Copperleigh Trout Cottages

A Fly Fisherman's Dream

Overlooking the calm waters of Mavela Dam in the heart of the KZN Midlands of South Africa, Copperleigh Trout Cottages has two lovely holiday homes to choose from: Copperleigh Trout Cottage or the Copperleigh Trout Cabin (*currently under construction, bookings can currently be made for end of August 2019)  

gallery/1.5 - front of the cottage with inhlosane mountain in the background

Mavela Dam is well known and loved by local fly fisherman, and is a popular spot to fish for trout. Limited access means that there are no crowds to spoil the experience, and you can relax and enjoy the quiet solitude whilst casting away all your cares. It is stocked annually with trout by the NFFC (Natal Fly Fishers Club). 


Located close to the popular Midlands Meander, you will be treated to amazing views of the wonderful upper Dargle countryside. Rolling green hills in summer, give way to golden fields in winter with spectacular sunsets to enjoy whilst relaxing outside on the wooden deck. 

We had a lovely stay at your cottage over the Midmar weekend! Accommodation was very comfortable. It was very quiet and in a beautiful location, the perfect place to rest.

Lettie Hauptfleisch showing off her beautiful trout!

An excited guest showing off the beautiful trout she just caught!

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