Bring the Family and Enjoy some Fishing at Cycad Rock Fishing Lodge

Cycad Rock Fishing Lodge

Cycad Rock Fishing Lodge, situated at the Jozini Dam in Kwazulu/Natal, is an ideal spot for keen anglers.  The area is especially famous for tiger fishing.

Vehicles with a high clearance are recommended for the road down to the lodge, but a 4×4 is not necessary.

The lodge is wheel chair accessible and children are welcome where there is plenty of space for them to play on the rolling lawns.

The lodge boasts a shady swimming pool area, a bar and a fire pit which are all great places to relax and to socialise.

Things to do when visiting

The area is rich in bird life and there is a nature reserve nearby.

The Lodge has its own jetty and day trips are offered to nearby game reserves, to Sodwana Bay and Kozi Bay, as well as a water safari.

A slow scenic boat trip is a lovely way to explore the nooks and crannies of the dam, with the chance of seeing hippos, elephants, or maybe a fish eagle dive for its prey.

There is also the waterside deck which is a great place to relax and enjoy the breath-taking panorama of the dam.

Self-Catering Accommodation at Cycad Rock Fishing Lodge

The lodge boasts three cottages on the shore of the dam with beautiful views.

The Guinea Fowl Cottage sleeps ten with an open plan kitchen and living area and a loft room.

The Fire Fly Cottage is the most luxurious and sleeps four, with an open plan living area, TV, a large deck overlooking the dam with a braai area and a splash pool.

Each kitchen is fully equipped and all have a large deck with braai facilities. The Fish Eagle Cottage and Firefly Cottage are air conditioned, whilst all of the cottages include Wi-Fi. The Guinea Fowl Cottage includes a King Bed, whilst the Fish Eagle Cottage and Fire Fly Cottage have Queen Beds.

There is also space for tents and off-road caravans.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 083 378 9727 or email Follow them on Facebook.

Cycad Rock Fishing Lodge may be found at 1 Main Road, Othobothini, Jozini, Kwazulu Natal. Find them on Google Maps.


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