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2 Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1110 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/10/26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#6 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Dullstroom
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The Highlander was named after the Scottish Highlands, which the area around the hotel resembles. The hotel, which was formerly known as the Peebles Country Lodge, was voted the ‘Most Romantic Hotel‘ during the International Luxury Hotel of the year awards. The retreat has become popular as a stopover accommodation option for visitors traveling to and from the Kruger National Park. This welcoming country retreat in Mpumalanga caters to both the corporate and leisure guest. To keep with the romantic setting of the hotel, the rooms feature combustion fireplaces and a full range of amenities. The bar at the hotel is every whiskey lover’s dream, offering over 200 single malt whiskeys to choose from. The hotel is closely located to all the main shopping areas and guests can easily walk from the hotel to the shops and spend a day browsing. The hotel features a bar, a restaurant, and a spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Tim wrote a review May 2021
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The food was the best I've ever ever had they also had vegan options which were actually the tastiest items on the menu. The staff were amazing friendly and accomodating definitely the best place to eat in dullstroom
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
ColmV wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa346 contributions96 helpful votes
We arrived here for the long weekend, had the most amazing welcoming, the rooms are spacious romantic and amazing.service the best. The decor is tasteful and professional. The fireplace made the room nice and toasty, the rooms are clean and comfortable and romantic. The food in the restaurant is to die for, the best lamb shank, and vegetarian soups I’ve had ever had. Awesome whiskey bar. A must visit in Mpumalanga
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dave wrote a review Feb 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions3 helpful votes
We were fortunate to receive a complimentary upgrade in our room - we bought the cheapest room knowing that we only wanted a bed and a meal - the room was very good but was a family room designed for 4 (but there were only 2 of us) . Lo and behold - we were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite as Jason and Lucas stepped in to make our experience move from really great to absolutely awesome. We chose to eat at the hotels Chapter 1 restaurant - The Art of Food and what a brilliant decision. Oysters and mussels just flown in from the West coast. A small menu but food prepared with the same attention to detail that is throughout the property. A country hotel (such a nice change to modern standardised chrome and glass hotel rooms) with staff who are incredible and totally customer centric. Don't go here if you want a sterile and cold reception - this is a good old fashioned travellers inn - you can't find them anywhere these days and it is so nice to find that one still exists in Dullstroom. Friendly, warm and delightfull.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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kristygray25 wrote a review Feb 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa59 contributions5 helpful votes
I absolutely love this hotel. We spent one night here to celebrate my birthday. We stayed in a queen loft room, which was so spacious with 3 single beds upstairs in the loft, a lounge area downstairs with fireplace (the best part) and a small garden, as well as a full en suite bathroom with corner bath. We lazed at the pool in the sun in the afternoon, and it felt like being out in the country. The gardens are beautiful, the sound of the trees blowing in the breeze, and the water feature were so tranquil. The kids loved being in the main hotel playing chess and the staff were so friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nonkie wrote a review Jan 2021
Gauteng, South Africa5 contributions
Me and partner booked this place for one night, as it was the last place with accomodation. We decided to drive to Dullstroom without bookings, fortunately we got an amazing room at The Highlander Hotel. The Staff and lady of the place, were welcoming and friendly, the gentleman of the place was present but had zero interest in the guests, let alone greet. Anyway, we had a lovely evening and the food was okay. The room was quiet and cosy, the furniture was a bit old, we couldn't watch TV because the connection was bad, the WIFI didn't work at all, as cold as it was, every request for more wood is charged without your knowledge. Every extra service, is charged. Braise yourself for an uphill walk from the rooms to the reception, where everything is done, including the deliciously prepared breakfast. There is nothing much to see or explore, except the restaurant and bar. I suggest planning for additional activities outside the place!
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Date of stay: November 2020
US$91 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Highlander Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Highlander Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Wild about Whisky (0.3 km), Beans About Coffee (0.9 km), and The Clock Shop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Highlander Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Highlander Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Highlander Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Highlander Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mrs. Simpson's Restaurant, The Mayfly Restaurant And Cocktail Lounge, and Udderlicious Milkshake Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Highlander Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Highlander Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Dullstroom.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Highlander Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.