Sensational Magic

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:

  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $458
    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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Wave Rider
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $496
    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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $496
    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
    $496
    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!
There are 3 people looking at this charter.

About the Charter Operator

Sensational Magic
Shelly Beach, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
ID & License verified
8 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Shelly Beach Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
Very good
4.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.8 / 5
December fishing trip
December fishing trip
December fishing trip
+10
Angler Rating
3
1
1
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
80%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 6 reviews
Willie L.
South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Ansie

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on February 12, 2022
Willie L. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Willie L. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Annetjie V.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Six hour with Captain Ansie and team

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Shared) on November 6, 2021
Professional trusted and very friendly team. They give 100% and spoil you very much. This was a experenciece never to forget.
Annetjie V. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Annetjie V. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Jessica K.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Ansie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Shared) on May 29, 2021
Extremely friendly members as well as helpful i would recommend them anytime.
Jessica K. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Sensational Magic Charter Operator replied

Hubert D. H.
Johannesburg, GT
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

December fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Shared) on December 29, 2021
Hubert D. H. recommends Sensational Magic
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Sensational Magic Charter Operator replied

DJ K.
Auburn, MA
Good
2.7 / 5
Experience:
Bad
2.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

February fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (Shared) on February 2, 2022
Mark review as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this review helpful
Mark review as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this review helpful

FAQs about Sensational Magic

Sensational Magic offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 1,200 per person - 6 Hour Trip (Shared) (8 hours)
  • ZAR 1,300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Wave Rider (8 hours)
  • ZAR 7,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • ZAR 7,800 per group, additional ZAR 1 per person after 1 guest - 8 Hour Trip – 1 Man Show (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sensational Magic, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box (Coolerbox filled with ice and soft drinks )

Trips booked with Sensational Magic include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Must be arranged before time, extra cost can occur)
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (Extra cost for the customer )

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)