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Copperleigh Trout Lodge

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Front of Lodge - wooden deck on top from main bedroom and verandah downstairs. Can view Mavela Dam
There is a large garden to relax in or for kids to play
Admiring the sunset over Mavela dam whilst sitting on the kayak.
1 of 20Front of Lodge - wooden deck on top from main bedroom and verandah downstairs. Can view Mavela Dam
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
Copperleigh Trout Lodge is a modern self-catering holiday home, built overlooking the calm waters of the trout stocked Mavela Dam in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Our fully functioning farm has both sheep and beef cattle, as well as other small farm animals to interact with. A perfect place to relax, enjoy fly fishing, bird watching (including African fish eagle and the rare Wattled Crane) or take a hike up the nearby Inhlosane mountain. We are a 30min drive to the town of Howick. At check in, guests can enjoy a welcome basket which has tea, coffee and other locally made tasty treats. There is complimentary WiFi, shower soap and shampoo, a bundle of firewood is supplied each day for the indoor fireplace (additional bundles can be purchased from management), DSTV Premium, a large c...Copperleigh Trout Lodge is a modern self-catering holiday home, built overlooking the calm waters of the trout stocked Mavela Dam in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Our fully functioning farm has both sheep and beef cattle, as well as other small farm animals to interact with. A perfect place to relax, enjoy fly fishing, bird watching (including African fish eagle and the rare Wattled Crane) or take a hike up the nearby Inhlosane mountain. We are a 30min drive to the town of Howick. At check in, guests can enjoy a welcome basket which has tea, coffee and other locally made tasty treats. There is complimentary WiFi, shower soap and shampoo, a bundle of firewood is supplied each day for the indoor fireplace (additional bundles can be purchased from management), DSTV Premium, a large collection of dvd's, books and board games to enjoy in the evenings. We have MTN and Vodacom cellphone signal. Family friendly: A working sheep and cattle farm is always fun for kids especially during sheep feeding times. There is a large dam to swim in with a tractor tube; free use of a kayak to go out for a paddle; fly fishing; large garden, books to read and board games to play. Romantic: Large comfortable sofa's with luxurious blankets to wrap yourselves up in whilst sitting next to the fireplace during winter - or during those long hot summer days relax on the wooden deck overlooking Mavela Dam and enjoy the sunset.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No loud events or parties.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Ashley C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

If you ever need the perfect place to unwind and destress then Copperleigh Trout Farm is the ideal place for you. Apart from being picture-perfect the accommodation is top notch. Having stayed in both the cabin as well as the cottage I can highly recommend...More

Date of stay: November 2020
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Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2020

Thank you so much Heidi! We really enjoyed hosting you both for a second time recently, and are looking forward to hosting you and the rest of the family in the near future. Kind Regards, Ashley Crookes Manager.

Reviewed 25 October 2020

Fantastic accommodation on the edge of a trout dam that is managed by NFFC. The house has a washing machine, dishwasher and microwave as well as two bathrooms and a down stairs toilet. A maid comes in every day to clean and makes sure that...More

Date of stay: October 2020
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Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2020

Thanks so much for your review Sue! We look forward to hosting you at Copperleigh Trout Cottages again soon. Kind Regards Ashley

Reviewed 12 July 2020

Just came away from a beautiful weekend at the cabin in Copperleigh Trout Farm. The hosts were very accomodating and welcoming. Immaculate accomodation. Relaxing setting. Couldn't have asked for more.

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank laratosolari
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words Lara, we are so excited to know that you had such a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Copperleigh Trout Cottages again soon! Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Reviewed 8 June 2020

If you're looking for a luxurious and immaculately furnished apartment with all the bells and whistles and a beautiful fireplace set in a beautifully tranquil setting with amazing views, this is it!!! The large dam well stocked with trout will no doubt attract eager fly...More

Date of stay: June 2020
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Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2020

Thank you so much for your very complimentary review Andre! We are absolutely thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Copperleigh Trout Cottage. We shall continue to do our best to provide a great experience for all of our guests on our...More

Reviewed 13 January 2020

A dream place in an engaging setting where one can truly relax and enjoy nature. Excellent Hiking trails nearby. Travelling from the Sapphire Coast is quick and great surroundings and places to stop along the way.

Date of stay: January 2020
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Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment! We are very happy to hear that you felt relaxed and rejuvenated after your stay here at Copperleigh and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

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Reviewed 17 November 2019

This is our second visit to Copperleigh Trout Cottage and by no means our last. Wonderful hosts whom we cannot speak highly enough of. The beautiful working farm and dam and surrounds are stunning. The cottage is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean with great attention...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank lazenbys
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2019

Thank you so much to all the Lazenby's for your continued support of our establishment - it is always great to have our repeat guests/family come to stay on our farm and to hear such wonderful feedback. We look forward to hosting you all in...More

Reviewed 30 September 2019

We really enjoyed our stay! Kids had fun looking for hen eggs and feeding the sheep and calf. Lovely lake view from the house. Accommodation was also amazing, everything you needed! Will visit again!

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Cecelia L
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2019

Thank you so much for your review Cecelia! We look forward to hosting all of you again soon. Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Reviewed 4 July 2019

What a delightful find! Absolutely spotless facilities with all the amenities one needs. Friendly staff from the owners to the laborers working with the sheep. I can’t wait for our next visit! And our next and our next....

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank yvonnewillcocks
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Dear Yvonne Thank you so much for your review of our cottage and farm. I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time, and we so look forward to hosting you and the family again in the future! Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

This was our second time here and it was just as good as the 1st time. Really great hosts and great facilities

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank AndyCharters01
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Thanks so much Andy! We really enjoyed hosting you all once again, and have loved the stunning aerial photographs which were captured on the drone. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Reviewed 2 June 2019

The cottage has everything and more. The dam fishes very well. Great Location. Exceptiooally clean and organised.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Traveler87793
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you so much for your review of our cottage. Looks like some great size trout were caught whilst you were staying with us! We look forward to hosting you all again soon. Kind Regards Ashley Manager

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The naturally beautiful and relaxing Dargle Conservatory Area, which can be found in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, offers displays of nature that will captivate visitors and provide an escape from the rush of city living and make for a spectacular vacation. One of the gems situated within the Natal Midlands Meander, Dargle continues to enchant visitors from all over the world as well as locals who are lucky enough to live nearby. As you enjoy your holiday accommodation in Dargle, you can appreciate the presence of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains as they create a stunning backdrop.
Getting around
You will require either your own vehicle or a hired one as we are situated out in the countryside, and are far from major train or bus routes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Copperleigh Trout Lodge

  • Copperleigh Trout Lodge is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

  • Copperleigh Trout Lodge has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Copperleigh Trout Lodge has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Copperleigh Trout Lodge must last at least one night. See all property details.