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About Copperleigh Trout Cottage

This Establishment has been endorsed with the Superior status by the AA. Copperleigh Trout Cottage is a beautifully decorated modern self-catering unit built overlooking the calm waters of Mavela Dam, a fly fisherman's dream. The two-story cottage is located on our fully functioning sheep and cattle farm. The open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining room are located on the ground floor as is the garage and guest toilet. The three bedrooms (2 with queen beds and 1 with a sleeper couch/bunk bed) and the bathroom (shower only) are all upstairs. All linens and bath towels are provided. Occasional housekeeping.

Free access to Mavela Dam from your own garden. Please bring your own swimming towels and fly fishing equipment if you wish to fish for trout. *Please note that we can't accommodate pets.

Family friendly: Our sheep and cattle farm is always fun for kids especially during sheep feeding times. There's a large dam to swim in or go fly fishing, garden with large lawn to play, books to read, board games, dvd's and bluray movies to watch and more!

Romantic: Snuggle up in our comfy leather sofa's with luxurious blankets to wrap yourselves up in whilst sitting next to the large fireplace - or during those long hot summer days relax on the wooden balcony overlooking Mavela Dam and enjoy the sunset.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering, Country House
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Deposit needs to be paid within 48 hours of making the reservation in order to confirm the booking.
Please text or call establishment with an ETA of your arrival. We want to be able to greet you and provide a walk-through of the cottage with the primary occupant. No Pets Allowed. No Smoking Allowed.

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Reviews for Copperleigh Trout Cottage

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Grant Mason
26 February 2018

Copperleigh ticked all the boxes for us - we will definitely be back - next time for longer!

Megan Steyn
30 October 2017

The cottage was everything we expected and more. Friendly and accommodating staff. Safe and secure. We really enjoyed our hike up Inhlosane Mountain just up the road from Copperleigh Trout. A home away from home.Establishment's response:Hi MeganThank you so much once again for your support of our establishment. We really enjoyed having you and Dean come and visit us on the farm, and we look forward to hosting you again in the futureat Copperleigh Trout Cottage.Kind RegardsAshley Crookes

Leonora Schoeman
26 October 2017

The hosts were wonderful. The attention to detail superb! Beautiful farm and surroundings. Incredible views. Would have liked to stay longer though.

ingrid Scheepbouwer
24 October 2017

Wow - what an incredible weekend. It surpassed our expectations immensely. So peaceful and tranquil. The cottage was super well equipped and gloriously spacious. The view overlooking the dam was awesome with plenty of bird life. The family all enjoyed experiencing a taste of a working farm. We will be back. We loved our rest at Copperleigh. Thank you to our host, Ashley :)Establishment response: Hi Ingrid,Thank you so much for your kind words, and for bringing your family to come stay at our establishment over the weekend. We really look forward to seeing you all once again at Copperleigh Trou...
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Sabeeha Khan
05 October 2017

Our holiday was perfect! Unparalleled beauty in the mountains and manicured gardens with a stunning cottage to match! Hubby and the kids had a ball with the sheep and cows!

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Copperleigh Trout Cottage is 16.3km from the centre of Dargle , the nearest airport 128.2km (King Shaka International Airport).
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