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Cape Town | South Africa | Yellowfin Tuna

Tour code: CAP001
Category: Big Game Fishing, Popper & Jig Fishing

We extremely pleased to be able to offer some of the finest Yellowfin Tuna fishing the world has to offer, team this up with the best boats and tackle available and you will soon find yourself living the dream of being hooked up to one of the hardest and dirtiest fighting Tuna that swims our oceans.

Our two Skippers, James and JJ have been fishing ever since they could walk and they have gained a huge amount of knowledge of their local waters and we like to say that if there is something they do not know then its not worth knowing. James has fishing in his blood, having a father that was a provincial angler, and learnt his trade by being on the sea from a very young age he has the uncanny ability of always finding fish.

JJ De Villiers was once a professional rugby player who with a love of the sea got involved in the commercial fishing industry making himself into a respected fisherman. After doing this for years, he got involved in the fishing charter business, running his own boat to a very successful level. JJ has skippered in the South Africa Tuna nationals where he helped land the winning fish.

Both our skippers are SAMSA approved and have all the relevant licences and pride themselves on giving a professional service and a fun filled experience.

The boat we use to chase these supercharged fish is of a high standard. The 32ft Magnum sport fishing catamaran has a full cabin and is fitted with 2 x 300hp Yamaha four stroke engines. They have not spared the money on the electronics on board and fitted it with the best from Furuno fish finders, Radar, AIS , chart plotters, auto pilot and VHF radio.

The equipment on board is the best, sporting Shimano and Penn reels and the very best stand up and fight boat rods.

The waters around Cape Town are rich in marine life and offer some of the best opportunities to catch huge Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna and Yellowtail. The fishing styles on offer are popper fishing, jigging, plugging and trolling so as you can see this will suit many different anglers and why not try something very different and target these super charged fish on the fly, we are sure that our skippers will pull out all the stops to make your dreams come true.

Along with the variety of Tuna that can be caught you have a lot of other species to go for such as Marlin, Dorado, Mako Sharks and occasionally and big Wahoo will charge your lures.

We really do think this will be a great trip and one that will leave you with life time memories and you never know, you may even find yourself attached to a world record.

Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel

This stunning and charming hotel dating from the 19th century is located at the foot of the world famous Chapmans Peak Drive right in the heart of the picturesque village of Hout Bay. This charming hotel is only a short 20 minute drive from Cape Town city centre and 45 minutes from the airport.

The Chapmans Peak Drive is considered to be the gateway of the Cape Point Route and leads you to world famous attractions such as Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town and Cape Point itself, one of the top tourist attractions of South Africa.

The hotels restaurant is well known for its tasty Calamari which is enjoyed on their sun drenched terrace with stunning views across the bay, beach and valley. Along with the famous Calamari they also serve seafood platters and succulent steaks.

The hotel has 24 contemporary and modern rooms, 10 existing charming rooms all set in this historical building and a very charming popular restaurant. The venue is truly a unique and luxurious boutique hotel by the sea.

Board: Bed & Breakfast
Rooms: Single & Twin available
Telephone: In Room
Internet: In Reception
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 230 volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout Hotel
Meals: In Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Credit & Debit Cards
Species Information
Yellowfin Tuna
Season: All Year
Peak: September to June
Weight: 50LB to 220LB
Average Weight: 120LB
Longfin Tuna
Season: All Year
Peak: October to May
Weight: 30LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 40LB
Big Eye Tuna
Season: All Year
Peak: October to July
Weight: 60LB to 250LB
Average Weight: 150LB
Season: All Year
Peak: January to April
Weight: 100LB to 700LB
Average Weight: 250LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Dubai

DAY 2:

Depart Dubai
Arrive Cape Town

Once you have collected your luggage and cleared customs, make your way outside the terminal building where there will be a Sportquest Holidays representative holding up a board with your name on it.

They will then transfer you in a private vehicle the short drive to your hotel. (Approx 30mins)

When you arrive at your hotel and checked in, you are then free to relax and explore the stunning Hout Bay. There are many different restaurants to choose from in and around Hout Bay.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel B/B (Twin room)

DAY 3:

This day is free for you to relax and explore the surrounding area. We can help you organise sight seeing tours or you can simply laze around the beach and soak up some sun before your days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel B/B (Twin room)

DAYS 4 & 5: Fishing Days.

At a pre-agreed time, our skipper will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you the very short drive to the marina where our boat is moored.

After a short briefing with your skipper, you will depart the marina around 7am for your full days fishing targeting the fish you want to target.

At around 17:00 you will arrive back at the marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel B/B (Twin room)

DAYS 6 & 7: Fishing Days.

Each day you can choose to fish different styles, simply make it clear to our skipper and he will take you to the best areas for your chosen style of fishing.

We can organise you a days popper fishing, jig fishing or trolling it is entirely up to you. You can also try your hand at a bit of fly fishing for these huge Tuna but be prepared to have the fight of your life (Fly fishing tackle not included)

After your full days fishing you will then be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel B/B (Twin room)

DAY 8:

Once you have checked out of your hotel our representative will transfer you back to Cape Town International airport for your return flight

Depart Cape Town

Day 9:

Arrive Dubai

Depart Dubai
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
11/07/201910/09/2019984£4,246N/A  Book Now
11/09/201914/12/2019984£3,921N/A  Book Now
01/03/202030/04/2020984£4,053N/A  Book Now
01/05/202010/07/2020984£3,953N/A  Book Now
11/07/202010/09/2020984£4,378N/A  Book Now
11/09/202014/12/2020984£4,053N/A  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • State of the art fishing boats
  • All big game tackle
  • Professional fishing guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary B/B
  • 4 days fishing
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All other meals
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Fly fishing tackle and local tips

World Traveler Plus upgrades
Business Class upgrades
First Class upgrades
Single room upgrade

Tour Notes


A machine readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Cape Town

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Dubai (approx 7 hrs) Dubai – Cape Town (approx 9 hrs 40mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.
If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Cape Town – Hotel (approx 30 minutes)

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