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Luxury 3bed 2.5bath home in popular trout fishing and golfing destination

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Self-catering house to sleep up to six adults and 2 to 3 children

NOTE: Almost all enquiries are for peak period, so prices stated are for peak periods. Discounts will be offered for off-peak periods, i.e. not public holidays, school holidays, Xmas, Easter, etc.

Dullstroom is a popular weekend resort town for both fisherman (winter) and golfers (year round), situated at 2000 meters above sea level, about 260km east of Johannesburg en route to Kruger Park. It is a historic village dating back to the late 1800s, with a variety of restaurants, shopping facilities and various outdoor activities, .e.g. horse-riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and clay pigeon shooting.

The estate is 10 hectares, with two small trout dams (catch and release), and views extending 20+ kilometers across the village and a rolling plateau to pine plantations in the distance.

The house is double storey, with an open plan lounge (living room) with a fireplace open on both sides, kitchen and dining area, built-in bar, and double garage. The house is serviced daily, at no extra charge (but tips to staff are appreciated).

More Details

Property Manager
Raymond and Barbara Anderson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2016

About Raymond and Barbara Anderson

I'm a Canadian who has been living in South Africa for 35 years. Most of my career was in banking, and I'm now doing consulting work in South Africa and elsewhere.

Raymond and Barbara Anderson purchased this house in 2010

Why Raymond and Barbara Anderson chose South Africa

I first arrived in South Africa in 1981, and over the years 1984 to 1987 spent many weekends touring the then Eastern Transvaal, including Kruger Park, Sabie, Nelspruit, Hazyview, Barberton, and so on. We would usually stay at a friend's cottage in the Highveld region, which gave us easy access to the Middle- and Lowveld areas. At that stage, Dullstroom was a village that hardly warranted a second glance as one passed through.

Today Dullstroom is a bustling little tourist resort, catering primarily to weekenders from Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Nelspruit. Besides the restaurants and shops, there are also attractions like the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre, Dmitrov Art Gallery, World of Whisky (2nd largest selection in southern hemisphere), and Anvil Ale microbrewery.

What makes this house unique

I can still remember the look on my wife's face when we first saw the house, it was like 'Oh, my God!' Or as a friend of mine stated, 'But your country house is not supposed to be nicer than your city house!' We were looking for a weekend cottage, but we ended up with a home that we could retire to.

The property is expansive, and if you have the luxury of being there midweek you're practically guaranteed to have the estate to yourselves. Definitely peace and quiet, excepting the chorus of frogs that almost never fails to entertain during the early evening. Perhaps the only disruption is the local pub, which on occasion can be heard over the frogs.

Amenities

Dullstroom House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , shower and vanity, guest toilet separate.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , En suite to 2nd bedroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , En suite to main bedroom, with jacuzzi bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Main en suite, situated on the upper storey.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Double en suite bedroom, with patio doors onto deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom, with guest toilet and shower, access to deck.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

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Map

Nearest Airport
152 Kilometres
Kruger Mpamalanga International
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
The Poacher, Wild About Whiskey
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Highland Gate
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Belfast
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
The Mayfly
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Dullstroom House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
CAD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$139
From
$151
Fri,Sat
$914
$2,622
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $35.76 per person per night
Damage Deposit $158.92

Trout fishing is catch and release. Charges will apply to damaged and trout caught for the pan.

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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