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About Dusk to Dawn B & B

Dusk to Dawn is a spacious country house 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.

The Engelbrechts are fifth generation descendants of German Missionaries who settled in this area in 1870 and German is still spoken at home.

Dusk to Dawn has been a Finalist in the AA Accommodation Awards for several years and was the Winner in the Farm Accommodation Category for the year 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and therewith entering the Hall of Fame in 2010. Dusk to Dawn also features the AA Superior Grading Endorsement. Furthermore Dusk to Dawn is a regular feature in the Portfolio Bed and Breakfast Collection. We have been awarded the Tourism Grading Council 4 star award.

A full English and Continental breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room or on the verandah with a stunning view onto the large garden and the wide open spaces of this well managed 1800 ha farm.

Dinners are available on request by prior arrangement. Farm fresh produce is used to create dishes with love and care which makes dining at Dusk to Dawn an unforgettable experience. Dusk to Dawn dinners have earned a reputation where good quality ingredients get the respect they deserve by turning them into fabulous meals.

There are two cosy family units known as "Barbets Corner" and "Egrets View" and two en-suite bedrooms "Sunbirds View" and "Hadedas Nest" and an exclusive cottage "Robins Rest". Each unit is fully air-conditioned, has a coffee and tea tray, a mini-bar and DSTV (Selected Channels).


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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  • Standard Twin or King Suite Standard Twin or King Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Green Pigeon's nest is our newest standard suite. Features two single beds that can be converted to a king-size bed.... see more
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      • Standard Family Suite Standard Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family suite on the first floor of the family house. Bedroom with queen size bed, en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi and a... see more
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          • Executive Self-catering Double Cottage Executive Self-catering Double Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The cottage is self-contained with spacious bedroom with king size bed, an enormous bathroom with shower and free-standi... see more
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              • Standard 2-Bedroom Self-catering Suite Standard 2-Bedroom Self-catering Suite Sleeps 5 Includes: B & B Fully serviced self-catering suite joining the main farm house. Two bedrooms, one with queen size bed (bathroom with... see more
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                  • Standard Twin Bedroom Standard Twin Bedroom Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B A cosy en-suite twin room with shower, toilet and basin is named after the flocks of Hadeda Ibis roosting and nesting... see more
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                      • Standard Double Bedroom Standard Double Bedroom Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This spacious romantic room has a four poster queen-size bed and en suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. Named after... see more
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                          • Executive Self-catering Cottage Executive Self-catering Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Bald Ibis Roost is an executive cotttage that affords the opportunity to self-cater or stay over as a Bed & Breakfast... see more
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                              • Executive Self catering cottage Executive Self catering cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Oxpeckers Hide is an executive cotttage that affords the opportunity to self-cater or stay over as a Bed & Breakfast... see more
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                                  Reviews for Dusk to Dawn B & B

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                                  Michael Carr
                                  26 February 2019

                                  The breakfast is worth the journey alone. Rooms spotless, service excellent and the cheerful friendleness unbeatable. All this before I mention the bird and wildlife.

                                  Robyn Bowman
                                  13 August 2018

                                  It's so nice to be out in the country - peaceful. Our accommodation was very comfortable and our breakfast was once again incredible!

                                  Brig Howell
                                  15 April 2017

                                  Lovely overnight stay for our journey south from Klaserie ... special and kind attention to our 5 kids... thank you

                                  Derek Jordan, England
                                  24 September 2014

                                  Stayed for just one night en route from St Lucia to Jo'berg. Wish we had booked for more. The two bed roomed self catering cottage was absolutely beautiful. Gudrun certainly knows how to make you feel welcome. Home made sweets by the bed, complimentary sherry in a decanter. A mini bar in the fridge. Beautiful gardens. Breakfast was delicious. Do yourself a favour and have the evening meal as well. It is real quality fine dining.

                                  Sharon Kerswell, South Africa
                                  14 January 2014

                                  This tucked-away gem deserves a 5 star rating. Stunning accommodation, delicious meals, friendly and attentive hosts, all set in magnificent surroundings. Our only regret was not spending a few more nights. Highly recommended!

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                                  Dusk to Dawn B & B is 29.7km from the centre of Piet Retief , the nearest airport 130.1km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling