"Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things." – Kurt Vonnegut.


For those who savour life's simple pleasures – the sounds of nature, tranquil streams, and distant wildlife – followed by warm conversations, a crackling fire, and a cherished drink, Machadostud Fly Fishing Lodge awaits. Nestled in Mpumalanga's eastern highlands, this self-catering cattle farm and fishing retreat, just 20km from Machadodorp, offers panoramic views and the company of resident ducks, geese, turkeys, and peacocks, creating an ideal haven for nature enthusiasts. Additionally, it's an angler's paradise with multiple dams and weirs, perfect for fly fishing. With three fully equipped cottages, ranging from intimate escapes to family vacations, and facilities for functions, this lodge ensures memorable moments.

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HoyoHoyo Weddings, Conferences, Year End Functions, Celebrations
HoyoHoyo Weddings, Conferences, Year End Functions, Celebrations

Country-style accommodation - your peaceful sanctuary

Three self-catering cottages, each with breathtaking garden and hillside views, offer tranquility and comfort. All cottages come with essentials, including towels, linen, a fireplace, private braai facilities, and more. For an added touch of luxury, home-baked products and freshly cooked meals can be arranged.


Eagle's Call - A spacious cottage with five bedrooms and three bathrooms, accommodating up to ten guests. Ideal for extended family getaways.


Misty Morns - A medium-sized cottage with three en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to six guests.


Fairview Cottage - The smallest cottage with two en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to four guests.



Braai Facilities

Nature Trails




Machadostud self cvatering
Machadostud trail
Machadostud bedroom
Chickens outdoors

It’s time for an enchanting escape – find solace or simply unwind

Wide-ranging facilities - fishing paradise and more

Machadostud Fly Fishing Lodge is a paradise for fly fishermen, offering eight dams and seven weirs where you can hook rainbow, golden, and brown trout. If fishing isn't your passion, explore undulating terrain for mountain biking or indulge in pamper packages. Nearby, discover various tourist attractions, making your stay truly memorable.


A delight for the senses – and peace for the soul

Weddings and functions - celebrate in nature's embrace

At Machadostud Fly Fishing Lodge, celebrate your special moments amidst the picturesque dam, singing birdlife, and the tranquil sounds of nature. Our intimate venue can host weddings, parties, and corporate events for up to 18 guests. Enjoy authentic farm-style cuisine in a rustic, down-to-earth setting that ensures unforgettable memories.

Machadostud breakfast
Machadostud wedding
Machadostud table setting
Machadostud weir

We ensure your day is as perfect as you've imagined

Consummate conferences - get inspired in nature

When you need to break away from the office for a strategic session, our 18-seater conference center is the perfect choice. Equipped with essential amenities, it offers a unique setting to inspire productivity and creativity. Enjoy a change of scenery, whiteboards, flipcharts, and all the tools required for a successful company event.


Comfort, luxury and an unforgettable experience awaits you

Beyond the reel - uncovering scenic delights and exploring Mpumalanga's rich tapestry

At Machadostud Fly Fishing Lodge, our enchanting destination offers a multitude of experiences beyond fishing. Nestled in the heart of Mpumalanga, our lodge provides a gateway to a world of natural wonders, cultural heritage, and thrilling activities. Whether you seek panoramic vistas, outdoor adventures, or serene escapes, our lodge is your starting point for a diverse and captivating journey.

God's Window

God's Window, located in Mpumalanga, is a high viewpoint offering breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape, especially during sunrise and sunset. It's a must-visit for its stunning vistas.

Blyde River Canyon

The Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is a breathtaking natural wonder. One of the world's largest green canyons, it offers panoramic views, lush vegetation, and remarkable rock formations. Hiking trails and boat tours reveal its grandeur.

Bourke's Luck

Bourke's Luck in South Africa's Mpumalanga province astounds with its geological wonders. The confluence of Blyde and Treur Rivers has sculpted rock formations and potholes, revealing nature's artistry. A must for explorers and geology enthusiasts.

Pilgrim's Rest

A historic gold rush town in Mpumalanga, Pilgrim's Rest takes you on a journey back to the 19th century. Explore well-preserved buildings and relive the gold fever and fortune-seeking spirit of pioneers. A fascinating step back in time.

Mpumalanga Waterfalls

Mpumalanga's waterfalls are nature's captivating gems, enhancing the landscape with their stunning beauty. From Lisbon Falls to Mac-Mac Falls, these natural wonders offer a refreshing escape into the serene wilderness of Mpumalanga. Experience the soothing rush of water and lush surroundings that make these falls a must-see attraction for nature enthusiasts.

Kruger National Park

Journey to Kruger National Park for the safari of a lifetime. Encounter the Big Five in their natural habitat amidst diverse landscapes, from arid savannas to lush forests. Immerse yourself in the untamed spirit of the African wild.

Rock and Rope - rock climbing in Waterval-Boven

Rock and Rope in Waterval-Boven is a rock climber's paradise, where towering cliffs and rugged terrain beckon adventurers. Located in the scenic Mpumalanga region, it offers a thrilling challenge for climbers of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice, the dramatic landscapes and diverse climbing routes make for an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Kaapsehoop Horse Trails

These magnificent trails off an exhilarating equestrian adventure in the heart of Mpumalanga. Set in the charming town of Kaapsehoop, riders can explore the area's rugged beauty on horseback, taking in scenic vistas and lush forests. It's a unique way to connect with nature and immerse yourself in the region's captivating landscapes.

Sudwala Caves and Echo Caves

These underground wonders in Mpumalanga feature stunning stalactites, stalagmites, and underground lakes. Guided tours provide insights into their geological formations and create a sense of wonder.

Shamrock Arms Pub – Waterval-Boven

Shamrock Arms Pub in Waterval-Boven is a welcoming retreat for travelers seeking a cozy and convivial atmosphere. Situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, this traditional pub offers a place to unwind and socialise after a day of adventures. With a friendly ambiance, hearty pub fare, and a fine selection of beverages, it's the perfect spot to share stories and create lasting memories in this picturesque region.

Blaauwboschkraal Horse Trails

The delightful horse trails, nestled in the heart of Mpumalanga, offer an enchanting equestrian adventure through pristine landscapes. Explore the region's natural beauty on horseback, immersing yourself in tranquil forests and scenic vistas. Whether you're an experienced rider or a beginner, this equestrian experience provides a unique way to connect with the captivating terrain of Mpumalanga.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting in Mpumalanga is an exhilarating experience for enthusiasts and beginners alike. Set against the backdrop of the region's stunning landscapes, this sport offers a thrilling way to test your marksmanship skills. Whether you're honing your aim or trying it for the first time, the combination of natural beauty and target shooting provides an exciting outdoor adventure.


Come and experience the country-style accommodation and peaceful sanctuary we provide. Book your stay, enjoy the tranquil scenery, and savour the pleasures of life at Machadostud Fly Fishing Lodge. Whether you're an avid angler, nature lover, or someone seeking a change of scenery for a conference or special event, we are here to make your moments unforgettable. Your escape into nature and tranquility awaits.



Superb service by Baba Nkosinathi, in all aspects. Cooking breakfast to taste, all-round gracious host.

Acorns Lodge and Conference Venue Guest

We met the most excellent host, he’s gold, a very friendly gentleman. Excellent location and great personnel.

Angels View Hotel Guest

We had an amazing time. Thank you very much for beautiful stay and for your patience – Busi and Martha are wonderful. We will be back.

Hazyview Villas Guests

Amazing and beautiful place, we loved and enjoyed everything and thank you for the warm hospitality.

Hazyview Villas Guests

What an amazing stay, thank you for your hospitality from the cleaning ladies and your check-in communication was great.

Hazyview Villas Guests

The lodge was immaculate, and the security is top notch.

Machadostud Lodge Guest

We just liked everything, from the arrangements, check-in, viewing our apartment, the kitchen accessories, the bedroom, the pool and the check-out was great.

Kruger Park Lodge Guest

I would like to thank all the Hoyohoyo staff, what a welcoming the first day we arrived at Chartwell Lodge. The service was excellent wow!! Out of this world. Keep up the good work.

Chartwell Lodge Guest

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