Fly fishing for Rainbow Trout in the Spekboom River
Stay in one of our family cottages in the Finsbury Valley, and build unforgettable memories while fly fishing for trout, going for nature walks and enjoying a game drive. Situated en-route to the Kruger National Park and centrally located for day visits to great destinations such as Dullstroom, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Sudwala Caves and Pilgrim's Rest.
Scenery & Wildlife
Arriving at Rivendell Trout Estate you descend into the spectacular Spekboom River Valley on a winding road flanked by towering rugged cliffs, a magical place reminiscent of Middle Earth from J.R.R. Tolkeins book Lord of the Rings. Past owners felt strongly about this resemblance and thus the names of the Estate and the cottages will be familiar to fans of the book or the movies.
Rivendell Trout Estate falls within the Mount Anderson Water Catchment Reserve, a Conservancy of many thousands of hectares where kudu, bushbuck, duiker, bushpigs and baboons are prolific and untroubled, wandering the entire area at will and often grazing peacefully while visitors fly fish for trout. Klipspringer are seen almost daily and leopard are seen regularly – occasionally even during the day.
Hobbiton and Bag End cottages are both situated on the banks of the fast flowing Spekboom River, which is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Each cottage has 4 en suite bedrooms (two queen size beds and 4 single beds) as well as a large open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area. The lounge has a huge fireplace for winter evenings. Outside is a comfortable deck with both wood and gas braai (barbeque) area overlooking trout pools in the river.
Each cottage has a stretch of 1.5km of river exclusively for the use of the occupants. The river banks are groomed regularly to provide easy access for fishermen. Guests are welcome to walk at will along the river and the surrounding roads and trails. There is plenty of varied birdlife to interest keen birdwatchers.
Fly Fishing Rods
Map & Coordinates
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