The ranger releasing about 90 fish into the dam during the summer. Royal Natal National Park. Nearby Mooi River is fishable but the privately owned dams are best since they are maintained in good nick by fishing clubs.
Of the ten accommodations listed for Waterval Boven most have their own dams for fishing or access to the Elands River.(Click on foto for larger image)
Mt Lebanon backerpackers was a favourite stopover of mine in the Drakensberg for there is a beautiful dam full of trout located at your cabin door step. In the morning or evenings I would catch a trout from the bank, or drift around in a row boat to fish for rainbow trout. About 1 lb, or 14 inches size, was normal, and I would catch one or two for the evening meal, or smoke them over an improvised smoker for tapas con vino. During the day I would hike up to the escarpment or join in with others on a horseback ride of the property.
A smoker of unique design that kept us backpackers supplied in smoked trout.
More details of backpackers and fishing in the Drakensberg region is given in my Bootsnall article The Drakensberg.