Fishing spots and camping sites around the South African countryside and coastline are popular for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of work commitments and city living. There are numerous camp sites on farms and in areas close to dams and rivers for those who are looking for an ideal weekend getaway or even longer. There’s few things in life as relaxing as spending time in nature in a tent right next to the dam or a river where you can fish all day and finish things off with a braai at night before hitting the sack and sleeping beneath the stars.
All the various popular fishing spots and camping sites are cheap enough for most people’s budgets and ideal to spend quality time as a family outdoors instead of looking for accommodation in the form of guest houses or bed and breakfasts for example. Carp fishing is popular in many dams as well as catching bass and fly fishermen and women will enjoy catching trout in the crystal clear river waters around SA. There are also many camp sites next to beaches and the sea around the country which will certainly appeal to those looking for accommodation and wanting to do some sea fishing from the beach or rocks.
Some private farms around the country have fly fishing facilities available and even small shops from where you can buy tackle and bait but be sure to check with the owners first if you want to camp. Some of them do not allow this and only allow visitors to stay in the guest houses, lodges or other accommodation specially built on the farm property which can get a little expensive especially within the summer holiday season. Take a look through your options and take your time in choosing a place to take the family and stay and you will soon find out how many fishing spots and camping sites exist around South Africa.