The Paradise Fly-catchers are back! Every year these magnificent birds pay an all too short visit to Stonecutters Lodge. They arrive in early November and leave after Christmas, just long enough to nest and provide us with sightings of the superb male with his long golden tail. The gardens are looking magnificent too – this is a very special time of year here!
The heat of summer has not yet warmed our dams and fishing remains excellent at present, both in the dams and the river. The gin-clear waters of winter have given way to a rain-clouded environment which makes it harder for the fish to see the fisherman. The summer rains will eventually muddy the waters further so now is a great time to fish here – Mrs. Simpson and Walker's Killer are proving irresistible! (Re-Stocked 100 trout in river & dam on Monday 6th December)
The long week-end in December (16-19) is the annual Dullstroom Arts Festival. The village will showcase its best in all forms of Art, both in the shops and on the Cricket Oval which will become an entertainment centre for the display of local talent in separate stalls - painting, sculpture, pottery, music and culinary arts. For the kiddies there will be pony rides, face-painting and craft sessions as well as prizes galore!
During the festival, restaurants will offer sumptuous dishes complimented by wine tastings from a variety of estates and musicians will offer live entertainment.
Stonecutters still has accommodation available for this Art Week-End.
Book now and enter into a draw for a complimentary whisky tasting at "Wild about Whisky" in Dullstroom!
Another innovation is a new Special Offer available from our Reservations office:
Last Minute Empty Bed Discounts: Any two night week-end booking made from NOON on Thursdays will be entitled to a 30% discount. This offer plus other offers & competitions will be published on Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis.
(Offers exclude long week-ends and are subject to availability)
But for those of you, who on a Thursday have a sudden desire to escape the rat race for the week-end, remember that for last minute luxury Stonecutters should be your first port of call!
If you still have not made arrangements for Christmas this year, we are putting on a sumptuous lunch buffet for our guests on Xmas day with Ham, Turkey and all the trimmings. Trout House and Stone Cottage are available from the 22nd to the 26th and some Cobbles studios too.
So why not catch your own bit of Paradise – call Lesley at Reservations and book a well-deserved break at Stonecutters Lodge in Dullstroom!
Tel: 013 235 4225 or 083 375 0132