We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa

avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (7)
Room & Suite (5)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

#6 of 7 B&Bs in Himeville
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
100 yr old historic building, set on the foothills of the Sani Pass Mountains Drakensberg. Currently under new management, the lodge offers accommodation and spa packages to suit every budget.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Spa
Laundry service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
28Reviews0Q+A10Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 10
  • 6
  • 4
  • 5
  • 3
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Sherri wrote a review Dec 2023
Rivonia, South Africa1 contribution
We've just spent a week at the lodge over Christmas. We were a group of twelve, so booked out the whole lodge. It is a beautiful old stone building with stunning grounds. Bedrooms are large with very comfortable beds and lovely en suite bathrooms, great showers. Fire places galore and the dining room has a spectacular picture window looking out over the dam and the Lesotho mountains. There is a short walk to the crystal clear river, which is swimmable. The staff are wonderful, so friendly and happy to help. They are attentive but not intrusive and keep the lodge spotless. Bird life is abundant and we even saw a serval visiting the dam a few times. Priscilla the pot bellied pig is very sweet and wonders around the grounds. If you're looking for olde world charm I would definitely recommend this lovely place.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Kyle Murray wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
Spent the weekend at this majestic destination with the guys and had a absolute blast!! The views are amazing feels like our own secret getaway from the city life. Food is amazing and staff too homely and warm
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Wanderer18233309257 wrote a review Nov 2018
2 contributions
What a great getaway. Friendly efficient staff took care of everything. Bonfire evenings, fantastic views. Comfortable room. Lots of space for children to run wild. Great value for money Will definitely be coming back
Read more
Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
jordanjonathan1504 wrote a review Jun 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
When booking in the Drakensberg we always book at Seaforth, but 2 years ago, we went when they were new owners, and must admit the Lodge experience was horrific. We decided to try it again as the rates are extremely great. We has such an amazing time, we were able to take our furry family with us, and we went as a group of friends and family traveling from Durban and Joburg and booked the whole lodge out. We had such a great experience, so relaxing, away from city life…. There is nothing better than opening your door in the morning and only seeing mountain. The kids loved it because they brought their balls and bikes and enjoyed the open fields. We are so happy the old owners are back because the rooms are in great condition again…. The food is up to great standard (compliments of Victoria). We told the owners and staff that we would be back every year as we use to... To unwind and get away from the hussel and bussel.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2018
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Room no 1.... very romantic
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
SaniPassSeaforth wrote a review Jan 2017
1 contribution1 helpful vote
When pal booked and said mountain area no TV NO WIFI NO POOL i said oh no .... but after spending 3 days it is real LIFE DETOX... it is complete shut down Absolute heaven must experience guys.... Place is rustic but needs upgrade. We were told under new management looking forward to upgrade. Staff odd kept dissappearing!!! Needs TLC...great future possibilities.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
zfunkymunkeyz wrote a review Oct 2016
Durban, South Africa5 contributions
This was out second visit to Seaforth and I must say that it will likely be our last. We had high expectations since our previous stay was so enjoyable. On our first stay we were greeted as soon as we arrived by the manager, a very friendly and knowledgeable girl (Charley, I think her name was) and one of the staff helped to carry all our bags to our room - which was absolutely lovely with stunning views over the dam and up to the mountains. The room and lodge were immaculate and the attention to detail was exceptional. In the evenings, while we were having dinner, the staff would go and light the fireplace in our bedroom so it was warm and cozy when we turned in for the night. Dinner was amazing and the portions were fit for a king. After dinner, we sat around the bonfire outside and chatted with the manager and some of the staff members.... Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. We had forgotten to stop and buy snacks and drinks on our way through, but the manager volunteered to go for us so we could relax. Everything was perfect and this lodge had such a "magical" feel about it! We were so impressed by the everything that we decided to book there again on our next visit to the Drakensberg. Our second visit, however, was nothing like the first. When we arrived, there was no-one in sight. We looked around but couldn't find anyone so we waited awkwardly until eventually one of the staff happened to walk past and see us. There was no manager on site and the staff checked us into our room. The standard of cleanliness and hospitality that we had come to expect from our previous visit, was not upheld. The room and lodge was clean enough, but just not to the same degree. We caught a glimpse of a guy who we think might have been the owner or manager, but we never met him. The staff were very friendly and tried their best, but are not very fluent in English. Dinner was still lovely, but not as much as our first stay and the portions were not near as generous. Seaforth has unfortunately lost its charm. All in all, we left very disappointed. Bring back the old standards, Seaforth, and we will surely be back!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2016
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Shireen S wrote a review Oct 2016
Durban, South Africa17 contributions15 helpful votes
We travelled with 4 families. 8 adults and 7 children. We arrived at this place and was met by a lady in an apron. She showed us to our rooms that did not cater for the children. Old beds with dusty linen were placed in our rooms for the children. We we had paid separately for meals for the children however the staff advised us that they were told only 8 adults were arriving. Yet again paid for kids. We quickly learnt that even the meals were inadequate to cater for our group. We asked to speak to the owner who despite sending sms to the staff refused to take our calls. We realised we had been duped and set out to purchase our own food and prepare it despite having paid in full for same. We had sent an sms to the owner who was in umhlanga and she was totally indifferent as we had paid in full in advance.She was rude and obnoxious. Further the shower had ice cold water and the accommodation is infested with cockroaches. They have a 2010 AA certificate displayed. Some body needs to visit and shut the place down. Please don't put your family through this nightmare.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
bianca19881223 wrote a review Sept 2016
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa34 contributions4 helpful votes
On arrival at the Lodge there was no one in sight, but eventually found a staff member who took us to our rooms. There is only about 3 staff that are running the lodge, so service is not of the best standard, however I would like to say that they did try very hard to accommodate us, with them having to clean, cook, and try and help the visitors. The rooms were very clean, but once again, very basic. The trip was one of being very rustic, and basic, but we did at the end of the day, make the most of a poor situation. Very sad though, as it could be a thriving business.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Hugo S wrote a review Sept 2016
Kloof, South Africa14 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here for an anniversary weekend after getting an online discounted deal. We only read the reviews here after booking - so were prepared for the worst. The booking process was flawed, with several emails and phone calls later to confirm we had in fact paid in full and all was in order. We phoned ahead to book a spa treatment, to be informed that they did not have a therapist to conduct spa treatments (Seaforth country lodge and SPA?). On inquiring about an alternative venue for spa treatments we were told their was nothing in the area. Well a quick google revealed otherwise. We were greeted on arrival by Thandeka, who showed us around. She was friendly, all be it a bit timid for a hostess. The room was big and comfortable. Room 5 has both a fireplace and underfloor heating. We weren't shown the underfloor heating option, and discovered how it worked quite by accident. Dinner included in the price consisted of a chicken curry, and Thandeka generously offered to make my wife something else as my she does not eat curries. It was simple but tasty. Service and presentation are severely lacking. Breakfast consists of DIY toast, concentrated juice and a cooked breakfast. If you are into fruit, cereals and yoghurt then bring your own. You can share 1 jar of jam between all the guests! (Sorry, in all fairness, the second morning they did put out cornflakes) You have to wait for hot water to make tea or instant coffee and the water comes in a ceramic pot. The whole process is a bit slow and painful to experience. But that's ok. Just stare out the massive window overlooking the dam and mountains. It eases the stress! The place certainly has a spectacular view, an awesome setting and the building itself is full of character and charm. If the owners are trying to be a 1 star establishment then they are achieving that with flying colours. If they want to be more, then they really need to pay attention to what is happening in their absence. There are so many areas where they could improve upon. Even simple things. Dinner the 2nd night was stodgy overcooked spaghetti with bland mince. It was gross. If you booked the non DBB option you could have paid R180 for that! It would have included mushroom soup and a bit size portion of apple pie. WHAT!? There is an honesty bar, so help yourself, don't expect to be asked at dinner if you would like a drink, so best just to get it yourself...options are limited. I'm a wine drinker myself - bring your own unless you like the cheap stuff which will set you back R 120! All in all, for the price you pay, you can do much better than this place. They need to up their game.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2016
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 4 and 5 are on the mountain side
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
lyndasweidan wrote a review Sept 2016
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
On Arrival there was no Management to great us. In fact we never got to meet the owner. We asked for glasses and ice which never appeared so we went to look for a staff member and they were non-existent so we had to go to the kitchen where there were also no staff so we had to open cupboards to get our own. We opened the freezer to get ice and there was just a bag with a lump of sold ice which we had to smash on the floor to get a few pieces. We then used our own bottled water to fill the ice trays to make our own ice. The light in the passage to our room did not work so we had to ask a staff member to change the globe so we could see where we were going. There was no fireplace in our room as promised (There was however underfloor heating) . No TV which we were not told about. We could not sit on the garden furniture as it was covered in bird droppings. We could not run the bath and shower at the same time and one of the handles of the taps in the shower kept falling off. One of the plugs had no cover (just exposed wires). There was a kettle, tea, coffee and sugar in our room but no milk!!!!! Needless to say we only stayed one of the two nights and checked out after breakfast to check into another establishment at an additional cost. (Hence we never got to use our own ice, but happy that the next people would have got ice) Food was not the greatest. All in all was not worth the trip and will never go back. Lynda and Gerard
Read more
Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Himeville area.
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionHimeville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

SEAFORTH COUNTRY LODGE & SPA - B&B Reviews (Himeville, South Africa) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Himeville Museum (1.1 km), Pucketty Farm (5.0 km), and Sani Spoors (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, a spa, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seaforth Country Lodge & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Tree Bistro, The Olde Duck, and Moorcroft Manor Restaurant.