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Stonecutters Lodge - Dullstroom

Stonecutters Lodge is a holiday, trout fishing & conference venue of exceptional quality. Travel to the Mpumalanga Highlands, just 2.5 hours from O.R. Tambo airport and stay in this four star graded lodge. The lodge lies between Lydenburg, in the heart of South Africa's fly and trout fishing territory. Whether you are planning a holiday or weekend away, organising a small conference or looking for excellent trout fishing, Stonecutters will accommodate you in superlative style.

Stonecutters lodge lies in a beautiful setting between mountains and river. It offers a base for Malaria free holidays and tours to nearby game lodges and well-known tourist attractions. Stonecutters is an ideal stopover for the Kruger National Park and the many private game lodges and is accessed by just one kilometre of dirt road off the main Dullstroom / Lydenburg R540.

Accommodation at Stonecutters is of the highest standard with each facility providing a different ambience - Stonecutters can sleep a total of 22 guests on the estate. All the accommodation is fully serviced and equipped. Selected DStv channels, SABC and E-TV channels are available for the guest's enjoyment. The accommodation comprises family houses, Stone Cottage and the Trout House. The Cobbles studios are ideal for couples. Recently refurbished, all the accommodation is furnished and equipped to the highest standards. Dinners and breakfast's are available by prior arrangement.

Stone Manor is the gathering point for guests at Stonecutters. The luxurious building houses the reception rooms, and dining area, the pub and the conference boardroom. A large fireplace dominates the double-volume lounge and dining area. Approximately twenty guests can dine here in comfort. Furnishings are stylish throughout impressing even the most discerning guests. The Cat's Whiskers pub, with its cosy fireplace and DStv can be a great place to meet new friends. Stone Manor is set in a natural garden where a bubbling waterfall cascades into an indigenous pond. The patio fronting the house is a shaded outdoor area for meals and relaxation. Enjoy breakfast or sundowners on the wooden deck jutting over the water.

The Cobbles are luxury studios. There are six en-suite (shower only) studios, each sleeping two people. Built as three freestanding units with under tile and under carpet heating, the studios nestle among tall pine trees with dramatic views of the distant mountains from the wooden, covered decks. A recent refurbishment ensures accommodation of the highest standard: Each kitchenette has a granite top, a gas hob, a microwave and a below counter fridge. The interiors are stylishly furnished with king size or twin beds and the decor has a touch of Africa. DStv is provided with a selection of channels. A Jet-master gas braai is built-in on the wooden deck of each studio next to comfortable cane furniture.

The Trout House is a well-appointed double story overlooking the two dams. The three bed-roomed, en-suite house, sleeps six people comfortably. Downstairs bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms that are suitably designed for wheel-chair access. The superb open plan kitchen has granite tops, dishwasher and microwave oven and opens onto an open plan lounge /dining area with leather couches and elegant furnishings. Whether darkness finds you swapping fishing stories around the lapa bonfire next to the dams, or sipping port indoors at the cosy fireplace, or lying in bed and listening to the fish rising, you cannot fail to be enchanted with Trout House.

Stone Cottage, with elevated views over the estate, is a well - appointed country style cottage nestling on the edge of a pine forest in a private setting. The large main bedroom is en-suite and the smaller second bedroom has an adjacent shower room both leading onto an open plan comfortably furnished lounge with TV and fireplace. The well-equipped open plan galley kitchen with granite tops has an under counter fridge, freezer and electric oven, a four plate gas hob, and a microwave. The covered patios are spacious and there is a barbeque for the outdoor cooking experience. For those seeking quiet, comfort and complete seclusion, Stone Cottage with its cosy fireplace is idyllic.

Stonecutters is ideal for exclusive management meetings, strategic planning sessions and team-building getaways. The boardroom is well equipped, including data projector for big screen projection of presentations, videos, DVDs and DStv. Up to 20 delegates can be seated in a variety of configurations. Day conferences are catered for. A comprehensive office provides backup -photocopying and printing as well as fax and e-mail facilities. There is a selection of varied team-building activities to choose from. With the excellent waters available at the lodge, a fly-fishing clinic with expert tuition can be arranged including a competition with prizes. Stonecutters has hosted numerous blue-chip businesses from various industries. Delegates are assured of exclusivity and personal service from management and staff.

Special events:
If you're planning that special occasion - be it a birthday, engagement party or a small wedding- Stonecutters is an ideal small venue sleeping 22 people sharing.

The Stonecutter's waters (two dams and 3 km of river) are fully managed and this, coupled with a generous restocking programme, ensures excellent fishing. 'Catch and Release' is encouraged for all river fish and trout caught and taken from the dams are charged for. Only fly-fishing equipment and methods are permitted. Fly-fishing clinics can be arranged. Regrettably, day visitors are not permitted to fish these waters.


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Owner: Lesley Rush & Madelien
Tel: 013-2354225
Address: R540 between Dullstroom and Lydenburg

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B&B Facilities: En Suite Bathroom Coffee Making facility Drinkable Tap Water Digital Satelite TV Fireplace Safe / Locker Facility MNET Decoder Secure Parking Roomservice / Waiters Shower No Smoking Allowed Dinner Served Television Credit Cards Accepted Internet Laundry Facilities
Special: Baby Facilities Elderly Welcome Families Welcome
Nearby Facilities: Airport Bus Stop Car Hire Facilities Cinema / Films City Nearby Diesel / Fuel Hospital Mechanic Petrol / Fuel Police Shopping Facilities
Activities: Bird Watching Fishing Horseriding

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