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I have always heard about Hentiesbaai and the fantastic fishing that is happening there. Everybody was talking about the great Galjoen that they caught and flung on the fire stuffed with tomatoe and onion. So I asked my friend if he would mind driving us out there. Well we had a fantastic day that we spent with his brother who has a holiday home there.

History of Henties:

A certain Major Hentie van der Merwe from Kalkfeld discovered a freshwater spring in 1929 at the Omaruru mouth and ended up spending all his holidays there. Friends joined him over the years and subsequently the holiday village of Hentiesbaai evolved, which today, consists of almost 3000 permanent inhabitants. During the school holidays, the number of people (mainly from South Africa) increases considerably.
Henties Bay is an angler's paradise and is completely dedicated to fishing tourism. The Henties Bay Angling Club organises two big competitions in December. Tour operators offer shark fishing and angling tours on a boat. Professional advice, bait, cleaning of the fish and deep-freeze service are free of charge in Hentiesbaai! The Omaruru River Trail (20 km) or the Jakkalsputz Trail (18 km) is a must-do for keen hikers. There is even a 9-hole golf course in Hentiesbaai, with sandy fairways in the old riverbed of the Omaruru. You see, there is a lot to do in Henties Bay.

  • Last visit to Hentiesbaai: Apr 2007
  • Intro Written Sep 4, 2007
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  • Sep 19, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Aai in die goeie ou dae was dit die plek waar ons gaan visvang het. Sulke lekker vet galjoene!

  • morne's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2010 at 7:17 AM

    Maybe the boyz and I should think of going here for fishing. Not catching much at Muizenberg lately

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    Looks like a great place to relax. Nice pictures. and good accommodation tip. Good fishing too, it seems

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2009 at 6:53 AM

    A friend of ours is going on a fishing trip to Hentiesbaai on Monday... hope he catches!! This is where they are staying.

  • ChristaV's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2008 at 4:21 AM

    Henties is one of the nicest places to visit when in Namibia

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Oh I do love sunsets & my husband would be interested in the fishing

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2008 at 5:34 AM

    Nice relaxing place. Lovely pictures of the sunset and the beaches.

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Rock garden and sunset look beautiful.:-)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2007 at 6:13 AM

    Thanks for the tour and opportunity to see a bit more of the world through VT, nice sunset pic.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 1:04 PM

    Nice place to explore! I love the sunset pic!


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