South Africa’s waters teem with all kinds of fish species, which makes the the perfect place to catch the big one. The metaphorical saying holds true around here, there truly is plenty fish in the sea.
Every weekend and holiday, thousands of South Africans make their way to the fish waters to try hook a nice catch and to take a load off… Old and young love going to the oceanside or to one of our country’s many rivers or dams – if not to catch fish, just to enjoy the stillness and fresh air.
It’s no surprise that companies have made amazing experiences available to fishermen and ocean enthusiasts. Most of them provide all-inclusive packages, which are ideal for first timers or tourists. Whatever your threshold for adventure, know that there’s a South African fishing adventure for you.
Here are our top picks:
Vaal River Fishing Cruise for Five
Grab a few friends and experience the serenity of the Vaal River. Cruise in style and enjoy a day cruising, bonding and relaxing while fishing. This experience includes the private charter of a luxurious cruiser for 3-hours and all gear, equipment and training is included in the package. There is a cash bar onboard the vessel and you have the option of pre-selecting a meal from a wide selection of menus available.
Monster Carp Safari for One | Gauteng
The number one adventure on any avid fisherman’s bucket list, is to hook The Big One. Now you have the opportunity to do just that with this once-in-lifetime Monster Carp Safari for One in Gauteng. Carp was once considered an invader species, but it is present in all South Africa’s dams. While they don’t taste the best, it’s the size that really matters. Besides, locals and traveling fishermen alike usually follow a catch-and-release approach, except in waters where the carp prevent the growth of bass, trout and other species.
More adventurous individuals will go shark cage diving or scuba diving, or take part in the ultimate adventure:
Xtreme Shark Volunteer Expedition | Hermanus
Treat the fisherman in your life (or yourself!) to the experience of a lifetime with this extreme shark experience. You will have the opportunity to actively participate in and make a lasting contribution to shark protection and research while learning more about these amazing ocean creatures. A one day expedition led by a scientist, gives you the opportunity to work alongside experts as they tag sharks, collect data and contribute to shark conservation.
Don’t miss out on these exciting experiences!
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