Freshwater fishing in South Africa might seems out of place, as South Africa is, per se, a rather dry country with limited big water expanses and with it not being known as a go-to destination for fishing safaris.
There are a few well kept secrets, though. Tucked away, a few gems offer some outstanding opportunities for freshwater fishing in South Africa with varied possibilities.
Due to South Africa’s colonial history and relations with the British Empire of the previous century, Trout was introduced, with species of Rainbow trout and some Brown trout available in various spots in mostly rural, mountainous areas of the country. Fly fishing for trout in the wide open spaces of the South African mountains surely is special.
In the lower Gariep River, forming the international border between South Africa and Namibia in the arid western Northern Cape Province, very good indigenous Yellow fish occur offering excellent freshwater fishing with bait lures and spinning.
Lake Jozini in KwaZulu Natal undoubtedly offers the finest in Tiger fishing possible to be had locally. Trolling and bait casting for the “Striped water dog” is a unique experience and definitely not just an ordinary fishing getaway. The only way of beating the quality of tigerfish in South Africa is to travel to the Zambezi River to better it and we offer both venues as possibilities in conjunction with great wildlife viewing and hunting, offering world class combo’s.
Apart from the inland waters, South Africa’s coastline offers unique geographical features due to the continental shelf with a big variety ofboth cold as well as tropical water fish species. Shore angling and charter boats off the coast offer some excellent ocean species. In addition to South Africa we also arrange world class off shore beach angling from the towns of Swakopmund and Henties Bay in Namibia.