South African Hotels

The Highlander Hotel

Cnr Lyon Cachet & Bosman Street
South Africa
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The Highlander Boutique Hotel & Spa is in the little town of Dullstroom, in South Africa's famous Mpumalanga province. 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 famous as a stopover accommodation option for visitors travelling to and from the Kruger National Park. This welcoming country retreat in Mpumalanga caters to both the corporate and leisure guest.

This Dullstroom hotel offers guests well-deserved tranquillity and luxury. To keep the romantic setting of the hotel, the rooms feature log fireplaces, and marshmallows are freely available for toasting. The bar at the hotel is every whiskey lover's dream, offering over 200 single malt whiskeys to choose. The hotel is in the main shopping areas, and guests can easily walk from the hotel to the shops and spend a day browsing. The hotel features a health and beauty spa, a bar, a restaurant, and a gym.

The hotel offers three different room types, namely the Luxury Suites, the Highlander Cottage, and the Hobbit Cottage. The rooms provide either garden or pool views. The Suites and Hobbit Cottage offers the perfect accommodation for families as each room has its patio to secure guests' privacy.


The Highlander hotel offers one of the most beautiful dining establishments in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. Guests can enjoy country-style cooking at its best. Chapter 1 provides guests with warm, friendly service and great food, all in a relaxed atmosphere in the countryside.

Conference facilities

This hotel offers a private conference venue that can accommodate up to 60 conference delegates. The conference venues are situated away from the central hotel area so that the privacy of both the guests and conference delegates is maintained.


The hotel features the exclusive Riversdale Spa that offers some treatments to help guests relax and d-stress. The resort also provides romantic couples' messages. Guests staying at the hotel can even make use of the sauna and Jacuzzi.

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  • Bathrobe
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heater in Room
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Standing Fan
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Underfloor Heating


Chapter 1 Restaurant

The Highlander's in house restaurant is called Chapter 1.  The Chapter 1 dining venue is open from the early morning up until late in the evenings. The restaurant offers country style cooking at its best. The mouth watering meals which are on offer at Chapter 1 are all prepared from fresh organic products.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, high tea and dinner for guests to enjoy in a magnificent setting.

Spa Facilities

The Highlander Hotel in Dullstroom, South Africa, is home to the exclusive Riversdale Spa.  The health and beauty spa offers treatments such as African Facials and Hot Stone Massages, to name but a few. 

The wellness centre at The Highlander Hotel in Mpumalanga also features an on-site sauna and jacuzzi which guests can use just to detox, destress and relax.


The Highlander Hotel features a heated swimming pool where guests can enjoy a relaxing dip all year round.

Spa Treatments

Situated on the Highlander's beautiful estate near Dullstroom in Mpumalanga, hidden away in the beautiful gardens is the Riversdale Spa. The beauty spa offers a number of treatments to make guests feel pampered and relaxed.  The spa also offers a sauna as well as a Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy.

Activities in Dullstroom
  • horse back riding
  • hiking
  • trout fishing
  • field trails
  • wine tasting
  • Butterfly Centre
  • clay pigeon shooting
  • bird watching
  • golf.


The Highlander Hotel in Dullstroom offers a conference venue that can accommodate up to 60 delegates comfortably. The conference venue can be used for executive conferencing, board meetings, training, team building or events. This function room is situated separately away from the hotel to ensure the privacy of the delegates and the hotel guests. The food and beverage team goes out of their way to meet the dietary requirements that the guest may require.

Conference package:

  • Air conditioning
  • Computer projectors
  • Flip charts
  • Overhead projectors
  • Audio visual equipment.

  • Conference venue
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Room service
  • Secure parking

Available Rooms

Luxury Suite

The Luxury Suites at The Highlander Boutique Hotel in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, are situated in the beautiful gardens of the estate.

Luxury Suite features:

  • Log fireplace
  • Direct line telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee station
  • Hair dryer
  • Private dining facilities
  • Balcony
  • Under tile heating in bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Double Vanities
  • Bath and shower
Single Room R2340
Double Room R2340

Twin Room (Family Unit)

Single Room R1860
Double Room R1860

Hobbit Cottage

The Hobbit Cottage at The Highlander Hotel in Dullstroom, South Africa, are self catering units which have three upstairs bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom. The main room offers a king size bed, the second room consists of a queen and the last room has 2 single beds in the room. The down stairs area offers a lounge, dining room and a kitchen.

Hobbit Cottage features:

  • Air conditioning
  • DSTV
  • Writing desk
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
Single Room R3890
Double Room R3890

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The Highlander Hotel offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.423750

Longitude: 30.101523


Driving directions from Johannesburg to The Highlander Country Retreat in Dullstroom:

1. Take the N12 towards Witbank
2. Merge onto the N4
3. Take the exit toward R33 and turn left
4. Turn right onto Steven Masango Street and continue onto the R540
5. Continue onto Lion Cachet Street
6. Continue onto Hugenoten Street
7. Turn left onto Mare Street
8. Take the 3rd left onto Slachters Nek Street.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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