A 137 hectare trout farm, timber plantation, indigenous forest, wetland and wildlife lodge.
We are situated 22 km South-East of Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape, in the foothills of the Amatola Mountains. The stunning beaches and exciting fishing spots in and around East London and the Wild Coast are only an hour's drive away. A private trout farm and forest reserve contained within a 137 hectare mosaic of indigenous (yellowwood) forest, timber plantations, wetlands, beautiful mountain streams and two trout dams. Local wildlife is abundant, but you’ll need to be quiet to spot the animals. Summer is great for long, lazy days with a bit of fishing, but the cooler months are the real time for trout and cuddling up in front of a cherry fire, sipping sherry while watching the mist roll in. Our Canadian style log cabins put the “R” in romantic...
All the log cabins are equipped with all necessities, eg. linen, bedding, towels, cooking utensils and cutlery. Each kitchen has a fridge with freezer, built-in stove and microwave. The cabins have all the amenities and mod cons you would ever need, including an outside braai area and fireplace, flat screen TV, home theatre system and DSTV, firelighters, dishwashing liquid, drinks and clothes.
Scenic walks through the plantations and indigenous forests will lead you between stinkwood, ironwood, and yellowwood trees, plus at least 80 other tree species, some of which are labeled so that you can look and learn. There are streamside trails too where the tinkling water is the music and the pretty plants set amongst the rocks, the show. Or one can just chill at a wetland, soaking up the serenity and waiting to see what will come and go. There are more than 100 bird species to watch out for, including the very special (and now very rare) Cape parrot. Take a picnic, take a stroll, or a quick trail run; you choose the pace.
For the more adventurous we have horses and mountain bikes. For the fisherman there are the two farm dams, one with bass and rainbow trout, the other with rainbows only, and once you've had some fishing practice you can try the nearby Gubu and Maden dams for a change of equally breath-taking scenery. If the kids get restless, there's still always the beach or the movies, 95 km away.
We have our own farm dams plus, a half-hour drive will take you to either Gubu or Maden dams, which are prime trout waters in their own right. And, some of the hidden-away Amatola streams still have wild trout after being stocked more than a century ago.