Best boating and fishing spots in SA

If you enjoy getting away from the bustling city, consider going boating or fishing. South Africa boasts an array of incredible destinations that offer both natural beauty as well as fun activities. Once you have decided that you want to make the most of your weekends by heading to a popular vacation spot, consider finding boats for sale. With so many local fishing spots, it is easy to see why many city dwellers choose to find bass boats for sale. Owning your own boat offers you access to different fishing spots which increases your chances of successfully catching fish. You can sell your boat or find a rubber duck for sale on Junk Mail. If you already own inflatable boats or you are planning to buy one soon, here are some of the top spots to visit in our country.


Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartbeespoort Dam is a popular destination in northern Gauteng which offers an exciting range of water activities. Located in the Hartbeespoort Dam Nature Valley, it is only 35 kilometres from Pretoria. Hartbeespoort Dam is a great boating destination and weekend resort. Once you have browsed through the fishing boats for sale online you can find a model which meets your requirement. Inflatable boats for sale are a good option.


Kalahari Water Holiday Farm

The Kalahari Water Holiday Farm is located in Malanshoekweg, Keimoes in the Northern Cape. This eco-tourism development is situated on a vineyard which has the magnificent Orange River as its backdrop. Accommodation options include self-catering units, a caravan park as well as the River Bush Camp. You can enjoy fly fishing and fishing at this venue. Other activities include wine tasting, mountain biking and cycling.


De Lusthof Guest Farm

De Lusthof Guest Farm is situated in the stunning hills of the Eastern Free State Valley. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway with good fishing spots, this guest farm is a great choice. The accommodation consists of a cottage which can sleep six people. A highlight of this destination is Motouleng Cave. Activities include hiking, cycling and game drives. When it comes to fishing, visitors are spoilt for choice with bass, fly and trout fishing spots on-site.



Nestled next to the Vaal River, Schoemanshof offers excellent fishing. The region is renowned for fly fishing yellow fish. Its close proximity to the Vaal River gives visitors easy access to prime fishing spots. Set against a backdrop of breath-taking scenery, Schoemanshof is a relaxing holiday destination. Activities include bass and fly fishing as well as mountain biking. The accommodation consists of private self-catering units.


Loodswaai Game Ranch

Loodswaai Game Ranch is located 60 km from Pretoria. With its moderate climate it is a great venue for a tranquil holiday. Bird watching and game drives are popular activities at this spot. It also offers its guests fishing and bass fishing.


Pongolapoort Dam

The Pongolopoort Dam is also known as Jozini. It is situated in Kwa-Zulu Natal on route to Mozambique. This destination offers a wide range of activities and attractions which include game viewing. The dam is renowned for Tiger fishing. A highlight of this destination is that you can spot an array of wildlife from your boat. Bird watching is another popular activity.



Highlights of the area include whale watching, mountains and Walker Bay. Hermanus offers great conditions for boating as well as activities such as kayaking and paragliding. If you choose to visit Hermanus, you can enjoy the area’s natural beauty while making the most of the modern amenities and infrastructure.


Find Boats for sale on Junk Mail

Here are some good deals for boats for sale on Junk Mail.

Viking Velocity

You can find a Viking Velocity boat for sale in Johannesburg. This boat is priced at R120 000. It has a 115 mariner motor with low hours. The boat has seven buoyanay foam filed life jackets as well as other safety equipment. Highlights of this boat include a Hummingbird fish finder as well as a sunshade. The sale includes a galvanised trailer which has new wheel bearings. The boat is in excellent condition and it was serviced in 2015.


Skiboat Ace Cat 555

A Skiboat Ace Cat 555 is for sale on Junk Mail for R147,000. The sale includes fishing equipment which is valued at R 20 000. Another bonus of this sale is the fish finder Garmin which is valued at R 50 000. It has a Life Well Seaworthy and Buoyancy certificate. A highlight of this boat is its two new 2-stroke mercury engines which have a maximum power of 290 hp.


Ready to find awesome boats for sale? Browse through Junk Mail’s extensive range of boats – from inflatable boats to bass boats for sale – you are guaranteed to find the perfect boat online! Selling your boat? Place your FREE ad on now!

Annabel Schoeman

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2 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Hi there. Enjoyed fidhing fro Kyak. were going to Jozini dam in December and it would appreciate if you could give advice on fishing for Tigers. Thank you!

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