Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm Accommodation in Dargle, Midlands

Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm

Guest Farms / Self Catering at D522, Upper Dargle, Natal Midlands, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeEstate
  • Guests18
  • Units/Rooms6

About Tillietudlem Game and Trout Farm

Looking for spacious Midlands Meander Self Catering Accommodation where the whole family can relax without bumping elbows? Our two Tillietudlem Self-Catering Midlands Accommodation options are sure to tickle your fancy!

Tillietudlem Game Reserve is a 2000 ha game reserve situated in the most scenic part of the Midlands Meander. Its main function is to protect one of the most threatened eco-systems in Africa Ė the mountain mist-belt grasslands. More than 60% of all grassland biomes have already been modified, mostly under forestry or arable agriculture. As a result, only 2.2% of the South Africaís mountain mist-belt grassland biome remains under formal conservation. This is despite it being one of the richest and most diverse habitats in the world.
A visit to Tillietudlem Game Reserve will expose you too much of this biodiversity should you take even a short walk in the open grassland or indigenous forests. You cannot help stumble across many of natureís treasures here, from the largest of all antelope species, the gracious Eland, to the delicate wild flora found along the banks of the streams.
Tillietudlem is a veritable treasure trove for the botanist and acclaimed as hosting one of the richest and most diverse flora sanctuaries in the world. Therefore, even the casual walker will be enthralled with the variety of wild flowers that abound the grasslands, river banks and wetlands. Every season seems to introduce a new set of blooms, making a visit at any time of the year a pleasure.
In addition to wildlife, the reserve also boasts with a beautiful registered herd of indigenous Nguni cattle. These beautifully marked animals are free roaming and are used to simulate the movement of massive herds of game that migrated through this area. The reserve also has a stable with 6 horses which are used for anti-poaching and fence patrols.
The owner and staff of Tillietudlem Game Reserve are passionately committed to conserving this sensitive area and itís vulnerable and endangered species.
We invite you to visit us and share in the privilege of experiencing this remarkable environment with us.


Accommodation is available in two lodges.

Ograms 4 star Luxury Self Catering House
Ogramís is a lovingly restored country house dating back to the late 19th century. The house is set under a huge oak tree with rolling lawns that overlook several trout dams. Roaring fires, original Oregon pine floors, sash windows and high ceilings perfectly capture the magic of a bygone era. It is a setting of absolute peace and tranquility.

This luxury 4 star graded house accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. 3 of the rooms are in the main house whereas the other two rooms are cottages, each with under floor heating and fireplaces in their own small private sitting rooms. All bedrooms are equipped with electric blankets, gas heaters and hairdryers.

The main lounge is furnished with genuine leather couches, a 45-inch plasma television, and a fireplace. The dining room has a large 8 seater teak dining table, a smaller 4 seater childrenís table, and a 105 -year-old fireplace. The bar has its own mini refrigerator, comfortable couches, and yet another fireplace.

The kitchen contains all the modern amenities for easy self-catering, and braai facilities on the veranda make for perfect outdoor cooking.

Other amenities include telephone and the full DSTV bouquet.

Hleka Manzi Standard Self Catering House
A comfortable and well-appointed Midlands Meander self catering accommodation lodge perched over the spectacular 30m Hleka Manzi (Laughing waters) waterfall on the upper reaches of the Elands River.

An expansive wooden deck overlooks the canopy of indigenous forest with spectacular views of the Inhluzane Mountain. Tranquility and seclusion make this an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the reserve. Fisherman can access several exceptional trout dams within easy walking distance.

Trophy Brown and Rainbow Trout of up to 4.2 kg have been caught. For nature lovers, there are well marked walking trails along the river and through the indigenous forest.

The lodge sleeps 8 guests in 4 twin/double bedrooms with two bathrooms. Relax in the spacious open plan lounge and dining room with a welcoming fireplace for those cold mountain evenings. A sleeper couch is available in the lounge. A fully equipped kitchen provides all the necessary amenities for self catering. The lodge is serviced daily.

Other facilities include DSTV, electric blankets, gas heaters and braai facilities.

There is no wifi or cell phone reception on the reserve

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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

  • Tonight from
  • ZAR 1250
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -29.612812
Longitude: 29.938581

Closest airport(s)
Durban International - 150km
Pietermaritzburg Airport - 70km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 13h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

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March 2009 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

A lovely place to take overseas guests. We had an excellent stay. Just a few minor maintenance items at Hleka Manzi which would improve the overall...

Robyn, Durban

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