Dusk to Dawn

KwaZulu Natal

Rooms: 8: Egret: 1 twin, 1 queen en/s bath; Hadeda: twin en/s shr; Sunbirds: queen en/s bath & sh; Barbet's (self-cater): queen en-s bath & sh & double with shower; Pigeon's (self-cater): fully wheelchair-friendly, queen en/s shr; Robin's (self-cater): king en-s bath & sh, lounge; Oxpecker's Hide (self-cater): 1 queen, 2 singles; Bald Ibis Roost (self-cater): 1 queen, 2 singles.

Prices: B&B Standard Rooms R720 pps; Executive R860 pps. Singles R880 for Standard Rooms & R1,200 for Executive Cottages. 2017: B&B Standard Rooms R760 pps; Executive R920 pps. Singles R920 for standard rooms & R1,250 for Executive Cottages.
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Meals: Full English breakfast or healthy smoothies included. Home-made meals available from on-site deli. Picnics on request.

Directions: Signed off the N2, 35km south-east of Piet Retief and 65km north of Pongola. [i]Please note Dusk to Dawn is in the province of Mpumalanga, close to the border of KwaZulu Natal.[/i]

GPS: S 27° 11' 42,4" E 31° 0' 6,3"

Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht
Farm Wagendrift, Piet Retief, KwaZulu Natal

Tel: (0)17-821-0601
Cell: (0)83-627-6454
Fax: (0)86-514-0237
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I’m ashamed to say that I saw neither the dusk nor the dawn on Johan and Gudrun's splendid farm. After missing sundown when my three-hour hop from Jo'burg turned into a five-hour slog, I was sorely tempted by Gudrun’s description of sunrise over the distant Kommetjie-Kop seen from the balcony of my room, Egret’s View. Unfortunately, my alarm clock failed me yet again! I blame the too-comfortable bed, with its soothing white linen. The real culprit though, was the seriously deep bath complete with huge candles, bright enough to light a cathedral. Luckily breakfast is served until 10... and the whole pace of Dusk to Dawn is geared towards unwinding overnight, hence the name. It’s the perfect stop-off point if you're travelling between KZN and the Kruger. The braai and verandah are large enough to cater for coach loads. And if you decide not to self-cater, breakfast is a healthy spread of smoothies, juices and, of course, fresh coffee - Gudrun is a trained nutritionist. All the meat and most of the veggies come from the farm. Johan will happily show you around. He is also an expert on the Zulu Wars and the local German community which settled here over a century and a half ago. Use the farm as one-night stopover if you must, but if you can spare the time stay for two. Mini-golf and bird-watching available on site.

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Dusk to Dawn
Sunbirds View Bedroom