Copperleigh Trout Cottages  Verified Listing

Dargle Howick KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

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Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Hiking/Walking trails
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
No smoking

The private double storey Cottage 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.

Three bedrooms are located upstairs, two have queen size beds which sleep 2 adults each, the loft room has a bunk bed and queen size bed which are suitable for 4 kids sharing. The 2 bathrooms have a shower & toilet in each.

Complimentary WiFi, DSTV Premium, and a stack of firewood provided each morning. Enjoy the welcome basket which has some tea, coffee and other treats for when you arrive.

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.

We have Vodacom and MTN cellphone signal.

In Room Facilities:

Cottage: Hairdryers, ceiling fans and electric blankets provided in two of the bedrooms. The main bedroom doors open out onto a wooden deck which overlooks Mavela Dam. Outdoor seating is provided. En-suite bathroom.
All linens and shower towels provided.
Complimentary Wifi throughout the cottage.
A small digital safe is provided to lock up valuables.
Flatscreen tv and DSTV Premium.
A selection of board games, kids toys and books.
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 microwave. Bed linens and shower towels provided. TV and dvd player with selection of dvds available. Android TV (Youtube, DSTV Now etc) Complimentary WiFi.

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 Drakensburg Mountains as they create a stunning backdrop.

Property Facilities:

Cottage: Free access to Mavela Dam from your own garden. Please bring your own fly fishing rods and equipment to fish for trout or rent at R100 per rod per day. 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 cottage 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 smaller garden 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 and ducks) close to the cottage for the younger kids to see.


The spectacular Howick Falls;
Karkloof Mountain Bike Trails (MTB) situated at the Karkloof Country Club;
The Dargle Local Market (First Sunday of every month);
The Karkloof Farmers Market;
Zip-lining with Karkloof Canopy Tours;
Midmar Dam for motor boating;
Shops and restaurants at Piggly Wiggly;
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site;
Our local il Postino Pizzeria for a great meal;
Pamper yourself at one of the many spas in Balgowan and Nottingham Road;
View the tiny museum at Fort Nottingham;
Golf courses nearby: Bosch hoek, Sakabula and Howick golf course;
Inhlosane Mountain can be hiked in a morning, only a few minutes drive up the road;
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 after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots


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
Clive & Marcelle' Lovelock
16 March 2019

Thank you for sharing this little bit of heaven with us. Peaceful & rejuvenating. Spotless & perfect. Well equipped
with a lot of thought going into it. We had a wonderful stay. See you again soon. Thank you for your hospitality.
P.S. Loved the birds & all the little critters too. Saw a tree frog.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Turner Family
11 March 2019

We planned to only stay for the weekend, but loved it so much we extended our stay by another night.
We will definitely be back. A real gem!
Thank you!

Superb. 5 out of 5
05 March 2019

Thank you for sharing your magical place with us - it's perfect!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Tracey Young-Thompson
27 February 2019

We had the most incredible time of rest and relaxation at Copperleigh Trout cottage. The views of the dam, sunsets, rolling hills and gorgeous scenery were spectacular! We wished we could have extended our little get away. The house was immaculate and catered for one's every need! We loved the fireplace! A big thank you to Ashley for his hospitality! We look forward to coming back again soon!

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Dargle Reviews

02 January 2019

Peaceful and beautiful country setting.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Meryl Wyllie
18 December 2018

Dargle is close to where we live in Kloof but we feel like we are on holiday in the country side. We love walking in the forest at Crab Apple Cottages.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Tsepo Moshoeshoe
10 September 2018

Horse play in Dargle.

Superb. 5 out of 5