A Fly Fisherman's Dream
Copperleigh Trout Cottages is located 30kms from the town of Howick, so please ensure you have packed enough groceries for your stay! We are a fully functioning sheep and cattle farm.
Fly fishermen will love the very popular Mavela Dam (stocked annually with trout by the NFFC or Natal Fly Fishers Club), which is accessible from your unit. There are no additional rod or catch fees for our guests. *NB : there are NO other fish in our dam - Only Fly/Trout fishing.
Rods can be rented per day.
Kids can hold and interact with baby lambs (season dependant) or hunt for eggs in the chicken run.
Swim with an inflated tractor tube or take a kayak out on Mavela dam.
A couple of scenic short walks available on the farm
Inhlosane Mountain is accessible nearby, and can be hiked in a morning. The starting point is only a 5min drive away.
Keen birders will be treated to a wide variety of species
Kids can interact with farm animals
Keen birders will also find our diverse bird life a real treat. You may see Fish Eagles, the rare Wattled Crane; Grey Crowned Crane; Blue Crane; Spur-winged Geese; Yellow-billed duck; Herons; Spoonbill; Hammerhop and many other aquatic birds are just some of the amazing bird life we have.
There are also other wildlife which may come onto the farm and can be seen from time to time including: Reedbuck, Bushbuck, Duiker, Oribi, Serval, Otters and more.