A fly fisherman's dream

Overlooking the calm waters of the trout stocked Mavela Dam in the heart of the KZN Midlands of South Africa, our establishment has two private self catering guest units to choose from: The Family Sized Lodge or the Romantic Log Cabin.

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Copperleigh Farm is about 30km from the town of Howick, and 22km from Boston, KZN


Immerse yourself in nature with ample activities to help you reconnect with nature


We received a rating of 9.7 out of 10 for Booking.com' Traveller Review Rewards 2023

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Copperleigh Trout Lodge

Copperleigh Trout Lodge, self-catering, accommodates up to 9 guests, modern comforts, indoor fireplace, ideal for families.

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Copperleigh Trout Cabin

Copperleigh Trout Cabin, cosy one-bedroom cabin, sleeps 2, overlooks stocked Mavela Dam. Ideal for couples.

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Unleash Your Adventure at Copperleigh Trout Cottages

Dive into the heart of the Midlands at Copperleigh Trout Cottages. Enjoy fly fishing in our trout-stocked Mavela Dam, scenic walks around the farm, delightful interactions with farm animals, and bird watching with over 250 species. Unleash your adventure in the Midlands with us.
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Engage in Diverse Activities at Copperleigh Trout Cottages

Immerse yourself in a variety of activities at Copperleigh. Enjoy fly fishing, scenic walks, interactions with farm animals, and bird watching amidst the beautiful Midlands landscape. An unforgettable experience awaits you.

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About us

Nestled in the heart of the Midlands, Copperleigh Trout Cottages offers an idyllic retreat for nature and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Our accommodations comprise the cozy Trout Cabin, a deluxe wooden one-bedroom retreat that sleeps two and boasts unrivalled views of the trout-stocked Mavela Dam, and the spacious Trout Lodge, a fully equipped self-catering unit that can comfortably accommodate up to nine guests, featuring modern comforts and a warming indoor fireplace for those chilly Midlands evenings.

Our property isn’t just a place to stay—it’s a destination. As a fully functioning sheep and cattle farm, we offer our guests a unique opportunity to interact with our animals. Children will delight in the chance to hold and play with baby lambs or goats, depending on the season.

For those inclined towards adventure, the Mavela Dam, stocked annually with trout by the Natal Fly Fishers Club, is a fly fisherman’s dream and is easily accessible from your accommodation. There’s no additional rod or catch fees, allowing you to indulge in the serenity of fishing to your heart’s content. Note, our dam is dedicated exclusively to fly/trout fishing.

Our location also offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor activities. Enjoy a refreshing swim or kayak adventure on Mavela Dam, or explore the farm on a scenic walk. The nearby iNhlosane Mountain is accessible for those who fancy a morning hike, with the starting point just a short five-minute drive away.

Wildlife and birding enthusiasts will be rewarded with the presence of a diverse array of bird species, including the Fish Eagles, rare Wattled Crane, Grey Crowned Crane, Blue Crane, Spur-winged Geese, Yellow-billed Duck, Herons, Spoonbill, Hammerkop, and many others. Additionally, it’s not uncommon to spot Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Duiker, Oribi, Serval, and Otters amongst other wildlife visiting our farm.

At Copperleigh Trout Cottages, we provide more than just accommodation—we offer an unforgettable experience steeped in nature’s beauty. We look forward to welcoming you.

Experience the Magic of The Midlands at Copperleigh.

Uncover a treasure trove of activities, scenic beauty, and unforgettable experiences waiting for you at Copperleigh Trout Cottages.
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