Niel Malan posted some photos of Mtentu River in the Member's Gallery. River, rock, surf, fly and deep-sea fishing – Myriad coastal and estuarine locations make this a favourite destination for anglers. Cyclists also have the added advantage to reach further into Mkambati Reserve than the hiker with famous sites like The Superbowl within a day’s ride. Foreign guests frequently comment on what a special destination it is. Mtentu has gained the reputation of being one of the most unique travel destinations on the Wild Coast and in South Africa as a whole. Highmoor is reserved primarily for stillwater trophy fishing and is closed intermittently for several months of the year to allow the fish to grow to a trophy size. Over and above this you will encounter a number of turtles, birdlife and nature at its finest Mtentu is stunning and has revitalizing scenery. Patrick Patton of Choudrant got his first buck in Lincoln Parish on Thanksgiving morning. There’s plenty of points, drains and cypresses along the Mermentau, the Nezpique’ and Bayou des Cannes, according to the angler. It is near Mthatha River Mouth, an hour’s walk to the northeast, which is great for fishing and exploring. It was a long and bumpy ride but was well worth the trip. Seems like Fly Fishing Paradise. “When I am flipping wood, I’ll use my Mermentau Special skirts weedless or on a leadhead jig with a Fat Tuesday Cajun Lures’ Bayou Bug or PooDoo Craw,” he said. Fly Fishing Nation Recommended for you. Mtentu Lodge is nowhere near as luxurious as Umngazi Mouth, but its facilities are significantly better than the very basic Bulungula. Experience paradise on South Africa's Wild Coast. The beauty of the place is always inspiring. Page Transparency See More. Family rooms. The campsites main purpose is to create stability for the community and help promote sustainability. Mtentu is a community owned campsite. Just a stone’s throw away from Mtentu Lodge are numerous fishing spots. The Mermentau provides the three traditional forms of cover that most Southern Louisiana rivers share: shoreline cypresses, draining cuts and points. A vulture colony can be found 11 kms up the river. You can do this with a guide from Mtentu Lodge for R50 per person. Steeped in a mixture of legend and historical fact — with some folklore thrown in — the Mermentau River in Acadia Parish just might be a pearl amongst many fishing gems in Southwest Louisiana. Mtentu Lodge is nowhere near as luxurious as Umngazi Mouth, but its facilities are significantly better than the very basic Bulungula. There are many marine protected areas. A percentage of turnover goes directly back to the community that makes Mtentu magical. PH. No fishing is allowed in the Mtentu River. […]. Wild Coast Casino @ Port Edward Travel tips: 1. Skirt color and design are critical to match the forage the bass are feeding on in the river. Mtentu is a little village at the mouth of the Mtentu River, on the other side of the river from the beautiful Mkambati Nature Reserve, in the northerly reaches of the Wild Coast.. Wild Coast Mountain Bike Trails - www.imanawildride.co.za Mobile: 082 776 0435 5. Fishing. Mtentu Lodge: South Africa's untouched paradise - Read 123 reviews, view 169 photos, and find great deals for Mtentu Lodge at Tripadvisor Permits are required and are obtainable at post offices. So much so that cycling into the Lodge from the Wild Coast Sun has become one of the most popular ways for guests to get to the lodge for their holiday. Thought I will share my past weekend's fishing trip down to Mtentu (Transkei) - about 20km south of Port Edward. The Mtentu and Mkambati areas offer some of South Africa’s most spectacular local hiking trails. This is our own private beach with access to the estuary, the open river mouth and the ocean. Structure jig is bass pro’s favorite December lure, Preuett relies on his Cajun Bug to boat bass during January, Patrick Patton takes his first buck in Lincoln Parish. You may have read the article below. Deep water rock spots, gullies, three glorious beach spots and the Sikombe estuary are all within 4kms of the lodge. The car was discovered by state police divers during sonar training on Wednesday and hauled from the river Thursday. The hike goes through the ‘Pondoland Centre of Endemism’ (a specialist plant guide can be organised for botanical enthusiasts), with the Mzamba fossils and the red dunes being other natural highlights. Eco-tourism is a major source of income to the Mtentu village. “The color of the skirt matches bream and goggle-eye colors, and these panfish make up what I think bass are feeding on much of the time, especially around cypresses.”. It is also a place of violent storms, huge seas, shipwrecks and poverty. River, rock, surf, fly and deep-sea fishing – Myriad coastal and estuarine locations make this a favourite destination for anglers. HOTEL STYLE. From the moment you gaze up the gorge or look down over Leopard’s Falls, you will know why our community believes the river and forest around it has a spirit of its own. You can find out more about Aaron Pousson and Pousson’s Punch Skirts by visiting his Facebook page: Pousson’s Punch Skirts and custom tackle (https://www.facebook.com/poussonskirts/). Ask lauraturnercooke about Mtentu Lodge. Tourists can fish King Fish on a catch and release basis. But their TV debut with David Attenborough came before that, swimming up the Mtentu River in South Africa to circle, and circle, and circle, in a mysterious aggregation captured on camera as “The Journey of the King Fish”. Just another reason so many of our guests consider us to be one of the best destinations to travel to. Kamberg, Royal Natal and Lotheni offer both river and dam fishing (dam fishing at Lotheni is reserved for the occupants of Sime's cottage only). When fishing the cypress trees, the angler will pitch and flip products of his own design: Pousson’s Punch Skirts with Cajun Lures plastic trailers, namely the PooDoo Craw and the Bayou Bug. Fishing. Berzas has been a freelancer featured in newspapers, magazines, television and DVDs since 1989. The cabins have stunning views and the silence and calm of the area helps to disconnect from the city rush. Mtentu has gained the reputation of being one of the most unique travel destinations on the Wild Coast and in South Africa as a whole. Mtentu Lodge is usually fully booked all year long. Aaron Pousson fondly calls the Mermentau River his home fishing waters, having spent most of his life in Iota north of Mermentau. a view from ‘signal hill’ We took time out, and a weekend, and travelled down to Mtentu River Lodge. Mtentu Lodge is positioned along an amazing stretch of coast with fishing spots waiting to … Shells may be found anywhere along the shore and fishing is outstanding. Always Open. This is an incredible ride. “Find five or six drains and move back and forth between them.”. A percentage of turnover goes directly back to the community that makes Mtentu magical. The plan: to paddle 27 kilometres of the Pondoland Marine Reserve between Port Edward and Mkambati Nature Reserve, to camp overnight at Mtentu River Camp and return by ski or horse, depending on the winds of the following day. 25:54. Fishing. Previous Tiger Fishing & mountain Biking Jozini. Date of stay: December 2014. 35km Beach ride into camp. We encourage using a capable guide from the local community for this activity and life-jackets are compulsory. Morgan’s Bay is well-known for game-fishing, and the Sardine Run attracts unusual species. 126 Reviews 5 Q+A 33 Room tips. If canoe travel is your thing, then you’ve come to the right place! Skombe Beach is 4km away (a lovely walk or short drive) and is a long white beach boasting a shipwreck and red sand dunes. The hike to Mtentu is 2 days - overnighting at a village homestay the first night, and then hiking through to Mtentu Lodge for another 2 nights. Mtentu has gained the reputation of being one of the most unique travel destinations on the Wild Coast and in South Africa as a whole. Mtentu Campsite. Getting there. Pebble Beach is 1.5km and is as it says, a small beach purely covered in pebbles of all shapes and sizes. Deep water rock spots, gullies, three glorious beach spots and the Sikombe estuary are all within 4kms of the lodge. party of 4 including the wife) stayed at the Mtentu lodge (thatched chalets). The entry fee is R20 per person. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. June 20, 2017. Mtentu Estuary: 965: Eastern Cape, north of Port St Johns: Mtentu River: 31°15′S 30°03′E  /  31.250°S 30.050°E  / The Mtentu estuary (31° 15’ S; 30° 03’E) drains into the Indian Ocean, and is situated north of the coastal town of Port St Johns on the former Transkei coast of the Eastern Cape. The Daley Travel Show - Mtentu River Lodge (South Africa) The Daley Travel Show featuring Joshua Daley goes to Mtentu to discover what all the fuss is about a eco lodge in the middle of nowhere in a land of beauty, mystery and wilderness. A tented Eco campsite on the Wild Coast, situated on the Mtentu Beach and banks of the 'Mkambati Nature Reserve'. He fishes with a 7-foot, 8-inch Denali Kovert LT rod for flipping, and a 7-foot, 4-inch Denali Lithium heavy action rod for jigs. Paddle up to the ebb and flow where one is surely able to see vultures soaring high above at the Msikaba Vulture colony. They’re there  for a reason — and most of the time it’s because the bass and sac-a-lait are biting. Mtentu River (Mtenturiver) is a stream (a body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land) and has the latitude of -31.8833 and longitude of 28.4333. Location. party of 4 including the wife) stayed at the Mtentu lodge (thatched chalets). Niel mind sharing some info regarding this wonderfull venue ? It offers fishing (sea and river, but not on the Mtentu River, which is a reserve) canoeing and the magnificence of nature. Mtentu Lodge and Camp; Just 3.5 hours south of Durban Untouched Wild Coast Paradise Lodge. However, the second mega bridge, spanning the Msikaba River, is to be retendered. The Mtentu Estuary is a sight to behold. Skate Bay is is 450m walk from the lodge and is great for swimming and has a good fishing spot off the rocks. 12K likes. Canoeing up the Mtentu past the waterfalls, hiking, biking, horse riding, surfing (if one doesn’t worry about the sharks), chilling around the camp, lying on the beach….. For wildlife fans, the Mkambathi reserve is across the river and offers a selection of antelope and birds. Contact Mtentu Lodge and Camp on Messenger. Foreign guests frequently comment on what a special destination it is. Foreign guests frequently comment on what a special destination it is. This is all part of the magical kingdom of Mtentu and Mkambati. So if you happen to be driving over the Mermentau River overpass bridge and look down, it might seem improbable that bass and sac-a-lait could come from such muddy waters. 3. There are world-class points within an hour’s drive, and good hikes in the area, with waterfalls, cliffs and patches of forest. No fishing is allowed between the western bank of the mouth of the Suku River (in the District of Elliotdale) and Human's Rock (in the district of Willowvale), including the tidal portion of the Mbashe River, extending six nautical miles seawards of the high-water mark. And just like Lafitte’s treasure, the river itself is well camouflaged and somewhat hidden — unless you happen to live in Southwest Louisiana and have reaped ice chests loaded with its bounty. Bird Watching. The Mtentu River is the heart of the Pondoland Centre of Endemism, and home of the Mtentu Palm, which only grows here. The lodge is located at the entrance to the Mtentu River so the views are spectacular. Hidden Gem. The river runs some 72 miles southward to the Gulf from its four northern and eastern tributaries — Bayou Nezpique’, Bayou des Cannes, Bayou Plaquemine Brule and Bayou Queue de Torture. “When fishing grass on the edges of the cuts, I’ll use a Cajun Lures’ Fat Tuesday PooDoo Craw for a trailer.”. Chintsa (formerly spelt ‘Cintsa’) lies on both flanks of the mouth of the Chintsa River in the Eastern Cape, about 40km north of East London off the N2 highway. “These will heat up faster as the sun gets overhead, and bass will often stage in the mouths of the cuts.”. We (ie. There is definitely no shortage of things to do when visiting Mtentu Lodge. Pousson noted waters can become clearer the farther north you move into the tributaries — but that happens only after storm runoff has drained. Just a stone’s throw away from Mtentu Lodge are numerous fishing spots. - See 126 traveler reviews, 170 candid photos, and great deals for Mtentu Lodge at Tripadvisor. It is situated across the river from the Mkambati Nature Reserve. Mtentu Lodge: The place to go to if you want to find yourself - See 126 traveler reviews, 170 candid photos, and great deals for Mtentu Lodge at Tripadvisor. Rock climbing / abseiling / canoeing / horse riding / bird watching and golf. Fishing. Maphill lets you look at Mtentu, UMTATA, Eastern Cape, South Africa from many different perspectives. However, Pousson won’t pass up December to fish for some Mermentau bass. Morgan’s Bay is well-known for game-fishing, and the Sardine Run attracts unusual species. The Mtentu River is the heart of the Pondoland Centre of Endemism, and home of the Mtentu Palm, which only grows here. 2. Hike in the Mkhambathi Nature Reserve, which has beautiful pockets of indigenous forest and a waterfall that falls directly into the ocean. Foreign guests frequently comment on what a special destination it is. Mtentu Lodge: Deep in nature! […], One of the soft-plastic lures that launched Cajun Lures six years ago has a new look. The lodge is only 24km along the coast from the casino and it is a great experience. Deep water rock spots, gullies, three glorious beach spots and the Sikombe estuary are all within 4kms of the lodge. Contact us to find out what equipment we keep at the lodge, or whether you will need to bring your own. Wild River Fly Fishing: Situated on the banks of the Komati River – home of the sought after wild Yellow Fish – makes Mount Komati an exciting fly-fishing destination! “When the bass are in the cypresses in the Mermentau, they’ll hold tight to cover,” Pousson said. There are many marine protected areas. The Mtentu area and Mkambati Nature Reserve have some incredible biking trails. A simple yet comfortable cottage in a little slice of paradise in Mtentu, EC. IT is important to plan your stay in advance. Legend also has it that famed Louisiana pirate Jean Lafitte buried caches of stolen treasure and loot in the Mermentau Basin as he moved westward between Barataria Bay and Galveston Island during the 19th century. It offers fishing (sea and river, but not on the Mtentu River, which is a reserve) canoeing and the magnificence of nature. The fishing boat in the middle is the boat from the previous photograph. Car Hire See all Bizana car hire. You can also see game such as eland and zebra. Our seconds would undertake a 2 and a half hour drive from Port Edward on potholed unnamed tracks to the overnight rendezvous with the navigational assistance … Rustic comfort for the avid soul traveler or outdoor enthusiast. (86) … The Mtentu River is the heart of the Pondoland Centre of Endemism, and home of the Mtentu Palm, which only grows here. Send Booking Request. Mtentu River (Mtenturiver) (South Africa) Map, Weather and Photos. THE R1.634-billion tender for the Mtentu Bridge, one of two mega bridges to be built as part of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) N2 Wild Coast road project, has been awarded. There is a 25 km hike you can do along the beach from the Wild Coast casino, near Port Edward, to Mtentu, and back again, known as the Mtentu Explorer.. “Make repeated casts in December, as bass have a tendency to start staging in the cypresses when the waters get warmer later in the morning and during the afternoon.”. Now living in Church Point for a couple of years, the 34-year-old contract diesel mechanic spends at least two days per month fishing the river’s bass — and he understands how uninviting the chocolate-looking waters appear to visiting anglers. Get Directions +27 83 805 3356. I definitely would love to come back. A simple yet comfortable cottage in a little slice of paradise in Mtentu, EC. In addition, surfing, snorkelling, spearfishing, kite boarding and almost anything else you can think of are welcomed, and encouraged. Which has only recently gone through a transition where a new vision was born, creating hope for both the campsite as well as the community. Margate Airport 52 km See all flights. Mtentu allows the fisherman to seek the soul-searching solitude this sport allows, you can find your own special spot on your own. Just a stone’s throw away from Mtentu Lodge are numerous fishing spots. Mtentu Lodge is owned in partnership with the local Amadiba Community. 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