Highland Run Fly Fishing Estate Accommodation in Lydenburg
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests8
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Minimum Stay3 Nights

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Highland Run Fly Fishing Estate is a highly recommended property for self catering in Lydenburg for up to 8 guests visiting the Highlands Meander region.

About Highland Run Fly Fishing Estate

The Spekboom Valley is home to Highland Run Fly Fishing Estate. Apart from being one of the best trout fishing destinations in the country, the Spekboom is a beautiful stream set amidst wild rugged scenery.

A road near Lydenburg will bring you into the valley which is set in the Drakensberg Mountains of the Mpumalanga Province. The altitude on the estate ranges from 5300 ft to 7100 ft and Highland Run forms part of the Mount Anderson Water Catchment Reserve.

Self Catering accommodation

Nestled at the foot of the mountains you will feel at home in the charming, fully appointed, pine cottage. The house sleeps eight guests in four rooms. The main bedroom has a King-size bed and an en suite bathroom with shower and bath. The second bedroom has two twin beds and an en suite bathroom with a shower and a bath.The third and fourth bedroom each have two twin beds.

Large open-plan living areas with a cosy fireplace and DSTV as well as a well equipped kitchen with large fridge/ freezer make for a comfortable stay. The cottage is able to accommodate eight people in four rooms, each with its own bathroom.

All rooms are heated with panel heaters and each bed has an electric blanket. Highly trained house keepers are on hand to see to your comfort and assist guests with cooking. Should catering be required, quotes may be requested.


Doug Starling, the owner for nearly 30 years, has a vast knowledge of fish behaviour which has led him to create the perfect habitat for the trout and fishermen alike.

The Spekboom is one of the few streams in South Africa where trout do breed freely. Both banks of the stream offer varied fishing for five kilometres, in a series of rapids, riffles, runs, glides and pools. A beat system divides the stream in two, with four / five rods on each beat. At midday, the parties change beats, allowing fishermen the opportunity to fish the entire stream.

The average size of fish taken is 2-3lbs but the estate record stands at 8lb 8oz for a rainbow, and 11lb 15oz for a brown. Catch and release is encouraged, although fishing for the table is acceptable.

please note

• There is a road levy of R75 payable at the gate
• No cell phone reception (land line available at gate for emergencies)
• Self Catering, nearest shop is nearly 30km’s away so stock up thoroughly!
• No rod’s for hire and no flies available, nearest fly fishing shop is in Dullstroom (90kms away)
• Only fly rods and fly reels may be used. Neither spinning reels nor standard hooks
may be used by any guest, including children
• There is no cost for fish but the bag limit is six fish and there are no rod fees
• Fishing guides and tuition can be arranged, on request
• On arrival, please familiarise yourself with the fishing rules, etiquette and guidelines
• Arrival from 13h00 – not earlier please. Departure by 09h00
• Lost property costs incurred in the recovery of lost items will be for your account and will be held for collection for 3 month maximum

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Desk
  • Heater(s)
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Swazi
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Large open-plan living areas with a cosy fireplace and DSTV as well as a well equipped kitchen with large fridge/ freezer make for a comfortable stay. The cottage is able to accommodate eight people in four rooms, each with its own bathroom.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

A little piece of fishing heaven. Accommodation was absolutely great and the staff are super helpful. Fishing was beautiful.

August 2021

Genevieve C. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

A truly lovely place to unwind in the country. The fly fishing is awesome. Something for all skill levels.

May 2021

Geoffrey C. (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Lydenburg Airport - 30km
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 120km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 09h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2012

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