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    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Western Cape

    Default Richersveld Orange River Trip

    Trip Date - 19 September to 24 September

    Trip Cost - R 6895.00 pp

    NB - Valid Passport Compulsory ( We come back through Namibia)

    Join us on this great adventure exploring South Africa’s last unspoiled yellow fish frontier. We start off 20km downstream of Vioolsdrif where we spend the first two nights. Here you will be introduced to the finer skills of catching yellow fish on fly. Then for three full days we will float through the remote Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community reserves, with spectacular mountain views and an amazing abundance of fish and bird life.

    September is prime fishing time on this stretch of the Orange River!

    Fish Species - Smallmouth Yellowfish (aka Nababeep Beenvis) , Largemouth Yellowfish (aka Woestyn Krapkraker), Orangeriver Mudfish (aka Harregat Ploegvis), Sharptooth Barbel (aka Saagtand Snorbaard), Common Carp (aka Hoogs Waarskynlike Karpervis).

    "Don't quote us on the alternative Afrikaans names" :-)

    Rafting/Rowing Skill required - Suitable for beginners/whole family {from 6 years old to 70 years + individuals have navigated this part of the river numerous times).

    The River is graded from level 1-3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, which means after every rapid, there is always a pool. The guides will be preparing meals on open fires and guide you safely down the Orange River.

    Fly Fishing Skill required - Suitable for beginners to experienced fly fishers.

    Trip Plan

    Day 1: Arrive at base camp. (D) – Trip briefing and dinner.

    Day 2: Fly Fishing Clinic and Fishing. (B.L.D)

    • Leader Setup and Construction - Czech, Polish and French leader formulas and fly placement. Knots - tying on droppers and fishing multiple flies.
    • Casting.
    • Dead drifting flies.
    • Leisenring Lift and "Induced take" techniques.
    • Reading a river.
    • Fishing streamers.
    • Fishing dry flies.
    • Fly fishing for Largemouth Yellowfish, Carp and Barbel.
    • Wading.

    .... and then fishing the day away.

    Day 3/4/5: Richtersveld Fly Fishing Trail. (B.L.D) We are Load Shedding and Fishing!

    Day 6: Fishing the morning and then take out above Sjambok rapid (B). Transfer back to Base Camp (12 am) – Tour ends on arrival back at camp (around 2 pm). You have the choice to stay over at the base camp or travel back home.

    B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

    What is included?

    • Accommodation in a Chic Shack for the first 2 nights.
    • Trip hosted by Philip Meyer.
    • Inflatable rafts - every person has their own raft.
    • Cooler boxes for your drinks.
    • Floatation devices and dry bags for personals.
    • All meals catered as indicated.
    • All mineral drinking water supplied.
    • River Guide.
    • Fly Fishing assistance.
    • Inflatable sleeping mattress for the river part of the trip.
    • Park fees, Entrance fees, Conservation fees.
    • Safe parking for vehicles at base camp.
    • Transfer back to base camp after the trail ends.

    What is not included?

    • Own additional drinks and snacks.
    • Own fishing gear.
    • Own transport to and from the base camp.
    • Stay over back at camp after completion of the fly fishing trail.Own sleeping bags and tents (if you prefer not to sleep outside on the river bank) during the river trip. Bedding for the first two nights can be hired at an additional R 50.00 per night.

    Book your spot by sending us an e-mail -
    Last edited by Basecamp; 13-10-15 at 06:20 AM.


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