Where to Stay - South Africa

From R720 Per Night

Troutways Private Retreat
Waterval Boven Accommodation

Self Catering Accommodation in Waterval Boven

  • Misty morning at Troutways Private Retreat
  • Rainbow Lodge
  • Rainbow lodge  living area
  • Rainbow lodge Dining area
  • Rainbow lodge fireplace
  • Log cabin Lodge
  • Log cabin view
  • Log cabin Dining/ kitchen
  • Log cabin Living area
  • Log cabin bedroom
  • Log cabin bathroom
  • Log cabin
  • Homestead lodge
  • Homestead view
  • Homestead Main en suite bedroom
  • Homestead Lounge & fireplace
  • Homestead kitchen/ bar/ billiards
  • Homestead kitchen
  • Flt fishing gear
  • Guinea fowl lodge
  • Guinea fowl lodge living area
  • Guinea fowl lodge main bedroom in mirror
  • Guinea fowl lodge bathroom
  • Guinea fowl main bedroom 2
  • Guinea fowl  dining area
  • Guinea fowl fireplace
  • Guinea fowl fire pit
  • Guinea fowl veranda
  • Troutways hiking / mountain biking
  • Troutways  mountain views
  • Troutways  fly fishing
  • Troutways fishing
  • Troutways farm animals
  • Troutways swimming pool
  • Relaxing
  • Rising moon
  • Play area
  • We are pet friendly
  • Late afternoon fish rise
  • Birding paradise
  • Historical stone circles
  • Historical 5 arch bridge
  • Beautiful and tranquil environment
  • Sunrise
  • Troutways in the valley
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 Halfway between Gauteng and the Kruger national park, nestled in a valley just outside Waterval Boven on the eastern escarpment in the Drakensberg mountain range lies Toutways Private Retreat.

 The farm has 4 lodges, 4 trout dams, breathtaking scenery, mountain spring water, fresh air, and the most amazing stars at night. The more adventurous guests can do hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, adventure motorbiking or just laze in the tranquility on the farm. During the period form April to October trout fishing is the most popular activity.  In summer months guests normally visits to do bird-watching, or just to relax and laze around in a swimming pool.  We have 4 fully equipped comfortable self-catering lodges that can sleep a total of 26 persons on 5 star beds. Should a group rather camp we use one of the smaller units as a base for facilities.

We have a moderate climate with lots of rain during summer with temperatures lower than that of the Low-veld and higher than that of the High-veld.  Due to all the dams on the farm we have an abundance of bird- and animal life.  Birds include Purple Crested Loerie, White Fronted Bee-eater, Red Throated Wryneck and Black Headed Oriole. We have two fish eagles that regularly take some trout from the dams.  Various types of small antelope, wild-cats and jackal, monkeys and baboons frequent the farm.  There also an abundance of insects on which the trout feeds, the most noticeable at night in summer are the fireflies.  Farm animals to be found includes ducks, geese and cattle.  We also have bee-hives on the farm which is the only restricted area for guests.

The beautifull and tranquill environment makes this the ideal spot to relax in nature.

Rainbow Lodge - Sleeps up to 6 Guests

A cosy self-catering lodge includes 2 bedrooms (1 x King Size Bed, 1 x Twin Beds & 1 x Double Sleeper Couch), fully fitted kitchen, 2 en-suite bathrooms with showers, living room, braai area. Perfect for a couple get-away weekend or a small family.

Log Cabin Lodge - Sleeps up to 4 Guests

A spectacular view!  This lovely lodge is ideal for a romantic weekend away.  It offers 2 bedrooms, one bathroom with a shower and bath, fully equipped kitchen, living room and braai area.

Homestead Lodge - Sleeps up to 10 Guests

This unique old farm house was converted into a lodge that caters for larger groups.  This lodge consists of  4 bedrooms (1 x King Size Bed, 2 Bedrooms with 2 x Single Beds, 1 Bedroom with 2 x Bunk beds and 2 x Single Beds), 3 bathrooms, a lounge with built in fire place, a bar, a huge kitchen with 8-seater dining table and a pool table and a scullery,  a stoep with braai overlooking the escarpment towards the Lowveld. 

Homestead Lodge has a large bar area open plan to the pool table, very spacious living room with built in fireplace, enormous kitchen/dining area and a Stoep with braai and dart board.

Homestead is ideal for bigger groups but also for backpackers who do not mind sharing. 

Guinea Fowl Lodge - Sleeps up to 8 Guests

This luxurious lodge consists out of 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms with corner-baths, showers and toilets, an additional bathroom with shower and toilet, a living area with 8-seater dining table, leather couches, TV, bar and fire place. Fully equipped kitchen and a stoep with braai area and private splash pool.  With modern touches, luxury furniture and breathtaking views a pleasant visit is guaranteed.

Troutways is all about being surrounded by nature in a valley  2 km from the nearest town, 5km from the busy N4 Highway halfway between Gauteng and Kruger.

We have an abundance of clean water, fresh air, lots of birdlife and small game, tranquility and bright stars at night.

If tranquility is not what you want, there are a number of activities like Hiking, Mountain biking, Adventure motor biking, to be done in the area.

For those that want to laze around on the property -Flyfishing for Rainbow trout, Birding, Interacting with our farm animals, swimming pools, DSTV. 

The area has a rich history which can be explored as part of the adventure, including parts of the Oosterlijn-railway line, tunnel and bridges that was commissioned in 1895, the well-known  phenomenon of the Stone Circles – a heritage from previous civilisations that lived in the area.



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Rainbow Lodge
Sleeps up to 6
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Homestead Lodge
Sleeps up to 10
Min Stay Period: 2 nights
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Guinea Fowl Lodge
Sleeps up to 8
Min Stay Period: 2 nights
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Log Cabin Lodge
Sleeps up to 4
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Troutways Farm, Waterval Boven,

GPS: -25.664731, 30.34051 Map

Pets are welcome.

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  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Disabled Access / Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife