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Whether you’re a nature lover or an outdoor enthusiast, Valley of the Rainbow Estate is an incredible place to visit all year round. Surrounded by mountains, indigenous forests and rivers, Valley of the Rainbow offer the perfect getaway to experience peace and tranquillity away from city life. The wilderness retreat is near the town of Dullstroom which is situated on the premier tourist route between Johannesburg and Pretoria and the attractions on the eastern escarpment and the Lowveld regions of Mpumalanga. Valley of the Rainbow Estate has a variety of accommodation options on offer.

The Manor House offers guests a choice of five rooms, two luxury, two classic and one standard, each with an en-suite bathroom. It also boasts a bar, a dining room, a conference room and a spacious lounge with an open fireplace for cold winter evenings, whilst its open deck overlooks a river running through the valley and gardens. The picturesque Watermill, which was built in the 19th century has been renovated into two separate rooms (The Mill and the Mill room) with incredible views of the dams, mountains and forests. The Country House is decorated in a classic country style and offers five comfortable double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, access to the veranda and magnificent views over the valley and mountains. The Country House is self-catering and accommodates a maximum of 10 people. The Tented Chalets are for our more adventurous guests. Experience all nature has to offer, in comfortable tented accommodation. Each Tented Chalet is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and seating deck with stunning views of the hills, dams and valley. Encounter the countryside from our Nature Log Cabins. These cabins are hidden within an indigenous forest and allow guests a secluded space to enjoy the tranquillity of nature. These one-bedroom cabins accommodate two people with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom fitted with a lovely tub and shower and a separate toilet. The closed combustion wood fireplace in the lounge area of the cabin creates an intimate atmosphere perfect for couples.

Come and relax in nature and embrace the unspoiled natural beauty on offer. Take a stargazing night walk, hike to the mountain rock pools and discover the patient art of fly-fishing in our waterways.

Area Info:

Near the towns of Dullstroom and Belfast, the estate is well situated on the primary tourist routes from Johannesburg and Pretoria to the eastern escarpment and Lowveld regions of Mpumalanga, South Africa. A mere 2-hour drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria, with a variety of birds, indigenous tree species and wildlife species, Valley of the Rainbow offers its guests a spectacular diversity of fauna and flora.

Attractions:

Guests can participate in organized outdoor activities, including fly-fishing the river and lakes for the elusive rainbow and brown trout. Non-fishing guests will appreciate the tranquillity and natural beauty of the setting.

The mountains invite guests to go wandering along the walking trails on which one can expect to find a variety of small game including Grey duiker, Steenbuck, Grey reebok and vervet monkey, over 200 species of birds, and an abundance of wildflowers and plants.

Activities:

Visitors will experience the peace and tranquillity of the venue, prolific birdlife including 5 kingfisher species, the fish eagle and endangered blue crane, variety of game including buck, vevet monkey, bush pig, cerval cat and the clawless otter.

Adventure activities include Fly Fishing in river and lakes, Hiking and Birding trails, Night walks, Horse riding on mountain trails, Mountain biking trails, Abseiling and overnight camping in mountains. Enjoy 4x4, motorcycle and mountain bike outrides on country roads 

Health and Climate:

Mild Climate and Malaria free

Rooms and Units Available:

The Manor House offers guests a choice of five rooms, two luxury, two classic and one standard, each with an en-suite bathroom. It also boasts a bar, a dining room, a conference room and a spacious lounge with an open fireplace for cold winter evenings, whilst its open deck overlooks a river running through the valley and gardens.

The picturesque Watermill, which was built in the 19th century has been renovated into two separate rooms (The Mill and the Mill room) with incredible views of the dams, mountains and forests.

The Country House is decorated in a classic country style and offers five comfortable double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, access to the veranda and magnificent views over the valley and mountains. The Country House is self-catering and accommodates a maximum of 10 people.

The Tented Chalets are for our more adventurous guests. Experience all nature has to offer, in comfortable tented accommodation. Each Tented Chalet is fitted with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and seating deck with stunning views of the hills, dams and valley.

Encounter the countryside from our Nature Log Cabins. These cabins are hidden within an indigenous forest and allow guests a secluded space to enjoy the tranquillity of nature. These one-bedroom cabins accommodate two people with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom fitted with a lovely tub and shower and a separate toilet. The closed combustion wood fireplace in the lounge area of the cabin creates an intimate atmosphere perfect for couples.

 

Country House

5 Bedrooms with ensuite Bathrooms. Meals can be taken at Manor House at extra costs. Open plan lounge, dining room and TV room and fully equipped kitchen, the Country House is self-catering and is ideally suited for families

Sleeps 10 Adults

Log Cabin

The private one-bedroom cabin accommodates two persons with a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom fitted with a lovely tub and shower and a separate private toilet. The kitchen area includes a bar fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery.

Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults

Manor House Classical Suite

The Classical Suite is a large room with lounge area, 1 king-sized bed, television - Bouquet DSTV shared and en suite bathroom (bath only). NO self-catering facilities.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Manor House Luxury Suite

The Luxury Suite is a large room with a lounge area, 2 King size beds, television with Bouquet DSTV selection, a small Bar fridge and en suite bathroom (Bath & Shower). NO self-catering facilities.

Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 4 Adults

Manor House Standard Suite

The Manor Guest House’s Standard Room is a cosy room fitted with a snug queen size bed, a small seating area and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. NO self-catering facilities.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Mill Room

The Mill Room is a spacious room with a lounge area, a King size bed, DSTV, bar fridge, wine cooler, fireplace and en suite bathroom (shower only). This unit has NO self-catering facilities.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Tented Chalet 2 sleeper

The Honeymoon Tented Chalet accommodation sleeps 2 persons in a cosy double bed with an en-suite bathroom. With a kitchenette and braai facility, the chalet is fully equipped for self-catering.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Tented Chalet 4 sleeper

The Family Tented Chalet accommodation sleeps 4 persons in comfortable single beds with en-suite bathroom. This chalet is glamping style and has a kitchenette and braai facility making it fully equipped for self-catering, and lovely.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 4 Adults

The Mill

The Mill is a spacious room with a lounge area, a Queen size bed, DSTV, bar fridge, wine cooler, fireplace and ensuite bathroom (shower and bath). This unit has NO self-catering facilities.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Restaurant
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Afrikaans
English
Hiking / Walking Trails
No Pets Allowed
Nature
4x4 Routes
Hiking
Fishing
Mountain Biking
Birdwatching
Historic Sites

Cancellation Policy:

50% Deposit due upon confirmation of booking
Balance is due 5 days prior to arrival
Bookings made within 5 days of arrival: 100% of total invoice due to confirm the reservation within 24 hours of booking

All cancellations must be given in writing to the lodge by email. Cancellations/amendments are subject to the following conditions:

- Cancellations made more than 5 days prior to arrival: Free cancellation except for banking fees.
- Cancellations made within 5 days prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fees
- No shows: 100% cancellation fees

Terms and Conditions

All rooms are on a Room Only basis or Breakfast inclusive. Dinner needs to be booked separately at an additional cost.

Contact us should you wish to receive the menu options.
All guests can have meals at the restaurant at an additional cost.

*Cardholder, ID/Passport is required at check-in.

*Credit card used for the online deposit must be present at check-in.

NO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 IN THE MANOR HOUSE.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE PREMISES.


Latest Reviews

We enjoyed the break. The establishment excellent, good food, the hosts were great and I had some excellent fishing.
Good place to re-charge.

Frikkie ueckermann Aug 2019

Directions:

Option through Middelburg (shorter route but more traffic) • Take the N4/N12 to Middelburg • Take the Middelburg exit (second exit past the Toll gate) • Keep straight and at robot turn Right in Cowen Ntuli street • At robot turn Left in Meyer street and follow the R44 for 70 km • At the Engen garage on your right turn Right on the Roossenekal/Steelpoort/Burgersfort tarred road • Drive about 4km over the hill and turn right at the Laersdrift Police Station towards Dullstroom. • Drive on the gravel road for 12km until you see our large sign, that is where you turn to the right onto our property.

Option through Belfast (less traffic but be aware of pot holes after rain season) • Take the N12/N4 towards Belfast • Take the exit toward R33 • In Belfast you will get the KFC and a Shell garage, turn left here onto Duggen Street. Drive to the end of this street and turn right on the T-junction (Lizana Magagula Street). • Keep going straight on this road for about 30km (your GPS will most likely tell you to turn right on the Witpoort road, please keep in mind that this road is suitable for high clearance vehicles. We recommend you to ignore your GPS here). • At the end of the road you will have the mill left and the silos on your right, turn right here and continue until you have the Engen garage on your right side. Turn right towards Steelpoort/Burgersfort. • Drive about 4km over the hill and turn right at the Laersdrift Police Station towards Dullstroom. • Drive on the gravel road for 12km until you see our large sign, that is where you turn to the right onto our property. Note the following advice

• Be advised that if you decide to take the gravel road from Dullstroom to Valley of the Rainbow we recommend a high clearance vehicle due to the poor condition of the road


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Children Policy


- Families and children allowed in Tented Chalets and Country House
- No children under 12 are allowed in the Manor House rooms.
- Children of any age are accepted in the Family Tented Chalet and Country House.
- Children aged 12 and above are charged as adults.
- Other accommodation no children allowed

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  • Guests Rating: (1)
  • Accommodation Type: Country Hotel, Guest Farm, Guesthouse and Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 52
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM