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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: 36 Reviews


  • 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.

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Reviews for Schaefers' Halt

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Nicolene Jacobs
27 October 2019

We stayed in a cottage named The Cosy. It is a spacious 2 bedroomed unit with ensuite bathrooms overlooking a beautiful garden and pond. The owners really pay alot of attention to detail with matches next to every candle, fresh flowers from the garden all through the cottage. The fireplace was a big bonus during the chilly evenings. Will definately stay there again and recommend Schaefer's Halt as an establishment.

Mariska Van Heerden
22 July 2019

The comfort and cosiness! The tranquility and atmosphere. Sooo relaxing. So convenient!

Gerhard Marais
27 March 2019

Very friendly service and very helpful. Most enjoyable stay. Comfortable and spacious. Real value for money. Will visit them again, Highly recommendable.

Salome Liebenberg
24 March 2019

Nice historic cottage. Although small, owners went to a lot of trouble to make stay comfortable and memorable. Only downside is distance from Dullstroom.

Gladys Greyling
27 December 2018

Very friendly helpful owners . Neat and tidy cottageWith very thoughtful extras. Excellant for sml family with kids . We were 2 couples and would recommend a visit. Thankyou Only possible suggestion, Consider changing back room into a main on suite incorporating the back thunder box. The room could do with more airflow and open view of the majestic nature . The out door shower could be moved to the back of the house . Thankyou

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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