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Gunyatoo Trout Farm & Lodge, is the perfect country getaway presenting a charming fly-fishing, birding and nature retreat. Nestled in the picturesque, and malaria free Rhenosterhoek valley (just off Long Tom Pass - between Lydenburg and Sabie - 40km from Nelspruit).

The guest lodge is ideally positioned for access to most tourist attractions that Mpumalanga has to offer, including Kruger National Park, Pilgrims Rest, Sudwala Caves & the Panoroma. The thatch & stone lodge offers luxurious, yet affordable accommodation. Recently refurbished with several suites, all with beautiful views of the surrounding pine forests.

Rooms are all en-suite, have their own private patio, perfect for "feet up" early morning cuppa`s. For those requiring self-catering, a fully equipped, four sleeper, family cottage is available. The fisherman`s cottage, which sleeps up to eight, offers a more rustic self-catering option. It is secluded at the edge of property, at the trout dams & raceways, and is ideal for group fishing trips.

The farm is a full working "trout-farm", comprising of a processing area, hatchery, nursery, raceways and naturally, for the enthusiastic fly fishermantwo stocked dams. Limited stream fishing is also available for the more experienced fisherman. Private fly fishing lessons and group clinics can be arranged on site.

After a days fishing one can enjoy a drink at the bar, have a game of pool or darts then unwind in the sauna or swimming pool. Of course should it be chilly one can warm up around roaring log fires in the lounge.


The lodge is just the place for a fishing vacation or weekend getaway, but any nature lover will find themselves in a proverbial paradise. For those in need of exercise, on farm trails and walks to the nearby waterfalls & caves are just as enjoyable but should you require additional stimulation: Clay-pigeon shooting can be organized on site. Arrangements can be made for Quad Bike tours, horse riding, gorge-swinging, rafting & many more activities.

Sudwala Caves, Fanie Botha Hiking Trail, Kruger National Park, Panaroma Drive, and the Emnotweni Casino, are all within an hour's drive. There are also a number of golf courses within a hour's drive from Sabie, making Gunyatoo an ideal central base for a memorable golfing holiday.

Clothing and Accessories:

Fishing tackle

Cancellation Policy:

50% deposit forfeited if cancellation received within 30 to 8 days prior to your stay. Cancellation of any booking or part thereof within 7 days - 100% of balance.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Rooms and Units Available:

Eco Fisherman's Cottage - selfcatering:
Open plan, 4 beds downstairs, 2 upstairs -mezzanine floor, basic pots, pans, cultlery, crockery. Solar assisted lights, gas fridge, gas stove & for warmth a traditional wood range.

Family Cottage - selfcatering:
Open plan. Double bed downstairs 2 single beds upstairs - mezzanine floor. Fully equipped including microwave, bedding supplied. TV with Channels 1,2,3 & E-TV. DVD Player, Jetmaster fireplace. Braai area.

King - Luxury:
En-suite, Kingsize bed, double french doors onto patio with dam & surrounding forrest views, bathroom with shower over bath. Rates include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Twin - Luxury:
En-suite, Twin beds, double french doors onto patio with dam and surroundng forrest views. Bathroom with bath & separate shower. Rates include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Double - Luxury:
En-suite, queen-size bed, glass door onto patio with view of herb garden, jacuzzi bath with shower over the bath. Rates include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

Family Suite - two separate but interleading rooms. Glass french doors open onto open patio / pool area. Shower only. Rates include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Children under 12 stay for less 50%

Latest Reviews

I will be back. Thanks for a great time
Andre Human Jun 2017
We so enjoyed our stopover at Gunyatoo. The hosts were extremely welcoming and the dinner (all 5 courses) and breakfast provided was delicious. Our room was comfortable and the bed very cosy. They have a lovely big lounge-bar area for guests to relax.
Teresa Whitfield Oct 2015
Although a short stay it was remarkable. Everything went perfect and we really enjoyed our stay there. We can only recommend.
Schmidli Dunja Feb 2014
Excellent and would recommend it to anybody that loves peace and quite.
Brenda Kasselman May 2012
Very comfortable accommodation, we loved it and would recommend Gunyatoo anytime.
Ray Brown Dec 2011


From Lydenburg:
Take the R37 to Sabie, just after the 37km MILESTONE turn right onto gravel road. 20kms from Sabie (Ignore the "No entry-private road" sign) After +/- 4kms turn right at the X road. First House-Thatched-on the left.

From Sabie:
Take the R37 to Lydenburg. 20kms from Sabie just after the 37.2km & just before the 37km MILESTONE turn left onto gravel road & follow directions as above.

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