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.

Old Transvaal Inn

Naledi Dr, Dullstroom, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Dullstroom
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Old Transvaal Inn
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love coming back for the experience, 'old school' menu with some of your favourites (burgers etc) and what you would expect in Dullstroom (trout) but also what you would not expect 'pap & work' (although if you have a cholesterol problem - wouldn't recommend this dish (see attached pic). The ambience, the decor, the food, the sweet shop within are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank justinsQ4384GJ
Wiltshire
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't busy but we waited over an hour for our food. When it finally arrived the quality was good, with the exception of the vetkoek, which was soggy. The bobotie was good but the accompanying rice not. I wouldn't eat here again.

Helpful?
Thank working_traveller

Travelers are raving about these Dullstroom hotels

Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We waited for over an hour and a half for the food to arrive as the gas was apparently 'finished' --- lack of good management in high season??? ---- too few staff???? The toy and sweet shop is an attraction but find another place to eat if you are in a hurry. Otherwise food was good and worth a wait.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen B
Warsaw, Poland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It is not "the nicest place to stay", but it has a certain atmosphere. The brick walls speaks of history. Our room looked like it could have 80 years ago: whitewashed walls, bathroom in raw bricks, plaid blankets on the beds and a hearth in the corner. It was cold in the night. There is a good restaurant on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank verbenna
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

After a very busy day and long drive, pop into Old Transvaal Inn because it looked so inviting and different. Love the homely feeling and the excellent service we received. We had the traditional savoury "vetkoek" very tasty and filling. Also a lovely sweet shop filled to capacity of all my favourite sweets yummie. Really my meal here and will... More 

Helpful?
Thank Loise v
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very hospitable. It did take a while to get served though. We tried their burger and chips. The food came out the kitchen in average time. Not the greatest burger or chips to be fair. We most likely won't be back. The decor suits the vintage theme. All in all it was an enjoyable evening. Don't expect... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 257attilab
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Went to have breakfast, waited over an hour and they weren't even busy. The manageress eventually came to the table promising the food would be at our table in 5 minutes, 25 minutes later we got our food, cold and burnt. Even the waitress has attitude. Would never go back or recommend this place

Helpful?
Thank Sally F
Boksburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The hotel is situated in the heart of Dullstroom, everything is within walking distance.The hotel has sweet, book and toys shop and restaurant with WiFi. Most the shops close, in Dullstrrom, at 5pm. The nights get VERY Cold, so make sure you bring lots of warm clothing. The room is going back to very basic, two wooden chairs and a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Daniel M
Level Contributor
224 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The Old Transvaal Inn is a landmark in Dullstroom. I can remember coming here as a child. Not for the hotel, but for the big sweetie store on site. They have all sorts of candies and chocolates - heaven! If that's not your thing, the shop is packed full of books, board games, art supplies, educational toys and more. Plenty... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank AlexisZA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at place for 2 nights after recommended by friend who visited some years ago. All the facilities at Inn closes at 5 pm. Furniture dilapidated and old. Globes do not work and had to get security to find globes in another unit. With a little TLC, this place can be a gem, but looks like owners have no interest.

Helpful?
3 Thank 764barryd
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

12 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Dullstroom hotels
0.4 mi away
Critchley Hackle Hotel
Critchley Hackle Hotel
#2 of 2 in Dullstroom
4.0 of 5 stars 136 reviews
6.4 mi away
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
Walkersons Hotel & Spa
#1 of 2 in Dullstroom
4.5 of 5 stars 219 reviews
0.5 mi away
Peace Corner
Peace Corner
#1 of 11 in Dullstroom
5.0 of 5 stars 25 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.8 mi away
Lomas Creek Lodge
Lomas Creek Lodge
#4 of 27 in Dullstroom
4.5 of 5 stars 22 reviews
0.3 mi away
The Rose Cottage & Co, B&B
The Rose Cottage & Co, B&B
#2 of 11 in Dullstroom
4.5 of 5 stars 22 reviews
0.3 mi away
The Highlander Country Retreat & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities