This Rock, Surf, Lure and Drone Fishing is Something to write about!
We’ve been Rock and Surf fishing at the Wild Coast with the best of the best! African Safari And Photo went on a Angling tour with Owen Righter. One of our great and dearest friends and arguably one of the best Fisherman in South Africa!
This Fishing experience is arguably one of the best destinations for fishing on the planet! Owen and his team is so professional and organized that this will be your most memorable Angling experience with Business partners or friends and family! Honestly I didn’t have this much fun in a very long time.
Magnificent Wild Coast as a Fishing Destination.
The Wild Coast, known also as the Transkei, is a 250 kilometer long stretch of rugged and unspoiled coastline that stretches north of East London along sweeping bays, footprint-free beaches, lazy lagoons and rocky headlands. Originally encompassing the rural Transkei region only, today the Wild Coast includes the pretty seaside villages of the Jikeleza Route that run south along the coastline between the Kei River and East London.
The Transkei section of the Wild Coast is rural South Africa at its best and the roads to the coast lead the visitor through the Xhosa heartland, a stunning landscape of rolling green hills dotted with thatched rondavels, offering interesting glimpses into a culture far removed from the stresses of modern life.
Apart from Port St Johns and Coffee Bay, most villages north of the Kei River are made up of only a handful of fisherman’s cottages, the occasional backpacker hostel and the odd hotel. There is a wealth of comfortable Wild Coast accommodation for the visitor, making it an ideal destination for peaceful, laid-back holidays away from the tourist hoards.
The Wild Coast is well known for its magnificent hiking trails, including the easy-going Strandloper Trail, which begins near Kei Mouth and passes through the Jikeleza Route villages, before terminating at Gonubie. Wrecks along this stretch of rugged coastline will stir the imagination and intrepid explorers will be thrilled by the pontoon adventure, as vehicles and passengers are ferried across the river at Kei Mouth. Famous landmarks include “the Gates” at Port St Johns, Hole in the Wall, Magwa Falls, Waterfall Bluff, the Jacaranda shipwreck, Nongqawuse’s pools and the Morgan Bay cliffs.
The Wild Coast is blessed with fine weather during the winter months, when the Sardine Run attracts a frenzy of activity from gannets, seals, dolphins and predatory fish as it moves slowly north along the coast. High vantage points along the coastline make great lookout points for dolphin and whale watching. Humpback and Southern Right Whales migrate from the Antarctic to the shores of South Africa to calve and are often seen from the coast.
The area is also a firm favorite with anglers, offering excellent fishing grounds both at the coast and in the estuaries, particularly at the mouths of the larger rivers like the Kei and Mzimvubu which are navigable for several kilometers upstream. Launching a ski boat for a day of deep-sea fishing is an exhilarating start to a wonderful day out at sea with magnificent views of the coast. Other Wild Coast activities include golf, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, surfing, canoeing, horse riding, game viewing and bird watching.
A unique and much loved quirk of the Transkei is the frequent sightings visitors have of cows on the beaches. Even though beaches have no grass or drinking water, herds of cattle still love coming down to the beach to sleep, relax and chew the cud. They are easily approachable and make great photographic subjects.
From its people, to its unforgettable beaches, waterfalls and famous landmarks, the Transkei Wild Coast offers a wealth of things to see and experience. This coupled with a great climate, hot summers and mild dry winters, makes it an ideal tourist destination.
Whether you’re a young adventure-seeking globetrotter, a family looking for a new and exciting holiday or a couple planning a romantic weekend, the Wild Coast offers everything you need.
The sensitive Wild Coast Eco-system is being threatened by the planned construction of multi-lane toll-road highway, as well as proposed open-cast titanium mining in the Xolobeni dunes.
A coalition of organizations and individuals who are concerned about these developments and hope to press for ecologically sensitive economic solutions for the Wild Coast region, have formed the Sustaining the Wild Coast (SWC) campaign.
If you would like to support the campaign, join the mailing list, or learn more, then please visit their website for more information: www.swc.org.za
Rock and Surf Fishing at its best!
The wild Coast is renown for its great fishing. And really it is! Owen and his team also do Drone Fishing where he will take out your lines with Drones deep into the ocean. It is really a different kind of Ball game when you can cast your rod into the ocean for about a Kilometer.
Accommodation at the Wild Coast.
All accommodation is very clean and really nice. its all 3 Star Accommodation. All meals and Drinks are included for this fishing trip. You can let us know in advance your drinks preferences and we will make it all happen. The Closest airport is East London. From their you will be picked up and taken to the areas for the Rock and Surf Fishing.
Pricing for this Rock and Surf Fishing Experience in This Wonderful Wild Coast.
Pricing is as Follows and is all inclusive.
- US$ 2600 all inclusive will get you the following.
- 5 days all inclusive meals and accommodation.
- all bait and tackle for Rock an Surf Fishing.
- Drone and Lure Fishing included in the Pricing.
- Transfers To and From East London Airport South Africa.
- Hell load of fun included in the price
Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for a Fishing Trip of a Lifetime. All groups and Family are welcome. Trips must be 3 people or more to get the most fun out of a Fishing expedition like this. Please visit us and send us a mail if you are interested in this opportunity.
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