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Troutbagger's - This small farm is the ideal holiday place for the avid trout angler; it has three still-water dams stocked with rainbow and brown trout.

Mountain Biking & Trail Running

Literally hundreds of kilometres of quiet, open District road, tranquil Forest trails, long steady climbs and mind-blowing single-track. We have it all. The area around the Cottage is hilly, so more suited to intermediate and advanced riders/runners.

The Cottage is an ideal base for a training camp for your next multi-stage event, with a cool clean river to relax in afterwards while you take in your re-hydration.


The cottage has an electric fence, alarm, a lock-up garage as well as bike washing facilities.


Trout-baggers Farm

Gary 082 413 5003


Bosch Hoek - recently upgraded 9-hole parkland course. Voted top 9-hole course in SA.

033 234 4232


Gowrie Golf Course - award winning 12-hole links-type course. Recently ranked 49th in SA by Golf Digest.

033 266 6294


Over a dozen excellent restaurants and cosy pubs within 15kms (check Midlands Meander Magazine for details):


  • La Lampara - fine dining
  • Caversham Mill - on Lions River
  • Granny Mouse's Country House
  • Gunther's German Sausages & beers
  • Val de Vie - pizza etc
  • Blueberry Hill - light meals
  • il Postino - best pizzas
  • The Coachouse
  • Rawdons Hotel and Pub
  • Nottingham Road Hotel and Pub
  • Piggly Wiggly - lots of shops etc
  • St Ives Restaurant - great setting
  • Swissland Cheese - live music
  • Elsamics