About Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm
Set on 1600 hectares in a secluded valley on the southern side of the Inhluzane Mountain, in Upper Dargle, KZN Midlands, Tillietudlem offers a unique eco experience with a variety of activities available such fly fishing, birding, horse rides and game walks, and is host to a myriad of wildlife including rare and endangered animal and bird species plus a plethora of wild flowers and indigenous trees.
Accommodation is available in two lodges and a cottage.
Fully Catered or Bed & Breakfast
Ogramís Colonial House
This is a luxurious classical colonial farm house dating back to the late 19th century, set under a huge oak tree overlooking several tranquil dams, rolling lawns and absolute peace. Roaring fires, original Oregon pine floors, sash windows and high ceilings capture the magic of a bygone era. This luxuriously furnished 4 star graded guest lodge accommodates eight guests in five double bedrooms with three en suite bathrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with electric blankets, gas heaters and hairdryers.
Itís easy to while away the days watching the otters playing in the dam below, taking advantage of the excellent fly fishing literally on your doorstep or dining at your leisure whilst watching the herds of wildebeest grazing on the hillsides. Telephone, satellite internet connection and DsTV are just some of the facilities on offer. Ogramís Colonial house is fully catered, providing delicious farm fresh fare.
When youíre staying at the Ogramís Colonial House, you have the choice of catering options from bed and breakfast to full board. Whatever option you choose, we are fast gaining a reputation for excellent cuisine - some of our guests have already rated our cuisine as ď5 starĒ. From a sumptuous breakfast to a delicious three course dinner, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. A light lunch is served on the expansive verandah overlooking the dams. Special dietary requirements or requests will also be accommodated. On request, we will happily prepare scrumptious breakfast or lunch hampers for those wishing to spend time out walking or bird-watching.
Hleka Manzi Lodge
This is a comfortable self catering lodge perched over the spectacular waterfall on the upper reaches of the Elands River. An expansive wooden deck overlooks the canopy of indigenous forest with a spectacular views. The lodge sleeps eight people in two double bedrooms, and two bedrooms with two single beds, with two bathrooms. Open plan lounge and dining room with welcoming fireplace for those cold mountain evenings, and a fully equipped kitchen. Linen is provided but guests are requested to bring their own towels. The lodge is serviced daily. Other facilities include telephone, DStv, electric blankets, gas heaters and braai facilities.
Attractions & Activities
Fisherman can access several exceptional trout dams and the river within easy walking distance where trophy Brown and Rainbow Trout up to 4.2 kg have been caught. Tillietudlem offers exceptional and exclusive fly fishing for Rainbow and Brown trout, plus indigenous Yellow fish, in 5 dams and the Elandís river. Guided fishing and fly-fishing clinics are available by prior arrangement.