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Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Vaughn+Carol for a fantastic weekend. Was our 2nd time here+1st stay in Matuka and Woolly Bugger. Our group consisted 11 people. Electric blankets, abundant Crockery and Cutlery, a huge supply of wood and immaculately maintained accommodation. Boys caught trout and Bass and we chilled out! We can't wait to return.

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Cape Town
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The cabin was dirty, the place is not maintained, the hospitality is appalling, the cabins are not comfortable, the cabins are dated and not maintained, the cleaning service was shocking to say the least, the poor horses (picture on the website) are so neglected it's a shame and crime to animals, the cabins are not adequately stocked for self-catering, it's...

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Chalet was cosy and well stocked, great fire place. Warm blankets and tranquil experience. A variety of dams to choose from. Great big bath for lazing in. Visiting the Hatchery was a must. Didn't have too many bites but was worth the outing.

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Fancyfree2014, Owner at Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Marlene It was great meeting both of you and accommodating you here @ Fancy Free Hope to see you again in the near future:-) Regards Carol C

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Spent the last week at Fancy Free Flyfishing Retreat in Machadodorp. Thank you Vaughn+parents for excellent customer service. Stayed in Invicta Cottage. Had everything for a comfortable stay and very clean. Boys caught many bass but weather was too warm for trout to bite. Vaughn was kind enough to lend my son his boat-that was the highlight of our trip!...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This wonderful self catering country retreat is on the escarpment of the lowveld. 2.5 Hours from Johannesburg, and 1 hour from Nelspruit, it is the perfect place to relax in a natural setting. We have 5 still water dams stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout from our own hatcheries, and 3 dams stocked with bass. Waterfall with private picnic area as well as pool and pool deck ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat

Address: Farm Waterfall 315JP (Dulstroom dirt road, Machadodorp 1170, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Machadodorp
Price Range: $72 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“If you're not a back-packer level traveler who happen to like fly fishing - stay away!!!”
 of 5 bubbles , Aug 12, 2016 | Read review
“All chalets have a view of the dam”
 of 5 bubbles 607marleneb, Jul 6, 2016 | Read review
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