Fancy Free- Machadodorp

Just 2 hours' drive (approximately 260km) from Johannesburg, nestled in a tranquil landscape of rolling hills, crystalline streams and beautiful dams, you'll discover Fancy Free Fly-Fishing Retreat. This delightful haven, which forms part of Mpumalanga's prime fly-fishing region, offers the self-catering enthusiast a variety of accommodation and activities, promising an unforgettable experience for body, mind and soul. 

"The fly fishing offered at the very private and beautiful Fancy Free is amongst the best in Mpumalanga Trout angling country. Tested by the experts the waters present a variety of conditions to test all levels of casting skills for both the novice and the pro. Fancy Free has its own trout hatchery ensuring there all always high quality trout available for the stocking of a wide variety of sizes to make the sport both interesting and surprisingly exciting. The big one is always waiting, Tight Lines." - Ted Brown


Excellent fly-fishing in any of the ten un-spoilt trout dams teeming with rainbow and brown trout as well as black bass. An idyllic setting for picnics, sun-downers and interesting walks. A rich diversity of fauna and flora as well as a prolific bird life for nature lovers. Exciting venue for a business conference, workshop or team building event. Fully serviced, and with linen supplied, this superb camp boasts a private picnic spot and a seclude boma with a braai area for outdoor dining and entertaining. Perfect for an enchanting evening under a star. We offer guided fishing and expert advice to anglers in the need of assistance. The surrounding area offers breathtaking views and secluded tracks which make horse riding a very special experience.


Tel (013) 767 1377