• Where slow living comes naturally
    Where slow living comes naturally

    A farm stay in the picturesque village of Wakkerstroom

A calm, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere in a beautiful countryside setting

Our farm is situated just outside the picturesque village of Wakkerstroom on the foot of the Versamel Mountains, less than 4 hours from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit. It is a wonderful place to stop over en-route to or from the Drakensberg, Kruger Park, various Kwa-Zulu Natal National Parks and the Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, as well as being the perfect destination to rest, relax and soothe your soul.

Kindly note that while we do not offer trout fishing on the farm, there are a number of dams in close proximity that guests can visit for angling and fly-fishing.

The best of both worlds

Total peace and tranquillity in a relaxed and friendly environment yet close to shops where you can buy local arts and crafts, beautiful decor pieces, restaurants and small bistro’s.

Guest Reviews

  • Marc Cronje: Nature Travel Birding

    What a magical place. The gardens are truly spectacular with lots of birds on the doorstep. The White-throated Swallows breeding on the veranda are so special. I would recommend Forellenhof to all birders visiting Wakkerstroom. Ronelle does a very tasty and scrumptious breakfast which is served on the veranda overlooking the valley with amazing views. Her packed breakfast are also excellent and freshly made. The gardens are teaming with... Read this review

    Marc Cronje: Bird Guide for Nature Travel Birding, February 2024


  • L Griessel

    60th Birthday CelebrationWe were 18 family and friends celebrating my 60th. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting. Individual families stayed in privacy in their own cottages but we could all come together at the main house for meals etc. Ordered delicious croissants from the Goathouse and had an unbelievable gourmet meal at Thyme Out in the village. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Ronelle and... Read this review

    Lyn Griessel


  • Beautiful setting and very neat accommodation. A short drive from Wakkerstroom and lovely to stay on the farm for the evening braai. Very warm and snug and emergency lights all set up for load shedding. Great weekend stay

    Anne C.


  • Forellenhof is a wonderful place to stay. We very much enjoyed the quiet and peaceful situation at the cottage with the beautiful view over the pond and to the mountains in the south. The hosts are very charming and gave good hints to discover the area and make contact with old friends in Wakkerstroom. The kitchen was very well equipped (only the pans need to be replaced by heatproof... Read this review

    Maximilian S. ()

    Bad Bramstedt, Germany