is situated on an attractive farm, 1800 ha in extent, with a variety of farming activities. These include: a large modern piggery, dairy, beef farming, maize and timber. Viewing of these different activities is possible by arrangement.
The garden is an absolute amusement park featuring a solar heated swimming pool, tree house with adjoining jungle gym and hammock.
“Johnny’s Arc” offers kids an opportunity to get into close contact with a large variety of farm animals such as chicken, ducks, geese, peacocks, sheep and goats.
Dusk to Dawn has been registered as a “Birder Friendly Establishment” by Bird Life South Africa. Walks on the farm will offer the keen birder on opportunity to see some of the more than 160 bird species frequenting this farm. Four different walks are marked through lush pastures and grazing cattle leading to 3 different bird hides.
Furthermore, Dusk to Dawn is within easy reach of some of the Northern Natal Battlefields, Itala or Mkuze Game Reserve or even for a day visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Relive the early settler life of the German Mission Families in the "Disputed Territory" of the mid-nineteenth Century as told by Johann Engelbrecht, GBG Tour Guide.
Visit battlefields of the area and gain from his extensive knowledge of the people, history and natural features of this often neglected jewel of South African Country places.
Day Tours: Lüneburg, eNtombe, Khambula, Hlobane
BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL!
Break away to the private picnic spot where indigenous trees and abundant birdlife and the sound of rolling water from the river will calm your soul.
Facilities at the picnic spot include boma, braai-area, bush toilet and view point. Hammocks are available for an afternoon nap. The picnic spot can be reached on horseback or by car. Dusk to Dawn Bed and Breakfast, Piet Retief, Mpumalanga, South Africa- click for larger image
The Craft Shop started off as a shelf in our reception area in which the hand embroidered table cloths were displayed. This was way back in the early 90's when Gudrun's mother, Helga Filter, started training some of the Zulu ladies on the farm, to do embroidery. Helga herself retired from her main responsibility as excellent piggery herd stockwoman and thus channeled her creative talent into this project. The name Imbali Crafts has become widely known in the crafter fraternity for its colourful designs on tablecloths, runners, napkins and T-shirts. Apart from keeping Helga very busy and young, this project has created an extra source of income, as well as empowered and dignified a number of ladies on the farm.
As time went on, more and more local ladies started to manufacture other crafts for sale in the "make-shift" store room / craft shop, until it was decided in 2004 that the car garage was to be converted into a reception area with more space for a craft shop. Today the shop not only offers locally produced goods, but also has become a frequently visited gift-shop for our guests and the local community.
The shop also offers Mixed Media paintings by Irma Filter, winner of the "Winsor & Newton" Award 2001 and other artists from the Beyond Art Studio.
Our latest addition to the craft shop is our Dusk to Dawn Deli, where you can find a variety of locally made jams, saligna honey from local beekeepers, as well as Gudrun's signature Dusk to Dawn dinners that can be enjoyed in the rooms!
It also offers Mixed Media paintings by Irma Filter, winner of the "Winsor & Newton" Award 2001 and other artists from the Beyond Art Studio.