Weekend Getaway to Midlands Saddle and Trout


By Teri Row

The week leading up to our stay at Midlands was mostly composed of checking the weather report. It was going to be a cold one, with rain predicted for Saturday. This was the perfect opportunity to whip out the scarves, jackets and winter boots. The temperature gauge started to drop as we drove towards Mooi River and Midlands Saddle and Trout, we arrived to 5°C weather, and the warmest welcome!

The reception area was decked out for the arrival of the weekend’s guests, with Old Brown Sherry and snacks. The reception staff really made you feel welcome the moment you walked in the door, and you soon forgot just how cold it was outside.


The first thing we did when we got into our chalet is light the fire, quickly unpack, turn the stove on and cook some dinner. After an extremely well rested evening, we woke up to a beautiful morning, with mist rolling along the emerald hills.


The Town of Mooi River is a quick drive from the resort, which was convenient for us, as we need to stock up on some supplies for the weekend. The rain persisted throughout the day, with a brief hello from the sun in the afternoon.

We took this opportunity to walk around and explore…

We ended off the afternoon being entertained by the Midlands staff, who really know how to dance! The best way to warm up on a winter’s day.

See the YouTube Clip http://youtu.be/zlKjvU-Qhbg

shaking their tail feathers

Sunday was a glorious morning, everyone was out and about and taking the opportunity to enjoy all that Midlands Saddle and Trout had to offer.

Last but not least, I can’t forget to mention Le Roux, this lovable dog who is a resident at Midlands, gave us a visit. He is so charming and funny, he enjoys drinking out the fountain and dropped by our chalet to say hello!

Drinking fountain style Rent a dog for the weekend

We loved our time at Midlands Saddle and Trout and hope to visit for longer next time.

For more information on this resort visit their website www.midlandssaddle.co.za

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