A heavenly place to dwell….

Discover a sense of wholeness, of peace, of healing, of happiness. St Andrew’s Retreat near Mooi River in KwaZulu-Natal is ideal to use as a quiet and central base from where you can explore the Midlands, the battlefields and the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains, or simply enjoy a restful stop-over en route between Johannesburg and Durban.


Once a beloved community Anglican church dating back to 1901, St Andrew’s has been saved from disuse through insightful restoration and transformation by custodians Jennifer and Paul Hindle. Set in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Midlands farmlands, with views across lush pastures to the lilac foothills of the Drakensberg, it offers three beautifully and sympathetically appointed en suite double bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, nooks and snugs for a quiet moment with a book, fountain-filled gardens for open air reflection, and even a majestic bell tower.


Every comfort for a truly unique and restful self-catering getaway is at your fingertips. Perfect for a quiet, soulful retreat, an adventure, a romantic interlude, an anniversary or special occasion, a stay at St Andrew’s is a celebration of tranquility, nature, love and the greatest of life’s gifts and bounty.



Come…and count your blessings.

With Special thanks to William and Franko Esposito 

for their outstanding photography.

Mobile:  082 780 9015  Email:  willespo@vodamail.co.za

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  • St Andrew's Retreat, Giant's Castle Road, Hidcote,
    Mooi River, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3300
    South Africa