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About Copperleigh Trout Cottage

This Establishment has been endorsed with the Superior status by the AA.

Copperleigh Trout Cottage is a beautiful, modern self-catering holiday home built overlooking the calm waters of Mavela Dam, a fly fisherman's dream. The two-story cottage is located on our fully functioning sheep and cattle farm. The open-plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining room are located on the ground floor as is the garage and guest toilet. Enjoy complimentary DSTV Premium and WiFi. A complimentary bundle of firewood is provided each day (more can be purchased from management).

There are three bedrooms (2 with queen size beds which can sleep 2 adults each and feature electric blankets, ceiling fans and hairdryers; the loft room has a comfortable double sleeper couch & bunk bed suitable for 4 kids sharing); the two bathrooms (shower and toilet in each) are all upstairs. All linens and bath towels are provided. Occasional housekeeping.

Free access to Mavela Dam from the cottage garden should you wish to go trout fishing, please provide own fly fishing equipment, and bring own swimming towels. Some scenic walks available on the farm. *Please note that we can't accommodate pets.

Family friendly: Our sheep & cattle farm is fun for kids especially during sheep feeding times. Hunt for chicken eggs, dam to swim in or go fly fishing, large garden to play in, books to read, board games, large collection of movies to watch and more!

Romantic: Snuggle up in our comfy leather sofa's with luxurious blankets to wrap yourselves up in whilst sitting next to the large fireplace - or during those long hot summer days relax on the wooden balcony overlooking Mavela Dam and enjoy the sunset.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.


20% OFF Spring in the Midlands Special!

Stay between 01 Sep 2018 and 30 Sep 2018 and get 20% off.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 01 Sep 2018 and 30 Sep 2018)

Important Information

Deposit needs to be paid within 48 hours of making the reservation in order to confirm the booking.
Please text or call establishment with an ETA of your arrival. We want to be able to greet you and provide a walk-through of the cottage with the primary occupant. No Pets Allowed. No Smoking Allowed.

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Reviews for Copperleigh Trout Cottage

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Kamantha Hurst
16 July 2018

We loved our tranquil and serene stay at Copperleigh. We loved the welcome basket received on arrival, the towel heating rack, electric blankets, the daily helper, firewood already stacked, the clean and new finishes, full DSTV and wifi.Establishments response:Hi KamanthaThank you so much once again for choosing to stay at Copperleigh Trout Cottage and for bringing the family with. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay on the farm, and that you made use of all the amenities in the cottage to keep you warm during your winter stay here!Looking forward to your next stay with us - perhaps one...
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Grant Mason
26 February 2018

Copperleigh ticked all the boxes for us - we will definitely be back - next time for longer!

Megan Steyn
30 October 2017

The cottage was everything we expected and more. Friendly and accommodating staff. Safe and secure. We really enjoyed our hike up Inhlosane Mountain just up the road from Copperleigh Trout. A home away from home.Establishment's response:Hi MeganThank you so much once again for your support of our establishment. We really enjoyed having you and Dean come and visit us on the farm, and we look forward to hosting you again in the futureat Copperleigh Trout Cottage.Kind RegardsAshley Crookes

Leonora Schoeman
26 October 2017

The hosts were wonderful. The attention to detail superb! Beautiful farm and surroundings. Incredible views. Would have liked to stay longer though.

ingrid Scheepbouwer
24 October 2017

Wow - what an incredible weekend. It surpassed our expectations immensely. So peaceful and tranquil. The cottage was super well equipped and gloriously spacious. The view overlooking the dam was awesome with plenty of bird life. The family all enjoyed experiencing a taste of a working farm. We will be back. We loved our rest at Copperleigh. Thank you to our host, Ashley :)Establishment response: Hi Ingrid,Thank you so much for your kind words, and for bringing your family to come stay at our establishment over the weekend. We really look forward to seeing you all once again at Copperleigh Trou...
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Copperleigh Trout Cottage is 29.6km from the centre of Howick , the nearest airport 128.2km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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