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Hiking trails

Take a walk around the lodge and enjoy the scenic spots near our dams or at the magnificent waterfall. Immerse yourself in our natural pool or take a picnic to this idyllic setting.

During the spring and summer periods, our wild flowers and gardens attract an array of different birds.

Take a stroll along the Dorpsriver and look out for the kingfishers that are the local residents of the riverbanks or listen out for the distinctive far-carrying call of the African Fish eagle.

Our tall forests and marsh lands offer the perfect habitat for an array of different owl species.


Trout River Falls is the perfect spot for any keen bird watcher.

Red route (Koppie route) : Advanced  - 2kms

This trail is not for the faint hearted and has some steep sections. 
But the view... Oh so worth it!

Keep a look out for Mountain reed bucks, duikers and kudus

that we often see roaming the area.

Yellow route (Top of the waterfall): Intermediate to advanced - 1km
Enjoy the breathtaking views while having a little dip at the top of the waterfall.

Blue route: Easy - 2kms

Enjoy a casual stroll along the Dorps river.

Pure paradise for any keen bird watcher!

The magical waterfall

The hidden gem... 
The pièce de résistance...

The magical waterfall!

By far the most photographed spot at Trout River Falls and for a small fee, you can enjoy our spectacular waterfall. Just a 5-10 min walk from the main building is the hidden gem of the waterfall which is easily accessible on foot. Guests are welcome to swim.

Entrance fee: R50 per perso
Children below 5yrs: FREE



Book your photoshoot at the waterfall

Our diverse scenery offers the perfect location for a photoshoot.

Our poplar forest, the avenue of trees, the cascading waterfall, the Dorps river, dams and bridges make the perfect backdrop for interesting and unique shoots.

Perfect for couples engagements, matric dance, baby showers, styled shoots and lots more. 

The fees below, DO NOT include a photographer, this will be at your expense.

Photographer can be referred to you on request.






Weekday shoot fee: R200.00

Weekend shoot fee: R400.00

Duration of the shoot: 2hrs

Maximum 6 people per shoot at this rate, including the photographer and assistants.

Additional charges apply for additional people.

Please note that we do not close off the venue during photo shoots. We are very busy with day visitors on the weekends. It is very possible that your photoshoot could be interrupted. 

Please enquire for exclusive hire options.

Full payment is required up front.
No bookings will be accepted on the day without pre-payment or a confirmed booking.
Penalty fees will apply if the venue is left in a soiled state.

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