• Location
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Type of fishery
  • Trout streams, fly fishing only
  • Season
  • 01 September to 31 May
  • Accommodation
  • Day trips only
  • Getting there
  • 1 hour drive from Cape Town
  • Related articles
  • Western Cape, Cape Streams

Less than an hour's drive from the centre of Cape Town, lie the Western Cape's best keep fly-fishing secrets – the magical Cape streams. Stunningly clear freestone trout streams tumble from majestic peaks, through rugged valleys and down narrow gorges. They all hold healthy populations of wild and feisty rainbow and brown trout that readily rise to feed off the surface.

The opportunity to sight cast at visible fish with tiny dry flies and light tippets make these supremely clear streams a dry fly fisherman's paradise.

There are six rivers in total and all are governed by a strict catch-and-release policy. The streams vary dramatically in size, shape, accessibility and surrounding scenery. Lined with shrubs and bush, and beautiful indigenous fynbos, the streams boast excellent bird life and anglers stand a good chance of spotting wild buck, baboons and other wildlife.

A day out on these magnificent streams is about more than just fishing. It's a chance to escape into the wilderness and enjoy nature at its absolute finest.

Note: The terrain can be quite rugged. An adventurous attitude and a degree of fitness is required.

Season: The Cape Streams are closed from 31 May to 01 September each year.


Single angler: R 3,200.00 per person per day
Two anglers: R 2,200.00 per person, per day


  • Transport (pick up & drop off in Cape Town)
  • Guide (Max 2 anglers per guide and per beat)
  • Tackle (rod, reel, line)
  • Flies & terminal tackle
  • Fishing permits and licences
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • 6 hours fishing (8 hours total trip)


  • Gratuities
  • Clothing – wading boots, waders etc
  • Collection outside of Cape Town (10 km radius from Cape Town city centre)

*Please note any breakages or loss are for the clients cost (repair / replace).





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