Jozini Dam – Boat Cruise & Tiger Fishing
Jozini Dam is situated in a beautiful part of northern KZN on the western side of the Lebombo mountain range in an area characterized by bushveld, wildlife and subtropical weather. The Jozini Dam, covering an area of 16 000 hectare, is surrounded by private and provincial game reserves which have healthy populations of animals and birds. Jozini is now a protected breeding area for a host of water birds, mammals and fish such as the Tiger Fish. The Pongolapoort gorge is magnificent and worth a visit by boat to explore the inlets and cliffs.
There are 27 species of fish in the Jozini Dam, the most prevalent being the tiger fish, Tilapia (kurper), barbel, yellowfish and carp. The Jozini Dam is at the most southern range of the African Tiger Fish, and with so much space, food and warm water, the tiger fish populations have grown to the point where Jozini is now one of the most popular fishing destinations in South Africa, with catches of tiger fish comparable to places like the Okavango Delta and the Zambezi River, just so much closer by and very easy to get to with any vehicle.
BIG 5 Reserve
Experience a BIG 5 Safari at Amakhosi Private Game Reserve. Only one hour drive from Pakamisa, you may encounter the famous BIG 5, Elephant Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. With a diversity of vegetation from rolling hills, grass and wetlands, this is home not only to the larger animal species but also the smaller, fascinating world of insects, amphibians and birds.
Afternoon game drives are conducted in one of Amakhosi’s open Safari vehicles, you will be accompanied by an experienced Game Ranger and Tracker. The game drive takes 3 – 4 hours. Prior arrangement must be made for children under the age of 12 to participate on game drives .
Organised visits to a local school and orphanage are easily arranged. There are many inspiring community projects in the area. Meet a Zulu family and visit their homestead.
Elephant Interacting & Cat Rehabilitation Centre
If you are interested, please contact our reservations office for detailed information.