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.
All 11 Dullstroom B&Bs / inns

The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Hotel amenities
The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
You added The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa to your Saves list
Ranked #2 of 11 Dullstroom B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014
Harley1231075 Johannesburg, South Africa
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
See the most recent reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed here for our anniversary and our visit was met with outstanding hospitality, service and care. The waiters Simon and Lucas were exceptional and attended to us as if we were the only people there. We were met outside by Lucas to receive our luggage and a personal welcome by the duty manager. Formalities completed, we were shown our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We arrived late on Saturday evening and fortunate enough were sent to the Highlander for the evenings accommodation. What a lovely treat, the room was spotless and very large with a private balcony which we only had the privledge of drinking coffee on the following morning. The staff and finer detail given to the people residing at the lodge was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

What an amazing experience John you are an amazing character I am sure your church is blessed by your humbleness Lukas shot my man your bar is tops. Sharon you and your staff are amazing. The friendliness, the attention to detail, the rooms the fishing are all exceptional Then the restaurant oh my word your chef is amazing rates as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The grounds in which The Highlander resided was very extensive and the rooms were very spacious, most with a second floor containing additional beds. The staff were very friendly and throughout my time built a very good rapport with our server. Although the menu was limited and, on occasion repetitive, the food was quite appetizing...prepare to be serenaded by a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tzaneen, South Africa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

My first contact with the hotel was via Cindy and I was impressed by her friendliness and efficiency. I mentioned that valentines day coincides with our wedding anniversary.... and the reaction was amazing! We arrived to a room with champagne and flowers. Dinner was in a separate and private room from other guests, complete with rose-petals and candles everywhere! Our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
bourne end
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

After a overnight flight into Johannesburg this hotel is a great place to stop en route to the Kruger National Park rather than driving for a whole day. A very enjoyable dinner and attentive staff and room was large and comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Georgetown, Guyana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Beautiful location, lovely food and excellent service - an apt description of our stay at the Highlander. What was special for me was the fact that they took care of the little things like calling a day before to find out if we had any special dietary requirements; welcome drink and chocolates on arrival and even better, washing your car... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gideon J, Manager at The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jeanette. Thank you for your kind words. At The Highlander we pride ourselves in not only meeting our guests needs but exceeding them, but there is always room for improvement and we will strive to exceed your last stay in both service and good memories. Hope to see you soon. More

Nice, France
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

On our way to krugerpark we had to make a stop due to heavy fog and ended up at the highlander and we were amazed how beautiful the place was. The rooms were gorgeous with a big fireplace, the beds were very comfortable, the bathroom hugh with a heated floor. We loved everything about this place. The food is excellent,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midrand, South Africa
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The service at this small hotel was nothing short of marvelous, and their chef provided magic on your plate at every meal. A heated bathroom floor, and fireplace in the bedroom was the ultimate luxury!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We have spend a fantastic week end at the highlander. Service and food was impeccable. Room was large with a nice fire place where our family enjoy cooking the mash mallow. Learning fly fishing and the bird of Prey were also great experience. All staff was friendly and attentive to your need. We did catch few trout's and we had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa

Address: Bosman Street, Dullstroom 1100, South Africa (Formerly Peebles Country Retreat)
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Dullstroom
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com, Travelocity, Tingo, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Peebles Country Retreat Hotel Dullstroom

19 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (20)
Room/suite (5)
Bathroom (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Pool/beach area (1)
View from room (1)
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay