The Trout River Falls bucket list

Our picturesque lodge offers a variety of different activities to keep our guests busy. Trout River falls first and foremost is the perfect spot for fly fishing. For our non-fishing guests, there is an abundance of scenery, bird life, wild flowers and hiking trails.

Fly Fishing

Trout River Falls lies in the heart of the fly-fishing region in Mpumalanga. We have five dams and a 2km stretch of the Dorpsriver which offers excellent trout fishing opportunities for both novice and experienced fisherman. Two of our dams are managed and stocked on a frequent basis to ensure prime fishing conditions for all our guests.
Trout River Falls encourages a catch and release programme, however anglers may retain their catch if they so wish. These fish will be charged for at current rates. Should any of our guests be interested in learning the fine art of fly fishing, please get in touch with us as we would be more than happy to arrange lessons as well as the suitable equipment for an additional fee.

Walking and hiking trails

Take a walk around the lodge and enjoy the scenic spots near our dams or by the magnificent waterfall. Immerse yourself in our natural pool or take a picnic to this idyllic setting.

Flora & fauna

During the spring and summer periods, our wild flowers and gardens attract an array of different birds. Take a stroll along the Dorpsriver and look out for the kingfishers that are the local residents of the riverbanks or listen for the distinctive far-carrying call of the African Fish eagle.Our tall forests and marsh lands offer the perfect habitat for an array of different owl species. Trout River Falls is the perfect spot for any keen bird watcher.


Just a 20 minutes drive from the lodge, is the quaint town Dullstroom. Dullstroom offers a unique insight into country life with its quirky shops, restaurants and pubs. Visit the Bird Of Prey Centre for an educational and up-close encounter with some of South Africa’s most magnificent birds. Horse riding and mountain bike trails are available nearby and are a great way to explore the lush and rolling hills of Dullstroom. Verloren Vallei Nature Reserve lies 13km outside of Dullstroom. The vast wetlands are the perfect location for some of South Africa’s endangered bird species along with other animals.


Lydenburg/ Mashishing, 20 minutes from Trout River Falls is at the foot of the Longtom Pass, a remarkable panorama route leading to many tourist attractions. The Panorama route offers a number of scenic wonders such as God’s Window and Wonder View, Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes as well as spectacular waterfalls.
Take a trip to Graskop, a small forestry town perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment. The Graskop gorge and glass lift offers some breath-taking views of the lowveld below. Visit the Lydenburg museum nestled in the Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve. Not only will you learn a lot in the museum about the African culture, but you will also have the perfect photo opportunity with the different wildlife.