Review from 02 Aug 2021
Wonderful estate, the rooms and property is very neat and clean, the dinner was absolutely amazing and not to mention the beautiful scenery! We would definitely recommend Valley of the Rainbow Estate for anyone wanting to get away from busy life and just relax.
Review from 22 Jun 2021
Best stay on Valley of the Rainbow Trout!
After an unfortunate incident that caused a collapsed lung my daughter and I started looking for a farm with clean fresh air for her to recuperate! Speaking to the owner we were directed to the trout farm and coming from Johannesburg we booked into the Old Witpoort Millroom/ lodge at The Valley of the Rainbow Farm. The ‘room’ was an architecturally brilliant design around the Old Mill that was used during the Ango Boer War. Rather a big area with coffee, tea , fridge, kettle etc to cover your basic needs. The air is fresh; accommodation is clean and white fluffy towels, heated blanket and good quality bed and linen supplied. A huge modern bath and shower with plenty hot water. The combustion fire was the ultimate as it warmed the whole area as well as the sleeping area on the mezzanine floor. Plenty wood and firelighters available. Never a chilling moment! We sat on the comfy leather couch reading in front of the fire till late every night!
The hosts Hugo and Kate Prinsloo treated us like royalty. Not a single request was denied and everything happened immediately as Hugo was on duty it seems 24 hours per day. We enjoyed a delicious cooked breakfast each morning with fresh fruits, cereals and good quality coffee.
There is a enchanting river flowing strongly and a hiking route following the banks of the river. Several wooden tables and benches to sit and enjoy the clean air. The bird hide invited a long list of water and other birds (fish eagles) and we were woken by a Narina Trogon early one morning. Birds all over. We saw Warthog, Nyala, Steenbok and other wildlife. The sound of water from all the waterfalls creates peaceful ambience night and day. Kate cooks like a real Master Chef and we were served delicious fresh food every night. Fillet cooked to perfection, veggies crisp. Trout, lamb, chicken -all could have come from a Michelin restaurant! Extremely tasty and well presented - starters, mains ánd delicious desserts!!
Our stay was one of the best I have experienced in many years. It is about 25 km from Dullstroom which is a not too far to drive to if you need a day out. The farm is very special and I will recommend it to keen fly fishers or just people like us that need to get in touch with Mother Nature again. Surrounded by all the water and well manicured lawns it is like a piece of heaven on earth! Well worth visiting!
Hermanus, South Africa
Review from 22 Aug 2021
Incredible stay!! Highly recommended!
Absolutely incredible stay at the Valley of the Rainbow. Not only were the grounds beautiful, but the accomodation was super comfortable, private and spotless clean. Kate and Hugo were lovely and accommodating. Breakfast was amazing and the fishing was superb. We had such a wonderful weekend! Thank you Valley of the Rainbow. You outdid yourselves! Looking forward to many more weekends at this gem of a place! For family's, friends and couples, highly recommended!
Review from 29 Aug 2021
Amazing weekend away
Great weekend fishing and hiking! Well stocked dams in a pristine setting. Accommodation was spotless, Breakfast delicious with fresh hot homemade baked treats. Picture perfect views and grounds. Hugo and Kate were very accommodating.. We could not fault anything. We will be back. Thank you!
We love trout fishing and would have loved to have more fishing in dam 2 and better conditions in dam 3... we do understand that you are busy renovating/reclaiming dam 3 but otherwise we had an excellent time!
- Caitlin Vosloo
Wonderful stay and fabulous food. Hope to see you next year again.
- Graeme and Peta McKechnie
Thank you for a wonderful stay, delicious food and great ambience.
Exeptional attention to detail. Great customer service and lovely food. All the staff were very friendly. Thank you.
- James and Lizette Webster
North Riding, Johannesburg
Dit was 'n wonderlike naweek. Die gasvryheid, kos, diens, alles uit die boonste rakke. Weereens vir 'n pragtige naweek. Beeldskoon.