A traveller cruising the N3 highway as it dissects the rolling hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, might see on a clear day, far off to the west,the distant snow-capped peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.

But when the air is hazy, the majestic basalt buttresses are hidden from the eyes of the throngs which daily ply the six-lane asphalt highway.

SilverStreams Fishing
SilverStreams Fishing
High in these oft-shrouded mountains, where the air is crisp and clear,rise streams which tumble through untamed wilderness tracts and hidden valleys, before joining into stately rivers that wind through verdant pasture and sombre plantations. And the foothills all around are bejeweled with countless lakes and dams. Into this landscape of towering peaks and tumbling rivers, are set the twin villages of Underberg and Himeville; long favoured as a prime destination by wielders of the "long rod", for they lie at the heartland of a trout fishing mecca that extends from the Loteni river in the north-east, right through to Matatiele and Kokstad in the south-west.( W Avni)

Register with the Underberg­ HimevilIe Trout Fishing Club (033 7011041) and ensure that you are not trespassing! They give excellent advice on flies, dams, rivers, too.

Silverstreams guests are allowed to fish in the Ngwangwane river permits available from Silverstreams Trading store.