About Critchley Hackle

Critchley Hackle is different is built in pointed stone and set around a beautiful garden lake, the setting is unique and breathtaking. The interior of this truly South African lodge is decorated with some of the most beautiful and original antiques and paintings and will leave you with a sense of peace and dignity. The very private bedroom cottages, all with bathrooms en suite, have been individually and personally decorated for your comfort and luxury. Our staff have been selected and trained to attend to each of our valued guests so that they feel important and cared for on their African travels.


Tower Rooms
Each with a large double bed and comfortable couch facing an open log fire with private writing desk and telephone. Full bathroom with double basins, shower, bath and toilet. All rooms have private patios and are lake facing.

Waterside Rooms
Larger and more luxurious than the Tower Rooms. All with open log fires and on the lake.

Cottage Rooms
Beautifully furnished with all the same amenities as the Waterside Rooms. Not on the lake.

Royal Suites
These large suites (150 m ² each) are home from home, including two separate bedrooms with their own private bathrooms (main bathroom with bath, bidet, etc). Private garden and patio. All on the lake with beautiful views.


Relax in the beautiful gardens all spread around the lake whilst watching swans and ducks quietly cruise over the glass surface. At night the lake and gardens are lit up and come alive with colour of the night. There is a garden swimming pool and sundeck adjacent to the lake. The lake is stocked with plump rainbow trout. Should you want to test your skills and enjoy an afternoon of trout fishing, tackle is available from the lodge at a nominal charge. Two tennis courts adjoining the lodge are available to guests. The historic Dullstroom village dates back to 1862 with a fascinating history of Dutch settlers and the Anglo Boer War.