Wakkerstroom - Utrecht - Balele Mountain Trout Retreat
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Experience real African warmth and sophistication at Balele Mountain Trout Retreat. If you are interested in 3 kg trout trophies – then this is the perfect destination! Situated on a 1000 hectare game farm 20 km from Wakkerstroom in the beautiful Balele Mountain, Balele Mountain Trout Retreat offers guests a range of excursions and activities like excellent fly-fishing in various well-stocked dams, game viewing – amongst others 750 blesbuck, eland and herds of roaming black wildebeest -- bird watching, horse riding, hiking along water streams, swimming in water streams, 4x4 and quad bike guided excursions (bring own bikes) and enjoying nature. Balele Retreat offers guests comfortable accommodation in the form of chalets and a log cabin in a beautiful mountain setting on a self-catering basis.


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Fishing Choose from any of seven beautiful and well-stocked trout dams. Float tubes are allowed. Catch and release are allowed. If deciding to keep the trout you pay by kg. Rainbow and Brown Trout are the most commonly found species. Only fly fishing allowed!

Game Viewing The following types of game are located on the Game farm -- Blesbuck, Black Wildebeest, Fallow Deer, Zebra, Ostrich, Grey Rhebuck, Mountain Reedbuck and Eland. Guided 4X4 and quad bike excursions -- bting own quads

Bird Watching View more than 200 species of birds identified by the National Parks Association, bird hides near two of the dams for better viewing. The blue crane nests on the farm and the Blue Crane Foundation monitors their movements

Hiking Trails Go hiking for a few hours and enjoy nature, especially the flowers and scenery by foot. Horse-outrides avaiable

Other Activities Historical Locations: Bloedrivier and other Battlefields are closeby. The small towns in our region has plenty to offer for the tourist
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on Request. 8 bed Log cabin. 4 bed chalets. 8 bed chalet. 2 bed chalet. Catch-and release allowed. Trout R80 kept per kg. The chalets sleep 4, 6 or 8. Open plan kitchen and lounge area. Every chalet has a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. Linen and towels are provided as well as cutlery. A fridge and two plate stove are standard. All the chalets except the log cabin have a fireplace. BBQ facilities are outside each chalet. Eskom power

There are twelve camping sites, each with electricity. The camping sites are R250-00 per night for 4 people. The ablution block is nearby with a shower, bath and 3 toilets at the ladies’ side and 2 showers and 3 toilets at the men’s side.
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner No

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Nearest Town:
Distance: 20km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
WAKKERSTROOM WETLANDS -- For bird watchers the grasslands of south-eastern Mpumalanga provide a wealth of exciting wildlife. More than 400 species occur regularly in South African grasslands. Twenty-one, or more than half, of South Africa's 40 endemic birds, i.e. birds that can be found nowhere else on Earth, can be found here. Twelve of these are endemic to the grasslands themselves. A further 64 southern African (Africa south of the Zambezi and Cunene rivers) endemics or near endemics can also be found here. Wakkerstroom, a sleepy little village nestled among the hills and wetlands of the Mpumalanga/KwaZulu-Natal border country has capitalised on this abundance of endemic bird life. From being an archetype no-hoper South African country “dorp” on a slippery downhill economic slope the town has a fast growing if embryo tourism industry based entirely on it being in the centre of one of the few remaining relatively pristine grassland areas of the country. It is fast become a household name among international birders. RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (this is only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
Visit the world-reknowned Wakkerstroom Wetlands. See info top right column.

The Menu
Fully equipped for self-catering Fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Balele - 1000 ha
Farming Activities: Game farming, tourism
Farm History: 

A bit about your hosts:
Cobus and Estelle are you friendly hosts Cobus and Estelle at one of the view points in the Balele Mountain on their farm
Cobus and Estelle at one of the view points in the Balele Mountain on their farm
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How to get there:
Route map provided when bookings are made.

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   Excellent trout fishing! (small)
Excellent trout fishing! (small)
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