Magical weddings and trout fishing at Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway


Escape to the countryside in a setting reminiscent to that of a Beatrix Potter or Enid Blyton book. Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway will enchant you with its beautiful old trees, lush lawns and picture-perfect river landscape.

The hideaway is surrounded by mountain ranges and two nature reserves - the Brandvlei Nature Reserve and the Haweqwa Nature Reserve. The closest town is Rawsonville, which is a convenient 15-minute drive away.

The Hideaway is situated on a working fruit and wine farm, so guests not only have incredible views of the mountains, but can also experience farm life with views of the vineyards and orchards.

Dwarsberg offers incredible facilities, such as – accommodation units, a wedding venue, a conference facility and the perfect spot for trout fishing.

During your stay, you can go for a mountain hike, bike ride or visit one of the nearby vineyards for a wine tasting.

The accommodation at Dwarsberg consists of four cottages and eleven, large family campsites.

Each campsite is very private and offers bathrooms, electricity, hot water, braai facilities and river access. The cottages are rustic and cosy, with wooden beams and mezzanine bedrooms, creating an authentic countryside experience. Each cottage is equipped with a self-catering kitchen and outdoor braai area.

The four cottages are named after people that lived in the area- Tant Kappie Cottage, Oom Tom Cottage, Tant Sarie Cottage and Oom Ed Cottage.

Tant Kappie cottage sleeps seven guests and has two bathrooms. Oom Tom Cottage can accommodate six guests, while Tant Sarie and Oom Ed both accommodate four guests.

All four cottages are nestled amongst the trees and are very private.

The jewel in the crown at Dwarsberg is definitely the wedding venue, which will make any couples wedding dream come true. The beautiful mountains, orchards and vineyards provide a breath-taking setting for a fairy-tale wedding.

The main venue can accommodate up to 170 guests, depending on the table layout and dancing area. All the doors of the venue open up to 180 degrees, providing the opportunity of bringing the beautiful outdoor surroundings inside.

There is also an outdoor dance floor where you can celebrate and dance the night away under the stars. The wedding venue has a bar, wine cellar and great catering services.

Wonderful wedding photos can be taken next to the river, with the mountains as your backdrop. The picturesque setting of Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway and the wonderful facilities on offer will make you feel like you’ve been swept away to magical realm.

For bookings, call 023 349 1919 or visit

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Contact Franchisee Maritsa Beattie
Winelands East contact number 083 658 3948
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