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Dusk To Dawn B&B - Piet Retief

Dusk to Dawn is a spacious country house in the most southern tip of Mpumalanga - the place of the rising sun.

Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht have turned their family home into a friendly and welcoming half-way stop for tourists and visitors en route on the N2 from the Kruger National Park or Gauteng to the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast or vice versa.

Dusk to Dawn has been a Finalist in the AA Accommodation Awards for several years and was the Winner in the Farm Accommodation Category for the year 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and therewith entering the Hall of Fame in 2010. Dusk to Dawn also features the AA Superior Grading Endorsement.
Furthermore Dusk to Dawn is a regular feature in the Portfolio Bed and Breakfast Collection. We have been awarded the Tourism Grading Council 4 star award.
Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht have turned their family home into a friendly and welcoming half-way stop for tourists and visitors en route on the N2 from the Kruger National Park or Gauteng to the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast or vice versa. Dusk to Dawn is situated on the N2, 35 km south of Piet Retief and 65 km north of Pongola.

Since 1993 Dusk to Dawn has offered a "home from home" accommodation for tourists and travellers from more than 36 different countries.

A full English and Continental breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room or on the verandah with a stunning view onto the large garden and the wide open spaces of this well managed 1800 ha farm.

Dinners are available on request by prior arrangement. Farm fresh produce is used to create dishes with love and care which makes dining at Dusk to Dawn an unforgettable experience.

Dusk to Dawn dinners have earned a reputation where good quality ingredients get the respect they deserve by turning them into fabulous meals.

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There are 2 cosy family units known as "Barbets Corner" and "Egrets View", one exclusive Cottage "Robins Rest" and 2 en-suite bedrooms "Sunbirds View" and "Hadedas Nest". All units are air-conditioned, have microwave, mini bar, coffee and tea tray, hair dryer, toiletries and DStv.

"Barbets Corner"
Barbets Corner is named after the pair of Blackcollared Barbets nesting in the African Flame tree next to the cottage.

Barbets Corner is a fully serviced self-catering cottage joining the main farm house. The cottage has it's own lounge, with fire place for those cold winter evenings, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a little kitchen.

"Egrets View"
Egrets View, the family suite on the first floor of the family house, consists of a spacious en-suite bedroom with a massive lounge with sleeping facilities for children. From the balcony a magnificent view, shared with the cattle egrets on the roof, unfolds giving a bird's eye view of the evergreen garden and the peaceful movements of the farm animals in the distant fields. Meals are offered downstairs on the verandah.

"Sunbirds View"
Sunbirds View is named after the Black Sunbird frequenting the Weeping Boer Bean Tree when in full bloom in front of the private entrance of the en-suite bedroom. The spacious room has a queen-size bed and the bathroom has a bath and a shower.

"Hadedas Nest"
A cosy en-suite twin room with shower, toilet and basin is named after the flocks of Hadeda Ibis roosting and nesting in the giant wild fig tree in the lush sub-tropical garden in front of the private entrance.

"Robins Rest"
This brand new exclusive free standing cottage with excellent views of the farm is named after the shy but vocal pair of Cape Robins frequenting the shrubs and undergrowth nearby. The cottage is self-contained with spacious bedroom with king sized bed, an enormous bathroom with free-standing bath and shower, open plan lounge with sleeper couch and a fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, small table-top oven and fridge/freezer. Robins Rest with its patio offers privacy and space for any couple wishing to unwind and relax in real country atmosphere.


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Owner: Mrs. Gudrun Engelbrecht
Tel: 017-8210601
Cell: 083-6276454
Address: Farm "Wagendrift"
Piet Retief
South Africa

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B&B Facilities: En Suite Bathroom Coffee Making facility Drinkable Tap Water Digital Satelite TV Fireplace Secure Parking Roomservice / Waiters Shower No Smoking Allowed Television Credit Cards Accepted Laundry Facilities Air Conditioning
Special: 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: Fishing Horseriding Swimming Wildlife / Safari

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