Down for Massingir Dam Tiger Fishing Information
Covane Tiger Fishing & Safari Lodge -
Massingir Dam Mozambique
The Covane Lodge is
situated on the shores of the
Massingir Dam. Accommodation consists of rustic self catering chalets
build from natural materials occurring in the surrounding area.
Accommodation options include:
- Campsite with basic camping facilities
- Self Catering chalets close to the water
- Houseboats on Massingir Dam
Covane Tiger Fishing Lodge - Affordable accommodation
Self Catering Accommodation - Massingir Dam
The self catering accommodation units are
constructed from wood and thatching and have shade cloth windows as the
climate is very mild. Each self catering chalet has two single beds and
option for an additional mattress on the floor for a child or
additional person. The accommodation units have rustic en-suit
bathrooms with shower, hot & cold water, basin & flushing
toilet. Linen & towels as well as mosquito nets are provided.
R250 per person per night
Meals are available on request
Self Catering Chalet at
Covane Lodge - Massingir Dam
Massingir Dam Houseboats - Covane Lodge
Covane Lodge's fishing boats and Houseboats on
The house boats on Massingir Dam are ideal for tiger
fishing trips. Massingir Dam has a healthy population of tiger
fish, kurper, carp and barbel. Very few people fish the dam
and there are big tiger fish to be caught throughout the year.
The houseboats are self-drive, so you can go out there in tiger fishing
heaven and do your own thing.
Each house boat is equipped to accommodate five people and
gas stove with oven and 2-burner hob top,
12 volt electric fridge,
all required cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils
hot and cold water shower,
portable chemical toilet,
12 volt lighting
all bedding & towels
built-in CD player
Price R1450 per
night for the boat. (Accommodates 5 people)
One Covane Lodge's Houseboats at Massingir Dam, Mozambique
Massingir Dam Camping
- Covane Lodge
Camping at Massingir Dam is the perfect way to enjoy an
affordable tiger fishing trip.
The campsite is close to the water at Massingir Dam with shared
ablutions, campfire and braai facilities. There are no electric
points on the stands. Parking is available for boats and trailers. The
camping sites do not have power points. Overlanders welcome.
Price: R75 per
person per night.
GPS co-ordinates of Covane Lodge:
Decimal: 23.53.036 (east) 32.04.740 (south)
hh:mm:ss -23° 53′ 45.24″ (east) 32° 4′ 48.36″ (south)
Massingir Dam Tiger Fishing
The Massingir Dam is fed by the Olifants River and is
situated in the south west of Mozambique. All the rivers flowing off
South Africa's Great Eastern Escarpment have natural populations of
Tiger Fish in the lower reaches in the Lowveld and Mozambique. These
rivers include the Olifants, Sabie, Komatie, Sand and the Pongola
River, which is the southern most range of the Tiger Fish.
Tiger fishing in Massingir Dam is similar to tiger fishing in Lake
Kariba, Cahora Bassa and the Jozini Dam, with fishermen having good
success on spinners, spoons, fly and a variety of baits including
sardine, chicken livers and live Tilapia and other species.
The upper reaches of the Massingir Dam, where the Olifants river flows
in, are shallow and usually produce fish. These shallow areas are home
to a variety of small fish which the tiger fish prey on and is a good
place to find big tiger fish feeding. There are also hundreds coves
around the dam with good structure in the form of vegetation, dead
trees and drop-offs.
Be aware that permits are now required for boating and fishing at
Massingir. Covane Lodge will assist clients in this regard. Covane
Lodge also has a slipway and easy access to good fishing areas.
Much has ben said about the netting in Massingir, but the truth is that
the tiger fish populations are still very healthy. The main target
species for the gill netting is the Tilapia, which is also a prolific
breeder and still occurs in huge numbers in the Dam.
Contact Us for Tiger fishing and
accommodation at Massingir Dam
Tel: 082 2575 612
Dam Accommodation | Massingir Dam Camping
Massingir Dam Tiger Fishing | Self Catering Accommodation
Mozambique | Massingir Dam Campsite
082 2575 612 (RSA)