About 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 as well as a country wedding and function venue - The Barn.
The nearby quaint town of Dullstroom gives a glimpse into village life with its high street shopping and many restaurants and pubs. Art courses are held on this scenic property and for the more adventurous try fly fishing in four well stocked small ponds as well as 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.
Self Catering Accommodation
There are four country cottages, aptly named The Snug (sleeps two), The Cosy, Cloud Cottage and Wind Song (each sleeps four). Set in beautiful gardens or on a hillside with magnificent views of the mountains, each self-catering cottage is different, yet all are enchanting. The verandas, the thick walls, the open fire-places, the furnishings, as well as the Persian rugs on terra-cotta or concrete floors, are all reminiscent of a past era. Beds are comfortable and linen is of a good quality. The extensive gardens are lovely.
Each cottage has a private veranda with seating and a kettle barbeque and encompasses breathtaking views over the foothills of the Steenkampsberg Mountain range. Schaefers’ Halt with its historic atmosphere, personal touches and many little extras offers a memorable and affordable breakaway experience.
Is a restored historical Boer Cottage and is the ultimate romantic hide-away for a couple. A natural spring rises on the property and this pure water cascades down a furrow next to ‘The Snug’ so that the tinkling sound of water is a constant backdrop. Baskets of kindling and flowerpots all add to the charm. Barbeque on the covered veranda whilst enjoying the magnificent night sky and the sounds of nature.
This charming cottage has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and is in a secure and private position close to the farmstead. The colonial style cottage with its 1930’s furnishings and bric-a-brac invokes a refined era when tea was sipped from delicate china and sherry poured from glass decanters. The Cosy is wheel-chair friendly. The long covered veranda festooned with rambling roses overlooks a cottage garden with a bubbling water fountain and views over the water.
Is in a private setting high on the hillside with sweeping views over the rolling grassland to the mountains beyond. Surrounded by wild flowers and stunning views, the house is a good starting point for great walks and hikes. This secure cottage is ideal family accommodation or suits two couples sharing. Curl up with a book in front of a roaring fireplace in the open-plan lounge area with its country furnishings and terracotta tiled floors or unwind and enjoy sundowners while you braai / barbeque on the covered veranda.
This 2 bed roomed, one bath roomed cottage in a private setting on the hillside is ideal self-catering family accommodation. Enjoy a sherry from the complimentary decanter, prepare dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or barbeque on the veranda with stunning views as far as the eye can see. An outdoor area has been fenced for pets, so the whole family can come along and have a great time! Pet friendly.
When planning a stylish country wedding, a barn may not immediately spring to mind, yet this structure can be the ideal venue for a truly romantic and unique wedding reception. Set on a stunning 160 ha property, The Barn at Schaefers’ Halt evokes a bye-gone age and is an affordable country venue for the ultimate romantic wedding.
The Barn is set in the rambling country gardens of Schaefers’ Halt with views in every direction, abundant water-features, winding paths and pergolas fragrant with flowers, a perfect backdrop for your special day wedding photography. This wedding venue is dedicated to the exclusive use of the wedding party with the added bonus of no time limit to the wedding party – dance & party till dawn!
The Barn can seat from 60 to 150 guests and the event can be tailored to suit your budget. There are many quaint churches in the area, both in Lydenburg and Dullstroom.
Attractions and Activities
Schaefers’ Halt is a secure and scenic country property where scenic walks, mountain hikes, bird watching and mountain biking can be enjoyed. Throughout the spring and summer months wild flowers are abundant and the beautiful country gardens attract many birds.
Guests can try their hand at the gentle art of fly-fishing in the three ponds or catch a wild trout on a stretch of the Dorp’s river. (Fly-fishing equipment available for hire).
Book at Schaefers’ Halt - you won’t regret your decision.