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Copperleigh Trout Lodge  From R2300 /night


Sleeps 9 people, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms.

The Lodge has 3 bedrooms upstairs (2 with Queen size ... beds and 1 has a bunk bed and queen size bed), 2 bathrooms each with a shower and toilet. Downstairs has an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen area, a guest toilet and double electric garage.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen, 1 Single

Bedroom 2

1 Queen

Bedroom 3

1 Bunk bed, 1 Queen

From R2300 /night



Copperleigh Trout Cabin  From R1000 /night


Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. 60 m2

Copperleigh Trout Cabin is perfect for a couple needing a ... romantic getaway, right on the edge of our Mavela Dam. Quick access for trout fishing, beautiful view of the farm. Features 1 bedroom, en-suite bathroom, open plan lounge & self catering kitchen.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R1000 /night


Full Kitchen
Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed
Wardrobe or closet
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Outdoor furniture
Board Games
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Washing Machine
Fire extinguishers
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Gas stove
No smoking
Serviced Daily
Solar Power

The private double storey Lodge is located on Copperleigh Farm in the Midlands of KZN, and overlooks the trout stocked Mavela Dam which guests have free access to. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room are located on the ground floor, as is the garage and guest toilet.

All three bedrooms are located upstairs, two have queen size beds which sleep 2 adults each (master bedroom has an extra single bed), the 3rd bedroom has a bunk bed and queen size bed which are suitable for 4 kids sharing. The 2 bathrooms have a shower & toilet in each - no bath.

Complimentary housekeeping, WiFi, DSTV Premium, and a bundle of firewood provided daily. Enjoy the welcome basket which has tea, coffee and other treats for you to enjoy at check in.

Copperleigh Trout Cabin has 1 bedroom with en-suite bathroom and an open plan lounge and kitchen area. Relax on the spacious verandah. The cabin has it's own private access, and guests will love the great view over the dam. Free WiFi, Android TV (DSTV Now, Showmax, Youtube etc).

We have both Vodacom and MTN cellphone signal.

In Room Facilities:

Lodge: Hairdryers, ceiling fans and electric blankets provided in two of the bedrooms. The master bedroom doors open out onto a wooden deck which overlooks Mavela Dam. En-suite bathroom.
All linens and shower towels provided.
Complimentary Wifi throughout the Lodge.
A small digital safe is provided to lock up valuables.
Flatscreen tv and DSTV Premium.
A selection of board games, kids toys and books.
Outdoor seating is provided.
Complimentary bundle of firewood provided each day. Additional firewood may be purchased from management.

Cabin: self catering kitchen includes fridge/freezer, induction stove top and Ultrachef microwave/oven combo unit. Bed linens and shower towels provided. TV and dvd player with selection of dvds available. Android TV (Youtube, DSTV Now, Showmax etc). Complimentary WiFi. Gas cooker and skottle braai.

Area Information:

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 Inhlosane Mountain as she creates a stunning backdrop.

Property Facilities:

Lodge: Free access to Mavela Dam from your own garden. Please bring your own fly fishing rods and equipment to fish for trout. A Sit On Top kayak is provided at no extra charge to paddle on the dam or to fish with.

Large lawn and garden area around the front, side and back of the unit which is fenced although the dam is open with no fence in front to spoil your view. There is a small stream running along the edge of the garden into the dam.

Cabin: has a small lawn area with outside braai. Kayak is provided.

Should you choose to swim in the dam, please bring swimming towels as they are not provided.

There are some scenic walks you can take on the farm.

The sheep can be seen going out to pasture at 7:30am and return in the afternoon for feeding time. Small farmyard animals (bunnies, chickens, guinea pigs and ducks) close to the Lodge for the younger kids to see.


Pamper yourself with a massage located at Dargle Forest Lodge;
iNhlosane Mountain can be hiked in a morning, only a few minutes drive up the road;
The popular Midlands Meander routes;
The spectacular Howick Falls;
Midmar Dam;
Shops and restaurants at Piggly Wiggly;
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site;
Taste Buds Farm Stall for some amazing locally made produce;
View the tiny museum at Fort Nottingham;
Golf courses nearby: Bosch Hoek, Sakabula and Howick golf course;
A 2-3 hour drive away, head up the spectacular Sani Pass into Lesotho (bring a passport!)


Extra Info

Property Type Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots


Duncan Miller
27 July 2021

Such a wonderful stay my family & I had at Copperleigh. Such welcoming loving hosts along with beautiful views. Worth the visit, we definitely going to come back. The girls loved feeding the bunnies and touching the sheep. The other animals love to be fed as well.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Joel Sewpershad
15 April 2021

Absolutely amazing. We all had a relaxing time and enjoyed the fishing. Caught 2 decent sized trout. The facilities are some of the best I've been to and the host really goes out of his way to make sure everything is taken care of.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Theo Brand
08 February 2021

Stunning view and beautiful cabin. Will definitely visit this little gem again.

25 December 2020

Amazing tranquil cottage!! Would suggest to anyone wanting to experience the midlands to the fullest!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ronelle Pryke
06 July 2020

What a little piece of heaven. Such a beautiful and serene setting. My husband loved the fishing, my daughter fell in love with the sheep and i got to do as little as possible. The cottage is well equipped and warm. We stayed for a week and went home refreshed.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Gustave Erlank
30 June 2020

Beautiful location and great hosts! The cabin is well equipped, tastefully decorated and very clean. Lots of lovely extras for the kids like toys, treats and dvds! Kids loved all the animals. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and tranquil setting. We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
15 March 2020

A blissfully peaceful, beautiful chalet in an idyllic setting.

There is nothing more we could have asked for and we were very happy with everything.

The early evening call of the jackal and crowned crane completed an already perfect ambiance.

Linda & Louis
10 March 2020

From the warm welcome to the interesting goody box this place is awesome. It feels like little paradise. Sorry it was only for one night. So clean and bright. Very well equipped. Everything you need. Hope to see you again in the future. Thank you very much for everything.

Rikus & Charmaine
24 March 2019

Best place to recharge ones batteries! We had a fantastic stay!
Thank you again for everything, as always everything was perfect! :D

Superb. 5 out of 5
Taylor Family
18 March 2019

Back again to this lovely house and surroundings! Weather this time was splendid. We'll certainly be back again!
(Much appreciated proper bed in loft room!)

Superb. 5 out of 5

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