Eastern Cape Highlands

2 - 9 April 2022

Diamond River Outfitters and Stream and Sea have teamed up to bring you a unique hosted trip to the promised land. The Eastern Cape Highlands have a reputation for offering some of the best trout fishing South Africa has to offer. This fully catered and guided trip is set against the backdrop of two of our favorite locations in this region.

Who

This small trip will be hosted by Rob Jeffrey, owner of Diamond River Outfitters, and Pierre Joubert from Stream and Sea.

Rob runs a botique fly fishing camp on the lower Vaal River aimed at targetting Smallmouth and Largemouth Yellowfish. He has been fishing the Eastern Cape highlands for many years.

Pierre has fished around the globe and brings a great deal of fishing experience. He is a photographer and filmaker by trade, so you can be sure that your trip will be well documented.

When

The trip dates are from the 2nd to the 9th of April 2022. This is during the start of Autumn, where the Eastern Cape Highlands puts on an incredible show. The Autumn colors on the trees and fish are something to behold. 

The temparatures start to drop during this time of year, which increases the trout activity. The other positive of the colder temparatures is enjoing a couple of Scotches around the evening fireplace.

Where

Our first destination is approximately 90 minute’s drive from Ladey Grey, Eastern Cape, where we’ll spend three evenings. Set on an a working farm, the house is charming and brings back memories of an old English Cottage.

Here we’ll fish two lesser known rivers. The scenery varies considerably from pastural scenes to fishing in deep canyons.

From there we move closer to the well-known trout town of Rhodes. Our accommodation is set right withing striking distance of well known rivers like the Bokspruit, Riflespruit, and Sterkspruit.

Fishing

The main aim of this trip is to catch river trout, and a lot of them. These rivers see very low fishing pressure and have produced incredibly good numbers over the last couple of years. 

We primarily try to target these river fish with dry fly, but we adapt the required technique as fishing situations dictate.

In most cases, trout range in between 20 and 35cm in size. As an idea of maximum size, the largest fish on one of our trips last year was a river fish of 47cm.

Package Detals

R15 990 per person*

Includes:

  • Accommodation, and guests may be required to share rooms
  • 6 Days fishing
  • Three meals per day
  • Images documenting the trip
  • All day angling fees as required by local authoroties

Excludes:

  • Travel to, from, and during the trip.
  • Alcholic beverages
  • Gear and flies (this can be arranged if required)
Please note, a 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot. Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to the trip

Eastern Cape Highlands 2022