WALKERSONS HOTEL & SPA
August 11, 2017
“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” - Ray Bradbury
The beautiful Walkersons Hotel
has enchanted visitors to Dullstroom for more than twenty years, whether they stay for a few days of tranquility or just drop in for afternoon tea. The stunning views of hills and well stocked trout dams, luxurious accommodation and five star dining make Walkersons a charming and memorable destination.
Walkersons is a haven of serenity in Mpumalanga, with elegant dining rooms, a gorgeous terrace, the cosy Peggy’s Bar and lovely lawns leading to the hidden swimming pool. Its five-star atmosphere continues in the luxurious bedroom suites, with elegant décor, tastefully appointed bathrooms and large verandas to enjoy the glorious views.
The original owners created Walkersons with a Scottish country manor feel, with natural stone and wood and lots of interesting nooks and crannies. The current owners, Geoff Engel and Dandre Lerm, have kept that delightful atmosphere while adding fresh touches of their own.
All the style and sophistication remains, but there’s a more welcoming attitude to children, some lighter dining options, and a new cottage being built to broaden the self-catering options.
The great outdoors offers numerous activities, with easy walks or more strenuous hiking trails, and the chance of seeing blesbok, zebra and duiker. There are mountain bikes available and paths or recommended routes to follow. Or try fly-fishing in Walkersons’ famous trout dams, with equipment available and friendly staff to show you the ropes.
For some pure indulgence, our Amani Spa has been refurbished and has three treatment rooms and a steam room. Amani Spa
in Dullstroom at Walkersons Hotel is a timeless place of peace and tranquility, embraced by nature is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence - a feast for your soul and senses.
Using our unique spa product BABOR that harnesses the power of nature to enhance natural beauty and care for the skin. BABOR uses a variety of natural active ingredients and complexes that result in a highly effective skin care product designed to meet a broad range of skin care needs.
Dining is a 5-star affair, with Chef Adri van Wieringen presenting a 5-course dinner every evening. You can also request his memorable food and wine pairing dinners, or you can pick from the lighter Terrace Menu too.
High tea has long been a popular treat in Dullstroom, and day visitors are always welcome to pop in and enjoy our famous scones. Now you can bring your children too, with kids over six welcome in our family dining room.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
The estate is brushed with striking hues, as if from an artists pallet, and transforms from deep greens to shades of bronze ahead of the colourful bursts of spring. Enjoy long walks along the contoured pathways and drop down along a mountain stream which feeds a series of well stocked trout dams. And it is here that you are invited to hone your skills in the fine art of fly fishing.
For the novices who are keen to try their hand at fly fishing for the first time, one of our hosts will gladly take you through the steps before trying to catch the wiley rainbow trout. For the more adventurous, we suggest saddling up to explore the estate.
Dullstroom has become renowned for its excellent fishing facilities and is the fly fishing capital of South Africa. Walkersons boasts 14 lakes and dams, all stocked with rainbow trout, making the Estate a fly-fisher's paradise
for both novices & experienced fly fishermen. Our Guides are on hand to help any novices come to grips with the art of Fly fishing, if you are an experienced angler then they can advise you on good spots for a great days fishing.
Relax around our pool area and soak up the warm Dullstroom atmosphere.
GYM | WORKOUT ROOM
The Walkersons Hotel gym is fully equipped with free weights and for the cardio enthusiasts there is a rowing machine, treadmill, stepper and stationary cycle.
Horse riding is currently taking place on a neighbouring farm approx 10km from the Hotel. Please enquire at Reception for assistance in making your booking.
Our picnic basket consists of a variety of delicacies to be enjoyed in the open air spaces of Walkersons Hotel
along the beautiful winding rivers and waterfall. We cater for all dietary requirements and on your request we can set up the picnic spot for you. The basket includes water and juice and we invite you to choose a special bottle of wine or champagne from our award winning wine cellar to complete your picnic.
WALKING AND HIKING
A network of paved paths extends throughout the 800 hectare estate and up into the mountain reserve, making walking trails pleasantly simple. In fact, in the valley, over 3000 meters of paved paths make it easy for either a hearty jog or a lazy, pleasant riverside stroll. Alternatively our more energetic hike to the top of the estate will take you closer to the wild game which includes Impala, Zebra, Blue wildebeest and Bles buck, and offers truly panoramic and spectacular views.