Groenkloof 4 night adventure



This trip to our base camp is specially packaged for groups of 4 to 8 people, who would like to get to their destination, and spend their time exploring the river. Groenkloof is 20km outside of Warrenton in the Northern Cape, and the concession boasts 7 km of private owned Vaal River. Over this distance the river changes dramatically, ranging from riffle water to cascading pools to long slow glides over flat rock. The variation in water allows for a variety of tactics, ranging from mono and Czech nymphing to upstream dry fly fishing. In all these areas there are not just a lot of fish, but a lot of big fish! This is the perfect destination for accomplished fly fishers and novices alike. If you are almost hooked, here is the plan.... ....  
The trip schedule is as follows:


Day 1:


 Arrival in Warrenton where an ON THE FLY representative will meet you from where you will travel 20km to base camp. (Transport from Warrenton to Groenkloof can be arranged on request )  On arrival at camp there will be a quick orientation and safety discussion, after which we will serve a light lunch/brunch. Settle in gear up and lets go fishing.


Dinner will be served at a time that is comfortable for the group.


Day 2, 3 and 4:


At Groenkloof time is on your side, and the ON THE FLY staff will adapt to your pace. There is 7 km of river to explore - so fish your heart out. We will spend time with you while on the water, and where required lend a helping hand to ensure your fishing experience is the best it can be. Every day we will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at times that suit your group. Except for fishing you can fill the days with a swim in the river, a lazy drift in one of our Arks or just having a rest with a good book in one of the hammocks. Relax, fish hard and enjoy the natural beauty of this area. Dine around the campfire in the evenings and let us spoil you!


Day 5:


Brunch/Lunch will be served at a time of your choice, after which we will accompany you to Warrenton on your way home.



The menu will be discussed and finalised with you on conformation of your booking. Have a look under the cuisine section to see an example of a typical menu.


What to bring.


We will send a detailed list of necessities on conformation of the booking. It basically boils down to your fishing equipment, a sleeping bag and liquor. The rest will be supplied by ON THE FLY.




Groenkloof can be fished right through the year (except when water levels get to high, which we monitor and will be able to tell you well in advance). From September right through to April the fish move into the shallower water, and we fish this time by wading in the river to likely spots. The days can get very hot, but with a 7 km swimming pool, there is enough space to cool down. Winter fishing is a little tougher, and will not be recommended to beginners. We will fish mostly from the Arks, and a trophy large mouth is on the cards if you are prepared to work hard for it. Although we catch fewer smallmouths than in summer, we did find that the quality is better on average. The nights can become very cold, so come prepared! As the sun comes out, the days during winter is fair.




This trip is packaged for a minimum of 4 people and sells at R3500 p.p. all inclusive.





Last Updated (Wednesday, 28 April 2010 20:31)

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