Redefines the luxury hospitality experience.

Only three hours East of Johannesburg lies the province of the rising sun, Mpumalanga and the hidden gem that is Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge – a place for refueling, reviving and revitalizing the soul. This luxury lodge nestles on a nature reserve in the heart of South Africa’s most captivating natural wilderness. A romantic getaway… a fly fishing paradise… an invigorating haven for a corporate brainstorm, strategy meeting and a beautiful wedding venue.

The Lodge offers some of the finest trout water in the country. Whether fishing the Spekboom River or in any of the three lakes, these waters are well stocked with trout to challenge the most astute Rainbow warrior and beginner alike. And there’s more… soaring eagles and Cape Vultures, a wealth of indigenous flora and prolific bird life, a store of game, ranging from leopard to kudu to otters and the reclusive brown hyena. So, if you’re fishing for ideas, if you’re chasing rainbows of your own, here’s a new angle, retreat into the mainstream at Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge.

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Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge provides comfortable, stylish accommodation in nine en-suite bedrooms catering for a maximum for twenty-three guests. There are 4 identical rooms and 5 rooms that are different (Refer to the Gallery). All of the bedrooms have open log fireplaces. Children of all ages are welcome and additional accommodation can be arranged for them. The valley, redolent of history echoes... a time during the Gold Rush when miners staked their claim to the wealth of the land, the battle cries of Shaka’s Impis, and the ghosts of the Boer War. Guests have the use of a lounge, bar, library and heated swimming pool, at their disposal
Leopard Room

Family garden suite with a king size bed and an alcove with 2 single beds leading from the main bedroom. This suite has a full en-suite bathroom featuring an extra large bath for that ultimate relaxing soak. An open log fireplace adds to the charm of this room. A view across the garden that puts the icing on the cake.

Cottage 4

This suite is situated in the garden furthest from the main building accessed along a covered verandah. This suite has a full en-suite bathroom with a lovely large bath tub and a gorgeous shower. An open log fireplace as a spark to the room and a view across the dam makes this a very special suite.

Cottage 2

This suite is equipped with an extra large king size bed or 2 singles. It also has a sleeper couch for lounging around or an extra bed. The full en-suite bathroom and the open log fireplace lends to the charm of this room. It is accessed from the covered verandah and is situated in the garden with a view of the garden, the pool and the dam.


Enjoy our wide range of facilities ranging from a heated swimming pool, entertainment room and library to make your stay enjoyable, comfortable and relaxing.
The world class

Home-cooked fare.

Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge echoes the style of the original farm house built in 1845 by JJ Burger, secretary of the old Lydenburg Republic and captures the essence of country living at it’s best. Hearty home cooked fare is prepared by dedicated chefs in a traditional open-plan kitchen and served in the congenial dining hall, which is the center point of country life at Nooitgedacht.

The state of the art wine cellar is definitely worthy of a visit! Why not ask our chefs to prepare your catch of the day, fresh from the plentiful waters that have made Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge a famous home from home…

Our Historical….

The Olde Stone Barn.

The old dry-stone barn, a remnant of the original farm house provides an entertainment area with facilities such as a full size billiard table, satellite television and bar. The room may also be used as a conference venue with chairs, table, flip chart, projector and other audio-visual equipment provided.

Wine cellar
Our Full Stocked

Wine Cellar.

A state of the art wine cellar is situated below the dining room. A wide range of red and white wine stocked to perfectly pair with your meal. Pick a bottle of wine from the wine list to enjoy with your meal.

Our Relaxing and Cozy


This central point in the lodge is where friendships are made which will last for many years. Around the open log fireplace the couches are the most comfortable place to laze and visit. The bar is just off to the side and you don’t need to leave the company to refill your drink. The children can play outside while you can watch and hear them through the large sliding doors opening onto the large veranda.


Enjoy the fresh air, serenity, mesmerizing views and become one with nature.


Enjoy the tasty and hearty ready made meals prepared by our dedicated chefs.


Spend quality time with friends and family doing fun-filled outdoor activities.


A night filled with love, joy, laughter and a peaceful night sleep.

Hatchery Services

Nooitgedacht trout hatchery is a commercial trout producing facility situated on the Spekboom river in the heart of the Mount Anderson catchment Reserve. The hatchery has been operating for more than 50 years and supplying some of South Africa’s best quality trout to fishing venues. Our mission is to supply blemish free, happy angling trout to venues which can in turn offer some of the best fishing opportunities to anglers.


Nooitgedacht Trout Lodge provides various fun-filled family activities. Aside from the fly-fishing, activities include game-viewing, hiking, clay-pigeon shooting, horse-riding, 4 x 4 trails, tours of the hatchery, picnics in the mountains and sailing.


For the hiking enthusiast you are welcome to follow some of the farm tracks around the farm and enjoy seeing an abundance of wildlife and birds. The terrain varies from the easy, to very difficult strenuous climbs.


You will see the vulture nests against the cliffs in Masjienkloof, and may see the elusive Kudu, Bushbuck, Reedbuck etc.


For relaxation nearly 4 kilometer’s of excellent trout river is available with three large lakes provided with stable casting boats. Fly-fishing tuition and tackle is available by prior with the manager.


We have 9 horses including Arabians and Thoroughbreds. We have a number of ex polo ponies included in the team. There is a horse to suit every need, from the novice to the more experienced rider.


Guided tours of the hatchery can be arranged with our in house trout specialist, Dean. He is a qualified Aqua Culturist and can give you all the details about the process of trout breeding and cultivating.


We offer clay shooting on our range.

BOOK NOW! Limited rooms available!

Lodge Contact Details!

(M) +27 (0) 71 088 0606
(O) +27 (063) 002 2355

Hatchery Contact Details!

(M) +27 (0) 82 908 4565