1- How much are the flights?
2- How Long do the Flights Take?
3- Can I go at anytime of year
4- Is it safe?
5- Who looks after us when we are there?
6- Do I need any jabs or tablets?
7- What do we need to take?
8- What's the gear like?
9- What do we use for bait?
10- What about food?
11- Are there any hidden extra's?
12- How much spending money will I need to take?
13- Can I take the missus?
14- Can we go on a safari whilst we are there?


How much are the flights?
We have seen them for as little as £390 or as much as £700 depending on the time that you go. Generally if you budget £600 for a direct flight or £500 for an indirect you should be about right.

How Long do the Flights Take?
11 hours with a direct flight, longer with stopovers.

Can I go at anytime of year?
Yes. We prefer going out there in the winter months when it is cold back home but you can fish there all year round.

Is it safe?
Whilst many people think South Africa is a dangerous country this is in the main untrue. Our venues are safe and you always have staff on the lake with you. If it wasn't safe we wouldn't go there ourselves, and we certainly wouldn't send our customers there.

Who looks after us when we are there?
An African Gold guide, usually Gary Hoden is there with you at all times. In addition there are the ground staff who also help out. If you decide to come on one of our accompanied trips either Rob Hughes, Simon Crow or Jon "Shoes" Jones will be there as well.

Do I need any jabs or tablets?
It's advisable to take malaria tablets if you go to Klasserie, but the other lakes are not in malarial areas so you don't need any extra medication. For normal jabs check with your GP before you travel to make sure you are up to date on tetanus etc. This is standard good practice wherever you go.

What do we need to take?
Usual holiday and fishing clothes, plus sun cream, camera's and plenty of film. Fishing tackle wise you only need a sleeping bag and your terminal tackle box with hooks, swivels etc to make you rigs. Leads and all other tackle are provided.

What's the gear like?
Top quality. Fox alarms, Hutchy or Hoogendijk rods, Shimano reels and decent bivvy /beds etc.

What do we use for bait?
Particles are the most commonly used baits and they are available out there. You can take some boilies if you want but normally particles are more successful. Boilies are also for sale out there costing £5 per kilo. Seeds and particles cost about £1 a kilo.

What about food?
3 meals a day are included in the price of the holiday and the food is, unlike Raduta, absolutely superb.

Are there any hidden extra's?
You pay for your drinks and cigarettes etc and excursions are also an extra. A game drive and day to Sun City normally costs in the region of £40.

How much spending money will I need to take?
The exchange rate with South Africa is excellent at the moment and things are generally very cheap over there. £50 will be enough for a week and if you really push the boat out £100 would be more than enough.

Can I take the missus?
No problem. The weather is almost always hot and sunny and there are various excursions that she can go on while you are fishing. There is a guest house on the banks of Snagmere so if you go there you can fish from the guest house garden while she lies by the pool.

Can we go on a safari whilst we are there?
Yes. On our accompanied trips we always go but even if you go out there on your own you can take in a safari or a trip to Sun City . There are loads of things you can do…just ask us for more details of the extra's.