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About Don Don River Mill Lodge

Don Don River Mill Lodge is approximately 16 km form Hobhouse, built from Sandstone, and situated on the banks of the Caledon River overlooking the Lesotho mountains.

The mill was built in 1865 and houses the original milling equipment which is still in working condition. The two self-catering stone huts overlook a dense Poplar grove and the Lesotho mountains, with the Caledon River flowing only meters away.

Wake up to the sound of the flowing river and canal, the leaves in the Poplar grove rustling in the wind and the sound of the birds - nature at its best.

  • Response Rate: 87%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 32 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Specials

Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 nights Winter Special 3 nights for the price of 2!


Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 01 May 2018 and 31 Jul 2018 on selected rooms.

  • Valid for 2 guests or more
  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 01 May 2018 and 31 Jul 2018)
  • A minimum booking amount of R1000 is required.

Availability and pricing

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  • Miller's Hut Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering This hut sleeps two guests in two single beds. The bathroom has a shower. The unit has a small kitchen area. The hut... see more Features:  Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Twin beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Garden views, River views
    from R400 For 2 guests
    • Adults
      • Camping (Summer Months) Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Please Enquire Features:  Self-catering, Outdoor shower, Garden views
        from R400 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Old Shop Suite Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering There is a double bed in the main bedroom and two single beds downstairs with a sleeper couch. The bathroom has a corne... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower over bath, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, River views
            from R500 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Kosie le Roux Chalet (IRO) Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Build from Sandstone, this two bedroom, two bathroom unit is separate from the rest of the mill and totally private.... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Fireplace, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, River views
                from R500 For 2 guests
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Don Don River Mill Lodge

                  15 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Russell Opland
                  26 December 2017

                  Sidney was so incredibly accommodating when our departure from Joburg was delayed several hours by car trouble. He came back late to meet us and settlemus in to the Miller’s hut, where we were welcomed by a fire, KitKats on the towels on the bed, and piles of blankets and duvets (obviously needed in the cooler months). The hut was perfect for two, with a microwave, electric frying pan, kettle (tea and I stand coffee provided). The kitchenette is short on implements, but I’m sure they’re available on request. There are some lovely walks down to the Caledon River over a little swinging bridge....
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                  Carol Brebner
                  06 April 2017

                  Hob House was quiet, remote, well equipped, right on the water, an easy walk to Lesotho over the suspension bridge and just reeks of history. We were treated to a tour of the old mill by Sidney who inspired us with his positive attitude and stories of his family involvement at the mill (too much to remember all of it) The road out to Ladybrand through cultivated farmlands was a fitting end to a lovely nights rest.

                  Denise Maier, South Africa
                  26 August 2016

                  Wonderful place of tranquility

                  Ulrike Kassier, South Africa
                  14 January 2016

                  A special place under old trees and next to Caledon River steeped in history with hosts who care and go the extra mile!

                  Mohamed Parker, South Africa
                  14 January 2015

                  Finding the place became worrying with the time i spent on the gravel road. (tip: it's more comfortable at 60km/h that at 30-40km/h.)On arriving at the place, I was warmly welcomed by the owner. The location and condition of the lodge left me stunned. Beautifully maintained and hidden away through the farmlands. The room was basic, but equipped with everything that i needed. Fridge, microwave, small kitchen area and even a tiny fire place. Due to the remoteness, i wouldn't stay for more than 1 night as there's not much to do. No signal there as well.Definitely a place i'd recommend for an over...
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                  Don Don River Mill Lodge Map

                  Don Don River Mill Lodge is 17.6km from the centre of Hobhouse , the nearest airport 29.5km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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