We spent three nights in Critchley Hackle at the end of our honeymoon. It was very quiet as really the end of the season but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We have a fabulous room overlooking the lake - huge bed, bathroom with underfloor heating, and an open fire which the turndown maid came to light each evening - perfect!
The staff couldn't have been more helpful - Yolanda at the Front Desk was very attentive and incredibly helpful, Michael taught us how to fly fish (we even caught some trout which was cooked for us that evening!) and the waiting staff at breakfast and dinner were lovely. Food was excellent - a huge breakfast (continental included fruit, cereal, toast, pastries, cold meats and cheese...) and good dinner menu.
Super location as you could walk to town (less than 2 mins) to get to other restaurants in the evening - Dullstroom Grill highly recommended.
My only complaint is that Dullstroom (and not the fault of Critchley Hackkle!) doesn't appear in any guide books that we saw - we were lucky to discover Dullstroom and would go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the Mpumalanga Highlands and just 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg, Critchley Hackle is a Mecca for stressed execs and tourists. Critchley Hackle has 22 beautifully appointed rooms and suites accommodating a maximum of 59 guests sharing. The hotel and its surrounding area is a great destination to just chill and enjoy the tranquil setting. The red tinned roof and sandstone building is typically “Old Transvaal”.A beautiful small lake stocked with Rainbow Trout awaits guests at their front door. We have trout rods and flies for the use of keen fisherman. Please note we do not practice catch and release, so your catch of the day is weighed and sold to the proud fisherman. Our team will be happy to either cook and or package the fish to be taken home.Ideally suited for both business and leisure, we offer luxurious country accommodation and leisure activities. The red tinned roof and sandstone building looks onto a small lake stocked with Trout.Guests are able to enjoy a morning or afternoon of fly fishing, just outside their room. Any fish caught on the day will be for the fisherman’s account, we do not offer a catch and release policy. ... more less
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