A country escape at its best
Millstream Farm, located 3km from the picturesque town of Dullstroom, offers you and your family an idyllic fun-filled holiday where you can relax and enjoy a range of activities. Known as one of South Africa’s leading trout fly fishing resort, Millstream Farm truly offers it all.
Me and my family have made Millstream one of our resting place for 20 years now and it never gets old. If you love fly fishing, hiking, nature, horse riding, bird watching or just want to get away from your crazy technological surroundings, this is a place for you. Most of the cottages sleep 10 people (two double bedrooms and three bedrooms, each with two single beds. There are 4 full bathrooms; 2 bathrooms with tubs and 2 with showers) and is roomier on the inside than it looks from the outside. Not that that matters, since you’ll be spending most of your time outside. There are also some cottages that sleep 4 people (perfect for a couple or a small family). There is a fire place in the lounge and double doors that open onto a patio with a braai area and an extraordinary view. And let me tell you, each cottage has its own unique views. The kitchen is fully stocked, but bring your own specific utensils (and perhaps a large coffee/tea mug) with, if you’re particularly picky about that sort of thing. The cleaning ladies come in every day and change the bedding every week, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Laundry services are available but please check with reception. They have a clubhouse with a tiny library of books, if you accidentally forgot yours or if you feel like your current reading material is boring. There’s also a tennis court, heated indoor swimming pool, squash courts, a sauna, a pool table, a play room for the little ones and a lounge area with a DStv. You can also buy prepaid Wifi at the reception, but don’t count on lightning speeds, you’re in the countryside remember. The nature there is breathtaking. You might even see a mongoose or a pheasant slinking and strutting near your cottage, while having your hot beverage in the misty mornings. There are also many birds of prey flying over, including the majestic fish eagle. Birdwatchers, remember to bring your binoculars and birdwatching app/book. Photographers, bring that big camera of yours. There is a little birdwatching hut at one of the upper dams waiting just for you (you might spot it on the right on your way to reception). On that topic, the Birds of Prey Centre, just up the road from Millstream going towards Dullstroom, fly their rehabilitated birds there twice a day. They do really great work and it’s an amazing show, so if you can, please support them. Remember to take a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The wildlife is rife in that area with some large game and some smaller animals that might pop up and surprise you now and then. Remember to take some carrots, fruits and mixed seeds for the hungry horses, zebras and birds. Some of them might even come visit you for a late evening snack. For the fishing folk, the dams are always fully stocked and the fish are healthy and beautiful. We caught 7 rainbow trout (all between 500g - 1.2kg) on our last trip but I know there is some brown trout as well. There are also trophy dams if you’re feeling lucky. With most of the dams you are allowed to take your catch home, but some of them are catch and release. Dullstroom itself, which is just around the corner, is full of things to see. There’s a supermarket, a butchery, a couple of liquor stores, a few nice restaurants, an old second hand bookstore, a whiskey tasting place, a crafts store, a leather accessory store, a chocolate shop, a clock shop, an antique store, a milkshake stop, a beer garden with fantastic platters and a fishing supplies store, to name a few. You will not regret visiting Millstream. It’s an excellent place to throw down your baggage/stress/worries/drama and just recharge those batteries. Remember to pack warm and cool clothing, an umbrella or waterproof jacket and comfortable shoes, the weather in Dullstroom is a fickle friend. There will be rain and sometimes lots of it, so if you like sitting outside, bring a gazebo, as there is no roof over the patio, only a single large patio umbrella. Also bring a portable braai/bbq if you’ve planned that on your menu and the weather decides to rain on your parade.
January 3, 2021
Limited number of re-sales available
Beautifully appointed 10 sleeper, self-catering cottages available in Dullstroom’s premier Fly-Fishing destination.
Located on 408 hectares of pristine highveld, home to Zebra, Blesbok, Springbuck, Duiker and the rare Buff spotted flufftail.
The ideal destination for making magical family memories.