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Following the success of the previous weeks guide drift the team set out for the seventh drift of the season feeling very confident. First time guests to African Waters André, Charles, Trevor and Matt arrived with huge levels of excitement as it was all of their first time fishing the beautiful orange river. Night one...
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The fifth week of the 2021 Kalahari season saw a full week of 30 degree plus days with only one afternoon of wind which made for absolute ideal conditions. The water temperature increased by the day, as well as the clarity, improving from a dirty brown to more of a dark green. The drift started...
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The 20th of August marked the end of our third wilderness Kalahari drift and a spectacular week it was. Our third drift saw the first consistent water levels of the season with the river dropping consistently throughout the course of the week. We started seeing the river clear up far more than the previous weeks....
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The second week of the 2021 Kalahari saw similar conditions to that of the first drift regarding the cold water and low visibility. Water levels were fluctuating daily due to water release from the dams upriver, this made it tricky, because just as the water would clear up a little, the water would rise again...
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As with all good things, the Kalahari 2020 season has come to an end and been committed to the memory banks and backed up. All that is left are the memories and photographs and some sore cheeks from all the laughing. But the river keeps flowing, the fish continue to feed and fight the currents,...
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The Orange River and the stark Kalahari is a place that can truly humble a person. The harsh sun and even harsher environment make your mind race, full of questions about how people have survived in this desolate landscape, from the current, large scale fruit farmers all the way back to the Hunter/Gatherer Nama people,...
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For the 6th week of the Kalahari Wilderness Drift season we decided to change things up. Instead of running the usual trip on the upper +/- 30km stretch of river, we decided to fish the gorge section of the mighty Orange – a section that has not been fished by African Waters for nearly a...
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For the 5th week of the Kalahari Wilderness Drift 2020 season we were joined by anglers Chris, Kieran, Dean, Paul, Farrel, and William. We knew we were in for a treat as from the the get go everyone got on like a house on fire. There was a lot of laughter around the camp fire...
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It’s easy to fall into the calm that only a Kalahari fishing trip can offer, instead of the daily commute to the office guests are now hurriedly packing rafts and strapping down dry bags to answer the call of the water. Kelly, John and Piet had fished for Smallmouth Yellows at the Makhangoa Community Camp...
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Largies demand an angler to be fully concentrated, period!Your gear needs to be up to scratch, your plan A, B and even plan C needs to be fully detailed and layed out, then we not even talking about your fly selection, presentation, and sink rate. So much thought and meticulous planning goes into successfully targeting...
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