hills next to
Michaelhouse School.

We offer en suite accommodation with tea and coffee facilities and the freedom to choose your meals from a variety of nearby local facilities. The many coffee shops, restaurants and hotels in the area offer plenty of choice in Delicious Cuisine, from pizza and pasta, to sushi, pub grub or fine dining.

With so many Things To Do and Things To See - Meander and explore, indulge in home-made Belgium Chocolate at Florentines on R103, Tweedie, waffles at the Waffle Inn on R103, coconut ice and decadent chocolate brownies at Barbz Cafe in Nottingham Road, or other sweet temptations; meander by foot through the Woodridge Nature Reserve, or to the top of the hill and count the beautiful wild flowers, or brightly coloured grasshoppers that frequent the Midlands in September; take a drive to the surrounding farms that offer horse riding or fly fishing; book a canopy tour in the Karkloof forest; spoil the kids with a chocolate dipping experience at Chocolate Heaven in Rosetta or at The Junction in Nottingham Road; make candles at Piggly Wiggly Village on the R103; try archery at The Junction in Notties, or learn calligraphy over a cup of coffee at Midlands Square; visit the historical Mandela capture site, find a perfect piece of original pottery at Ardmore Ceramics or a painting from one of the many local artists, or just book into one of the beautiful day spas for extra special personal care.

Whether you are looking for an energizing, adrenaline pumping flight in a glider, or a totally relaxing weekend away with plenty of books and massages, Woodridge Forest 11 is the place to stay.

Things to do in and around Woodridge Forest 11

Shopping and Arts and Crafts

Woodridge sunrise
Early morning near Curry's Post

The KZN Midlands is full of talented artists bursting with creativity. Find furniture, fixtures and finishings, paintings, pottery and old world and modern décor, plants and garden art, shoes, hiking boots, hair accessories, hammocks, and many other knick-knacks and fun things to adorn yourself or your home.


Take a bicycle ride along the picturesque country roads, or a more challenging mountain trails; try horse riding on a farm, or prove your skills with trout fishing at one of the nearby trout farms. There are white-water rivers for tubing and canoeing enthusiasts and the nearby Midmar Dam offers sailing opportunities, canoeing and swimming (if you are up to a challenge, try the Midmar Mile!). There are many opportunities for beautiful walks from Woodridge Forest, and more challenging hiking as we are just a short drive from the southern Drakensberg mountains. Swing through the indigenous forest of the Karkloof on a canopy tour, or relax at a spa for an afternoon of pure blissful treatment. Alternatively try your hand at the local 18-hole golf course!


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Fine dining and other cuisine
At Woodridge Forest 11 we understand the importance of flexibility while exploring the Midlands Meander. We leave you free to choose your cuisine - pick ambiance that you fancy. Perhaps you enjoy the elegant and up-market ambiance of fine dining, or perhaps you prefer something a little more informal or pub-style or maybe you'd like to try both! It is up to you to choose what suits you and return to your room with a view when you have enjoyed what the Midlands has to offer!

There are many coffee shops and a coffee manufacturer who share their stories on how they make their coffee. The waffle house next to the second hand book store makes for a really relaxing afternoon in a beautiful garden setting, order a pizza and eat it under the trees next to jungle gyms and candle dipping creativity shops - easy to eat and entertain the kids at the same time … and afterwards you can make your own chocolates at the chocolate-dipping shop.

So much to do and so many choices!