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Fishing in the Drakensberg

Fishing is amazing in the berg as there is an abundance of trout and bass fishing. The berg is riddled with rivers and fresh water dams making it perfect for fly-fishing. The area contains both brown and rainbow trout which reach good sizes. The rivers and dams are well stocked with breeds that prove to have quite a feisty spirit.
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Fishing is amazing in the berg as there is an abundance of trout and bass fishing. The berg is riddled with rivers and fresh water dams making it perfect for fly-fishing. The area contains both brown and rainbow trout which reach good sizes. The rivers and dams are well stocked with breeds that prove to have quite a feisty spirit. The lodge or hotel that you are staying will be able to direct you to the nearest good fishing spot. The fishing is made greater by the amazing tranquill surrounds.

As well as trout, the drakensberg is home to bass and carp fishing. Game lodges and dams through out the Drakensberg Mountains have these fishing opportunities. One of the more renowned places to fish is the Ntshingwayo Dam. There are Bass and Carp fishing competitions here on a regular basis. There is excelent trout fishing near Newcastle and near Greytown with lake Merthley being a popular spot among the local fishermen.

 


Hotels that offer Fishing On Site:


Alpine Heath - On site

Alpine Heath has 9 fishing spots at the resort alone. The Hotel has a village market that sells all the fishing paraphernalia you will need if you do not own your own equipment already. Fishing is also possible at the Sterkfontein dam, Royal National Park's dam or the Spioenkop Dam.


Cathedral Peak Hotel - On site

Cathedrl peak is situated in the Central Drakensberg where there are many prime fishing spots including the dam that is on the Resorts property.


Champagne Castle - On site

There are 3 dams at this hotel and day permits per rod are attainable at the shop THe shop hires out rods as well if you do not have your own rod to bring. There is a limit of 2 fish per rod. The chef are more than happy to prepare your catch for you.


Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse - On site

Rivers in the area are stocked with Brown Trout whilst the dams are stocked with Rainbow Trout. Fishing is available at Highmoor and Kamberg as well as our Little Mooi River on the property. Rods are available for hire from the Lodge. Fishing is available all year round, so please speak to us about the best places to fish.


Oaklands Country Manor - On site

Oaklands Coutry Manor is situated in the Northern Drakensberg, near one of the local villages. It features 3 well stocked dams that guests may fish in. The dams are stocked with Bass all year round and the fishing is free. Rods may be hired at R50.


Sandford Park Resort - On site

The personality of the hotel is embodied through its eclectic mix of old and new architectural designs and finishing’s which adorn Sandford’s comfortable accommodation, offering varying configurations to meet everyone’s exacting needs. The Resort has a Dam that offers boating and bass-fishing.


The Cavern Hotel - On site

The Cavern is a holiday resort offering you Drakensberg accommodation in the KwaZulu Natal region. The Cavern offers fly-fishing for Rainbow Trout in our well stocked dams.



Hotels that offer Fishing Nearby:

Antbear Guesthouse - Nearby

The two main fishing areas near Antbear Guesthouse are Bushmans River ( Giants Castle Nature Reserve) and Little Mooi (Kamberg Valley). Both of these fishing hot spots are situated in the foothills of Central Drakensberg. Fishing equipment can be hired in Nottingham Road.


Drakensberg Gardens Resort

Peace and tranquillity is always enjoyed when one visits the Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Leisure Resort. The resort is situated on a picturesque 860 acre estate in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg and offers many fishing opportunities nearby.


Granny Mouse Country House and Spa

Granny Mouse Country House & Spa has partnered with WildFly who have a variety of fishing experiences for all ages. They will be able to direct you to the nearest fishing spot.


Orion Mont-Aux-Sources

There is a dam with trout just down the road from the hotel.






Fishing in the Drakensberg

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Aimed at those driving down from Joburg to Durban and are looking for a bit of a quiet break inbetween the two cities. 2 nights at Cathedral Peak in the central Berg and 2 nights at Elephant Rock in the Nambiti game reserve. Total actual drive time is 4 hours to Cathedral Peak - 90 mins to Nambiti and 3 hours to Durban.

Price for 4 nights accommodation and meals where included is R 5 500 per person sharing What you can add on: Helicopter flip over the Berg. Rhino Hunting, Cave painting

Aimed at those driving down from Joburg to Durban and are looking for a bit of a quiet break inbetween the two cities. 2 nights at Cathedral Peak in the central Berg and 2 nights at Elephant Rock in the Nambiti game reserve. Total actual drive time is 4 hours to Cathedral Peak - 90 mins to Nambiti and 3 hours to Durban.

Price for 4 nights accommodation and meals where included is R 5 500 per person sharing What you can add on: Helicopter flip over the Berg. Rhino Hunting, Cave painting

Aimed at those driving down from Joburg to Durban and are looking for a bit of a quiet break inbetween the two cities. 2 nights at Cathedral Peak in the central Berg and 2 nights at Elephant Rock in the Nambiti game reserve. Total actual drive time is 4 hours to Cathedral Peak - 90 mins to Nambiti and 3 hours to Durban.

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