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All Comments for Troutways Private Retreat

Reviews 7 of 7
Tony Green, South Africa - 03 August 2015
Thanks for a lovely week. Managers Dennis and wife very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was very comfortable and very clean. The grounds and animals made our dogs stay especially memorable
Lovely farm, relaxing visit, great staff!
Bronwyn Thomson, South Africa - 18 December 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Troutways Private Retreat. Although we didn't fish, the dams look well kept and we did see some large fish near the water surface. We went for long walks with our dogs, the grounds are beautiful with surrounding mountains. The farm animals are all such characters and the farm feels very authentic with them around. There are geese and pigs that walk around but all seem to mind their own business. We felt honoured to have the company of the farm dogs Buster and Jessica who happily accompanied us on our walks but always keeping a following distance as though they are considerate and making sure they don't disturb. Little Moses the staffie is such a bundle of love and also happy to pass on cuddles should you require any. We had excellent service from all the staff who were friendly and always offering to help. Micky the farm manager is very hospitable and hard working, she goes out of her way to make the guests feel welcome, nothing is too much trouble for her. Thank you Troutways, we look forward to visiting again. Kind regards, Bronwyn, Ian, Myiya and Rocky.
Motorbike paradise
coenraad nell, South Africa - 03 February 2014
Beautiful beautiful beautiful area. Biking paradise and really an area full of potential. Still one of those little forgotten places where you can see yesterday's memories clearly. Accommodation was great,the house have everything you will ever need for such a breakaway. The owners and staff are also ever friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back.
Thank you
Phil le Cordeur, South Africa - 13 June 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break at Troutways! The weather was excellent, the fishing was good (31 fish between the three of us) and the farm animals were delightful. Jan was also always in attendance and looked after us like a grandpa. I’m pretty sure we’ll be visiting again sometime.
Wonderful weekend
Steve Bothma, South Africa - 13 May 2013
We had a wonderful weekend at your lodge. Everything was clean and well tendered with beautiful views over the mountains and dams. The fishing was also excellent and all fisherman enjoyed success.
Kyle Johnson, South Africa - 11 April 2012
Where can you possibly go to get away from the madness of Jo'burg and not encounter anyone else for two whole days? It was so peaceful and relaxing! I can't remember the last time that had such a great weekend away!
Cecile Botha, South Africa - 05 December 2011
Good mattresses and bed linen. Lovely setting. Enjoyed it as a family weekend where we could enjoy one another's company without interference. Helpful staff. Housekeeping a bonus!

Troutways Private Retreat
Troutways Private Retreat, located just outside Waterval Boven, has been operating for 10 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 five 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 very relaxing atmosphere with no cellphone reception.

There are four fully self-contained lodges available, the original Homestead Lodge and the more recently completed Rainbow, Guinie Fowl and Kingfisher Lodges. Each lodge is rented out as a unit, which guarantees total privacy for all guests. Lodges are fully serviced, where a modest fee is paid directly to the housemaid. 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 five 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.