Valley of the Rainbow Fly Fishing Estate

Valley of the Rainbow Fly Fishing Estate and Wilderness Retreat is a tranquil resort, situated about 300km from Johannesburg and Pretoria, on the Highlands Meander near Dullstroom. The resort has six dams on the property, three of which are stocked with large rainbow trout. Angling is on a catch and release basis. The area is a birder’s paradise with species such as Narina Trogon, Long Crested Eagles, African Fish Eagles and many more to be encountered. There is a hide at one of the dams, well positioned to view both the birdlife and dawn otter activity. A second hide is in the planning stage. Hiking trails through the picturesque mountainside and visits to an archeological site will be available in the near future. Accommodation on offer consists of your choice of safari tents, log cabins, a country house (5 bedrooms, great for groups), luxury rooms in the manor house, and rooms in a historic water powered mill. The mill, built in the late 19th century, played an important role in the Anglo Boer War (1899 to 1902) feeding the boers. If not occupied, visitors to the resort can be shown the interior of this piece of South African History.


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Guide before booking your trip.


Trip Includes

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license
Float plane service
Pick-up service

Catch & release


Deposit non-refundable.



Types of Fishing
Lake fishing
Three large dams stocked with rainbow and brown trout. One dam stocked with bass.

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing
Catch and Release


Valley of the Rainbow Fly Fishing Estate and Wilderness Retreat

Accomodation type:
54 guests
Distance to fishing area:
Fishing is on site



Kevin Tutty

Operator since 2018
I have been fishing since I was a young child. Fly fishing caught my interest about 30 years ago. I became passionate about it because of the relaxation that comes with it. For me Fly Fishing is all about relaxation. If you don't relax you won't get it right. A forced relaxation therapy so to speak. Today I teach beginners the art of relaxation via fly fishing. I have got so much out of fly fishing that it is now a privilege for me to give something back.

Kevin Tutty

Operator since 2018

How to get there

Mpumalanga, South Africa
Travel from JHB/Pretoria to Belfast Mpumalanga. From Belfast that the Stofberg road (R33). Travel for about 30km along the R33. You will then our off onto the Witpoort Road, a gravel road that is in fairly good condition, depending on weather conditions. You will reach a T junction. Turn right. Proceed until you see the "Valley of the Rainbow" sign on your right. Enter the property. The gravel road part of your trip is about 13km.

Book with 10% deposit

Once the lodge confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the guide

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the lodge on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: