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Cape Town Fishing Trips | South Africa | Yellowfin Tuna

Overview

Tour code: CAP001

We are incredibly pleased to offer one of the most exceptional fishing trips Cape Town has to offer. Team this up with the best boats and tackle available and you will soon find yourself being hooked up to one of the hardest and dirtiest fighting Tuna that swims our oceans.

If you have never hooked a Yellowfin Tuna, let us tell you that you are going to be in for a great experience as these fish do not give up. Most of the fight will be deep down, putting a considerable amount of strain on your back.

This may sound painful, but once you have landed your prize, the overwhelming sense of achievement will outweigh the back-breaking fight that these Tuna put upon rod and reel. Along with our fleet of boats and very experienced skippers, your days fishing will be the best it can be as these skippers know their waters and know when and where to fish.

Location

This destination is in South Africa near to the large city of Cape Town. Leaving the harbor of Hout Bay, you will venture out into nutrient-rich areas of water where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide creating some turbulent but fish-filled seas. This, in turn, attracts the many predatory fish that roam these waters and attract the anglers that visit here year after year.

The fishing grounds vary each day, and our skippers are always in touch with the commercial anglers. Getting up to date information on where the shoals of Tuna are. Make sure to visit our YouTube Channel and see what Cape Town fishing holidays are all about.

Fishing

The waters around Cape Town are rich in marine life. They give its visitors 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.

As you can see, this will suit many different anglers. Why not try something very different and target these supercharged fish on the fly. We are sure that our skippers will pull out all the stops to make your dreams come true.

To go with the fantastic fishing on offer, we have got a boat that will suit all anglers and all angler’s budgets. We have five fish-catching machines on offer all skippered by very experienced crews.

Boats

The smallest boat we have is the 28ft Magnum Walkaround which is powered by two 225 Yamaha 4 stroke engines, an onboard toilet cabin and is capable of taking four anglers.

Our second boat and most popular is the 32ft Magnum Closed Cabin boat powered by two 300 Yamaha 4 stroke engines, onboard toilet cabin and is capable of taking six anglers.

The third boat is another prevalent choice and its another 32ft Magnum. However, this time it is a walkaround boat powered by two 250 Yamaha 4 stroke engines. The boat also has onboard toilet cabins and is capable of taking six anglers.

Our fourth boat offers a little more luxury and room in the form of the 37ft full cabin walkaround Bill Edwards Sportfisher powered by Scania engine and comes with onboard toilet cabin and benefits from a small kitchen area. This boat is capable of taking six anglers and is the preferred option for days out in the ocean.

If you are looking for luxury then our fifth boat, the stylish 55ft Princess is for you. It is pushed along by two Volvo 480hp engines, two onboard toilet cabins, kitchen room, and Shower cubicle, main bedroom with en-suite, separate bathroom and four single beds. It is capable of taking 12 anglers out on one of the best days out on the ocean.

Guides

The five skippers in charge of the boats know these waters like the back of their hands. Fishing these waters since childhood, these skippers will know where and when to fish. What tackle to fish with, and most importantly when to set the hook.

They all speak perfect English and will be more than happy to assist you in any way you may need help. Another reason fishing trips to Cape Town are always so good. Their knowledge is excellent. The fishing guides are there to pass on their expertise to whoever fishes with them. By the end of your days fishing, you will feel part of the team.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about a Fishing holiday to Cape Town, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596. Our experienced team will be happy to help with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our fishing trips? You can view all our Big Game fishing trips here, along with all our fishing trips to South Africa. Also, don’t forget to request a free brochure.

 

 

 

Accommodation
Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel

The hotel is located in a picturesque fishing village called Hout Bay and offers a wide array of interesting shops and restaurants and with its close proximity to Cape Town being only 20-minute drive, this is the perfect base for a great holiday whether you decide to fish for your whole stay or take in some of the attractions, you won’t be far from everything. The long sandy beach that circles the bay is very quiet and is the perfect place to relax and take a dip whilst watching the world go passed. There are also many water activities which can be booked independently.

The Hotel

Chapmans Peak hotel has been part of this fishing village since the early 1900s and was the local landmark of the community. With a backdrop of deep green foliage of milk woods and standing in the shadows of Constantiaberg mountain, this hotel has undergone considerable change during its existence but has always remained a fine example of a seaside hotel.

Back in 2009 the hotel created an entirely new wing with 22 tastefully decorated rooms with two spacious penthouse suites and with its proximity to the beach, proved to be a winning formula for visiting guests. These new spacious rooms all benefited from spectacular views of Hout Bay beach which is widely renowned as one of the finest beaches in South Africa. Now with 24 contemporary modern rooms, 10 of the existing charming rooms and historical building and a very popular restaurant, this hotel is truly a place of luxurious comfort.

Each room of 39 square meters benefits from the most spectacular views of Hout Bay beach and surrounding mountains which is unique in this area. The rooms can either be configured with twin beds or king-size beds to suit your needs, each room has its own private en-suite bathroom separated from the bedrooms by wooden shutters so you can enjoy the view whilst taking a soak. The bathrooms feature a bath for 2 people, separate shower cubicle, double basins, underfloor heating and an enclosed toilet area. Other facilities in the rooms include couch, desk and work station, flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms also include a private balcony with outdoor seating facilities.

Food & Drink

Chapmans Peak restaurant has built a huge reputation in and around Cape Town for some of the finest seafood available. With its fresh daily menus that have been built from decades of serving the guests, you will soon see why the reputation of this hotel is so known around this part of the world.

The sun terrace outside the restaurant is where it all happens and is the ideal place to sit and relax whilst eating some of the finest seafood around. You will benefit from the stunning sunsets and views across the bay whilst sipping on your after-dinner drinks.

The menu each day consist of locally sourced fresh fish from west coast Lobster, Prawns, Calamari and lots of different fish will be on offer. Seafood may well be the speciality of the restaurant however, its grilled steaks and fresh salads are also a draw by many visiting guests. Along with the great food on offer they have a wide selection of wines from around the globe, local and imported beers and of course if you like to try something different then there is always the extensive cocktail list.

On Location

The Cape Peninsula provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas. The beautiful coastal areas of Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno, Bantry Bay, Hout Bay and Blouberg surround the breath-taking tranquillity of the Winelands, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. There are many attractions that can be booked with the hotel reception and some that you must simply take time to visit. A full list of other activities can be acquired by asking a member of the Sportquest Holidays team.

If you would like to know more about the Chapmans Peak Hotel, please feel free to contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.

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

Itinerary

The itinerary below 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 representative from Xtreme Fishing Charters 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 sightseeing tours or you can simply laze around the beach and soak up some sun before your days fishing.

If you speak to the hotel reception they can help organise some tours to see some of the local tourist attractions

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 7 am 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:

At a pre-arranged time and 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

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.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/05/2020 10/07/2020 9 8 4 £3,626 N/A Enquire Now Save £250pp Any Weeks in this month
11/07/2020 10/09/2020 9 8 4 £3,626 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/09/2020 14/12/2020 9 8 4 £3,626 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2021 30/04/2021 9 8 4 £3,676 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/05/2021 10/07/2021 9 8 4 £3,676 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/07/2021 10/09/2021 9 8 4 £3,676 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/09/2021 14/12/2021 9 8 4 £3,676 N/A Enquire Now N/A

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.

ATOL
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

What's Included

  • 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 (Based on 32ft Magnum Boat)

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All other meals
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Fly fishing tackle and local tips

Options

  • World Traveler Plus upgrades

  • Business Class upgrades
  • First Class upgrades
  • Single room upgrade
  • Boat Upgrades

Price Supplements

  • If you would like to upgrade to one of our other boats please contact a member of the Sportquest team who will be more than happy to help.

  • If your group size is smaller or larger than the standard two people travelling then please contact a member of the Sportquest Holidays team who will give you a more up to date price.

Price Match Promise

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.

Financial Security

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.

Tour Notes

Visa

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 the 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 are dependent on the airline. We, therefore, recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airline’s 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)

Questions & Answers

WHERE IS THE DESTINATION?

This destination is located in South Africa near to Cape Town, you will be based around Hout Bay which is a renowned fishing area in South Africa and is very close to many non-fishing activities. These can be booked with the receptionist at the hotel

WHERE WILL I FISH?

You will be fishing the turbulent waters around the tip of South Africa, this is where both the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet creating some extremely nutrient-rich water. The ocean in this area is not very often calm so having good sea legs is a must.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REACH THE FISHING GROUNDS?

The fishing grounds can vary in distance, some may be as close as half an hour but depending on where the fish are you may have to travel further.

WHAT FISH WILL I CATCH?

You will mainly be targeting the very fast and hard fighting Yellowfin Tuna however as you are fishing in the open ocean you never know what could take your bait.

HOW MANY FISH WILL I CATCH?

When the Tuna are running in numbers you can have some very fast and frantic action with many fish being caught. On an average day, you should expect to catch 1 Yellowfin Tuna per person per day but when there are lots of Tuna around you could see as many as 3 or 4 per person.

HOW WILL I FISH?

You could be mainly trolling artificial lures and teasers, these attract the Tuna in close and they will then start to strike out at the lures that are being trolled behind the boat. Another method you could possibly experience is using fish baits, these will be trolled behind the boat on outriggers,  then once you have located the feeding fish the action should be pretty exciting and constant.

DO THE GUIDES SPEAK ENGLISH?

All the captains and deckhands speak perfect English.

WHO IS BEST SUITED TO THIS DESTINATION?

This destination is perfect for those who like a lot of action as the Sea off Cape Town is a prolific fishery. You certainly do not need to be an expert big game angler as the deckhands will take great care of you. On the other hand, if you are an experienced big-game angler you will also have lots of fun as the action can be fairly hectic on occasions when the Tuna are running.

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

This destination suits anglers of all abilities from first time big game anglers to the most experienced.

HOW PHYSICALLY DEMANDING IS THIS TRIP?

You have to be fairly fit for this style of fishing. As most of the fishing is done standing it does tend to cause a little lower back pain as these Tuna fight hard and some fights can last over an hour. We have full stand up and fight belts on all the boats which will of course help with some of the pressures of the fight.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO?

The Yellowfin Tuna run is from September through until June with many other species turning up as well from October. The peak months would have to be December and January though.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

We will fly you from the UK into cape Town international airport where you will then be picked up and transported to your accommodation.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

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.

WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

Breakfast is included but your main meals are not so you can visit one of the many bars and restaurants in the local area which serve meals such as steaks, burgers and pasta and you must try some of the seafood that Hout bay is so very famous for.

DOES THE HOTEL PROVIDE FISHING TACKLE?

The tackle that is provided when out on the boats is of a good standard. If you fancy a little popper or jig fishing then we would recommend you taking your own equipment as they tend to concentrate more on trolling equipment.

IS INTERNET AND PHONE SIGNAL AVAILABLE?

Phone signal is available and the Wifi at the resort is free.

ARE THERE OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE?

Yes, there are other activities to do here including shark diving. There is also a very extensive list of tourist attractions which can all be booked at the reception of the hotel.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

Blogs

Reviews

Stacey

Hi Paul thank you for helping me organise this my husband was very pleased with the fishing. I spent most of my days down by the beach painting an also the hotel organised some days out for me which went very well.

Thanks will be in touch soon

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stacey, I am so pleased he liked it and that he didn't find out. If you ever need us to organise something like this again just give me a shout. Would love to see some of your paintings I bet there were some lovely things to draw. What days out did you do?

All the best Paul

Michael

Hotel was fantastic and great food. Well done for advising us to eat some of the seafood. The trip was excellent, the fishing was very good and we all managed to get our Tuna and you were right they pull really hard. Thanks Paul

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Michael I did warn you how hard they fight. Hopefully no one was injured during battle!!! So glad you liked the hotel, we get some pretty good feedback on this hotel. It has awesome views

All the best Paul

Henry

Indeed an Xtreme experience! Had a blast in the deep blue! Will definitely be seeing you soon for another fishing adventure! Thanks for all your help

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Henry, I told you the guys knew what they were doing..... They are some of the best skippers around and certainly, know how to put you on fish. I will pass on your comments as I think they will be pleased.

All the best Paul

Lee

Very professional and organised skipper. No doubt an unforgettable fishing experience.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Lee, great to hear you loved it. Would love to see some pictures when you have some spare time. What did you think about the hotel, was it worth having the seaview room?

All the best Paul

André

Great Experience! Money well spent! Very professional and skilled! Guy was an excellent skipper and made sure we got the best out of our day. Will defenitely be seeing you soon for another fishing adventure!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Andre, thank you for taking the time to email us your feedback. I will pass on your kind comments

All the best Paul

Karl

Good Yellowfin and Mako, great boats and staff

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Karl, glad to hear you liked the place. I will try and catch up with you in the next couple of weeks. All the best Paul

Dean

Thank you, James and Guy, for a good day of fishing. You are really professional in your work of xtreme fishing. Skilled to find where the fish are and flexible to change way of fishing method when new opportunities shows up.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Dean, the guys over there will be really pleased with your feedback. They work so hard to put people on the fish and its comments like this that make them the best team out there. Thank you

All the best Paul

Glenn

Going tuna fishing with Xtreme charters was a total blast. We went out on Osprey with Mike and having Bosman and Joe on the boat as well was great fun.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Glenn, thanks for your feedback I will pass it on to the skippers. Please remember to send me the pictures when you get time

All the best Paul

John

Very good set up, boats, staff. Main problem is wind, you would easily get there and find it unfishable.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi John, thank you for your feedback form and looks like you managed to catch a few good Yellowfin. Yes this part of the world does suffer from winds throughout the year. Hopefully you and Selina enjoyed the hotel

All the best

Paul

Michael

The whole holiday / fishing experience was excellent!

The boat skipper (James) and his crew were great. Caught several big Yellowfins (95 kg, 91 kg, 90 kg + 88 kg)

Waterproof bib and brace and boots with a good tread would combat the water.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Michael, thank you so much for the great feedback, I will pass it on to the guys in South Africa.

I have now added the bib and brace with a good pair of boats in to the pre trip information and thanks for speaking with me on your return

All the best

Paul

Alan

This is the ultimate deepwater trip.

Nothing pulls pound for pound like Yellowfin!

We had several triple hook - ups and all landed fish up to 190 lbs.

Hotel is great, 5 mins from boat, huge rooms + great food (cheap). Best boat + skipper you'll ever get.

Thought Guatemala was unbeatable, I was wrong!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Alan, sounds like you guys had a great trip and they looked after you guys very well. Love the pictures

Where next for you guys?

Looking forward to have a catch up

All the best

Paul

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