Just 10km outside the little town of Dullstroom lies Walkersons Private Estate and the Pastures Village, three wonderfully private and luxurious self-catering cottages which can be rented separately or together for bigger groups of guests. The option of self-catering is to ensure visitors the convenience of luxury accommodation with the peace and privacy of an unset schedule.
The estate, one of the top Highlands Meander accommodation choices, comprises 800 hectares of exquisite Mpumalanga countryside. Enthusiastic fly-fishermen flock here from around the country to take full advantage of the stylish accommodation, but more importantly, to fish in the river and fully stocked dams, which undoubtedly offer the very best fly-fishing in the region.
The two Hansel and Gretel cottages are just less than 1km from the main hotel and consist of two spacious bedrooms, a main room and a twin, both with en-suite bathrooms, making it ideal for a family of four. The living area is spacious and warm with an open plan dining room, lounge and kitchen. Outside there is a covered veranda with a gas braai, which is where guests can relax together during warm summer evenings. Inside there is a cosy fireplace which wards against the icy air of the mid-year winter months.
The tranquil Riverview Cottage sleeps 8 guests in 4 en-suite bedrooms. The open plan dining room, lounge and kitchen are all beautifully furnished. This cottage offers breath-taking scenery from the upstairs balcony, which has an outdoor braai and overlooks the sweeping views of the estate and the winding river below.
Canyon Cottage has four spacious bedrooms, a huge open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with a large fireplace that draws everyone together in the warm central living area. It is the perfect location for large family reunions or groups of friends. Tucked away between the trees, the cottage overlooks the very best scenery of the estate, as well as its own private dam.
Guests making use of the self-catering cottages have full use of this top Mpumalanga hotel’s amenities, such as the Amani Spa and the award winning restaurant. There is also plenty to keep the “non-fly fishers” occupied such as horse riding, cycling and hiking.