“Opstal” as it was known at the time, had been used by the founders of the Tiffindell Ski Resort in the early 90s until the fledgling resort could accommodate it’s own staff on site. A process of upgrading the establishment from the “glorified backpackers” state to it’s current condition ensued. A major revamp took place in 1999 and was completed by June of that year. En-suite bathrooms were added and the premises extended to include a sunny lounge, office and bar dining-room. The lounge is the perfect haven in winter with the sun pouring in warms it up while the icy winter breezes blow by outside.
More recently, a function room was completed in 2018 creating a multi-functional space for a variety of purposes
Walkerbouts was graded by a representative of the AA Quality Assured Programme shortly after the millennium and accorded a “Recommended” rating. Although no longer a participant in the AAQAP, the high standards set by the then AA Assessor, late Vik Balusik have been maintained in this “home-from-home”.