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Rörhs Farm Guesthouse

Accommodation close to Heyshope Dam

Heyshope Dam Accommodation

Accommodation close to Heyshope Dam, Self catering, B&B and DBB options.

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Tel: 082 2575 612
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RöHRS FARM GUESTHOUSE is situated 15 minutes drive from the Heyshope Dam, on a farm 15 km west of Piet Retief on the Wakkerstroom/Volksrust  road (R543). The 3 STAR, AA Quality Assured, fully furnished and equipped guest house has the following to offer:
  •     Accommodation available for 13 guests
  •     3 Double rooms with bath & shower
  •     1 Double room with shower
  •     Lounge with TV
  •     Fireplace
  •    Self-catering accommodation (fully equipped kitchen) or Bed & Breakfast and Dinner (by prior arrangement)
  •     Heyshope dam nearby (15 min. drive, 20km)

Heyshope dam accommodation and fishing. Bass, yellowfish and carp occur in the dam. Self catering accommodation at Heyshope Dam.
Closest accommodation to Heyshope Dam. Cheap accommodation for fishermen Self catering accommodation close to the Heyshope dam, Piet Retief, South Africa.

Directions to the accommodation.

FROM THE NORTH (Amsterdam / Ermelo):
Turn right at the 3rd traffic light into Kruger street  (R543).
Drive for 15 km on the R543 from Piet Retief towards  Wakkerstroom/Volksrust.

FROM THE SOUTH (Pongola / Vryheid):
Turn left at the 3rd traffic light into Kruger street (R543).
Drive for 15 km on the R543 from Piet Retief towards  Wakkerstroom/Volksrust.

Röhrs Farm Guesthouse is on your left:
    You can't miss the WHITE entrance wall and
    farm no. sign: A22 & A23


Röhs Farm Guesthouse

Accommodation close to Heyshope Dam - Self Catering / B&B / DB&B


Heyshope Dam

Early morning bass fishing in Heyshope dam

Early morning Bass fishing at Heyshope Dam

Heyshope Dam Information


Heyshope Dam GPS Coordinates:  26°59′45″S 30°31′50″E / 26.99583°S 30.53056°E / -26.99583; 30.53056
Date of Completion: 1983
Source: Assegaai River
Dam Wall Height: 29 m
Dam Wall Length: 1,030 m
Capacity : 451 300 000 m³
Surface area: 5,024 ha

Altitude: 1100m

Heyshope Fishing

The Heyshope Dam is one of the best bass fishing destinations in South Africa with bass of up to 5 kg having been recorded. The assegaai river which feeds the Heyshope Dam has good stocks of Yellowfish which now occur in large numbers in the dam. Carp fishermen also have good success with specimens of up to 20kg recorded.

Safety and security issues have been reported in the past and there is now a 14km section of the shoreline just south of the dam wall which has a security fence. This area is safe and one is able to park your vehicle and launch boats from this section of the shore. Angling from the shore is possible, but the best bass fishing in Heyshope Dam is in areas accessible only by boat.

Artificial lures used in Heyshope for bass include spinnerbaits, crankbaits and buzzbaits which work well around the weed beds and Texas rigged flukes work around the standing timber and stumps.

Fishing strategy in the Heyshope Dam is usually based upon the weather. Make sure you get good weather forecasts as the weather can be very unpredictable with strong winds and thunderstorms in the spring and summer. Plan your fishing so that you go out into the wind in the morning and return with the wind in the afternoon. The wind can whip up the dam into a state which is very dangerous for boating, especially small boats without a wet deck.



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