Kosi on FLY

South Africa's top saltwater fly fishing destination..

Guided Fly Fishing Adventures - KOSI BAY

One thing is for sure, there is absolutely nothing easy about getting good results at Kosi bay!

Conditions can be incredibly tough at the best of times with strong winds, big swell and strong inshore currents, but when it turns on, not many places in Africa can beat it!

4 Day adventure from R3950 p/person sharing..

Kosi Bay Quick Facts


Canvas and reed tents with en-suite shower, toilet and hand basin. Tents consist of 2 single beds with a bedside table, mosquito nets, plug-point and all bedding and bath towels supplied.


Our trips are self-catering with a full kitchen available for your use. Catered options can be arranged.

Park fees and permits

All your required park fees and permits are included in our packages! All you need to bring with is a valid fishing license available at your local Post Office.


Our trips are hosted at Kosi Bay mouth situated 5km south of the Mozambique border. This is the north eastern corner of South Africa.


You will have an experienced local fly fishing guide fishing with you during your entire Kosi bay stay. Local knowledge makes the difference!

Suggested weight class

We highly suggest for you to fish no lighter than a 9wt.

Best season

Although the summer months are generally the highlight of our season with regards to GT's, the entire year offer some spectacular catches of a great variety of species.

Target species

GT's, Bluefin kingfish, Brassy kingfish, Big-eye kingfish, Rock Salmon, Pickhandle barracuda, Springer, Grunter, Wolfherring, Wave Garrick and Threadfin mullet.

please note that we practice catch and release and wearing of floatation devices are compulsary when fishing!

Transfers and kayaks

Our guide will transfer you between your accommodation and the mouth twice daily and by kayak to the south bank of the estuary.

Kosi Bay Fly Fishing base camp

Our base camp consists of 10 permanent tents with en-suite shower, toilet and hand basin. All the tents are the same consisting of 2 single beds with a bedside table, mosquito nets, plug-point and all bedding and bath towels supplied. 

All accommodation is self-catering…
A Catered option is available by arrangement offering a light breakfast, picnic lunch, and homecooked dinner…

Guests are welcome to make use of the communal lapa & kitchen area for cooking and socialising. We usually have a social pit fire burning each evening and we do offer limited fridge and freezer space as well as a simple daily housekeeping service.

Target Species






Wave garrick


Wolf herring

Bluefin kingfish

Your 4 day Fly Fishing itinerary

Day 1

Your guide will welcome you at the camp at 12:00 with a refreshing welcoming drink and give you some time to settle in.

Before heading down to Kosi mouth for your first afternoon of fishing, he will sit down with you and give you a breakdown on what to expect with the current conditions, show you some detailed maps and explain the in’s and out’s of the Kosi bay system .

He will then drive you down to the mouth where you will fish either the north or south bank depending on conditions till just after dark. 

You will then get driven back to camp where you will have time to prepare dinner and enjoy some fire time.

(Catering can be organised at an additional fee)

Day 2

Your guide will meet you at 05:45 and drive you down to the estuary mouth where you will fish either the northern or southern bank depending on tide and wind directions.

If the wind is blowing from the south we will use kayaks to cross over to the south bank. The aim will be to fish hard and as long as we can.

At 11:00 we will head back to camp for you to have a late brunch and relax before our afternoon out to get our lines stretched!

At 14:00 our guide will drive you down to Kosi mouth for an afternoon of adrenalin pumping action.

You will fish well into the dark in hope of some big GT’s and River Snapper.

We will be back in camp around 20:00 for you to prepare yourself some dinner and enjoy some cold ones around the fire.

(Catering can be organised at an additional fee)

Day 3

We will do a repeat of day 2, every day comes with its own highlights.

Day 4

We will head down to Kosi mouth again at 05:45 in search of a last bit of action! Again depending on conditions your guide will take you to the most promising location depending on weather conditions.

At 10:00 we will head back to camp for you to prepare breakfast and freshen up before checking out.

(Please note that fishing times can be flexible to your needs, given that all members of the group agree)

Your guide

Rick Stadler

Rick has been fishing the kosi bay area on and off since 2003 and has relocated to the area permanently in 2020. his aim is to give you the visiting guest your biggest opportunity possible at casting a fly at your dream fish. his name is not in the famous 100cm gt club yet, but its coming soon! when not casting flies, you are sure to see him snorkeling out there studying fish movements and feeding habbits.

please note that we practice catch and release and wearing of floatation devices are compulsary when fishing!

Contact Us

For any queries or bookings please feel free to complete the contact form and we will get back to you asap! Alternatively you can also try to give us a call, but we are more than likely casting flies at big fish.. 

Base Camp

Kosi Bay Mouth



+27 72 031 6829

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