Katrinasrust Trout Farm has been in the family for over 60 years, originally belonging to Eric Brewer's grandfather, Vernon. Eric took over the business in 1954 when he returned to South Africa with his family. In 1990, Tim Brewer, who had previously been working in exploration geology, returned to Katrinasrust with his wife, Lesley-Anne, and their three children to help his father 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 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 fiancé, Graeme, who moved back to Katrinasrust at the end of 2018.
The Oaks offers free capped wifi to those who wish to know the password. For those wanting to unplug we'll keep it to ourselves.
Both cottages are serviced daily.
Each Cottage on Katrinasrust is situated in its own private garden, please feel free to explore!
THINGS TO DO
Feel free to explore the farm on foot, from the river to the mountains.
Fish one of the dams or head down the river for a bit more of a challenge.
Explore the forests and hillside on your own or with company.
Come and see our bees and learn a bit about how we harvest honey.
Spend a lazy afternoon next to the water with a selection of seasonal treats. Booking is essential.
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 on the Estate, or would like information on upcoming retreats and workshops, please get in touch directly.
"As always, this really is a special place"
- Morphet and Adams Family