Albert Falls dam boat hire operates from Msinsi Nature Reserve and Bon Accorde just 10 minutes from Pietermaritzburg and 40 minutes from Durban in Kwazulu Natal. S.A. The dam is the fourth biggest in volume dam in Kwazulu Natal at 289.7 cubic meters and is 655.9m above sea level. We offer our boat hire as the dam is most popular for its bass and carp fishing although there are also scalies, tilapia and barbel in the dam. The dam holds the world record of 24kg when six bass were caught in one day. The biggest bass competition in South Africa is held at the dam on the last weekend of August every year. Thereafter the dam is closed for a month to allow the fish to spawn. Our boat hire can be booked for half or a full day, which includes the use of the boat, skipper (driver), petrol, life jacket etc. Most of our boats can take up to four people.
Although the fishing is the most popular at the dam, after having a few hours of fishing with us on the dam there is also game viewing available with a variety of game like rhino, bush baby, giraffe, eland, antelope, jackal, zebra etc.
The reserve is also most popular for bird watching with +-280 bird species, african fish eagle, osprey, secretary bird, great white egret, cormorants, spoonbill, hammerkop, variety of water birds etc.
Msinsi Nature Reserve and Bon Accorde that are situated on Albert Falls Dam both offer overnight accomodation with a range of lodges and camping. Both places also have picnic spots and braai area's along the water side for you to make use of if you only want to make a day of it.
For more info and prices please contact Heidi on 0732275385