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About Millgate Cottage

Set in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Millgate Cottage is set amid the beautiful countryside just off the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick. For relaxation seekers, we offer superb accommodation in self-catering cottages, suites or our Farmhouse, where guests enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Millgate Cottage has two self-catering cottages with modern kitchens fully equipped with stoves, microwaves, fridge-freezers, crockery and cutlery. Selected DStv channels ensure that you will not miss your favourite sports event. Each cottage also has a veranda and braai facilities. The view from the cottages is the distant Drakensburg Mountains.

Millgate has three additional suites, two of which have self-catering facilities. They all come with fans, heaters and TVs with M-Net to make your stay a pleasant one. The views from the suites are that of a lush garden backed by forest.

We have divided our large farmhouse into two sections, one sleeping five people and the other up to nine people. Each section has its own fully equipped kitchen, with full-size stove, fridge, microwave, utensils and the like. Each section has its own bathroom. Because of their size, we set the number of guests as three in the smaller section and four in the larger section, or the equivalent rate.

Please note that additional single beds can be added to all of our rooms.

For entertainment and to meet with the locals, guests visit our pub, The Crafty Mole which is Balgowan’s local watering hole. Stocked with the typical variety of beverages, Millgate Cottage’s pub specialises in locally-produced craft beer. When not keeping an eye on the TV, nor sipping their favourite drink, guests can try a game of pool, challenge friends at darts and have fun outside on the putt putt course.

This could also be a special event venue; using sleeper couches, Millgate Cottage can accommodate more than 33 people. It has a bar, a dining room, an equipped catering kitchen and large grounds. Using this combination it proved itself to be a popular venue for holding special events. Garden weddings, significant birthdays and many friends and family gatherings have been held at Millgate Cottage.

Safari: Millgate is a bird watchers paradise and we have duiker, bush and reed buck, mongoose, porcupines and vervet monkeys as neighbors.

Wedding Venues: Millgate is in close proximity to several well known wedding venues and we can accommodate up to 30 people in total. Our bar and dining room can be booked for private functions. Couple can choose to be married in our lovely gardens.

Family friendly: We offer a nine-hole mini golf course, as well as safe gardens.

Romantic: We have a double-bedded room attached to the Tudor-style house with its own entrance.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 32
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

As Millgate Cottage is a small family business, run by its senior owners, it can't offer the services typically provided by a hotel. For example, we kindly ask guests to try to book in before 5pm which is when the staff depart for the day. If this is not possible, with a pub on the property, alternative arrangements may be made upon request. ... As Millgate Cottage is a small family business, run by its senior owners, it can't offer the services typically provided by a hotel. For example, we kindly ask guests to try to book in before 5pm which is when the staff depart for the day. If this is not possible, with a pub on the property, alternative arrangements may be made upon request.

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Reviews for Millgate Cottage

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Nina Hoffman
13 February 2018

We were staying at Millgate as we were attending a wedding close by over the weekend. It met all of our needs and was a good place for such a large group. We were out most of the time at the wedding functions, so did not spend much time at the accommodation itself. However it was clean and perfectly adequate for our purposes.

Leanne Moore
21 August 2017

Had an awesome stay over the weekend.

Michael Marler
30 April 2017

The cottage has everything you need, even though it is not a five star establishment. The area is peaceful and serene, so go there to relax. It is in the heart of the Midlands Meander which is reason enough to stay there.

Nomangwane Shangase, South Africa
28 December 2016

A Self Catering Cottages which we don't regret visiting and spending our Christmas Day. The owners are helpful and very nice people. Their Cottages has enough space a specially for us family of 17. Trees and the view of hills land scale. We even attended a Christmas Sermon at Michael House Chapel our spirit and soul were well fed. We visited Nelson Mandela Capture Site, Howick Falls, Midmar Dam Picnic Areas, Karkloof Falls. We had a blast 5days.

Lesley Singleton, South Africa
10 October 2013

We had a good stay over. The breakfast was delicious.Only thing I would recommend is to put some doom in the room as there were quite a few jumping spiders in the room as well as mosquitoes.The Owners are exceptionally friendly and welcoming.

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Millgate Cottage Map

Millgate Cottage is 4.6km from the centre of Balgowan , the nearest airport 117km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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