Celebrate Life at Backworth House

Beautifully Appointed Suites

Welcome To Backworth House

Slow the moment down

From the rising sun to closing day, Backworth House gives a sense of establishment and history. As one of the oldest farms in the Mid Illovo district, Backworth House takes in breathtaking views over the Southern KwaZulu Natal Midlands. Always a tranquil homestead of comfort and tasteful delights, she sits protected in a large manicured fountained garden of abundant hydrangeas and azaleas. A gentle temperate climate caresses avenues of yellowwood and plane trees. Celebrating her centenary in 2024, Backworth House has the charm of holding stories and laughter in her walls.

Book with us to create memories to let time stand still to breathe fresh air

Let Time Stand Still

Our Bedroom Suites

Backworth House is the perfect place to stay whether you are looking for accommodation or a stunning venue for tailor-made celebrations. The guest house offers a variety of rooms to suit your needs, as well as a range of facilities and services to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Boutique Guest House

Tailor-Made Functions

Facilities & More


Backworth House offers a variety of services and amenities, as well as close-by attractions. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, with all the necessary amenities for a pleasant stay.

Swimming Pool

We have a pool for you to laze by. You can enjoy the sun and the water, and we have plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas for you to relax in.


Have a great time working up a sweat and testing your skills, there’s nothing like a little friendly competition to add some excitement to your day.

Country Hikes

We also have walks and country hikes in and around our establishment, so you can explore the area and get some fresh air. 


Days of Gardens

If you're looking for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, look no further than our days of gardens, with our inviting loungers.



Our intimate bar is run on an honesty system and has a full DSTV package, so you can enjoy watching your favourite shows while sipping on a refreshing drink.


Mountain Bike Opportunity

With the amazing geographic position of Backworth, the immediate proximity to the establishment, the district roads, and the surroundings are the perfect place for a variety of mountain biking adventures. Day Passes can also be arranged for neighbouring iNsingizi which has over 50km of world-class MTB single track trails of riding for all levels


Proximity to Clay Pigeon Shooting

If you're a fan of clay pigeon shooting, then you'll be happy to know that we are in close proximity. You'll be able to get to the shooting range quickly and easily.



Inclusive Dinner, B&B, with a casual lunchtime menu available.

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