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“Beware of the cows.”
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Dusk to Dawn B&B
Ranked #1 of 16 Piet Retief B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a great rest full stop, a working farm with excellent accommodation.
We had a virtually new cottage with every amenity and a delightful patio overlooking a small lake where much bird life entertained us.
we walked to the bird hide accompanied by the farm dog where we noted red bishops and many other varieties of bird life, the walk back was interrupted by several fierce looking cows who were determined to stay their ground on the footpath, it was then we realised that they were protecting a very young calf, we made a hasty detour!.
Dinner and breakfast were excellent, it was our second visit and we hope to stay again.

Room Tip: The new cottages are really excellent.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Our second stay at Dusk to Dawn was again an absolute pleasure. This B&B is very conveniently located 30 kms before Piet Retief when returning from the coast. Rooms are 4 star + and service is great. Tip for divers, D2D is less than 4 hours from Sodwana allowing you a relaxed morning dive before heading back to Joburg

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Ideal place to stay around St Lucia . A wonderfull fram , a great mansion , beautifull grounds and so peacefull . The welcome by Gudrun was outstanding and the friendlyness of her husband and the staff unbelievable ..
Room perfectly equiped and confortable
Food of top quality : not only excellent but beautifully presented . This goes for dinner and breakfast.
So good that it was difficult to leave ...................We want more of B & B like yours . Congratulations
Michel & Hannah

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We stayed in one of the new family units, which are very nicely decorated, spacious, clean and luxurious. The B&B is situated in the middle of nowhere, but this was just right for us seeking some relaxation on the way to the coast. The patio had nice views of the fields and green hills. As there are no restaurants in close vicinity, the very friendly owner offers fresh salad with bread and freshly made, delicious frozen dishes to warm up in the microwave which was convenient. The breakfast was great and very tasteful.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I liked the remote location, the view and the walks around the farm. Not to forget the friendliness, the food and the perfect taste of choosing the interiour of the rooms, wich are equipped with all I need for my stay. I definitely come back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Wow....that was just amazing The passion that Gudrun and Johan have with "Dusk to Dawn" is just the best. We stayed two Friday to Saturday nights in a row in March 2014. On our way to the KZN coast from Joburg we wanted to stay over close to Piet Retief, and what we found was so good that we decided to break our one day home drive into two for an other stay. We stayed in two different chalets that were both impeccably decorated and finished. Each chalet had everything for 4 people to stay very comfortably. You can make your own meal or braai, but we had dinner at the main building. G and J cooked up two amazing dinners, those by themselves are worth the stay, and breakfast was just sumptuous.

This bed and breakfast, with optional dinner, is an absolute must do if you are in the area.


For the active birders: Johan is an avid birder. The farm that "Dusk to Dawn" is located on has almost year round Black-winged Plover on the land. I spotted over 50 in one field. Absolutely a must if you are looking for this species.

Room Tip: We stayed in two chalets that were both as enjoyable.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

You will not be disappointed here. We had Robin's Nest – a superbly fitted and furnished self catering unit view lovely views over the gardens and farmland. Meals are in the central dining room – dinners are a set menu but with a choice of 2 for the main course. We found the dining room a little formal – each couple have their own table – perhaps it is just our preference to be able to chat with the other guests. We were very fortunate to be the only guests during the following day so we had the whole place to ourselves – lovely walks on the estate, and the whole pool area for relaxing. This is indeed an excellent place to stay, and at R1100 per couple (2014 prices) superb value.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dusk to Dawn B&B

Address: Farm Wagendrift, Piet Retief 2380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Piet Retief
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Piet Retief
Price Range: £56 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dusk to Dawn B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dusk to Dawn is a spacious country guesthouse in the most southern tip of Mpumalanga - the place of the rising sun.Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht have turned their family home into a friendly and welcoming half-way stop for tourists and visitors en route on the N2 from the Kruger National Park or Gauteng to the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast or vice versa. ... more   less 
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