Meet and Greet:
Depart for Kunene:
Kunene is 350km of rough driving from Terrace Bay. You can only do it with a 4x4. The trip will take about 10 hours to complete. We don’t supply any food during this day so please pack something for lunch. We will sleep short of the camp arriving around 16H00, that will leave us with some time to fish the late afternoon shift.
Your dinner is included for that evening, we will have a nice "braai" while camping right on the beach.
This is a very relax day. We serve a good traditional Cowboy breakfast on the beach. You will have time to fish the early morning. After breaking camp, we head out fishing all the good spots along the way to our camp at the Kunene Mouth. We normally arrive there around 16H00 leaving us time to pitch camp and get ready for the next day.
NOTE: Please do pack your own beverages and ensure that you have enough ice.
We have a camp where we will be staying for the duration of the trip. The camp comes with a kitchen, dining hall, flush toilets, and warm water showers. There are no power so if you need additional power you will have to make plans. Small generator can work to keep your fridges going during the day but won’t be allowed to run during the evenings. You will have to bring your own.
We will fish for four full days at the Kunene area. The Mouth area has a non fish zone of 500m from the actual mouthing area to where we can start fishing. This zone was implemented by Nature Conservation. The reason for this non fishing zone is to protect the Leatherbacks in the mouth area. Although the perception that you only catch big fish at the mouth, this isn't the case. If the mouth area is "ON" you will be kept busy but other from that we do fish allot in other areas that presents good fishing as far as 45km away.
It is always a good plan to bring your own small gas stove for your own private cooking if needed.
Depart back to Terrace Bay. You can either stay over in Terrace or push on home, we are normally in Terrace round 15H00 on this day allowing you ample time to reach Henties Bay.
What to pack:
NOTE: We carry all necessary recovery gear, we got you covered.
Fuel for the trip:
Example: I have a 2.8GD6 diesel Hilux. I take 300L total from Terrace Bay. You are welcome to call me and discuss your fuel situation. Take rather to much then to little. This is a trip of a “Lifetime”, go prepared.
What is included in the tour price:
Minimum tackle requirements for fishing at the Kunene Mouth:
Fishing can be hardcore up at the mouth and you need to be prepared for it. We fish with heavier tackle to prevent the subsequent loss of fish as well as tackle, we don’t want the Mouth area to be clocked up with fishing line. If you cannot comply with these minimum requirements, you are unfortunately not allowed to fish in the Mouth area but can fish South from the Mine entrance.
Then bring your fishing tackle you will need for the trip, cutting board, rod holder, Chokka hammer and so on.
If you need to add tackle you are welcome to contact Grumpy at Bushwhackers in Swakop, he understands fishing especially up at the Kunene and will guide you to buy the correct tackle without overspending.
More on tackle – for interrace sake:
Chisel nose plugs (white, pink, green) work very well, but not the large ones. Garrick at the Kunene are seldom over 6 kg and prefer 1,5 or max 2-ounce plugs. It will not harm to have a few bigger lures, just in case. Poppers work maybe even better than plugs, but again, the size is important. Big ones (18cm+) do not work. Fish chase them, but seldom hook up. We do not use treble hooks at all, single hook only.
We prefer you not to use any spoons. We have a particularly good reason for that.
But yet again, don't spend to much money on lures.
It is very important to keep your bait frozen or very cold. To do so you need to cater accordingly with your fridges and ensure your power supply is sufficient.
Dusky Cob, Silver Cob, Steenbras, Garrick, Shad, Blacktail, Spotted Grunter, Bronzy, Cow Shark, Spotted Gully shark, Smooth Hound (3 species), Sand Shark (2 species), Blue & Bull Ray, Duckbill, Rough Tailed Skate, Catfish (2 species) and a lot of other species that swim south from Angola when the water gets warmer in summer.
For further information, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.
Group Reservations: Minimum of 20 participants:
Dates Available for 2023:
Dates Available for 2024:
Tour Price per person: R13,850.00