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Fly Fishing Hot Spots in South Africa

Kloofzicht Fly Fishing

As the seasons are changing, it’s the perfect time to exercise your fly fishing hobby (for some it’s more of an extreme sport). Here is a list of fly fishing hot spots in South Africa, with leading lodges that offer meticulously cared for fly-fishing dams.

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Dunkeld Country and Equestrian Estate

Dullstroom is a very popular town to visit, especially over the autumn-winter seasons. Dunkeld is a luxury vacation spot in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, boasting 23 trout dams. Furthermore, their history wall, which highlights the legacy of fly fishing and the calm spirit of Dullstroom, invites you to become part of the ongoing narrative.

Whether you’re a beginner learning how to tie a Royal Coachman or a long-time fisherman perfecting your dry fly-fishing technique, you’ll enjoy Dunkeld Country & Equestrian’s high-quality fly-fishing environment. The dams are conveniently located within walking distance from the accommodation and stocked from their very own world-renowned Dunkeld Trout Hatcheries.

For the fly fishing enthusiasts, this is a hot spot that the whole family will enjoy. 

Kloofzicht

Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa is one of the best known fly fishing destinations in Gauteng. It’s geared more towards fly fishing for trout, but you can catch bass and carp. While fishing, you’ll also be able to see sweeping views over the Zwartkops Mountain range. In addition to these views, the accommodation at Kloofzicht is exquisite. 

Wetlands Game Lodge

Have you ever been to the special town of Wakkerstroom? It’s a nostalgic little town filled with quaint little shops and friendly people. The Wetlands Lodge is nestled on a farm just outside of Wakkerstroom, with accommodation that looks out over mountains and trout dams. Here, you won’t find a road or car in sight. It’s pure bliss. 

Cape Streams

Within one hour’s drive from  Cape Town you can have a different fly fishing experience. At Cape Streams, enthusiasts fly fish for wild trout in the Du Toits Kloof mountains. This fly fishing hot spot is famous for being a dry fly fishery, where the average size of fish is up there with the best in terms of local, wild river fish.

What’s more, is that you’ll fish with the most beautiful backdrop scenery. 

If you’re looking for a high-quality, but different fly fishing experience, we suggest Cape Streams. 

Invermooi

Invermooi fly fishing

Invermooi offers 8km of pristine, un-spoilt river fishing in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, with dams richly stocked with wild trout. 

Ultimately, there is no need for you to travel abroad. Why would you if you can have the original fly fishing experience right here in South Africa? 

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