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The Highside

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Overview of The Highside

The Highside

3.0 star property
3-star Tonteldoos hotel with bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
829 Mapochsgronde, Tonteldoos, Limpopo, 1066
Main amenities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Housekeeping once per stay
For families
  • Bath or shower
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free self-parking
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Kitchen

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 123 miles/198 km


  • O'Grady - 10 min drive
  • The Barn - 13 min walk
  • The HighSide Tavern - 1 min walk

About this property

The Highside

When visiting Tonteldoos, The Highside is a great choice to consider. The helpful staff and bar get good marks from fellow travellers.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 6 AM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only)


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Fishing


  • 3 buildings/towers


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath or shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Stovetop


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)

Special features


High Side Tavern – This bar serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

The Highside Hotel
The Highside Tonteldoos
The Highside Hotel Tonteldoos
High Side Tavern Planters Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Does The Highside offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Highside does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Highside?
Yes, dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at The Highside?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Highside?
You can check in from 6 AM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Highside and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing.
Does The Highside have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does The Highside have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes cookware, a fridge and a microwave.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Wesley, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Pieter, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Isolated bikers retreat.
It's a long way down the dirt track to Tonteldoos, the bar is a bikers haven with a small collection of classic bikes. Location is really isolated and pretty, goats and peaches all around. House was far bigger than we needed and a kind of 1980s throwback, Eight of us rattled around in it. Host very friendly, highly recommended if you like this sort of thing. We were random tourists in a low clearance hire car, so the last 20 km was slow!
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good, affordable fun!!
We were well received and the stay was most enjoyable. It is not The Ritz but it is comfortable and clean. The dam was a hit and we even managed to catch a few decent sized trout is less than good conditions. It was very cold and the firewood was enough to last us all weekend! thank you Peter, you are the perfect host and we wish we could spend more time with you at the pup! Next time! Thank you too for the kind assistance with our stuff that was left behind. We owe you one!!
Pierre, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

A lovely break.
Lovely stay, owner and staff very hospitable. Accomodation is basic, but comfortable and clean. Will be back again. The area is lovely, Tondeldoos is a quaint little village. Dullstroon is 20 km away, on a sand road. The facility is pet friendly, we plan to return with our dogs.
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8/10 Very good

Just great!
Peter is the most friendly and down to earth host. An atmospheric bar, lots of farm animals around you and just a great spot to be. Just drive carefully with your sedan on the dirt road and no problem getting there. We had a great time!
Hans an Cedrick, 1-night trip
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