Cullinan Falls Trout Farm

Cullinan Falls Trout Farm

Cullinan Falls Trout Farm is situated less than 40 km from Machadodorp, in the mountains above Slaaihoek in southern Mpumalanga. This beautiful country cottage is surrounded by pristine indigenous forest, lush grassland and perfect a stream and dams.

The farm is approximately a three hours’ drive from Johannesburg and offers visitors the perfect weekend away.

The charming original stone farmhouse is nestled among towering pines and bluegum trees with its own orchard. Overlooking 250 hectares of rugged farmland, nudging the dramatic Highveld escarpment, the cottage is within easy walking distance of the farm’s indigenous forest and trout-rich dams in this malaria-free area. Step off the front porch and take your pick of the child-friendly scenic paths leading to the dams, forest and several waterfalls.

This self catering cottage is rustic, yet with all home comforts including a kitchen wood burning stove, an open fire in the living room, a pretty sit-down breakfast porch with lovely views of the valley and fully-refurbished Victorian-style bathrooms.

The cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms with two double beds, four single beds. 2 bathrooms. Lounge with small dining area. Covered porch for outdoor meals.

WARNING: No television or cellphone signal, so get ready to enjoy an undisturbed weekend of tranquillity. If you hook yourself on a fly, the closest clinic is in the village of Waterval Boven, a half-hour drive from the farm. Ditto if you just have to watch the weekend’s most crucial cricket/rugby/soccer match.


Linen and towels provided. Fully serviced.


GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 25°41’17.05"S
Longitude 30°30’39.71"E

From Johannesburg - Take the N12 east, in the direction of Nelspruit (which becomes the N4 at Middelburg). Turn right into Machadodorp and follow the signs to Badplaas. Approximately 12 km along the Badplaas road, turn left to Slaaihoek. After 24 km turn left at the sign that reads CULLINAN and for a further 2 km follow further CULLINAN signs until you reach the farm gate. Please remember to close this gate behind you. The cottage is approximately 1,5 km from the gate. The road is tarred until the turn-off to the farm from the Slaaihoek road.


27 (0)82 331 3718


Slaaihoek Road
1170 Senotlelo
40 km from Machadodorp


Affordable (rates less than R500 per night)


Self Catering Cottage