Katrinasrust Trout Farm has been in the Brewer family for over 60 years, originally belonging to Eric Brewer’s grandfather, Vernon. Eric took over the business in 1954 when he returned to South Africa with his family. In 1990, Tim Brewer, who had previously been working in exploration geology, returned to Katrinasrust with his wife, Lesley-Anne, and their three children to help his father run the trout business. Up until recently the farm produced in excess of 50 tonnes of fish per annum and largely dealt in live deliveries of trout to the local area and Mpumalanga province. More recently, however, the emphasis has gone over to recreation and Tim and Lesley-Anne have been working on developing the property as a haven for people wanting to escape to the country for some peace and quiet. Taking on this new direction for the farm is their daughter, Alice, and her fiancé, Graeme, who moved back to Katrinasrust at the end of 2018.
Nestled in a beautiful English-inspired garden that was designed and lovingly tended to by Avril Brewer for many years, Wisteria Cottage is the original farmhouse on Katrinasrust. The cottage recently underwent a renovation, completed in December 2019, which has produced four bathrooms and five bedrooms of a very luxurious standard, as well as a beautiful living and dining room space that leads out onto the garden. The cottage boasts a spacious mudroom for all kinds of fishing and outdoor gear, all modern appliances in the cozy farm-style kitchen, an outdoor braai and pizza area and a sunny Mediterranean courtyard. The vegetable garden has also been revived and is now producing fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs for residents and guests to enjoy.
With a number of small, private spaces scattered around the garden, Wisteria Cottage is the ideal getaway for families with adventurous children who can play safely within the boundaries of the garden as well as for those looking for a quiet spot to sit and read a book in the afternoon sun. With three bedrooms en-suite and two additional bedrooms sharing a bathroom, the space is also geared perfectly towards couples travelling together, as well as families with older children. With rambling roses and an abundance of wisteria, the garden is particularly beautiful in Spring and early Summer for those that have an appreciation for horticulture.
Win a Two Night Midweek Stay at Katrinasrust Trout Farm’s Wisteria Cottage for 10 (TEN!) People (Worth R6,440)!
We have a super-generous prize from Katrinasrust Trout Farm that allows one lucky JoziStyler to invite up to nine other guests to join you in their Wisteria Cottage. You may use it for a romantic getaway with your partner, or invite your closest family and friends, or even a unique corporate getaway with your preferred clients and colleagues.
Katrinasrust Trout Farm is a self-catering travel destination but they do prepare exquisite picnics- very #DineJoziStyle picnics, so we suggest you make life easier on yourself and ask them to arrange a picnic during your stay at a scenic spot along the river, next to one of the dams, or simply in the comfort of your own private garden. Picnics are R250 per person and can be customised to accommodate any dietary requirements or special requests if you arrange with them in advance.
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(or you can comment below telling us who you would take with you!)
Entries close on Sunday, 28 February at 2PM.
The winner will be selected by an online random generator.
Winners will be announced by Monday, 1 March at 2PM.
The prize is not transferable for cash.
Prize is only valid until November 2021.
Prize is self-catering only but picnics are available at your own expense.
The Wisteria Cottage may be booked for one X two-night mid-week stay for up to ten people.
The winners will be announced on JoziStyle.joburg and informed by email.
Start planning your picnic at Katrinasrust Trout Farm!