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About Lake Heron

Situated in the Elandskloof Valley, just 19 km from the village of Dullstroom. It is ideally suited for the keen fisherman or a quiet, romantic weekend away and family getaways . Two trophy fishing dams are available and fishing is on a catch and release basis only. Fly fishing is available at the bottom dam Lake Heron (2ha) with Lake Troy (3ha) a further 500m away on the other side of the old farm house & new cottage. All angling is catch and release only, with fly tackle and barbless hooks. There is a small rowing boat, basic rod and reel, & C/R net, available for your use at each cottage. The dams are stocked with rainbow , brown trout . The farm is fully game fenced a has Eland, Black Wildebeest, Fellow Deer, Mountain Reedbuck, Blessbuck, Waterbuck, springbuck, Duikers & Bush Pig. (They are often seen in front of the fruit trees and make night sounds around the cottage at night) We have a clay pigeon shooting range on the farm, a CTSASA registered service provider . We have a 120 seater Wedding & Function centre for groups - full catering to suit your needs available on request.Standard amenities in the cottages include, coffee, tea, mineral water, complementary sherry, a red and white wine, juice milk, a small cheese board and crackers, firewood charcoal and lighters. There is no service over the weekends as no staff reside on the farm . ( Please note for your convenience, the hot water system is continues, as it operates on the latest gas burner system imported from Italy ) PET POLICY: Maximum of 2 dogs per cottage!Dogs sleep inside – please bring own dog beds, bedding & bowls. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or beds and must be free of ticks & fleas on arrival. We must also consider the next guests, who may be allergicPLEASE NOTE: No swimming is permitted in any of the dams. Consideration must be given to resident dogs, cats, horses, farm animals & wildlife. Dogs must be leashed when around the other cottages, guests and staff on the farm, but can run freely elsewhere under strict supervision by their owners. ONLY ONE OF THE UNITS, Starry Krowa , IS PET FRIENDLY for large breed dogs. The other 2 units on Lake Heron Game and Trout Farm are strictly SMALL DOGS ONLY . NOTE that owners are fully responsible for their pets and any damages caused by pets must be paid by the owner prior to departure. Please be considerate pet owners, pick up and dispose of pet waste and keep pet noise levels to a minimum, considering other guests on the farm.Pets stay FREE.

Golf: We are situated plus minus 20km from the Highland Gate golf Course

Wedding Venues: Reception Area for 120 guests Ceremony overlooking Lake Heron Fully Licenced Bar Contact owners for Catering Options

Conference Venues: We have a 120 seater Wedding & Function center for groups - full catering to suit your needs available on request.

Family friendly: We have a clay pigeon shooting range on the farm, a CTSASA registered service provider .

  • Response Rate: 92%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 17 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Polish
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

A minimum stay over long weekends of three nights applies.

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Reviews for Lake Heron

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Candice Manning
17 July 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at Lake Heron. The Stary Krowa cottage has a nice view of the lakes and was well equipped. The dirt road is quite long unfortunately. The best part was that we could take our two dogs who had a ball!

Ariel Kraitzick
22 March 2017

It was great, really relaxing and comfortable. A few things are needed like curtains in the bedrooms and an extra couch in the lounge but the kitchen was beautiful and the bathroom too. There is no cleaning service provided. The beds and cushions were extremely comfortable as well. The property is very animal friendly and there are many farm animals there. Dullstroom is about twenty km's away and is a very nice quaint town. A big problem is the quality of the road to Lake Heron.

Sivan Goren
02 March 2017

We previously stayed at the San-Solina cabin, which was great. This time we were allocated the Maly Fisher - a "cosy two sleeper cottage". My feeling is that there are definite areas that need attention, particularly when you are being charged R1300 a night. The cottage is tiny and smack in the middle with no curtains on the open plan lounge/kitchen windows, which means you feel like you are in a fishbowl with people looking in as they walk past. The kitchen utensils are sparse at best - one teaspoon was provided - and considering the place is not serviced, this means constant washing of the...
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Sarah Carter, South Africa
26 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Lake Heron - its a beautiful spot and great for the kids and dog to play and have some freedom to explore in safety.The accommodation is comfortable and the fireplaces and electric blankets make it cozy on those chilly evenings Dullstroom is renowned for!

Danielle Steyn, South Africa
18 July 2016

We were booked in San-Salina Cabin. When we arrived, we were informed SafariNow made a wrong booking. The beautiful cabin on the website was not for us, but already occupied. Instead we were put into a very small cabin that is not even on their website. Our view was not the lake, but a scrapyard. The lake could only be seen through the small window of our room. It was bitterly cold, and when trying to shower, the water was ice cold. Sunday morning they said somebody forgot to switch on the pump. Not even a blanket to sit under in the tiny sitting room. One positive thing: the little cabin was...
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Lake Heron Map

Lake Heron is 0km from the centre of Dullstroom , the nearest airport 110km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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