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Schaefers’ Halt

Take a step back into a bygone era with a stay at Schaefers' Halt historic cottages, a self-catering stay for stressed city dwellers looking for an authentic country experience. The property is located in the Dullstroom countryside and is a nature lovers' retreat that offers country accommodation near Dullstroom in four cottages on the farm.

The nearby quaint town of Dullstroom gives a glimpse into village life with its high street shopping and many restaurants and pubs. Horse riding and beauty therapy are on offer nearby. Schaefers' Halt is close enough to take a day trip to the many tourist attractions in the area and a stop over to 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 be best appreciated on a tour.

This scenic property has fly-fishing in three medium ponds (stocked regularly), as well as access to river fishing. Bird watching, walking, hiking and mountain biking can all be enjoyed on this farm which boasts stunning views, waterfalls, birds and wild flowers.

Schaefers’ Halt is fully aware of the concerns regarding the corona virus (COVID-19). We would like to confirm that Schaefers’ Halt is committed to maintaining professional hygene standards to ensure that high standards of cleaniness and hygene are maintained at all times, and according to the COVID-19 regulations.

Schaefers' Halt History

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Schaefers' Halt is an Afristay Best Value establishment.

Pricing & Terms and Conditions

** For midweek stays discounts may be given depending on availability, number of guests, length of stay and season (ie high/low season). Two-night bookings over weekends are given preference.

The Snug Cottage


  • Sleeps 2**
  • No Pets**

Wind Song Cottage


  • Sleeps 4**
  • Pet Friendly**

Cloud Cottage


  • Sleeps 4 plus 2 bunk beds and 2 big couches**
  • Pet Friendly**

The Cosy Cottage


  • Sleeps 4**
  • No Pets**

Incidental Charges

Prices Below

  • Fly-Fishing - Rod & Reel Hire : R100 per kit
  • Flies : R20 per fly
  • Fish Taken : R80 per fish
  • Catch & Release : permitted if fish is uninjured
  • Wood : R40 per bag & Ice : R20 per bag
  • Pets : R50 per dog per day in pet-friendly cottages

Anglo Boer War Tours


  • Schaefers’ Halt is situated in the Weimershoek Valley close to where a lot of military action took place in the Anglo-Boer war. Bring history alive by visiting the Mpumalanga Battlefields.
  • Tales of pain, compassion, intrigue, cover-ups, humour, sadness and humour are related as one travels the route taken by Boer and Brit all those years ago. The Anglo- Boer war was fought over large stretches of South Africa between 1899 - 1902.

Schaefers' Halt has a selection of self-catering accommodation options to suit all needs.

Note: The cottages are not serviced. However, if servicing is required it is to be arranged beforehand (a service fee of R200.00 per day is payable).

Payment Details Deposit Policy: A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking with the balance payable before check-in. Deposit payments are payable by EFT (please contact for bank details - see below), and balance payments EFT or cash. Cheques are not accepted.

Cancellation Policy Cancellation more than 14 days prior - 25% of the tariff Cancellation 8-13 days prior - 50% of the tariff Cancellation less than 7 days prior - 100% of the tariff A minimum charge of R100 or 15% will be charged for admin fees.


General: Check-In: 15h00 & Check-Out: 10h00

Service Charges Units are not serviced, but servicing can be arranged given 24 hrs notice and a service charge will be levied (note; on public holidays this is double the normal rate).

PETS: Dogs are only allowed in Wind Song Cottage, Cloud Cottage at R50 per dog extra per night. Dogs must be leashed if walked.


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Directions to Schaefers' Halt

Send Email to info@dullstroomcottages.co.za or Call Us now on 083 630 2834

Schaefers' Halt Directions PDF

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