It’s a countryside hotel in one of the freshest areas in South Africa. Walkersons hotel in Dullstroom exudes beauty and encompasses the sweeter side of life. You’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.
The earthy nature of the Mpumalanga province is captivating. Rolling mountainous hills, evergreen trees and mystical wonders, there is something truly magical about this location. As rivers slice through the foothills, the views become breath taking and this area of spell bounding beauty is even more enchanting in winter. The icy mornings will not present you with any barriers because it’s the kind of cold that is mesmerising … oh, and nothing a warm cuppa hot chocolate can’t fix.
Initially, as you enter the gates of the prestigious Walkersons hotel, you are welcomed not only by the ever-friendly smiling faces, but also the cheerful views. The kicker comes just after you enter the gates, with views that last even longer and trees that grow incredibly tall. This blossoming location gives way to a very special hotel, Walkersons, where magic lives.
Once you exit your car, the valleys silence is impressive and absolute privacy and exclusivity are ensured. The hotel is situated on an eight hundred hectare estate and is only 16.9 km from the town of Dullstroom.
Picture a Scottish country manor with a luxurious feel, a haven of peace, a somewhat sanctuary, perhaps broken only by the splashes of trout fish and buzz of humming birds. This memorable destination offers exceptional service and beautiful accommodation. Upon our visit, we were treated to a quaint self-catering cottage, which opened up onto one of the many trout dams. We must admit, the first thing we did was hurdle and gingerly land on the gargantuan, royal king size bed.
Once you force yourself off the bed you can hire mountain bikes and explore the area, or why not attempt a lesson in fly-fishing? We would also recommend a peaceful picnic at the front of the river. The hotel packs a picnic basket to your liking, packed with all their delicious treats. All you need to do is open your bottle of wine and viola! You’re living the high life.
Here it becomes clear that Walkersons is countryside indulgence personified.
The Walkersons Amani Spa is the crème de la crème. It is a well-oiled machine, boasting excellent service, attentive masseuses and beautiful lavish products on offer. We would recommend a Babor facial followed by a one-hour full body massage. We had a Classic Swedish massage where our only complaint was that it wasn’t long enough. We opted for 9am slot and it was the most wonderful way to start the day, followed by velvety eggs benedict and a strong cup of coffee, need we say more? For maximum relaxation, which we all deserve, we highly advise booking a massage – it’s worth every cent!
Bianca Spinner is the Senior Lifestyle Journalist and Beauty Editor at Hello Joburg Magazine. Bianca is taking strides as in independent woman in the workforce and combined with her deep seated passion and love for her community, she is sure to increase her insatiable appetite for success.