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Location & Contact Details
Address: R540 between Dullstroom and Lydenburg, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga
Contact : Lesley Rush/Madelien
Cell : +27-83-3750132

Stonecutters Lodge is situated in the Mpumalanga Highlands between Dullstroom and Lydenburg (Mashishing) and is only 2.5 hours from Gauteng O R Tambo Airport and 1.5 hours from Nelspruit (Mbombela) Middleburg and Witbank (eMalahleni). There is just one kilometer of dirt road off the R540.

This scenic 4 Star graded Country Estate is ideal for self-drive bookings or groups, catering for up to 22 sharing, in en-suite double rooms.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Owner managed with exceptional personal service
  • Elegant reception rooms with fireplaces – lounge/dining and pub
  • Exceptional meals – 3-course plated dinners with menu choices and continental breakfasts with hot menu selection

Accommodation: Trout House sleeps 7, stone Cottage sleeps 4 and Cobbles studios sleep 2 guests per studio.

The Trout House is a charming double story stone house, ideally located next to the trout dams with lawns down to the water.  The house sleeps seven guests in three bedrooms all with under carpet heating. These rooms are en-suite, one with a king bed, one with twin beds and one with three singles. Children are welcome in Trout House. (An extra mattress and bedding can be arranged at R220 per night.)  The two downstairs bathrooms (shower only) have wheel-chair access.  The elegant lounge has slate flooring, a fireplace and dining area for 6 -8 people. There is a well-appointed open-plan kitchen with dishwasher. The adjacent thatched boma with a bonfire pit and braai/barbeque area is a great spot for outdoor meals.

The Stone Cottage is a luxury semi-detached house with one bedroom sleeping a family of four. There is a large master bedroom en-suite and a lounge with sleeper facilities for 2 children, plus an extra bathroom. The impressive lounge area has a high rafted ceiling, a fireplace, full DStv and an open plan well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The cottage is positioned on the hillside, a few minutes’ walk from the dams. The living area opens onto two covered patios with braai/barbeque facilities and stunning views over the mountains

The Cobbles Studios consist of six en-suite luxury studios each sleeping two adults. (Please note no children under 12years).  Nestling among tall pine trees, each studio is an open area with under floor heating, king or twin beds, leather couches and DStv with a selection of channels. There are private wooden decks with comfortable seating and gas braai/barbeque facilities. Each studio has an en-suite shower only bathroom and a kitchenette equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave, and gas hob and below counter fridge with freezer.

Hotel amenities (soaps etc) are supplied through-out and all the accommodation is serviced daily.  All the accommodation is equipped for self-catering but meals are available from our Stone Manor restaurant by prior arrangement.

We can assure you of excellent accommodation, meals and service.  

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • AA Associate
  • Tourism Grading - 4 Stars
  • babysitting service
  • bar fridge
  • bar fridge (some units)
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • braai/barbeque (some units)
  • conference venue onsite
  • dishwasher (some units)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • DSTV in room
  • DSTV in room - Hotel Package
  • DSTV in unit
  • electronic safe
  • electronic safe (some units)
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • fishing onsite
  • generator
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • kitchenette (some units)
  • kitchenette only
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • lake onsite
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • microwave (some units)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • private entrance
  • remote security
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite
  • wi-fi / hotspot

Stonecutters Lodge is a 2.5-hour drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located off the R540, 35 km from Dullstroom and 20 km from Lydenburg with just one kilometer of dirt road (a 4 x 4 vehicle is not necessary).

From Johannesburg & Pretoria
  • Take the N12 or the N4 to eMalahleni (Witbank).
  • Continue on the N4 towards (Mbombela) Nelspruit through the toll plaza and exit the highway at the turnoff to Belfast (approximately 64 kms from eMalahleni).
  • At the third 4-way stop in Belfast turn right at the Dullstroom signboard.
  • Continue through Dullstroom towards Lydenburg and 35 km from Dullstroom there is a Stonecutters Lodge signboard on the left.
  • Turn left onto the Capstone / Stonecutters dirt access road (The gate may be closed but is not locked) and follow the road, keeping left for 1 kilometer.
  • Follow the signage to the car park in front of the office at Stone Manor.

From O.R. Tambo International Airport.
  • Take the R21 to Boksburg, and then follow the signs to Witbank on the N12.
  • Proceed as above.

From Nelspruit

  • Take the R37 from Nelspruit over the Longtom Pass following the signs to Lydenburg.
  • At the 4-way stop with Longtom Nissan on the right and Caltex on the left - turn left into Viljoen Street.
  • Travel along Viljoen for about 3 km at the 3-way stop, turn right to Dullstroom (R540) and travel another 20 km.
  • Pass the Witklip road and travel another 700 m and the sign for Stonecutters Lodge is on the right hand side.
  • Turn right onto the Capstone / Stonecutters dirt access road (The gate may be closed but is not locked) and follow the road, keeping left for 1 kilometer.
  • Follow the signage to the car park in front of the office at Stone Manor.

Stonecutters Lodge coordinates: South 25.217092; East 30.314718 (S25 13.026; E30 18.883).
  • Payment Methods
  • American Express American Express
  • Cash on arrival Cash on arrival
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • MasterCard MasterCard
  • Visa Visa
  • Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Bed Configuration
  • STONE COTTAGE (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - double sleeper couch
  • THE COBBLES STUDIO (Sleeps 2) x 6
    • Room 1 - king
  • TROUT HOUSE (Sleeps 7) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - single, single
    • Room 3 - single, single, single
  • Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodationdetails
    Accommodates how many people?
    Capacity : 23

    The following apply
    Exclusive / preferred service providers on call
    Restroom accessible
    Kitchen accessible
    Audio – visual equipment (request details)
    Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
    Crockery and cutlery available for hire
    Catering done in-house
    Designated parking area
    Sufficient parking space
    Fully staffed (cleaning, servers etc.)
    Internet connection
    Wireless internet connection
    Air conditioning
    Good lighting that can be operated independently
    Liquor license
    Bar on-site
    A purpose-built and dedicated back entrance available for equipment loading and offloading
    Wheelchair friendly
    A specified area for coaches and buses to stop to allow delegates and guests to embark and disembark safely
    Dedicated storage space that can safely store event materials and equipment overnight
    Individual lockable storage available for storage of more valuable items
  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Fishing equipment for hire
    Can bring own fishing equipment
    Boat available for use
    Boat available for hire
    Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
    Catch and release
    Catch and keep
    Limited number of fish per day allowed
    Fly fishing
  • Gay Managed Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment is gay managed?
  • Guest Farm Accommodationdetails
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
  • Interesting Place Accommodationdetails
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Detail description : Stonecutters Lodge, a scenic and secure country estate. The lodge is about 3 hours’ drive from O.R Tambo Airport, located close to the R540, 35 kms from Dullstroom and 20 kms from Lydenburg with just one kilometer of dirt road. Fishing is from 2 dams and 3 kilometers of river, all well-stocked. Fish taken are charged at R140 per kg. Rods are available for hire @ R150 per week-end and tuition is available from a local guide on a gratuity basis (R85 per hour per person). We can assure you of excellent accommodation, meals and service.

  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodationdetails
    The following apply
    Bring your own bicycle
    Bicycles to hire
    Bicycle set trails
    Bicycle - free to explore
    Bring your own quad bike
    Quad bikes to hire
    Quad bike set trails
    Quad bikes – free to explore
    Bring your own off-road motorcycle
    Off-road motorcycles to hire
    Off-road motorcycle set trails
    Off-road motorcycle – free to explore
    4x4 vehicle set trails
    4x4 vehicle – free to explore
  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodationdetails
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
  • Star Graded Accommodation
  • Wedding Venue Accommodationdetails
    Capacity Information
    Overnight accommodation for how many people? : 23
    Max people allowed at the venue? : 30

    The following apply
    Reception area
    Area for wedding ceremony
    Undercover area for signing the register
    Fully catered
    Couple must provide own catering
    In house events coordinator (compulsory)
    In house events coordinator (not compulsory)
    Liquor license
    Fully stocked bar
    Cutlery and crockery rental
    Cleaning / serving staff
    Bridal suite
    Honeymoon suite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodationdetails
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    Number of bays : no information

    The following apply
    Ramps provided in close proximity to stairs
    Textured surfaces, such as roughened finishes, on all ramps, stairways and main circulation paths
    Route surface firm and even – surface should be hard with no gravel or cobble type finishes
    Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
    All areas well and evenly lit
    Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
    Signage displaying the international symbol of accessibility at the accessible pickup/drop-off point
    Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
    Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
    At registration any guest with a functional limitation [or any guest requesting such facility] is highlighted in the system, so that in the event of an emergency, special procedures can be taken to locate and evacuate these guests
    Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
    Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
    Hand rails in the bathrooms
    Stable seating area in the bath / shower
    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
    A minimum of 90cm x 120cm
    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
    Minimum of 76cm wide
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