We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 111: English reviews
Start your review of The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
 Click to rate
Riyadh
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel last year, June 2016 and suddenly realized that i didn't post my review and it would it unfair if I don't do it now. Well, it was a great stay and we loved every moment of it. The place, location, interior, cleanliness, everything was very good. My son especially liked the loft bedroom. It was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank puneet36
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were away the Easter weekend and heard about the traffic backup and delays and decided to overnight in Dullstroom. We saw a sign on the road took a turn and went to park. I ran in to see if they had availability and also to get an idea of the type of place it was. The reception staff were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kalia C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed one night, a good stopover between Kruger Park and Johannesburg. We didn't know anything about Dullstrom so it was a very welcome surprise that it's a very quaint and delightful small town. The hotel is great, we had a suite which was huge as was the ensuite bathroom, everything was spotlessly clean and to say comfortable doesn't...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Linda167_12
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been to Dullstroom and decided to treat ourselves for a night out of town. Had an amazing reception with Noni. Very helpful and professional. Lunch was really good at a very reasonable price and so was dinner (room service). WiFi unfortunately only in reception area. The luxury sweet was really luxurious and the fireplace was great. Would...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ChrisBothaPT4U
Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this place without any knowledge of the town or the hotel. We arrived at night after a very long drive and were unexpectedly upgraded to a suite. The grounds and suite are outstanding. We had a fireplace, comfortable king size bed with high grade linens, candles bath salts and bubble bath on the bath tub. My ONLY slightly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pshn4life
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Some establishments can go and learn some hospitality ethics from The Highlander staff. On our arrival we were greeted like we were "regulars". The room I booked was the one I got. Not like other (booking.com )bookings that you end up not getting close to what you've booked. Thus ending up in a negative review. Since we had a big...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Johann J
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Highlander in Dullstroom was a wonderful experience.we stayed in a suite which was spacious and beautifully decorated. The gardens were immaculate.the breafast was 5 star. We will be back to savior more of this quaint town.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank deboraannv
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a Superior room as it was our anniversary and we wanted to spoil ourselves We weren't disappointed The room was lovely and very spacious The staff at the Highlander are awesome everyone was beyond helpful The breakfast was really nice and varied over the two nights we stayed We arrived in at 855pm and asked for a cheese...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Eric J
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

One of the the best restaurants in the village. Staff are fantastic. Highly recommended for a short stay away from Gauteng. Rooms at a good size as well. A two hour drive from JHB. Heated pool - awesome bar - did I mention the staff are fantastic

 Report
Helpful?
Thank John A
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This was the worst hotel we've ever stayed at. Full of flies and insects in the ceiling and when we tell the porter he just tells us to use the insect spray in the room. If we had come to stay here 40 years ago, it would probably have been nice, but nothing seems to have been done to furniture,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Jericsson45

53 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (53)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (21)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dullstroom hotels
10.6 km away
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
#1 of 2 in Dullstroom
405 reviews
1.2 km away
Critchley Hackle Hotel
Critchley Hackle Hotel
#2 of 2 in Dullstroom
195 reviews
3.4 km away
Dunkeld Country Estate
Dunkeld Country Estate
#6 of 30 in Dullstroom
229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
23.7 km away
Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
Forest Creek Lodge & Spa
#3 of 30 in Dullstroom
79 reviews
1.0 km away
Treelands
Treelands
#5 of 30 in Dullstroom
130 reviews
0.1 km away
The Rose Cottage & Co, B&B
The Rose Cottage & Co, B&B
#2 of 13 in Dullstroom
76 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service

Additional Information about The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

Address: Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range: $198 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda and Cheap Tickets so you can book your The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Peebles Country Retreat Hotel Dullstroom
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The suites are very large with big balconies to enjoy the views of the garden”
Linda167_12, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One or two of the rooms need a little TLC in places, but nothing major.”
sarabretv, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The suites are superb”
crisn312, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 excellent & large”
TravelJer48, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face the road.”
333daniellek, 3 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5