The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is one of the largest private reserves in South Africa and was founded in 1981 by conservation champions Dale Parker and Clive Walker. Picture: @tintswalo_at_lapalala/Instagram
The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is one of the largest private reserves in South Africa and was founded in 1981 by conservation champions Dale Parker and Clive Walker. Picture: @tintswalo_at_lapalala/Instagram

Tintswalo Lapalala introduces fly-fishing safaris

By Travel Reporter Time of article published Jul 11, 2020

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Tintswalo Lapalala will be introducing fly-fishing on a "catch, release and research" basis as a new activity within the Waterberg reserve. 

Located three hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is a malaria-free sanctuary for many plant and animal species. These include the Big 5, but it is the spectacular Palala river that runs 37km through the reserve that sets it apart. 

The river teems with fish that includes healthy populations of a wide variety of species such as yellow fish, barbel, largemouth bass, red breasted and blue tilapia to offer nymph style fly-fishing. 

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Lapalala has a beautiful river called the palala river that runs 27 kilometers through the reserve and there is a few spots that is accessible by foot that is teeming with fish and very healthy populations in very clear and clean water. Fly fishing is the dominant way of catching fish in the river as there is many rocky rapids that contains good fish for nymph style fishing and also a lot of deep pools where sinking line can be used to chase fish. There is also a big dam with a lot of different fish species that is good to shake of the rust or for the younger generation looking too cut their teeth in the age old tradition of fly fishing. #TintswaloLapalala #Wilderness #LuxuryLodge #Luxuryresort #SouthAfrica #Waterberg #Limpopo #Africa #Tourism #LuxuryTravel #Lodge #Wildlife #Travel #FamilySafari #ProudlySouthAfrican #TravelingSouthAfrica #TravelLife #Adventure #FamilyTravel #Vacation #bucketlisttravel #GameDrive

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The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve is one of the largest private reserves in South Africa and was founded in 1981 by conservation champions Dale Parker and Clive Walker. 

It is recognised as a champion of sustainable wildlife conservation. Fishing is scientifically monitored and operated strictly on a catch-and-release basis. Led by qualified nature guides who are passionate and competent anglers, data is collected for ongoing scientific research projects.

During the drier months, April through to October provide the best fishing opportunities when the river is calmer and more accessible. During the summer months fishing excursions take place in the south of the reserve where the deep pools may yield feisty yellow fish of more than a kilogram. 

Specialist fly-fishing packages are customized for keen anglers, while regular guests may opt for early morning or late afternoon fishing excursions. Guests may also choose to spend the day out in the reserve fishing at leisure and enjoying the tranquility of a river picnic at lunch.

SPECIAL POST-LOCKDOWN OFFER

Tintswalo Lapalala is offering a 50 percent discount post-lockdown two-night packages to South African residents, from R18 500 for two people sharing, inclusive of accommodation in luxury tents, all meals and two safari activities daily.

Visit: https://tintswalo.com/lapalala/gamelodge/

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