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

The Highlander Trout Lodge is known for its excellent but more challenging fly fishing opportunities, boasting with 8 still waters of various sizes and approximately 1 km of river front. All dams are stocked with rainbow trout. Yellow fish occurs naturally in the dams and river system

Float tubing is allowed and catch and release is permitted


The Highlander Trout Lodge is a “must-add” to any photographer’s portfolio. The picturesque Hartebeeshoek Valley with its unique landscapes overlooking the Witwaters and Magalies mountains with abundant bird and animal life, is any photographer’s dream


Take a stroll along the riverbank of the pristine Skeerpoort River with its crystal clear water or have a picnic around the dams or facilities on the riverfront

Bird watching and game viewing are also excellent


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


The Highlander Trout Lodge is close to various activities:

  • Boat trips and watersports on the Hartebeespoort dam
  • Craft markets
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Game drives
  • Animal sanctuaries
  • Hartebeespoort arial cableway
  • Horse riding
  • Restaurants and pubs