Walkersons Hotel & Sport

Mountain Resort, Mpumalanga


Set attractively amid lakes, forests and hills near the ‘fly-fishing capital’ of Dullstroom, roughly halfway between Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park, Walkersons makes the perfect spot for anyone driving from city to safari.  But this grand country lodge and large estate offers ample distraction in its own right courtesy of a spa, pool, walking trails and top-notch food.


Cosy and old-fashioned in style, the 25 suites come with private patios and fireplaces, plus dreamy views across the estate.  Luxury Lakeside Suites are bigger and slightly more contemporary than Lakeside Suites, and offer outside showers.  The two-bed Manor Suite suits families, while the large Honeymoon Suite promises romance via an extra-length four-poster bed and Jacuzzi bath.  There are four self-catering cottages about 800m away, sleeping 4-10 with lounges, kitchens and covered verandas.


Recalling a Scottish hunting lodge and dotted with heirlooms and classical paintings, the thatched manor house contains a formal dining room, a log-fire lounge and a bar.  The high-quality dinners – roast duck with black-cherry sauce is the signature dish – and handpicked wines can also be scoffed outside on the terrace, near to the Amani Spa and its sauna and steam room.  Also vying for attention are a gym, and an outdoor pool


Walkersons boasts 14 lakes and dams rich in rainbow trout.  Guides can advise beginners or experienced anglers, and equipment can be rented (small cost).  The estate also offers a network of walks – including to hilltop perches and a waterfall – as well as hiking trails into the Dullstroom Nature Reserve, where impala and zebra graze.  Mountain-biking and horse-riding are available locally.

Child Policy

No children under 6 are permitted in Suites, but kids of all ages can stay in the cottages.  Families with children aged under 12 are seated in the family dining room or on the terrace for meals.  Babysitting is available.

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