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About Schaefers' Halt

Take a step back into a bygone era and stay at Schaefers' Halt's historic cottages, self-catering accommodation for stressed city dwellers looking for an authentic country experience. The property is located in the Dullstroom countryside and is a nature-lover's retreat. Accommodation consists of four cottages, and Schaefer's Halt also offers a country wedding and function venue.

The nearby, quaint town of Dullstroom gives a glimpse into village life, with its high street shopping and many restaurants and pubs. Treat yourself to a horse riding trip and then a session at the beauty therapy salon. Schaefers' Halt is close enough to take a day trip to the many tourist attractions in the area, and is an ideal stopover to the Kruger National Park and private game lodges in Mpumalanga. The Dullstroom area saw much action in the Anglo-Boer War and the Highland Battlefields can best be appreciated on a tour.

Art courses are held on the scenic property and the more adventurous can try fly-fishing in the four well-stocked small ponds, as well as river fishing. Birdwatching, walking, hiking and mountain biking can all be enjoyed on the farm, which boasts stunning views, waterfalls, birds and wild flowers.

Wedding Venues: The Barn at Schaefers' Halt is an affordable wedding and function venue seating up to 150 guests. This Dullstroom wedding venue is dedicated to the exclusive use of the wedding party for a weekend or two-night midweek wedding package.

  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Two of our four cottages; Windsong and Cloud Cottage are pet friendly. The pet surcharge is R50 per dog per day.
For midweek stays discounts may be given depending on availability, number of guests, length of stay and season.

Room availability and prices

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  • The Snug Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Snug is a restored historical boer cottage and is the ultimate romantic hideaway for a couple. The thick stone wall... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
    from R780 Room rate
    • Adults
      • Wind Song Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, located in a private setting on the hillside, offers ideal self-catering family... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Private bathroom, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R1300 Room rate
        • Adults
          • The Cosy Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering This is a Colonial-style cottage, with 1930s furnishings and bric-a-brac evoking a refined era. The cottage consists... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
            from R1500 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Cloud Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Cloud Cottage is located in a private setting high on the hillside. Features include covered parking, a kitchen opening... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views see more Twin beds, Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, No Smoking in Rooms
                from R1500 Room rate
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Schaefers' Halt

                  22 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Duncan Collins
                  04 September 2017

                  Place was so relaxing and quite and so beautiful

                  Mike Maudlin
                  04 September 2017

                  Carol and I had a wonderful relaxing time with the most beautiful closeness to nature. Thank You

                  Maureen Grosvenor
                  07 August 2017

                  It was clean, quiet and warm. Loved the decor and the cleanliness! The owners were friendly and helpful. It was a very peaceful stay.

                  Jane Austin, South Africa
                  03 May 2016

                  Beautiful setting Great accom in Clouds Cottage Attentive hosts Pet friendly Awesome walks Left feeling refreshed and revived 

                  Jaimie Bonhomme, South Africa
                  22 June 2015

                  We stayed in the Snug, a cosy little retreat. Pretty views and comfortable for a romantic weekend getaway. Very peaceful. Cleanliness in the kitchen was a concern. The cottage seems to have a cockroach problem and may need fumigation.Establishments Response:Guest comment noted. We are however surprised at this review, as it immediately followed a phone conversation in which the guest agreed to pay a contribution toward the replacement of a badly burnt carpet. Had the guest followed normal check out procedures they could have reported the damage and the pest problems instead of leaving us to...
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                  Schaefers' Halt Map

                  Schaefers' Halt is 26.5km from the centre of Dullstroom , the nearest airport 92.9km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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