planning a vacation that calls for the perfect balance of
relaxation, fun and excitement, why not journey to the heart of
one of South Africa's favourite destinations and make Critchley
Hackle your first stop.
From spa delights and a little self-pampering, to taking an
adventure into the great outdoors, when you stay at Critchley
Hackle it's all right here on your doorstep.
Conveniently situated on the outskirts of Dullstroom's
slow-brewed bustle, you can enjoy a flutter in the village shops
and markets, or just as easily head out to discover the thrill
and excitement of the Mpumalanga Highlands. Everything from
trailblazing to taking it easy... Critchley caters for an
exciting variety of things to do for individuals and groups,
young and old.
Critchley Hackle offers a choice of
accommodation options, from Deluxe Suites, Lakeside Superior,
Lakeside Tower and Cottages, all built in natural sandstone and
capturing the rustic charm of turn-of-the-century architecture.
Surrounded by country gardens, Critchley's private lake forms
the ideal centrepiece for views from most of the lodges and
brings fly fishing virtually to your front door. A total of 23
lodges cater for 58 guests and are conveniently priced to suite
couples, families and groups.
Four Garden Cottages are set slightly back from the
lakeside and surrounded by country gardens. Each cottage is
uniquely themed and range from two-sleeper to four-sleeper
units, en-suite bathrooms, bedroom and living areas all
offer fireplaces to ensure a warm and cosy stay. Ideal for
families and groups who prefer sharing.
Situated along the north western lake frontage, the Tower
comprises three separate rooms which are adjoined by a
common entrance. Each room offers two-sleeper, en-suite
bathroom, bedroom and living areas. A private veranda
frontage allows access to the lake side. Fireplaces and
uniquely decorated rooms offer ideal lodging for couples or
groups who prefer to stay in close proximity.
Situated on the western lake frontage, our Lakeside Superior
rooms all cater to guests sleeping two, with en-suite
bathroom, living and bedroom area. Uninterrupted lake views
with a private veranda frontage onto the grassy banks, each
room is decoratively themed in its own unique style, with a
fireplace to ensure a warm and cosy stay.
Suites: Nestled on the water's edge, the Deluxe
Suites cater perfectly for larger groups and families.
Sleeping 4, the Suite offers all the comfort and convenience
of separate sleeping and living areas, one downstairs main
bedroom with en-suite bathroom and one bedroom upstairs.
Private veranda frontage leading directly onto the lakeside
giving spectacular views.
Critchley Restaurant combines contemporary cuisine with a
few traditional favorites and is set on the water's edge
overlooking Critchley's private lake, ensuring that guests
enjoy a warm and tranquil dining atmosphere - the perfect
place to enjoy some of Dullstroom's finest gastronomic fair
with friends and family. A sumptuous assortment
of fusion cuisine, as well as a few of traditional
favourite dishes awaits you. The menu caters to lovers of
fine dining, whatever you're in the mood for. With a
rustic country garden ambience and overlooking Critchley's
own private lake, you'll find the atmosphere warm and
inviting - the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing sundowner
and some bubbly conversation. The restaurant serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner and is open to hotel guests and
day visitors so booking is essential.
you're the single malt, dry red or sparkling-glass-of-bubbly
kind of adventurer, no sunset would be complete without a
visit to Critchley's famous Damn Bar - the perfect curtain
call to another great day in Dullstroom. Icons from
yesteryear adorn the walls and the decor exudes an elegant
yet home-from-home charm that makes for the perfect
rendezvous with friends and family.
With so much
to do and see in the Mpumalanga Highlands, Critchley Hackle
is perfectly situated to offer the more adventurous guests
and visitors an exciting bouquet of thrills and spills to
make your trip unforgettable. Whether you choose to relax,
unwind and rejuvenate your body and mind; hit the trail into
the mountains by hike, bike or horseback; you're into
shopping, arts or trying the out-of-the-ordinary cool things
to do, there is a range of exciting adventure packages
waiting for you to explore.
As one of
Dullstroom's premier fly fishing destinations, Critchley
Hackle offers an exhilarating fishing experience for the
novice and specialist alike, with the added convenience of
being situated directly upon the water's edge. Critchley's
own private lake caters to resident guests only and whilst
offering both a challenging and adrenalin-packed fishing
experience the close proximity to your lodging ensures a
safe and relaxing experience for any young budding fisherman
in the family or group.