Katrinasrust Trout Farm has been in the Brewer family since the 1940s, 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 including their daughter, Alice, who was only a year old. Tim came back to help his father, Eric, run the trout business. You'll see his memorial bench at the Island Dam. 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. Taking on this new direction for the farm is us, Alice and Graeme. We moved back to Katrinasrust at the end of 2018 from working in the bush, also where we met. Our vision for Katrinasrust is to create a space that enchants guests. To create a home away from home for you to relax and spend quality time with family and friends while exploring the natural beauty that the farm has to offer. We hope that we get the chance to share this magical place with you.
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
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.
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.
"Such a spectacular spot for a weekend escape from the crazy of everyday life."
- Jen King