The Wild Coast’s Haven Hotel has long been considered one of the prime spots in the country for catching Kob and Pig-nosed Grunter. Many of the fish caught in this area have become part of fishing folklore. The Mbashe river mouth and surrounding Wild Coast coastline form part of a Marine Protected Area (MPA). As it is a MPA there are rules for recreational fishing.

The fishing spots in the Reserve are in front of the Hotel thru to the Mbanyana River. You can also fish at Breezy Point on the west side of the Cwebe Reserve. One can expect to catch Stumpnose, Bronze Bream, Zebra, Blacktail and Rock cod in the numerous gullies and Grunter, Garrick, Shad and Kingfish from the shore.

The best bait for fishing is swimming prawns, sardines as well as squid when they are “on the bite”.

The Haven Hotel has a responsibility to ensure that it plays its part in ensuring the integrity and sustainability of this special part of the Wild Coast coastline.

Although anglers are welcome to keep one fish “for the pan”, catch-and-release is encouraged at all times. No fish are allowed to leave the Reserve.

Our chefs will be glad to cook your catch to your specifications, but no freezing of fish will be permitted on the premises.