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Girls’ Night Away at Rivendell Trout Estate

Girls’ Night Away at Rivendell Trout Estate

Girls’ Night Away at Rivendell Trout Estate

Girls’ Night Away at Rivendell Trout Estate

Situated in the heart of the Spekboom River Valley within the Mount Anderson Wildlife & Water Catchment Reserve, Rivendell Trout Estate feels like stepping into a scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. The journey itself was breathtaking, with the winding road flanked by towering, rugged cliffs. It set the stage for what turned out to be an unforgettable girls’ night away in Buckleberry Cottage.

Arrival and First Impressions

As we arrived, the air was filled with excitement and the promise of a magical retreat. The Buckleberry Cottage welcomed us with its cozy fireplace and inviting atmosphere. We quickly settled in, taking in the beautiful surroundings and the serene sound of the Spekboom River flowing nearby.

Dinner, Laughter, and Unforgettable Moments

Our first night was nothing short of spectacular. We cooked a delicious dinner, shared stories, and painted portraits of each other, resulting in fits of laughter that left us breathless. The comfort of the beds, complete with the coziest blankets and electric heaters, ensured we ended our night in warmth and luxury.

Morning Bliss by the River

Waking up to the sounds of nature was a highlight of our stay. We sipped our morning coffee by the river, watching duikers wander through the bush and listening to the vibrant birdlife. Angus, the charming owner of Rivendell, joined us and shared his morning ritual of feeding the trout, offering us a glimpse into the life of this enchanting estate.

Fly Fishing Fun

Despite our inexperience, we were determined to try fly fishing. Angus, with his endless patience and expertise, taught us the basics and even rigged up a rod for us. The water was so clear we could see the fish swimming around the fly. Although my first catch was a rock, the thrill of the experience and the pristine conditions made it an unforgettable adventure. Rivendell operates on a catch-and-release policy, but each unit allows guests to keep one fish per stay, making for a perfect balance of sport and sustainability.

Exploring the Estate

Angus treated us to a tour of the property in his trusty Land Cruiser. The drive was awe-inspiring, showcasing a variety of biomes from highveld and bushveld to stunning plateaus. We spotted numerous buck and antelope, with Angus recounting tales of leopard sightings and the rich wildlife that calls Rivendell home. The property is dotted with historical Bakoni stone structures, adding a sense of timelessness to the landscape.

Perfect for Families and Nature Lovers

Rivendell Trout Estate is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and families alike. With its safe and serene environment, there’s plenty to keep kids entertained and adults relaxed. Each unit comes with a “Game Box” filled with various puzzles and board games, ensuring endless fun for everyone. From the luxurious Hobbiton Cottage with its Nespresso machine and large fireplace to the cozy, off-grid Mirkwood Cottage, each cottage offers a unique experience tailored to different needs.

Exceptional Hospitality

The highlight of our stay was the exceptional hospitality of Angus and Jenny. Their warmth and attentiveness made us feel right at home, even after just one night. Their dedication to maintaining the pristine environment and ensuring guests have a memorable experience truly sets Rivendell apart.

A Destination to Remember

Rivendell Trout Estate is more than just a fly fishing destination; it’s a place where nature’s healing powers are palpable, and every moment is filled with joy and discovery. Whether you’re seeking a family getaway or a tranquil retreat with friends, Rivendell promises an experience that will leave you refreshed, inspired, and longing to return.

So, if you’re looking for an escape filled with fun, laughter, and the beauty of nature, Rivendell Trout Estate should be at the top of your list. We can’t wait for our next girls’ night away at this magical place.

Rivendell Trout Estate is for sale.
Please Contact Grant Brown on +27 83 645 8313 for any enquiries.