A Beautiful Trout Fishing Country Lodge
Amongst The Beautiful Valleys Of The Misty Steenkampsberg Mountains
Trout River Falls was established in the later part of 2003. This beautiful farm called Klipsteen situated amongst the beautiful valleys of the misty Steenkampsberg Mountains in Mpumalanga was developed to its full potential. “A beautiful Trout Fishing Country Lodge”Trout River Falls is surrounded by indigenous forests, awe inspiring waterfall, and amazing birdlife will set the ambiance that will leave guests totally relaxed and at peace in the tranquillity of nature.This country lodge is situated in a Malaria-Bilharzia free area with a mild climate and is conveniently located as an overnight stop to the Kruger National Park and other destinations in the low-veld region.
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Mpumalanga, the place of the rising sun, is an ancient land, with evidence of human habitation stretching back 100 000 years. The first major kingdoms and mining empires began 46 000 years ago. It’s ruined cities, cave paintings, royal tombs, and ancient trade routes are only now being recorded by archaeologists, historians and anthropologists.<p/p>
Klipsteen has a particularly fine example of stone-age ruins, on its north-western border above the waterfall. It can only be reached after a strenuous climb, but the interesting stonework and the incredible view makes the effort well worthwhile.
Many of the famous Boer war sites are in Mpumalanga and are easily accessible. The most popular include Chrissiesmeer, where the battle is re-enacted by uniformed enthusiasts every year: Long Tom Pass, where the Boers pounded the British with artillery; Dullstroom which was completely raised by the British in a bloody battle; Bergendal, one of the largest pitched battles of the war, and scores of smaller sites.
And then there’s the Lost Millions
According to one of Africa’s most enduring treasure legends the Kruger Millions, where reportedly offloaded somewhere between Machadodorp and Waterval Onder during President Paul Kruger’s flight into permanent exile.
Trout River Falls is developed on the farm, Klipsteen, which belonged to Paul Kruger’s grandson. What an interesting idea? Could the millions be close…?
The search for the lost millions continues to this day, with regular reported finds of small stashes of gold ‘pond’ coins in the province.
Trout River Falls provide four-star luxury accommodation that include 8-2 bed chalets with on-suite bathrooms that are elegantly decorated to provide ultimate comfort and relaxation to our guests.
Spectacular views of the Poplar Trees, our natural trout fishing dams, indigenous forests and mountains can be enjoyed from the wooden veranda of each chalet.
Our chalets are fully equipped including satellite TV, Fireplace, Coffee and Tea and private braai facilities adjoining to each chalet. Chalets are serviced daily and ensure that guests are completely rested upon returning home.
The restaurant and teagarden offer a superb South African cuisine with international presentation and standards. An excellent South African vintage wine list compliments our excellent cuisine.
Breakfast and lunch can be served in the dining room or outside in the tea garden overlooking the beautiful surroundings. Light meals and refreshments are available at any time during the day and served with the compliments of our qualified waiters and distinguished chef.
Trout River Falls have 5 natural dams and a 2km river stretch of the Dorpsriver. The two dams located at the front are regularly stocked every 3 months and will provide excellent Trout Fly fishing opportunities for both young and old.
Although we facilitate a generous restocking programme amount of fishes in dams depends on surrounding environment as at times river otters feed on the fishes in the dams.
At Trout River Falls we do not allow catch and release.
For our non-fishing guest there is an abundance of scenery, birdlife, indigenous forest and wild flowers to enjoy or picnic at our romantic waterfall.
Things to do:
All major attractions in Mpumalanga are easily accessible from TROUT RIVER FALLS.
At 2025 metres above sea level this is one of the coldest places in the country. The Tulip festival takes place annually.
Has the highest train station, geographically, in the country and is one of the coldest places in SA.
This idyllic little town is 30km from Trout River Falls and is a major tourist attraction with its country shops, hot air ballooning, the birds of prey centre, horse riding, a hand weaving centre, Flights over the area and restaurants.
LYDENBURG (town of suffering):
The Lydenburg museum where you can see replicas of the Iron Age clay masks found in the area. (the originals are in the Cape Town Museum). Play Golf at the Lydenburg Golf Course
Near our Farm:
Horse riding at the Coromandel estate. Take a drive through the Kwena basin. Take the scenic Long Tom pass to Sabie, pass the Highest point in the area at 2150metres above sea level, visit the Mac Mac falls, as well as 5 falls in the area, get to Graskop and walk to Gods Window, see the Blyde River Canoyn. continue to Pilgrims Rest, (120km from TRF) then drive back on the R533 to Trout River Falls, ready to go fishing in the early evening.
On our farm:
Walk up the mountains or along the river and explore the fauna and flora
Enjoy the mystic waterfall
Walk through the enchanted mini Poplar forest
Visit the ancient iron-age ruins on the farm
Fish for trout
Relax in the tea garden
Relax in front of a blazing log fire on a cool night
Take a stroll around the estate at night. It is completely safe and the whole area is illuminated, even the rock faces.
Local attractions and landmarks
Trout River Falls is an ideal stop over for guests going to the Kruger national Park, 230 km away. Pilgrims Rest is 120 km from TRF.
Other nearby attractions include
Excellent 18-hole Golf Course at Lydenburg
Verloren Vallei nature Reserve
Boer War sites, graveyards etc