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Karoo Gariep Orange River Canoe and sport fishing experience (3 night & 4 days)

Northern Cape

Activity Description

Karoo Gariep Orange River Canoe and sport fishing experience
Experience a combination of authentic Karoo meals, hospitality, desert wildlife and world class fishing and adrenaline activities on the Orange River with our three night & four day package.

Fitness Level: Medium for rowing kayak and casting heavier fly rods + flies


Duration106 hours 30 minutes
WhenAll Year Round
WhereNew Holme Guest house - Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve
WeatherWeather dependent service
What to WearComfortable clothing suitable for the outdoors and fishing
Things to BringPack your sunblock and fishing hat
Guests or Spectators (Minimum 4 & Max 6 guests. Price on request less than 4 guests) From R7500 per person sharing Fly fishing/canoe guides included in above rate Duration: 3 nights / 4 days (2 night’s river section) Best time: Summer - October to April


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions


Dinner, bed, breakfast, Sundowner and Shy 5 night drive at Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve
Return transport from Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve to Orange River
2 x full day canoe (2 man polyprop) and fishing on the orange river (mineral water & energade)
2 night camping on the river with camping mattresses, 2 man tents and meals
River canoe guide
Experienced fly fishing guides
Public Liability Insurance


Transport to Karoo Gariep Reserve (Can be arranged on request)
Additional optional fly fishing guides
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks not specified
Travel Insurance
Tips, gratuities and items of a personal nature
Fly fishing equipment and flies (Can be arranged on request)
1 night accommodation (chalet) and meals at Doringkloof Nature reserve


You will be hosted on the river by experienced canoeing and fly fishing guides from Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve and Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures.

Karoo Gariep Reserve is located in Hanover, South Africa (Karoo) , 679 km from Johannesburg. It is just off the N1 highway between Bloemfontein and Beaufort West. The canoeing and fishing takes place on the last 20km of the Orange River between Gariep & VanderKloof Dam.


Day 1
Own transport to Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve. Late afternoon fly fishing for cat fish/carp or birding on Seekoei River. Dinner and “Shy 5” Night drive. Shared accommodation with en’ suite bathrooms.
Day 2
Depart after early breakfast with lodge transport for 80km drive to canoeing access point. Board canoes and spend the day fishing and birding on 2km river section. Packed lunch provided. Disembark and fish up to evening at tented river camp. Insane hopper dropper fishing for carp, barbel, mud fish in the bay by the camp. Delicious Karoo meal roasted on an open fire washed down with an ice cold beverage.
Day 3
Depart camp early after coffee and rusks to target prime fishing areas which are within 2 km of camp. Second night camping or river or option to return to guest house for hot shower and soft bed. Braai dinner. Watch the most amazing canopy of stars.
Day 4
If camping enjoy a coffee and rusks before early morning drive back to Karoo Gariep Reserve. Breakfast served before you leave to drive home OR Extra day canoe and full day fishing followed by overnight accom at Doringkloof Nature Reserve (optional extra)


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