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
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
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
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
What's the gear
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.