Fly fishing

Author Izaak Waltononce once called fly fishing “The Contemplative Man’s Recreation”

Boasting with 8 still water dams of various sizes, absolutely teeming with rainbow trout, as well as naturally occurring yellow fish, and approximately 1 km of riverfront, The Highlander Trout Lodge is a fisherman’s paradise…

Float tubing is allowed and catch-and-release fishing is permitted – making this the perfect destination for any “Contemplative Man” to enjoy recreation.



The Highlander Trout Lodge is a “must-add” to any photographers’ portfolio. The picturesque area, with its natural landscapes, abundant plant- and animal life, and breath-taking views of the Hartebeeshoek Valley, is any photographer’s dream. 


For the nature lovers, the area offers a wide variety of options when it comes to bird watching and game viewing. The local area is renowned for its prolific bird life, as well as endangered animal breeding programmes.


Situated in the heart of the “Cradle of Humankind”, The Highlander Trout Lodge provides quick access to many attractions this world heritage site has to offer.

Other Activities

The area has an abundance of fun activities to offer.
Highlander Trout Lodge guests can look forward to:

  • Water sports
  • Craft markets
  • The nearby Hartebeespoort dam and all it has to offer
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Game drives
  • Hartbeespoort Cable-way
  • Restaurants and pubs