Copperleigh Trout Cottages in Dargle: An outdoors lover’s dream

Copperleigh Trout Cottages in Dargle

In Dargle, in the KZN Midlands, you will find the self-catering Copperleigh Trout Cottages. Given all that has been happening in the world, an escape into the peacefulness of this area is a great idea.

Located at the Copperleigh Farm, the cottages are an ideal base for couples, groups, individuals and families dreaming of fresh air, peace as well as clear, starry nights in the countryside.

Besides amazing facilities, your hosts have also put in place various protocols to protect their guests from the pandemic.

Accommodation at Copperleigh Trout Cottages

Accommodation comprises of two beautiful self-catering units. The Copperleigh Trout Lodge is designed to house between two and nine people – making it ideal for couples, families and groups. It features two comfortable bedrooms upstairs with Queen-size beds as well as an additional single bed in the Master Bedroom.

With a bunk bed and a Queen-size bed, the third bedroom is designed for families travelling with up to four kids.

Amenities include ceiling fans, hairdryers, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi, complimentary soap and shampoo, a TV with DStv, a DVD movie collection, board games and kids toys. There is also an indoor fireplace, an outside fire-pit for bonfires with the family in addition to a bundle of complimentary firewood daily.

With doors that lead out onto the wooden veranda overlooking the Mavela Dam, the one-bedroom Copperleigh Trout Cabin is designed for two and will be ideal for romantics. Amenities include a Queen-size bed with electric blankets, hairdryer, heater, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, and heated towel rail.

The cabin has an open plan lounge and fully-equipped, self-catering kitchen. An air mattress can be provided on the floor for young children for an additional charge. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a TV with DStv Now, a DVD movie collection and board games.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Copperleigh Trout Cottages

Guest facilities include; secure free vehicle parking; daily housekeeping; a BBQ/braai area; Wi-Fi internet access, free use of a Kayak and Free access to the Dam to fly fish, hiking trails.

Activities nearby

There is plenty to keep you and your family entertained including fly-fishing, swimming and kayaking at the 10ha trout-stocked Mavela Dam, which is accessible from your unit. There are no additional rod or catch fees for our guests.

Kids can play with lambs (season dependant) or hunt for eggs in the chicken run. You can also take scenic short walks on the farm while Inhlosane Mountain is accessible nearby for hikers.

Birders will also love the diverse bird life at the farm while other wildlife such as Reedbuck, Bushbuck, and Duiker occasionally come onto the farm grounds.

Reviews from previous Copperleigh Trout Cottages guests

“Dargle’s piece of heaven. Stunning, peaceful  and beautiful. Thank you Ashley and your folks for a fabulous weekend. We will be back,” wrote Alesha Bailey Hayward on their Facebook page.

Mareth Colleen Duguid added; “An amazingly beautiful setting. Lovely comfortable cottage and a safe place to go on gorgeous walks. The animals are so friendly and the owners go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. Can’t wait to go there again. Thanks so much Ash and family.”

“The most beautiful and magical environment to stay in. Lovely and thoughtful hosts that go the extra mile to make you feel at home. Can’t wait to be back!” said Bianca van den Heever.

Copperleigh Trout Cottages is located at Copperleigh Farm (Corner of P132 & P130, Dargle. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 82 460 1815; email or visit them online today. Follow them on Facebook HERE or on Instagram HERE.


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