About Greystone Lodge
Greystone Lodge offers AA Travel Recommended accommodation and facilities on a private nature reserve in the Mpumalanga Highlands. Situated just off the N4 between Belfast, Machadodorp and Dullstroom and within easy reach of the Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest and Kruger Park, it is an ideal base for touring and a perfect location for a quiet break from the city.
The accommodation at Greystone Lodge consists of one, two and three-bedroom self-contained chalets. All have extensive views over the property and Dam, are fully equipped for self-catering and are complete with bedding and towels. Each of the chalets has a fully-equipped kitchen / lounge / dining room, with a real log fire and quality furnishings. Bedrooms are all furnished to an equally high standard and are complete with bed linens and towels. An electronic safe is installed in each chalet for your valuables.
Each chalet has its own gardens, deck and outdoor braai, for which firewood is provided free. All accommodation is serviced daily. Main lodge apartments have a private balcony and gas fireplace, a large lounge with TV and a separate, fully-equipped kitchen. All accommodation has extensive views over the property and Dam.
One Bedroom Chalets:
Chalets 1 and 2, our one-bedroom timber-built chalets, designed for two persons, consist of an open-plan lounge/kitchen furnished to a high standard. The double bedroom has an en-suite shower and there are a table and chairs on the deck outside overlooking a small garden, braai area and private parking, with views over the property.
Two Bedroom Chalets:
Chalets 3 to 7, our two-bedroom chalets, designed for four persons, are brick-built and consist of an open-plan lounge / kitchen furnished to a high standard. The master bedroom is a double and the second has twin beds offering flexibility for small groups or families. A table and chairs on the verandah outside the chalet overlook a small garden, braai area and private parking, with views across the property.
Three Bedroom Chalet:
Chalet 8, our three-bedroom chalet is designed for six persons and consists of two double bedrooms and a third with twin beds. The larger of the double bedrooms has an en-suite bath and shower, whilst the other bedrooms share a second shower. The open-plan lounge / dining area / kitchen is particularly spacious and again furnished to a very high standard. Tables and chairs are set on the deck which runs the whole width of the front of the chalet to give plenty of space for entertaining. The deck offers open views across the dam, with a private braai area immediately in front.
Two Bedroom Luxury Apartments:
Our two-bedroom luxury apartments comprise the whole of the first floor of the main lodge building and are fully self-contained with a sizeable lounge (complete with TV and fireplace), and private balcony overlooking the whole property. A separate kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with an oven, microwave and full-size fridge / freezer. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower or bath and a second shower provides for the second bedroom. An outdoor braai and fire pit are set beside the deck for the use of guests in these apartments, whilst the lapa and indoor braai are also available for them.
Breakfast & Dining
The chalets are available on a Self-Catering or Bed & Breakfast basis. Guests wishing to take all meals at the Lodge may do so, but prior bookings for evening meals (other than bar food), are essential.
The Main Lodge building and attached function rooms offer a Bar, Restaurant, Private Function / Conference Room, Indoor Braai and Lapa, all of which are available to guests.
The private function facilities consist of a conference / function room, equipped with wood-burning stove, whiteboard, projection screen, flip charts etc, with theatre-style seating for a maximum of 32 persons. The room is however laid out as required, with additional equipment such as projector, computer, TV/VCR being available on request at a nominal charge. This room can also be laid out as a private dining room for small groups. A booking for this room includes use of the Lapa.
Adjoining the function room is an indoor 1.2m spit-braai, a fully equipped kitchen and preparation area, with additional tables and seating outside under the Lapa. Beside the Lapa is a fire-pit, popular with groups using the area in the evenings. The whole facility therefore lends itself to small conferences and seminars, away-days and private functions for a maximum of 32 persons, although by arrangement other areas in the main lodge may be utilised to provide additional space.
Activities & Facilities Available
Our spring-fed dam is always well-stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout and guests are welcome to try their hand on either a catch and release or, if they prefer, a catch and eat basis. Fly-fishing tuition is also available from novice to expert on an individual or group basis.
Game and Bird Viewing:
On the 183 hectares of our Private Nature Reserve you will see a considerable amount of game and birdlife. Large herds of Blesbok roam the property, together with Duiker, Oribi and Steenbok. Smaller game includes the fascinating Meercat, Aardvark, Porcupine, Guinea Fowl and Francolin.
The trout dam and the wetlands beside it are home to a very wide variety of birds and small mammals
Clay Pigeon Shooting:
We offer clay pigeon shooting on the property with instruction and advance booking is required. Protecting glasses for eyes and ear muff are provided.
Our golf driving range is now ready for guest use and there is a 18 hole golf course at Belfast which is open to our guests for a small charge.
Walks / Trails:
At the highest part of the Property at 2000 metres is Maraiskop - one of several natural outcroppings of rock. Views from this area are outstanding and the rock valleys below it offer many natural picnic sites and walking trails. Owners of 4x4 vehicles and mountain bikes are welcome to explore the many trails on the property.
Whilst we do not keep horses on the property, neighbours offer horse riding, trails and tuition at all levels of experience.