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The Definitive Guide to Activities in the Area of Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa

FISHING AND AQUARIUMS

Nature's Valley has some of the best fishing in the area. Cape Yellow Tail, White Steenbras, Yellowbelly Rockcod, Red Roman, Mussel Crackers and Kabeljou are some of the marine and estuarine fish found in the sea or lagoon of Nature's Valley.

For information on angling clubs in the area contact 044-535 9740.

DESCRIPTION ACTIVITY AGENT CONTACT INFO
Bass and Fly-fishing in a series of dams teaming with wild fish along a rural route in one of the most pristine settings in the country with the backdrop of the Tsitsikamma mountains. Catches of 3kg Bass are not uncommon. Storms River Adventure 042- 541 1836
Tel/Fax:042-541 1609
www.stormsriver.com
Exclusive Fishing Adventures tailored to suit your needs. Keurbooms and surrounding area.
Cape Catch 076-721 8636
Deep sea fishing trips.
All equipment and bait provided
Crecy Charters 044-533 0748
One-day adventure trips to various unforgettable venues.
Guided fishing tours & hunting trips.
Ecofun Adventure Trips 044-871 0578
Boat-based fly fishing, early evening game fish, traditional line fishing experience, etc. African Fishing Adventures 083-701 5793
20 km from Nature's Valley, this nature reserve stretches up the river for about 5-6km. 2�½ hours ferry trips available Keurbooms River Ferry and Angling Club 044-5327876
Fly fishing (as well as hiking, biking, horse riding, paragliding) about 100 kms from Nature's Valley Outeniqua Trout Lodge tel/fax: 044-382 6887
E-mail: venneman@iafrica.com www.outeniquatrout.co.za/
Boat hire at Keurbooms Angling Club 044-535 9740

AQUARIUMS

For those who prefer solid glass between them and marine life, there is the NSRI Aquarium at the Knysna Heads with a variety of salt and fresh water fish, featuring local and foreign sea fauna: Moray Eels, turtles, Clown fish, Oscars, Discus, Angel fish, and the famous Knysna seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) which is found only in the estuaries of the Garden Route. Open daily from 9am to 6pm. Donations go towards Sea Rescue funds for the National Sea Rescue Institute.

The only museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Angling Museum of the JLB Institute of Ichthyology is situated in the Old Gaol, Main Street, Knysna. It houses many donated items such as a large coelacanth caught off the Comoros. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Tel: 044-582 6138, Fax: 046-182 3423.

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