Where To Fly Fish? Fly Fishing Locations

Venues & Destinations In South Africa

There are so many fly fishing locations in South Africa, and in truth we, as fly fishermen, are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring all the fly fishing locations South Africa has to offer.

The South African fly fisherman can choose from so many venues and beautiful areas to make a cast or retrieve a fly. Below, categorized by Province, is a list of all the South African fly fishing locations and destinations Fish The Fly has chosen. These fly fishing areas either offer great fishing, or have huge potential. South Africa has some very popular and well known fly fishing locations and venues. For the Trout fly fisherman, we have the Trout Triangle in the Dullstroom area, Ceres in the Western Cape, the clear streams of the Drakensberg and the beautiful Barkly area. For the Yellowfish fly fisherman we have the magnificent Orange River and the Vaal River and then, for the Saltwater fly fisherman, we have the Zululand and Eastern Cape coastlines, and everything beyond and in-between.

Eastern Cape Fly Fishing Locations

  • Barkly East/Lady Grey/Rhodes: Bell River, Kraai River, Bokspruit, Willow, Balloch, Swith, Sterkspruit.
  • Cradock: Brak River, Paul’s River.
  • East London: Great Fish River, Nahoon River.
  • Kenton-on-sea: Bushmans River, Kasouga River, Kariega River.
  • Kirkwood: Darlington Dam.
  • Kleinemonde: Kleinemonde East River, Kleinemonde West River.
  • Port Elizabeth: Swartkops River, Gamtoos River, Sundays River.
  • Somerset East: Mountain Dam, Thrift Dam.
  • Wild Coast: Various blind and open rivers.

Free State Fly Fishing Locations

  • Clarens: Klein Caledon.
  • Harrismith: Sterkfontein Dam.
  • Oranjeville: Vaal Dam.
  • Parys: Vaal River

Gauteng Fly Fishing Locations

  • Bronkhorstspruit: Wilge River, Bronkhorstspruit Dam.
  • Edenvale: Willow Park Dam.
  • Fourways: Footloose Trout Farm.
  • Muldersdrift: Gnu Valley, Kloofzicht Lodge.
  • Pretoria: Rietvlei Dam, Roodeplaat Dam.
  • Vereeniging: Vaal River.

Kwazulu Natal Fly Fishing Locations

  • Drakensberg: Bushmans River, Mooi River, Injesuthi, Lotheni River, Lake St. Bernard, Kamberg Dam.
  • Durban: Durban Harbour.
  • Howick: Hastings Farm.
  • Kosibay: Kosi Bay Estuary, Kosi Bay Lakes.
  • Pongola: Lake Jozini, Pongola River.
  • Pietermaritzburg: Albert Falls Dam.
  • St. Lucia: Cape Vidal, Maphelane, Rocktail Bay, St. Lucia Estuary.

Limpopo Fly Fishing Locations

  • Hammanskraal: Elands River, Rust De Winter Dam.
  • Phalaborwa: Limpopo River.
  • Tzaneen: Tzaneen Dam.

Mpumalanga Fly Fishing Locations

  • Belfast: Leeuwkloof Estate.
  • Delmas: Emhlangeni.
  • Dullstroom: Crocodile River, Mavungana Private Waters, Millstream Farm, Stonecutters,
  • Groblersdal: Loskop Dam.
  • Komatipoort: Komati (Incomati) River.
  • Lydenburg: Dorps River, Three Falls Farm, Verlorenkloof Estate.
  • Middelburg: Middelburg Dam.
  • Sabie: Sabie River.

North West Fly Fishing Locations

  • Bloemhof: Bloemhof Dam.
  • Beestekraal: Vaalkop Dam.
  • Brits: Oppie Koppie Bass Farm, Roodekoppies Dam.
  • Potchefstroom: Schoemanshof.

Northern Cape Fly Fishing Locations

  • Kimberley: Riet River.
  • Port Nolloth: Orange River.
  • Petrusville: Vanderkloof Dam
  • Springbok: Orange River.

Western Cape Fly Fishing Locations

  • Bredasdorp: De Mond.
  • Ceres: Smallblaar River, Witte River, Elandspad River.
  • Clanwilliam: Clanwilliam Dam.
  • Gaansbaai: Uilenkraals 506.
  • Knysna: Knysna Lagoon, Lake Pleasant.
  • Langebaan: Langebaan Lagoon.
  • Overberg: Breede River.

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