For serious sunsets and even more serious fishing, make your way to the breathtakingly beautiful Lake Mteri, situated in the heart of the Hippo Valley Sugar Estate in south-eastern Zimbabwe. The sweeping views and natural beauty of the Zimbabwean landscape play stage to spectacular bass, bream, and barbel fishing with a record catch of 6.5kgs and average hookups of 2.5–3kgs. The lake is roughly 975 hectares with an abundance of lay down and stand up timber, as well as thickets of reeds, grass beds and beds of lily pads making it ideal for top water, spinner baits, soft plastic lures, and heavy braids.
Accommodation consists of two lodges on the Lake: Mteri Nyari Lodge and Mteri Nhongo Lodge. At the full catering Mteri Nyari Lodge guests can enjoy delicious meals served by friendly staff, while self-catering facilities are available at Mteri Nhongo Lodge with cooking and washing up assistance offered by the amazing staff. Both lodges are situated at the water’s edge and at night guests can enjoy the tranquil sounds of the African night after dining under the stars. During the day, guests can cool off in the swimming pool or lounge in the communal area.
The lake is a mere 300kms from the Beitbridge Border Post, which separates South Africa and Zimbabwe. The lodge is accessible via road from the border. From here guests can follow the Masvingo Road and turn right at Ngundu Halt towards Chiredzi and Triangle. After Triangle guests will turn into the Zimbabwe Sugar Association Experimental Station road and travel on a tarred road to Mteri Lodge. Alternatively, guests can fly into the Buffalo Range Airport and then travel by road.
Mteri Lodge is the ideal location for trophy fishermen and those looking to escape the hustle of city living for an uninterrupted fishing trip of a lifetime. To make the best of your fishing experience, plan your trip between June through to October when the fishing is at its best. Don’t miss out on this truly unique African experience.