a hidden gem
in the heart of nature

Through the wild rugged scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains in Mpumalanga Province, flows one of the finest trout fishing streams in the country. Here, on the banks of the beautiful Spekboom River, nestles Highland Run Fly Fishing Estate, the perfect habitat for both trout and fisherman.

Forming part of the Mount Anderson Water Catchment Reserve, Highland Run is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including many species of antelope and the elusive leopard. Those able to tear themselves away from the five kilometres of rapids, riffles, runs, glides and pools, can hike and bike in the reserve, in the company of over a hundred species of Highveld avifauna. The magic Spekboom Valley, accessed via a 17km dirt road near Lydenburg, still bears relics of its romantic gold-rush days. Accommodation is in two large, charming, fully appointed self-cartering cottages, where highly trained housekeepers see to your comfort. Thanks to its remote location and bright starlit skies, the après fishing experience at Highland Run creates many extra special memories.



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