Tintswalo Lapalala’s ‘catch, release and research’ fly-fishing safaris | The Planner

Your next fishing safari could help further scientific research; Tintswalo Lapalala is now offering fly-fishing holidays on a ‘catch, release and research’ basis.

The Lapalala Wilderness Reserve was founded in 1981 by conservation champions, Dale Parker and Clive Walker. It is one of the largest private reserves in South Africa and has a reputation as a leader in sustainable wildlife conservation. As well as being home to the Big 5, it boasts an array of animal and plant species, and healthy fish populations that inhabit the 37 kilometer stretch of the Palala river that runs through the reserve. These include yellow fish, barbel, largemouth bass, red breasted and blue tilapia. All fishing is scientifically monitored and operated strictly on a catch-and-release basis.

Fishing is possible year-round, although the drier months from April to October provide some of the best opportunities as the water is calmer and more accessible.

Qualified nature guides, who are passionate and competent anglers, will help guests find the best spots.

Specialist fly-fishing packages can be customized for keen anglers, while others can choose early morning or late afternoon fishing excursions, or simply spend the day by the river fishing at leisure. Qualified nature guides, who are passionate and competent anglers, will help guests find the best spots and ensure the necessary data is collected for ongoing scientific research projects.

Tintswalo Lapalala is located in the Waterberg reserve, a quick three hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The area is malaria free. Guests can choose between luxury tented accommodation and rooms. To find out more, click here.

Special post-lockdown offer

Tintswalo Lapalala is offering South African residents a 50% discount for post-lockdown 2-night packages, starting from R18 500 for two people sharing, inclusive of accommodation in luxury tents, all meals and two safari activities daily.

To find out more, click here.