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
  • dishwasher (some units)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • fishing onsite
  • generator
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • kitchenette only
  • lake onsite
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • lock-up safe
  • nature trail onsite
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • serviced
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tumble dryer onsite
  • washing machine onsite

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).