Guest Reviews

Relaxed, comfortable, clean and spacious. I’ll definitely come back provided it’s not overbooked. (I shouldn’t write such a positive review)

David McNeilly


If you're looking for a relaxing and quiet place close to the city than this is it! We very much enjoyed our stay in the middle of nature - we loved the bird life and to be close to the Cradle where we were cycling regularly. It is an absolute beautiful place and very secure. We'll definitely be back! Thanks Diane and Tim!

Sabine Gerharz


The place is very nice and super clean

The place is very nice and super clean. If you want to wake up to a peace and quiet place with an amazing view, Hills and Dales is for you. I enjoyed the pool next to my room I also liked the fact that there's a small braai stand outside my room. I'd def recommend this place to anyone.

Nthabiseng Ramphele


Good value for money

Good value for money and stay very close to Joburg, but nice and quiet and relaxed with beautiful views and very peaceful.

Oliver Bekker


The Venue is spactacular

Rooms are clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not affected by loadshedding. The venue is spectacular if you are looking for an escape from the busyness of the city.

Tougieda Abvajee


There are many attractions nearby

The location of the hotel is very close to the Hartbeespoort Dam, and there are many attractions nearby, such as cradle moon, Hartier River Hiking Trail, Lion & Safari Park, Ama Zwing Zwing Zipline, all within 20 minutes by car, and the Dutch village Jasmyn Farm is not far away, the Netherlands The village can purchase fruits, flowers, food, and delicious restaurants. There is a lively market in the north of the dam with live singing, and the pig's feet are also delicious and cheap. The room arrangement is very comfortable. In addition to the bedroom, there is a living room and a kitchen refrigerator. There is also a balcony with outdoor tables and chairs. It feels great to sit outdoors and overlook the endless scenery. The two lovely cats raised by the hotel owner will come to accompany you. Very nice stay experience.



I had the most amazing time

I had the most amazing time.  It is really close and easy to get to. The gravel road isn't bad and the pools are clean and quiet, the gardens are beautiful and well kept, the views are serene and the place we stayed at was perfectly cleaned and had every possible thing we needed.  Hills and Dales will definitely see me again.

Dylan Correia


Location was perfect

The location was perfect, convenient and safe.  I was especially impressed with the quality of the mattress and bedding!

Nazeem Kazu


Loved our short break

We loved our short break at Diane's place.  Birdlife was lovely and the view perfect.  Thanks for the lovely stay, we both had some much needed down time.

Gillian Wilson

Amazing hosting and hospitality

I would just like to thank you and your team for the amazing hosting and hospitality.  You guys went above and beyond, and everything was perfect.  We had a great time and will definitely be recommending and using you in the future.

Chad Blanchard

Amazing getaway

Amazing getaway just out of Jhb, peaceful and relaxing and super accommodating host.  I highly recommend it!  Thank you.

Grant Joubert

All the space and necessities

Diane is a lovely host!  My partner and I really enoyed the quietness of it all.  You have a wonderful home.  I have no complaints; it has all the space and necessities that one would need.  We will definitely be back.

Lucia Amunga

Most amazing time

I had the most amazing time.  It's really close and easy to get to and the sand / gravel road isn't bad.  The swimming pools are clean and quiet, the gardens are beautiful and well kept, the views are serene.  The place we stayed at was perfectly cleaned and had every possible thing we needed.  Hills and Dales Accommodation will definitely see me again.

Dylan Correia


I looooooooove this place

I looooooooove this place definitely coming back

Magwaza Sponono

Totally exceeded my expectations

Totally exceeded my expectations. The hosts are attentive and incredibly warm. Accommodation clean and well serviced. Thank you specially to Douglas, Tim and his wife. P.S. the food was great, especially the lamb spitbraai. I will be back to visit.

Jevon King

Wow what a perfect stay

Wow what a perfect stay. Everything was perfect the breakfast on time and delicious.
I will go anytime back. Thank you

Juline Viljoen

What a gem!

Danielle Snyder
2 days ago on Google
What a gem! The owners and staff are fantastic, and the grounds and rooms are beautiful. Well-appointed with all the necessary items for a perfect stay. Wasn't sure about the location as we were driving in but once on the property it is just ideal. Close to the airport too. Highly recommend a meal prepared by the owner/staff. So nice to have a homecooked meal when on the road. Perfect stay!

Danielle Snyder

Weekend away

Review from Mar 13, 2022
If you are looking for a warm welcome accompanied by great stay and be it with friends, couples and so forth it’s really a good place to go and we enjoyed every experience. it is Ias advertised 💯🤞🏾I’m sure if they could set the weather to accommodate the guest, they would.


Peaceful getaway

13 October 2022 - Not luxurious but all you need. Great view from Badchick room and very private and peaceful. Bring own snacks and drinks and self-catering is nice. Braai facilities great garden and ambience. Very quiet and room is spacious and you'll find all you need. Tidy and clean.




My partner and I had the most amazing peaceful and tranquil weekend ever.  Hills & Dales is definitely the place to be when peace and relaxation is needed.  The place is clean, the staff is friendly and well communicating.  We are definitely coming back.



Great tranquil breakaway

From the booking to the completion of our stay the owners, staff and premises, atmosphere were awesome!  Lovely, tranquil and serene.  It was a quiet weekend breakaway we needed, and that is exactly what we got.



Like being at home

I enjoyed my stay so much!  Everybody was so friendly, helpful and I always got informed about all changes.  The whole farm is like a park and you always find a silent place just for yourself!  This location is just next to a famous golf course, designed by Gary Player!  A must play and see for every golfer!  

Thanks for the great holiday!



The place was amazing

The place was amazing.  Staff and owners were very friendly and the food was very nice.  If you want to break away to total peace and quiet then this is the place to go.  We were looking to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city and this is what we found here.



Weekend away

If you are looking for a warm welcome accompanied by great stay and be it with friends, couples and so fourth, it's really a good place to go to.  We enjoyed every experience.  It is as advertised 100%.  I am sure if they could set the weather to accommodate guest they would.


Beckons tranquility

Diane’s place has an amazing view that beckons tranquility, and provides a breather from the busy city life.

Caylin Frankson


Beautiful garden

Lovely, relaxing stay. My doggies had a great time running around in the beautiful garden while we enjoyed the view

Carina Oberholtzer


Relaxing atmosphere

Super clean with everything you need. Beautiful gardens. Very quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

Linda Aggenbag

Beautiful view

Beautiful view of the juskei River, secure and place is clean. I was greeted with a warm smile, friendly personell. I would definitely stay here again !

Shane Bowes


Peaceful and quiet

The place is amazing, peaceful and quiet. Have a great time there would definitely go back...



Beautiful view

Beautiful view of the Jukskei River, secure and place is clean.  I was greeted with a warm smile, friendly personnel.  I would dfinitely stay here again!

Shane Bowes

Baie aangenaam, pragtige akkommodasie, hulpbaardige gasheer (Tim) en gasvrou (Diane).  Onse het in die pragtige, ruim ‘Fish Eagle Lodge’ gebly en het dit baie geniet.  Alles was perfek.  Met ons aankoms het Tim help aflaai en ‘n kaggel het gesellig gebrand.  Da Vince (one jack russell) was welkom en het dit net so geniet.  Hy kon vrylik rond beweeg en het vriende gemaak met Tim en Diane se hondjies.  Ons sal graag weer by Hills and Dales Accommodation cc wil vertoef.

Gerde de Jager

The place is stunning.  Clean and safe!  Also the view is amazing.  Diane and her husband are really nice and kind people.  Was a pleasure to be there!

Julia (AirBnB)

Peace and tranquility! Beautiful river view, just what you need to quiet your mind and escape the city buzz.  We enjoyed the morning airplane take offs with fresh coffee and AMAZING GINGER BISCUITS from the lounge window.  Douglas was the perfect host assistant making sure we are comfy and at home

Bontle Leso

Diane’s place is amazing, with a beautiful garden and astonishing view. Besides all of these things, it is big and clean.  I cannot even describe the hospitality and helpfulness of Diane and Tim, which was really important to me as a solo woman traveller.  Thank you very much Diane!! Your accommodation is highly recommended!!

Erika Gohari

The perfect Valentine’s breakaway.  Beautiful location. Great service.  We ordered all our meals from Hills and Dales and it was delicious.  We will definitely be back again.

Wynand P