Lake Heron

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 650
PRICE (unit):
from R 4,170 - 4,170
Situated in the Elandskloof Valley, just 19 km from the village of Dullstroom. It is ideally suited for the keen fisherman or a quiet, romantic weekend away and family getaways . Two trophy fishing dams are available and fishing is on a catch and release basis only. Fly fishing is available at the bottom dam Lake Heron (2ha) with Lake Troy (3ha) a further 500m away on the other side of the old farm house & new cottage. All angling is catch and release only, with fly tackle and barbless hooks. There is a small rowing boat, basic rod and reel, & C/R net, available for your use at each cottage. The dams are stocked with rainbow , brown trout . The farm is fully game fenced a has Eland, Black Wildebeest, Fellow Deer, Mountain Reedbuck, Blessbuck, Waterbuck, springbuck, Duikers & Bush Pig. (They are often seen in front of the fruit trees and make night sounds around the cottage at night) We have a clay pigeon shooting range on the farm, a CTSASA registered service provider . We have a 120 seater Wedding & Function centre for groups - full catering to suit your needs available on request.Standard amenities in the cottages include, coffee, tea, mineral water, complementary sherry, a red and white wine, juice milk, a small cheese board and crackers, firewood charcoal and lighters. There is no service over the weekends as no staff reside on the farm . ( Please note for your convenience, the hot water system is continues, as it operates on the latest gas burner system imported from Italy ) PET POLICY: Maximum of 2 dogs per cottage!Dogs sleep inside please bring own dog beds, bedding & bowls. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or beds and must be free of ticks & fleas on arrival. We must also consider the next guests, who may be allergicPLEASE NOTE: No swimming is permitted in any of the dams. Consideration must be given to resident dogs, cats, horses, farm animals & wildlife. Dogs must be leashed when around the other cottages, guests and staff on the farm, but can run freely elsewhere under strict supervision by their owners. ONLY ONE OF THE UNITS, Starry Krowa , IS PET FRIENDLY for large breed dogs. The other 2 units on Lake Heron Game and Trout Farm are strictly SMALL DOGS ONLY . NOTE that owners are fully responsible for their pets and any damages caused by pets must be paid by the owner prior to departure. Please be considerate pet owners, pick up and dispose of pet waste and keep pet noise levels to a minimum, considering other guests on the farm.Pets stay FREE.
"Lake Heron - Stary Krowa"
17 Jul 2017
By Candice Manning
"We really enjoyed our stay at Lake Heron. The Stary Krowa cottage has a nice view of the lakes and was well equipped. The dirt road is quite long unfortunately. The best part was that we could take our two dogs who had a ball!"
"The beautiful surroundings"
22 Mar 2017
By Ariel Kraitzick
"It was great, really relaxing and comfortable. A few things are needed like curtains in the bedrooms and an extra couch in the lounge but the kitchen was beautiful and the bathroom too. There is no cleaning service provided. The beds and cushions were extremely comfortable as well. The property is very animal friendly and there are many farm animals there. Dullstroom is about twenty km's away and is a very nice quaint town. A big problem is the quality of the road to Lake Heron."
"Beautiful area but disappointing accommodation"
02 Mar 2017
By Sivan Goren
"We previously stayed at the San-Solina cabin, which was great. This time we were allocated the Maly Fisher - a "cosy two sleeper cottage". My feeling is that there are definite areas that need attention, particularly when you are being charged R1300 a night. The cottage is tiny and smack in the middle with no curtains on the open plan lounge/kitchen windows, which means you feel like you are in a fishbowl with people looking in as they walk past. The kitchen utensils are sparse at best - one teaspoon was provided - and considering the place is not serviced, this means constant washing of the one teaspoon and two mugs. The braai grate was filthy and still had half a mouldy lemon on it and the braai was so full of ash that we had to empty it before it was usable. The "bathroom" is a bit of a joke, being basically a toilet and shower squashed between the kitchen and bedroom, with not even a door between it and the bedroom. The other units are bigger and more comfortable - but you are charged the same, which seems crazy. Maybe time to consider charging half of what you charge for the other two cabins? Great pity because the farm and surroundings are beautiful."
26 Sep 2016
By Sarah, South Africa
"We had a wonderful stay at Lake Heron - its a beautiful spot and great for the kids and dog to play and have some freedom to explore in safety.The accommodation is comfortable and the fireplaces and electric blankets make it cozy on those chilly evenings Dullstroom is renowned for!"
"What a disappointment"
18 Jul 2016
By Danielle, South Africa
"We were booked in San-Salina Cabin. When we arrived, we were informed SafariNow made a wrong booking. The beautiful cabin on the website was not for us, but already occupied. Instead we were put into a very small cabin that is not even on their website. Our view was not the lake, but a scrapyard. The lake could only be seen through the small window of our room. It was bitterly cold, and when trying to shower, the water was ice cold. Sunday morning they said somebody forgot to switch on the pump. Not even a blanket to sit under in the tiny sitting room. One positive thing: the little cabin was clean. A romantic weekend was turned into a nightmare. Never again, Lake Heron. Misleading advertising. Not worth R1 300."
"What a wonderful place"
29 Apr 2016
By Glizelle, South Africa
"We can not wait to return to this wonderful place. The accommodation was stunning! We were even treated with wine, sherry and a cheese board!Frank and his team is very helpful and made us feel right at home. Even our dogs that went along felt like they were home and enjoyed the open spaces to run.The fishing was also great. Can't wait to return to try and catch some of the "submarine" trout there. :)"
"Loved it"
05 Oct 2015
By Maria, South Africa
"It was a fabulous weekendThanksMaria"
"Lovely Lake Heron"
10 Mar 2014
By Karin, South Africa
"We were fortunate enough to spend a blissful weekend in paradise. Lake Heron is the ultimate secluded break-away, silence broken only by the sounds of nature in the evening and the fish eagle early morning. The cottage is quaint and lovely with all one could need. The fire places make for a warm cosy atmosphere on a cold rainy weekend. The setting is absolutely breath taking and the experience one to remember! We will be back for sure!"
12 Aug 2013
By Adri, South Africa
"One of the best equipped s/catering places I have ever stayed in. Great atmosphere. We had an amazing, restful stay and will definitely be back. Thanks!"
"Our time at Lake Heron"
01 Jul 2013
By Hein, South Africa
"We spend a weekend at Lake Heron and it felt like we had a week of rest. What an wonderful setting and totally restful."