Katrinasrust Trout Farm has been in the Brewer family for over 70 years, originally belonging to Tim Brewer's grandfather, Vernon. In 1990, Tim, who had previously been working in exploration geology, returned to Katrinasrust with his wife, Lesley-Anne, and their three children to help his father, Eric, run the trout business. Up until recently the farm produced in excess of 50 tonnes of fish per annum and largely dealt in live deliveries of trout to the local Machadodorp area and Mpumalanga province. More recently, however, the emphasis has gone over to recreation and Tim and Lesley-Anne have been working on developing the property as a haven for people wanting to escape to the country for some peace and quiet. Taking on this new direction for the farm is their daughter, Alice, and her husband, Graeme, who moved back to Katrinasrust at the end of 2018. Their vision for Katrinasrust is to create a space that enchants guests. To create a home away from home for them to relax and spend quality time with family and friends while exploring the natural beauty around them.
Each cottage on Katrinasrust has a little something different to offer. Check out each one for more info on what you can expect when you stay with us.
There is a communal Wifi area between the cottages that all guests are welcome to use. Please note the connection is via satellite and can fluctuate from time to time.
All cottages are serviced daily, with each cottage having its own dedicated housekeeper.
The two larger cottages on Katrinasrust are situated in their own private fenced gardens. Nightjar and Sugarbird also have dedicated spaces to enjoy the outdoors.
THINGS TO DO
Feel free to explore the farm on foot, from the river to the mountains, there's so much to see and explore.
Fish one of the dams or head down the river for a bit more of a challenge. All fishing is reserved exclusively for guests staying on the farm.
Bring along your mountain bike and explore the forests and hillside on your own or with company.
Capture some special memories to take home with your friends, family, partner or fur kids while you're here.
Bring along some easy snacks and spend a lazy afternoon in the garden or next to one of the dams.
From Fish Eagles to Kingfishers and Weavers to Cuckoos, come and discover the bird life on Katrinasrust.
If you would like to host a retreat or workshop on the Estate please get in touch directly.
If you're thinking of getting engaged on the farm get in touch and let us see how we can make it extra special for you.
"As always, this really is a special place"
- Morphet and Adams Family