Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat

Type: B&B

27 (0)82 573 5245

Off the N 4, Dullstroom turnoff , Machadodorp

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per double room

About Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat

Just 2½ hours’ drive (approximately 260 km) from Johannesburg and a stone throw away from Dullstroom, nestled in a tranquil landscape of rolling hills, crystalline streams and beautiful dams, you’ll discover Fancy Free Fly-Fishing Retreat.

This delightful haven, which forms part of Mpumalanga’s prime fly-fishing region, offers the self-catering enthusiast a variety of accommodation and activities, promising an unforgettable experience for body, mind and soul.

Matuka Cottage
This spacious retreat is the largest of our dwellings. Sleeping six comfortably, it is comprised of an exquisite double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second double bedroom, another single room with two single beds and a separate bathroom. Relax in comfort next to a crackling log fire while watching DSTV available (bring own decoder & smartcard) in the lounge/dining area or chill out with a drink in the bar area. A fully equipped kitchen and secluded boma with braai area offer spectacular views over the water, making cooking and dining a most pleasurable experience.
An annex to Matuka, “Woolly Bugger” offers one double room, another room with two singles, a shower and separate toilet.

Invicta Cottage
Simply charming both inside and out, the cottage, situated close to the water’s edge, sleeps four very comfortably, in two cosy bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with en suite bathrooms. Other special features include a well-equipped kitchen with an appealing lounge and dining area, DSTV available (bring own decoder & smartcard), an indoor fireplace as well as a private outdoor boma with braai facilities. Laze the time away on the wooden verandah watching the glorious sun set and the trout rise.

Marabou Cottage
This spacious cottage offers two bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms, one bedroom with two single beds and the other room with a double. Marabou also offers a fully equipped kitchen, a cosy lounge with a fire place plus DSTV available (bring own decoder & smartcard). This dwelling also boasts its very own private boma area with equipped braaing facilities which includes, a gas hot plate, a braai area and a fire place.

Savuti Tent
Tucked away in the forest, the Luxury Savuti Tent accommodates 2-4 guests comfortably in a spacious open-plan area opening onto a beautiful, elavated wooden deck, perfect for savouring the breathtaking views of the surroundings. A well equipped self-catering kitchen and bathroom are included. DSTV available – Bring own decoder & smartcard.
Distance to:
Waterval-Boven 10 km
Waterval-Onder 16 km
Belfast 24 km
Dullstroom 36 km
Badplaas 52 km
Carolina 57 km
Lydenburg 78 km
Nelspruit 88 km


DSTV available (bring own decoder & smartcard). Braai facilities.

Our Rooms


From Johannesburg - Take the N1 to Witbank then on to Belfast. Continue along the N4, passing three garages (Milly’s One-Stop, Machadadorp Shell and Horse Shoe Garage). Drive for approximately 300 m, then turn left onto the dirt road indicating Dullstroom. Carry on with the dirt road for about 5 km. On your right you will see a bricked wall entrance with a brown gate with FANCY FREE on it. Slide open the gate and drive through. (Please close gate after entering). Proceed on this road and keep left to 2nd brown gate – proceed through the gate and park at undercover parking.

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