St Ives Lodge, Restaurant & Wedding Venue is situated in Lions River which is in the beautiful Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands on the R103, 10 kilometers from Howick, 7 kilometers from Midmar Dam, 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and one hour from Durban. This beautiful estate is home to an array of wildlife, trout and an abundance of bird life.

This legendary exclusive Midlands restaurant was officially opened in May 2007, closed briefly from July 2013 and recently re-opened its Doors on the 11th of April 2014. Our passion for food has been long in the making and still to this day a perfect meal for every meal is what is achieved by our highly Qualified Executive Chef and Kitchen staff. Each meal is freshly prepared to keep the taste at top quality levels.


The double wing decked restaurant was born from a concept pioneered by Adrian Wingfield. Now proudly owned by the Bloxham family and managed by the youngest son Ashley and his wife Catherine. Delicacies include continental dishes, selections of grilled meat, seafood, pizza and fresh game.

Our top-class food is just waiting to be discovered by you with a glass of wine or whatever is your drink of choice. Sundays are Buffet Breakfast and Carvery Lunch due to the fact that a lot of our patrons save themselves for Sundays and require a lot of food! We do however serve a slightly lighter than normal al la carte menu for our not so hungry patrons!


Boma Restaurant:

The Boma Restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 till late and on Sunday from 11:00 till 17:00.

All major Sporting games are shown live at the Boma and live music is available on Friday nights and most Saturdays.




Follow the N3 to Kwazulu Natal. Take exit 114 from the N3. Turn right towards the R103. After 6kms, turn right onto the R103. After 2.1kms, turn right and the destination will be on the right.


-29° 27' 22.23''


30° 8' 5.09''
St Ives Farm
R103, Lions River
Howick, Midlands


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Food Served
CountryBuffetFine Dining
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 15:00

Friday & Saturday: 11:00 till late
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Secure Parking
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Load Shedding
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