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About Troutways Private Retreat

Troutways Private Retreat, located just outside Waterval Boven, has been operating for 17 years. It was conceived not only for the sake of fly-fishing, but as an escape to fresh air, the smell of the veld and family togetherness. There are four well-stocked trout dams of which four are fishable all year round. Troutways' appeal lies not only in the ease of access to a broad range of outdoor activities, but as an escape to a retreat-like environment where families can enjoy being together in a tranquil atmosphere. There are four fully self-contained lodges available. Guinea fowl lodge is our upmarket unit overlooking Island dam and mountains. Homestead is the huge refurbished old farmhouse overlooking the escarpment and bottom dams, Rainbow lodge close to the smaller dams and swimming pool. Log Cabin is snugged between the dams and a mountain and the most popular unit for couples .Each lodge is rented out as a unit, which guarantees total privacy for all guests. Lodges can be fully serviced, for a modest fee by prior arrangement. Each lodge has a fully equipped kitchen and Homestead Lodge has a bar as well as a pool table. All lodges have outside patios with built-in braais. Bedding and towels are all provided. An initial amount of wood is supplied and more wood can be purchased. For the avid fly-fishermen, our four trout dams are kept well stocked all year round ensuring enough water frontage for private fishing. A broad range of activities from birdwatching, world-class mountain climbing, hiking to mountain biking can be practiced. Also available is horse riding and rock pools for swimming and canoeing. We are pet friendly

Wedding Venues: Do you have dreams of getting married next to a dam or river, using a Massey Ferguson to deliver the bride, sitting on bales, with cows witnessing the ceremony? We can assist.

Family friendly: Come stay in a tranquil valley with lots of water, fresh air, open spaces. Whether you want to relax or go hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, adventure biking, quad biking, or fishing- this is the ideal getaway .

Romantic: Both our two smaller lodges is very popular for couples as a romantic getaway between the mountains.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 2:00 AM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Ndebele (IsiNdebele)
  • Swati (siSwati)
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit must be paid within 24 hours to confirm reservation. Failure to do so will cancel the reservation and the unit will be marketed again. Should the monies transferred not be reflected in our bank account within another 28 hours the reservation will be cancelled.

In summer we recommend 4x4 vehicles be used, or at least vehicles...
Deposit must be paid within 24 hours to confirm reservation. Failure to do so will cancel the reservation and the unit will be marketed again. Should the monies transferred not be reflected in our bank account within another 28 hours the reservation will be cancelled.

In summer we recommend 4x4 vehicles be used, or at least vehicles with high ground clearance.
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  • Guinea Fowl Lodge Guinea Fowl Lodge Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Guinea fowl lodge is a 4 bedroom lodge both main bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite with bath, shower and toilet. Other 2... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
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      • Homestead Lodge Homestead Lodge Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Homestead is the old farmhouse that was renovated recently. It is wheelchair friendly. It has a big patio with a view... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Bath only, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views see more King beds, DStv, Bath only, En-suite, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Single beds, Garden views, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
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          • Rainbow Lodge Rainbow Lodge Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rainbow is our most popular unit, 2 bedrooms with bathrooms en-suite, lounge/dining/kitchenette in one living space.... see more Features:  King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more King beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Television, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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              • Log Cabin Log Cabin Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Log cabin is a basic self-catering lodge with two bedrooms, bathroom, living area kitchenette and patio. A view over... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Troutways Private Retreat

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                  Lizelle Muller
                  21 December 2018

                  Heerlik, skoon, netjies, omgewing is pragtig, lekker ontspan, en die vriendelikheid van Ronel en Brian en hul omgee vir mense en kuiers en geselsies

                  Pippa Botha
                  16 October 2018

                  I would like to suggest a covering of some type at the braai area as you cannot braai when it rains, otherwise it was excellent. Great hospitality. Everything was clean & neat and anything you looked for in the kitchen (equipment wise) was available. A very pleasant stay.

                  Rozanne Ferreira
                  26 February 2018

                  We decided to go to troutways on the last minute, made our booking 2hours before arriving there. They were so accommodating and friendly - we settled right in. The house was equiped with everything we could possibly need and everything was just so easy. Our 2year old LOVED the friendly ducks that visited us quite often.We haven't felt so relaxed in a very long time. I would recommend troutways to anyone. We are already contemplating our next visit. Thank you Troutways!!!

                  Ray Tyler
                  16 October 2017

                  more beer and more beer

                  Natalie Mac Mahon
                  20 September 2017

                  Welcoming and very friendly We had a very relaxing weekend.

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                  Troutways Private Retreat is 3.2km from the centre of Waterval Boven , the nearest airport 90.3km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling