The Veld

Trout Valley

The 166Ha property is game-fenced and has not been grazed by cattle for decades. This, coupled with strict veld management and scientifically formulated burning regimes has given the farm some of the healthiest grassland in the district. It is renowned for its massive diversity of wildflowers including numerous red data listed orchids. The resultant birdlife is exceptional including redwing and grey winged francolin, crested eagle blue cranes, secretary birds and the rare fluff tails found in the massive pristine wetland on the farm. All the endemic game species occur in the area, including oribi, reebok, reedbuck, grey duiker, caracal, jackal and brown hyena. Abundant plains game has also been introduced, including blesbok, red hartebeest, zebra, and springbok.

The farm is intersected by numerous wide-mown tractor paths which allow easy access to all parts of the farm. These paths act as the most exquisite walking, trail running and mountain biking paths. There is also a regulation size helipad on the property’s western edge.


This iconic property seen from the main road was the original Anglo Trout retreat. The property features sstablished meadows, fruit orchards and a line of 100 year old Copper elms. It also has a large wetland running at the base of Dullstroom’s Suikerbossie mountain, which is home to exquisite wildflowers.

Bokoni ruins have been found on the property. According to some estimates the ruins can be dated to an incredible 200 000 years and it is believed they are the remains of what was used as shelter by migrant cattle herders who would come to the area to graze their livestock on the rich grasslands.