Newstead Farm

An historic farm in the heart of the beautiful KZN Midlands
About Us

Newstead Farm dates back to the late 1840’s

Newstead Farm exudes charm and elegance, and a significant history that dates back to the late 1840s.   A rural smallholding, with horses, pastures and a 700-tree plum orchard, this is a small piece of heaven in a lush and indigenous valley close to some of the top golf courses, restaurants and forest walks in the country.  Located 3km from the Balgowan / Bosch Hoek N3 highway turn off, between Johannesburg and Durban, close to the villages of Balgowan and Nottingham Road.  There are many wonderful restaurants to enjoy in the area.

4 Rooms

The rooms are in blocks of two with  a shower and are completely private. They overlook the swimming pool and courtyard.

3 Self catering Cottages

Two one bedroom and one two bedroom free standing fully equipped self-catering cottages offers one the chance to be independent and relax on the farm.

Many activities in the area

There are many wonderful restaurants in the area, as well as access to top golf courses. One can also walk and experience nature at its very best.

All rooms are fully serviced with plenty of parking and easy access from the N3 Highway between Johannesburg and Durban. We offer tranqulity and a peaceful escape from the harsh realities of life, so do not provide TV or Wifi. However these are available at restaurants in the area.

Your hosts: Simon & Tracy Woodland

Simon, Tracy and their family have opened up their home and look forward to sharing it with you. The team looking after you includes Winnie, our friendly housekeeper (not in photo).

What our guests say


“What a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting! We really enjoyed our stay and wished it had been longer!”

“Tracy is an outstanding host. She really cares and it is evidenced by the many thoughtful touches that make the cottage feel like a home away from home.”

“Our cottage had a great view over the dam and rolling hills. It has a great location being close to good restaurants and coffee shops. The cottage is clean, modern, with quality linen, heaters, & kitted out with everything you need (with added touches we appreciated like home made rusks, fruit, milk, tea/coffee etc & liquid soap/shampoo in bathrooms). Winnie and Tracy were super attentive and helpful when needed. We will definitely return.”

Amazing spot to stay! Will definitely be going back!

Stay with Us for a calm and peaceful experience

Newstead Farm

And let the magic of this little piece of heaven in the lush and indigenous valley of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands captivate you.

27 (0) 83 675 6031
Old Curry's Post Road, Balgowan, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

11 + 1 =

You have the option of booking online via, or via Airbnb or you can book directly through Tracy.

Follow our journey on Instagram