Category: Tips n Tricks

12 Must have Glamping Items

To rough it or not to rough it? Much has changed since the early days of two sleeper tents, with nothing but a ground mat and sleeping bag for comfort and a can of bully beef for dinner. The world of camping has evolved into Glamping i.e Glamorous camping - where gear innovations make life in a tent comfortable and enjoyable for the whole family. This means that extended holidays in…

Know your fish and how to catch them

Know your fish So you have got a pink slip from the missus and you're headed for a day out to revel in your most basic instinct - to hunt or in this instance fish. The big questions is so what you fishing for?   - And if your answer is “Anything that bites and swims” Then this article is for you. Having spent time with some pro-fisherman, the difference between…

Its Knot Who You Know – The 6 best beginner knots and how to tie them

Most beginners think that by buying a really expensive rod and reel combo that this will guarantee them to catch "The Monster". But as most experienced fishermen know all to well - Its your Knots that let you down. Poorly tied knots will slip or break, but conversely really great knots tied well can actually increase the strength  of your line - and land you the whopper of your dreams.…

Real men do C.A.R

Catch and release - The How and Why   A fish that is caught then swims away lives to be caught another day. There are way to many befits to the catch and release being practiced by educated anglers around the world to be ignored. So if your new to fishing or just brushing up on some more knowledge then make C.A.R a priority in your fishing. However Catch and…

Keen to Climb?

So your keen to climb but don't know a boulder from a belay. Here is a short beginners guide to climbing types, methods and gear required to join one of the worlds most awesome sporting communities. Ok, We have all seen those images of muscled hunks hanging by a finger tip off a precipice and thought "WTF" ! - How am I going to do that? the good news is…

Choosing the Perfect Campsite

Fortune favours the prepared! There is an old saying in Africa "That there is no room for sissies in the bush" and that is certainly true. When we first started out, we learnt many lessons the hard way, from being completely flooded to frying to death under a baking sun. Choosing the ideal campsite in advance will save you  a whole lot of trouble. Choosing the perfect campsite In choosing…

Camping Checklist

Proper Preparation Prevents a Poor Performance Whether your new to camping or an old hand - having a camping checklist can make all the difference. Everybody's needs are different so ours is a simple camping checklist which you can also download and adapt to suit your needs. Campsite Set-Up Tent and Tent Poles Pegs, Guy ropes and Hammer Ground Mat Gazebo Lanterns Tables and Chairs Sleeping Set-Up Camp Cot Mattress…

Destination – Vaal River

You will always remember your first Kiss and your first Yellow fish. The Vaal river stretches from the Breyten in Mpumalanga, to its final destination as the as the largest tributary of the mighty Orange river, in the Northern Cape. It is surrounded by farming communities and tranquil game farms and much of it course remains in its natural state. If you are looking for an awesome place to go…

Destination – Jozini Dam

Between the majestic Ubombo and Lebombo mountains on the elephant coast, lies the stunning man-made Jozini dam within the Pongolapoort nature reserve, the oldest reserve in Africa which was proclaimed by President Kruger in 1894. Jozini dam is compared to Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe, its fast becoming the mecca of fisherman seeking to add the ferocious Tiger Fish to their species list. Fishing Jozini is that rare combination of stillness, drifting…

Destination Wild Coast

The rugged beauty of the Wild Coast is comprised of miles of untouched coastline and rolling hills, situated deep in the heart of the Transkei region in of the Eastern Cape. The Wild coast has the best rock and surf fishing in the country due to the lack of intense commercial and recreational angling owing to its remote location. There are some great locations to stay in the Wild coast…