An indulgent weekend in the KZN Midlands


Meals created by a celeb chef. Sunrise yoga. Glorious gardens and fine wines and spa treatments. This isn’t your everyday weekend escape.

Imagine. Luxurious accommodation. Exceptional meals by a celeb chef. Fine, fine wine tastings. Throw in award winning, breathtakingly beautiful gardens. Spa treatments. A helicopter flip. This, obviously, is not your common-or-garden-variety weekend away.

Brahman Hills in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, is always a treat. But this promises to be something completely OTT indulgent.  The Brahman Hills Experience is an exclusive weekend boasting an enchanting blend of experiences for guests seeking an extraordinary fusion of comfort, culinary excellence, artistic beauty, and thrilling adventures.

Guests will indulge in exceptional dinners prepared by celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood, who says “This is going to be a magnificent culinary weekend! I’ll be putting together two fabulous dinners using the incredible produce straight from the property – all organic and sustainable, of course. I’m really passionate about celebrating ingredients, and I can’t wait to share that passion with Brahman Hills guests.”

Along with dinners, there’ll be wine tastings from some of South Africa’s finest wine estates … think Mullineux, L’Ormarins, Haute Cabriere and Bruce Jack Wines.

You’ll also have the chance to explore the 26 distinct garden rooms on the property, as well as the unique art and sculptures in the guided garden and art walks by designer landscaper, Tim Steyn and art curator Tyron Selmon-Butler.

For relaxation, there will be a Saturday sunrise yoga session, and an indulgent 90-minute spa treatment at the Healing Earth Spa. And for thrills … a 15-minute heli ride over the five-and-a-half hectare, award-winning gardens.

Rumour has it there’ll be a few national rugby icons on the weekend escape, so you’ll get to rub (very broad) shoulders with the sports stars.

Explore the gardens … Brahman’s breathtakingly beautiful gardens have just scooped the esteemed Overseas Region Winner title in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Garden of the Year Competition!


The Brahman Hills Experience has three packages – Platinum, Gold, and Silver – each tailored to cater to different preferences and budgets, all of which will include the accommodation, meals, non-alcoholic drinks, guided walks and yoga. Add ons (the heli flip and spa treatments) are available for the less expensive packages.

The experience is from Friday to Sunday May 10 to 12, rates are from R8 400 to R11 500 a person, sharing, and bookings can be made on