Fresh-water fishing is enjoyed by people of all ages and all walks of life, and South Africa is no exception - various accommodation offerings have some of the best fresh-water fishing available in the world. The pleasure of being in nature, the calm of water, the thrill of the catch - this has been a sport to man since time began, and finding accommodation where fresh-water fishing, in a country with abundant water locales, is not difficult.
Both fly fishing and coarse fishing are provided for at various accommodation venues. Fly fishing - normally involving rainbow and brown trout - requires a certain skill and special rods, reels and lures, and the mountains of South Africa, particularly the Drakensberg and the mountains of the Western Cape, are the start of trout streams that flow into three main areas of the country - Natal Midlands, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.
Further fly fishing is popular in the mountains inland of Cape Town, and coarse fishing is popular with most accommodation venues close to large dams, pans and rivers. But freshwater fish are in danger of extinction over the next 30 years. The principles of catch and release, and ensuring you have a licence to fish, will help.