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This 2000 hectare picturesque, untouched South African landscape has streams, dams and rolling hills. It is home to wildlife of all shapes and sizes.

Tilliedudlum Nature Reserve hosts most of the wild game that would have occurred in this area naturally, and it is managed to optimize the variety and well-being of all species.

As a result, the reserve is home to strong populations of many flora and fauna. It is a birders paradise and walks pass Nguni cattle, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra, oribi, eland as well as mountain and common reed buck grazing peacefully.


Accommodation consists of 2 well appointed houses:

Ogram’s Country House**** is a lovingly restored late 19th century house. Set under a huge oak tree with rolling lawns the verandah overlooks several trout dams. Roaring fires, original Oregon pine floors, sash windows and high ceilings capture the magic of a bygone era. It is a setting of absolute peace and tranquility.

This spacious, luxury guest house accommodates  8 guests in 4 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom. 2 of the rooms are in the main house whereas the other two rooms are cottages, each with fireplaces in their own small private sitting rooms. All bedrooms are equipped with electric blankets, gas heaters and hairdryers.
The main lounge is furnished with leather sofas and a fireplace. The dining room has an 8 seater teak dining table, a smaller 4 seater children’s table, and a 105-year-old fireplace. The bar has a mini refrigerator, comfortable couches, and yet another fireplace.

This is a fully catered rental so everyone can relax and enjoy our healthy and sumptuous meals.

WiFi throughout but no cell phone reception. Television in all rooms with DSTV.

Hleka Manzi

Comfortable and well-appointed self catering lodge perched over the spectacular 30m Hleka Manzi (Laughing waters) waterfall.

An expansive wooden deck overlooks the canopy of indigenous forest with spectacular views of the Inhluzane Mountain.

Tranquility and seclusion make this an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the beauty of the reserve. Fisherman can access several exceptional trout dams within easy walking distance. For nature lovers, there are well marked walking trails along the river and through the indigenous forest.

The lodge sleeps 8 guests in 4 twin/double bedrooms with two bathrooms. Relax in the spacious open plan lounge and dining room with a welcoming fireplace for those cold mountain evenings.

A sleeper couch is also available in the lounge. A fully equipped kitchen provides all the necessary amenities for self catering.

The lodge is serviced daily. there is TV with DSTV in the lounge, electric blankets, gas heaters and braai facilities. No cell phone reception.


There is masses to do in the Midlands, but on Tillietudlum Nature Reserve alone, you can’t get bored as there is a lot to do.

Besides trout fishing, hiking and swimming in the lovely clear waters, bird life is prolific. It is a great place to mountain bike and horse riding through the game is special.

There is also guided horse riding through the game and you can go on a guided bird walk, and guided game hike.


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  • Price Range Hleka Manzi self catering R3000 per night for the cottage. - Orgrams Country House. R5000 per night for the house.