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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: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 27 Reviews

Facilities

  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • 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.

Availability and pricing

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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 €49 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 €82 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 €95 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 €95 Room rate
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Schaefers' Halt

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                  Sandra Brits
                  20 May 2018

                  The hosts are lovely, the setting beautiful and the cottages warm and comfortable. We will definitely be back.

                  Jeanne Borman
                  02 May 2018

                  We had a lovely stay! I was looking for a place that would give us comfort, blue skies and fresh air and that's exactly what we got. We stayed in the cloud cottage up on the hillside and it was wonderfully private with a lovely view over the valley below. As has been mentioned in other reviews, there was some road noise from the traffic, but it didn't bother us and lessened substantially after the weekend. The cottage was equipped with everything that was needed and was very comfortable. We went for walks and spent time sitting on the verandah looking out at the peaceful view.

                  Ryder Rollinson
                  26 March 2018

                  loved that we could take our doggies and that the dams were stocked. walks were very nice too.the house had everything that opened and shut.thanks so much

                  Edward Alexander
                  19 February 2018

                  Great location good 4 x4 trail up the mountain and hospitality from Trevor to match

                  Lena Gronbach
                  27 December 2017

                  I was looking for a place to rest, read, and get some peace and quiet and Schaefer's Halt was absolutely perfect. I stayed at the Snug which was very nice and cosy, nice view over the garden and the dam. Kitchen was fully equipped with anything one might need (much better than most other self-catering places I've been to) and the owners were lovely. Definitely recommend the place and hope to come back someday!

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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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