The property, 110 hectares in extent has been called “one of the most beautiful fly-fishing destinations on the planet (Robert Brandon Kirby - Fly Fishing in Southern Africa).
Uniquely, the property is an enclave situated inside the perimeter game fence of the World Heritage Maloti/Drakensberg Park, which comprises almost a half a million hectares of wilderness area stretching from Bushman’s Nek in the SW and running in an unbroken line against the escarpment right through to past Bergville, in the north. This is the largest wilderness conservation area in Kwazulu-Natal and is home to a wide variety of game, including a number of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibia which are highly endangered and/or threatened.
Yellow breasted pipit - Anthus chloris
White stork -Ciconia ciconia
Bald ibis -ceronticus calvus
Cape vulture -Gyps coprotherus
Bearded vulture -Gypaetus barbatus
Gurney’s sugarbird -Promerops gurneyi
Wattled crane -Burgeranus carunculatus
Black stork -Ciconia nigra
Martial eagle -Polemaetus bellicosus
Water monitor -Varanus niloticus
Dwarf chameleon -Bradypodian sp
Semi-burrowing treefrog - Leptopelis xenodactylus
Serval -Felis serval
Aardwolf -Proteles cristatus
Oribi -Ourebia ourebia
African striped weasel -Poecilogale albinucha.
Other cryptic, nocturnal and seldom seen animals that occur in the park include; vaal rhebuck ,brown hyena, African black-footed cat, bat-eared fox, aardvark(African ant-eater)and the Cape claw-less otter, water mongoose, lynx, porcupine and the majestic black eagle.
More commonly, visitors might expect to encounter eland, common and mountain reedbuck, grey duiker, chacma baboon, black-backed jackal and the ubiquitous spotted-neck otter, families of which may often be seen frolicking in the lake. We also have a nesting pair of fish eagles that have made the lake the centre of their territory. (A complete bird list is available on our website and to guests on request).