Accommodation close to
Heyshope Dam Accommodation
GUESTHOUSE is situated 15 minutes drive from the
Heyshope Dam, on a
farm 15 km west of Piet Retief on the Wakkerstroom/Volksrust
(R543). The 3 STAR, AA Quality Assured, fully furnished and equipped
guest house has the following to offer:
Tel: 082 2575 612
Accommodation available for 13 guests
- 3 Double
rooms with bath & shower
- 1 Double
room with shower
- Self-catering accommodation (fully equipped kitchen) or Bed
& Breakfast and Dinner (by prior arrangement)
dam nearby (15 min. drive, 20km)
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
Röhrs Farm Guesthouse is on your left:
You can't miss the WHITE entrance wall
farm no. sign: A22 & A23
Röhs Farm Guesthouse
Accommodation close to Heyshope Dam
Catering / B&B / DB&B
Bass fishing at Heyshope Dam
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
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.
Nature Tiger Fishing Adventures - 082 2575 612
Safety and security issues have been reported in the
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
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.
Avid fishermen, take a look at Jozini
Dam, it is close to
Heyshope Dam and Full of Tiger fish!