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Resort Review: Glenshee, Machadodorp, Mpumalanga

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Campers are generally into all sorts of outdoor activities, and I’m no different – I enjoy fly fishing for trout and bass whenever the opportunity presents itself. But the prices keep going up, and venues which offer camping and good fishing are few and far between.

An internet search yielded Glenshee near Machadodorp. This town and its surrounds have been a premier flyfishing destination for years; Glenshee offers only camping and boasts two dams stocked with bass and trout.

They also have their own hatchery, so they’re not reliant on stock from elsewhere. While the venue can be used by any enthusiast, most of the campsites are permanently occupied by members’ caravans.

Camping prices are very affordable, and a fishing permit for the day costs R100 at the time of writing. This allows you to keep two fish should you so wish, but you can catch and release all day long.

Words & Images Robin Joffee

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