Fly fishing

The fishing waters are situated in natural settings that offer superb indigenous vegetation and birdlife, and splendid views of the dramatic Amatolas. In order to maintain the wildness of the fishery, the fishing policy is strictly ‘catch and release’.

Fishing is available in the Mnyameni Dam, set between two picturesque mountains, and in the upper reaches of the Mnyameni Stream. Fishing is also great along a seven kilometre stretch of the Cata stream and in the Cata Dam.

The Mnyameni and Cata streams join downstream to form the Gxulu River, which is a significant tributary of the Keiskamma River. Probably the most interesting feature of the Cata Stream is that it is one of only a handful of rivers in South Africa that are populated by wild brown trout.

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Fishing rainbow trout in the Cata and Mnyameni Dams will only commence in 2015 due to construction taking place at these two dams. However, the Department of Water Affairs have agreed to allocate a permit to the community for once-off events, so watch out for our fly fishing events for these dams.

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Chalet Rates*
R1 200 if you book out a full chalet. R150 per person sharing a single room. R300 per room for a double room. *Stay 3 nights get the 4th night free.
Homestay Rates
R200 dinner, bed and breakfast


    Tyhilelwa Gcilitshana
    Cata Tourism
    C: 072 568 7926

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