Makhangoa Community Camp - Lesotho

  • November to March
  • 6 Anglers
  • Lesotho, Southern Africa
  • 3 to 7 Night option


Where to fly to (International guests): Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein or Maseru

Where your tour starts: On arrival in camp, or at Katse lodge (if 4×4 transfers are required)

Transfers to camp: African Waters can provide 4×4 transfers from Katse Lodge to camp and return for gusts driving low clearance vehicles.

Transport to camp: Best option is to hire vehicle from Johannesburg or Durban if not self-drive in your personal vehicle. For groups of 4 – 8, we can provide a great transfer service from Johannesburg.

Type of accommodation: Stone and thatch fishing bungalows, and large central living area, all built from local materials.

Boats: No, all fishing is done off foot.

Communications: Cell communication at camp.

Laundry: Yes, free of charge

Optional add on Safari to your stay: For international guests we advise adding on a trip to Cape Town and/or Kruger National Park while in South Africa. AW reservations can assist with this.

Safety: 100% safety record. All groups are cared for by our full time team of professional fishing guides, river ranges and community camp staff Our professional team on and off the water ensures our guests can focus on the fly fishing and Lesotho mountain experience while we take care of the rest.

In 2011 we made it our goal to explore Lesotho’s waterways looking for a world-class yellowfish destination, which we knew would be there. In 2012, after numerous exploratory trips, hours spent on Google Earth, some intense white knuckle 4×4 trips and epic mountain treks, this goal was achieved! We are pleased to be able to offer a yellowfish experience like no other. This is dry fly and sight fishing of the highest quality. Yellowfishing as it was millennia ago. With the Makhangoa Community Camp on the Bokong River as the base for the trip, anglers have access to over 20km of the finest yellowfishing waters available in Southern Africa.

Apart from the amazing sight fishing to yellowfish, guests are treated to the rare opportunity of being able to target both rainbow and brown trout in the same system. In addition to the sublime fly fishing, anglers get to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Lesotho Mountains and her people.

Makhangoa Community Camp:

The Makhangoa Community Camp is designed and built to mirror a traditional Basotho homestead and blend in with the mountain environment. The camp comprises of 4 traditional Rondavels (round cha- lets), each sleeping 2 guests in single beds. The Rondavels are built out of river stone and thatch, and each has a veranda overlooking the river.

The heart of the camp is the outside deck, living/kitchen area, which comprises of a lounge with large welcoming couches, a fire place, and large black-wood dining table counter. This building is also built from local stone and is a fine example of traditional masonry.

The camp kitchen comprises gas stoves, fridge and freezer facilities. Lighting throughout the camp is 220v via battery and inverter system and solar. There are plug points in the living area to charge cameras and phones.
Ablutions are in a separate stone building at the back of the camp, over looking the estuary system, where the Bokong flows into Katse Dam. The ablutions consist of two flush toilets, two hot showers, and two hand basins, all with hot and cold running water.

Bedding and towels are supplied.

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