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Nottingham Estate

Nottingham Estate is a bass and bream hotspot just over the border in Zimbabwe. The huge dam on the Umzingwani river is a challenging spot for the bass fishing enthusiast and the perfect location for a family getaway or a mates fishing weekend. Stunning scenery and wildlife adds to the incredible experience.

Records have been set on the dam and there are plenty of secret spots among the islands and dead trees to seek out those big Zimbabwe bass.

The estate is located in the heart of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Park, which spans South Africa’s world heritage Mapungubwe National Park, Zimbabwe and Botswana.








Fish Species Available

Bass, bream, barbel. The biggest bass caught at the dam to date is 7.2kgs


Trees, islands and plenty of rocky structure.

Recommended Lures

Soft plastics rule, according to the estates website the ones that work the best are watermelon with black glitter. 20 pound line is recommended.


Six chalets available plus boats for hire, a lodge, bar, braai area and swimming pool. One 17ft Terminator bass boat with 115 Yamaha 4 stroke motor and a 70 pound sneaker motor and a live well is available to hire.


Good, private security guards are in attendance.


The last few kilometres of dirt road to the dam are somewhat rough, a bakkie is recommended. There are crocodiles in the dam and elephants on the shore, so please be careful and take suitable precautions.

Contact Numbers

+27 (0)83 550 2580

Bank Fishing Potential

Fishing possible from the jetty at the lodge, otherwise not adviseable due to the presence of crocodiles and elephants.

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Nottingham Estate

Nottingham Adventures bass fishing camp is located on a huge dam on the Umzingwazi River, 45 minutes from Beit Bridge. More info . . .

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