Fishing, fishing & fishing – This is the main attraction & the key focus on the property. The farm has over 5 km’s of some of the finest river fishing in South Africa. 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. There is a predominance of rainbow trout in the upper beat, and a predominance of browns in the lower beat. The average size of fish taken is 2-3lbs, but the farm record stands at 8lb 8oz for a rainbow, and 11lb 15oz for a brown. Catch & release is encouraged, although fishing for the table is acceptable. Fishing guides and tuition can be arranged, on request. Three to four weight rods are most suitable, depending on weather conditions. The stream is renowned for dry fly fishing, but there are times when nymphs are more successful.
Hundreds of species of highveld avifauna await guests including the brilliant malachite sunbird, the Cape vulture and the fish eagle. Herds of Africa’s less famous antelope including eland, black wildebeest, blesbuck, mountain reedbuck and the very uncommon oribi are likely to be seen, as well as brief glimpses of predators such as the elusive leopard, jackal or caracal. The wide-ranging brown hyena is a frequent visitor. While out exploring you might occasionally hear the bark of baboons from the cliff tops.
The valley and mountains surrounding the cottages will provide family and friends with hours of hiking and mountain biking fun.
The remoteness of the destination allows for star filled skies rarely seen and a night silence rarely encountered. The après fishing experience at Highland Run creates extra special memories.
The Kruger National Park, Pilgrim’s Rest, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Sudwala and Echo Caves are just some of the attractions that would make for a spectacular day out.