South Africa Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in South Africa

South Africa: 90 fishing charters available

Ocean Life Fishing Charters
Ocean Life Fishing Charters

Cape Town • 28 ft • 5 persons

Ocean Life Fishing Charters is owned and operated by Donavan out of Simonstown, Cape Town.

"Donavan is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with an easy going and super friendly nature." —⁠ Paul,
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trips fromUS $467
3 Hour Light tackle Seafari
3 Hour Light tackle Seafari

Cape Town • 41 ft • 10 persons

Head out on some of the finest fishing in the country with Vida Loca Tuna Fishing!

"We are a three generation family from grandparent, parents and two children." —⁠ Roger,
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trips fromUS $659
Sting Ray
Sting Ray

Durban • 30 ft • 10 persons

Your time in Durban wouldn’t be complete without the chance to explore its prolific fishing grounds.

"We caught a lot of fish did mostly reef and bottom and some nice big ones was caught." —⁠ Jan,
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trips fromUS $192
Blu-Ray
Blu-Ray

Durban • 30 ft • 8 persons

Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray is a charter boat operating on the East Coast of Africa, namely Durban - Kwa-Zulu Natal.

"We really enjoyed TK and Colin who took great care of us and made sure we brought home fish, even though the seas were rough." —⁠ Susan, Cape Town
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trips fromUS $192
Slice Of Life Charter Company – Tuna Charters
Slice Of Life Charter Company – Tuna Charters

Cape Town • 26 ft • 5 persons

Cape Town has a fish with your name on it, so let Slice Of Life Charter Company help you catch it!
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trips fromUS $1,373
Skylar Blue
Skylar Blue

Thungwini • 24 ft • 6 persons

Sodwana has a fish with your name on it, so let Skylar Blue Sportfishing help you catch it!

"We were catching in the Mynmanne competition it was incredible, this week the weather gave us one day of not catching fish but overall we had one outstanding time on the boat." —⁠ FishingBooker Member, Kzn
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trips fromUS $659
God's Plan Fishing Charters
God's Plan Fishing Charters

Durban • 19 ft • 7 persons

God's Plan Fishing Charters is a promising fishing charter, based in Durban.

"Experienced. Fun. Worth every cent and more. Friendly. Professional." —⁠ Jason, Western Cape
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trips fromUS $151
Reel Retreat Fishing Charters
Reel Retreat Fishing Charters

Dolphin Coast • 19 ft • 4 persons

Spend the day with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters and find out what the fishing in Dolphin Coast is all about!

"We had a great day out, after a slow start with minimal action we landed a huge amount of bait fish and then the fun started." —⁠ Conrad,
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trips fromUS $275
Simply The Best Fishing Charters
Simply The Best Fishing Charters

Durban • 36 ft • 10 persons

Simply The Best Fishing Charters is located at Wilson’s Wharf in Durban Harbor, South Africa.

"Jakes and Shorty were amazing. My friends and I enjoyed our trip and we caught some beautiful fish." —⁠ Subramoney,
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trips fromUS $264
Sea Ray
Sea Ray

Durban • 28 ft • 8 persons

Looking to catch some fish in Durban? Aqua Nautical Adventures is your ticket!

"We had an amazing time on our 4-hour fishing charter with Sanele and Thulani!" —⁠ Kevin,
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trips fromUS $192
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in South Africa

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Fishing in South Africa

If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure in South Africa, why not give fishing a try? After all, over 15% of the world’s marine species are found not far from the 3,000 kilometres of coastline. And that’s before we’ve even spoken about freshwater fishing! Hop aboard a South Africa fishing charter and discover the riches of this world-class fishery.
 
The country borders two oceans, making it a meeting point for some truly prized fish. In the deep, you’ll find Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, at least three types of Tuna, along with Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and much more. While nearshore and inshore, you can hook into Yellowtail Kingfish, Garrick, Kob, Red Steenbrass, Sharks, Elf, and the popular Snoek. 
 
In freshwater, you’ve also got pretty much everything you could want. Hit the mountain streams in Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape and you’ll discover some of the best Trout fisheries in the world. And there’s also a number of prime rivers, lakes, and dams stocked full of Carp, Bass, Catfish, Yellowfish, and Tilapia – known locally as Blue Kurper.
 
With such a range of fishing on offer, South African fishing charters have a wealth of trips for you, too. Beginners can test the waters with a few hours inshore or on a lake. Meanwhile, professional anglers can spend days in remote lodges or out on the deep ocean waters.
 
Cape Town and Durban are two of the more popular ports, with Richards Bay and Port Shepstone either side of Durban also offering up plenty of charters. Inland, Rhodes or Stellenbosch are good freshwater starting points.
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licences are required in South Africa, even if heading out with a guide. Everyone over the age of 6 in freshwater and 12 in salt will need one, so don’t forget to get yours. For all bag and size limits, your professional guide will make sure you’re fishing within the law. 

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South Africa Fishing Seasons

January

January has good action around Cape Town with reliable bites from Geelbek, Skipjack and Bigeye Tuna, and Kob. Blue and Black Marlin can be targeted in deep waters, as you're in the middle of summer!

February

Offshore fishing charters in Durban are going after Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blue and Black Marlin. This is the month to try for that new personal best as summer rages on.

March

The offshore fishery moves west in March. Yellowfin and Longtail Tuna, as well as Kob and Mako and Thresher Sharks can be hooked in the southwest of the country. Take advantage of the end of high season.

April

This is the last month of intense offshore action around the Western Cape, with good strikes from Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, and other pelagics. Come before it's too late!

May

Deep sea charters are still going strong with reliable Sailfish, Kingfish, and Skipjack Tuna action. Closer toshore you can land Geelbek, Amberjack, Queenfish or Bonito, as a sign of things to come.

June

Offshore fishing slows down as the winter kicks in and the fishing moves closer to the coast. Sailfish and Kingfish are still reliable off the East Coast, but you'll want to focus your attention on the bays or freshwater.

July

Bonito and Geelbek are some of the most active species off the Eastern Cape. Closer to Cape Town you can go after Thresher, Mako and Black Sharks, as well as Gurnard, while freshwater fishing is active, too.

August

Skipjack Tuna is going strong and can be properly targeted in nearshore and offshore waters. Shad is also good. The temperature is in the 15-18°C range, perfect for some sightseeing after your trip.

September

Sailfish start increasing in number during September as we look towards the next fishing season. Black Marlin are also a good target in September, with Leerfish and Gurnard also biting nearshore.

October

You can’t catch Shad during October at all, but that's no worry as the Blue Marlin slowly arrive, and Black Marlin and Sailfish are abundant. This is the start of the real deep sea fishing season, so kick it off in style!

November

If you’re a bluewater fanatic this is the month for you! Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna, and more are biting in the deep. Seriously, the offshore action is red hot!

December

The bluewater bonanza carries over to December. Shad is back on the catch list and you can hook up Amberjack, Cobia, Giant Trevally, and other fighters in good numbers, along with the pelagic monsters.

South Africa Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from South Africa

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What anglers said about fishing in South Africa

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Top Types of Fishing in South Africa

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Top Fishing Techniques in South Africa

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Top Targeted Species in South Africa

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