Don Don

 

 

 

Now a great getaway lodge with comfortable accomodation, contact the owners (see below) for more details.

Ceased to operate as a mill in 2005. Until then rumour had it that the mill served a clientel on both side of the Caledon!  Where will the basotho go to now to mill their flour?

My great thanks to the Loesch familly, and particularly Hananza Loesch who collected a lost traveller and his decrepit  Land Rover and supplied refreshments, familly history, local information and lots of encouragement for my endeavour. Thanks to them I found not only Don Don mill but also my way home! Good luck Hananza!  

Any more information would be most welcome.

 

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The beautiful water mill is being transformed for some new enterprise              The silent millstones

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The last machines                                                                                            The silted sluice no longer controls the water turbines

 

The mill has now become  charming accomodation; Don Don River Mill Lodge.

Contact the owners for reservations or visits their website;

Telephone +27 79 842 31 59  or  +27 82 436 64 90 ~ www.hobhouse.co.za

 

 

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Last updated:  21 October 2011