Day 1: Rhodes Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa
You arrive in Rhodes Village, the gateway to the Southern Drakensberg Mountain Range, where your guides will meet you at the Rhodes Hotel. Your accommodation for your South Africa fly fishing trip is in a spacious double room, a good place to relax and revitalize yourself after the long journey. You meet at 18:30pm for a welcome drink in the Rhodes Hotel bar and a brief overview of your trip before tucking in to a delicious dinner at the Rubicon Restaurant.
Day 2: Rhodes Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa
After a leisurely breakfast, anglers will get their first taste of fly fishing as they cast their rods during an orientation by expert fly-fishing guides. This half day orientation will be followed by an excursion to the upper Bell River for some small stream fishing for wild Brown and Rainbow Trout, weather permitting. A delicious on stream lunch will be served daily for anglers.
For non anglers, your day starts with an exploration of the Rhodes Village, a remote little village situated along the South Africa/Lesotho border. This village is known for its beautiful traditional handcrafted work and indigenous art. The road and trails in and around the village offer a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the crisp mountain air.
As the sun sets over the village, you sit down for aperitifs on the terrace of the Hotel, followed by a traditional South Africa dinner prepared by the Hotel chef.
Day 3: Rhodes Village, Eastern Cape, South Africa
On day 3 of your South Africa fly fishing trip, anglers depart at 09:00am for a full day of fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout on the Bokspruit and Skerkspruit Rivers. Depending on the weather/flow conditions, the Kloppershoek and Bell Rivers will also be used. These rivers are home to some indigenous Yellowfish of the smallmouth and largemouth variety.
Non anglers will have the option of clay pigeon shooting, mountain bike riding or horseback riding in and around the village, or even just relax at the Hotel, taking in the wonderful sights and sounds of your surroundings. Dinner tonight will be at the famous Walkerbouts Inn.