Explore the wild waters of South Africa with Sensational Magic! Let Captain Francois take you on a journey that every angler dream of. Whether you have a preferred technique, a type of ground you want to visit, or a fish you want to catch, there’ll be a trip for you.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 28’ custom boat that accommodates up to 8 guests. She’s powered by twin 115 HP Suzuki engines and features navigational electronics, a live bait tank, and a cooler for the catch. She’s also equipped with top-notch electronics as well as downriggers, for more productive trolling trips.

What makes South Africa fishing unique is the beginning of every trip. Right at the beach, you’ll be greeted by big waves come at you, rocking the boat before you even get going. This is bound to get your adrenaline pumping in a matter of minutes. Afterward, with over 500 active fishing spots in the area, you’ll enjoy endless action as you work to fill out your cooler with tasty fish, or at least have a blast battling them!

Go after smaller fish, such as Flounder, Mackerel, and Bonefish, or reach the deeper spots, where you can go after Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and more. One of the best parts is that you get to keep everything you catch and the crew even cleans it for you. Depending on your luck, you could leave the boat with lots of tasty fillets, ready for the grill.

The crew covers your fishing equipment, license, and soft drinks. Pack your snacks and other beverages, and don’t forget to bring your sun protection.

Join the amazing crew who’ll make sure you enjoy your day on the water. Sensational Magic is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $499
    The boat is book for you and your group only. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a whole day on the water. You'll be accompanied by the deckhand as well, who's especially good at teaching children to fish. Catch your dinner!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 1 Man Show
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $525
    This trip is reserved for anglers who like to fish in peace and want the whole boat for themselves. Join the captain, who'll cover your fishing equipment, license, and soft drinks. Pack some food, show up, and enjoy the offshore waters on your own terms!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Wave Rider
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $173
    Perfect for anglers looking to land their next trophy catch. This trip will take you trolling only for big game fish. Target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and many more. It takes at least 5 anglers to join, for the trip to take place. Your fishing equipment is covered.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $160
    If you're determined to get after the biggest fish around but are lacking the group to do it with look no further than! This trip covers trolling or bottom fishing. Choose what you prefer and target various types of fish species. The crew will assist you with the equipment and clean your catch when you get back to the marina.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (Shared)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $126
    This is a perfect trip for anglers looking to meet new fishing buddies on an exciting adventure. Combine trolling and bottom fishing, while sharing the boat with other anglers. The crew will prepare all fishing equipment for you, so you only need to pack your food and drinks.
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About the Captain

Ansie Labuschagne
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2019
I grew up on the ocean waters - it gives me peace and joy to be here every day. There's a variety of fish species in the area, and it's just such a wonderful world around here. My Dad was a Deep Sea Marschall for Samsa with competitions and a learned a lot about fishing from him. I love to teach people how to fish and why we have to care for our oceans.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom (Performance fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 115HP Suzuki engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Shared) on May 29, 2021
Extremely friendly members as well as helpful i would recommend them anytime.
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FAQs about Sensational Magic

Sensational Magic offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 950 per person - 6 Hour Trip (Shared) (6 hours)
  • ZAR 1,200 per person - 8 Hour Trip (Shared) (24 hours)
  • ZAR 1,300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Wave Rider (8 hours)
  • ZAR 7,000 per group, additional ZAR 900 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – 1 Man Show (8 hours)
  • ZAR 7,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sensational Magic, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sensational Magic include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Sensational Magic offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Sensational Magic offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sensational Magic include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)