Gabrielshoek Cottage

Nestled in the gentle rolling hills of the Steenkampsberg, a mere 30km from Dullstroom towards Lydenburg, lies this 450ha of natural splendor. Providing fisherman as well as nature lovers with peace, tranquility and excitement.

gabrielsThe farm offers an affordable getaway with comfortable accommodation, whether it is for friends or family in the fully equipped Cottage.

  • Secluded, private and very cosy
  • Glorious views of the valley
  • Situated between 2 dams
  • Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
  • Lounge with an open fireplace
  • 2 Bedrooms and a loft - accommodating 7 people
  • Sharing bathroom
  • Braai facilities
  • Fully equipped with linen, towels, heaters, kitchen utensils, 2 plate stove, fridge, microwave, radio (no TVs).

NOTE : There is limited cell phone reception on Gabrielshoek.

 history

The History

In the late 1800 the farm was part of the bigger farm called "Schaapkraal" In the early 1900 this part was purchased by Garbiel Grobler and was named "Gabrielshoek". The existing farmhouse, was built around 1920, but has since been altered. The original floors and walls are still here. Some walls are 58cms thick. Like all old houses, the farmhouse has character and charm of its own. One of the main assets of the farmhouse is the magnificent view over the valley.

To the left of the farm house are some tall blue gums that have been growing there even before the Anglo Boer War. Sadly one or two of them have died, but the two standing date back to over 100 years old.

The sheep shed and “Kraal” was built from stone taken from the mountain. No mortar was used. The stone was chiselled into rectangular blocks and where stacked in a precise manor to withstand the elements. This art has mostly died and today we find it difficult to repair these walls, as some of the blocks are so heavy, that they are difficult to handle.