Bass Lake Rates

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For rates relating to the various activities available at Bass Lake, please select the link below to jump to the appropriate rates.

Remember only cash is accepted at the main entry gate. At the waterfront all credit/ debit card facilities are available, except for Diners + Amex cards

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Gate Entry, Day Visitors and Overnight Camping  
  SITES: Thatch/Shade Gazebo (Hut)
  4 x 4 Adventure
  Bass Fishing (Catch & Release)
  Mountain Biking
  Scuba Kit Hire and Air Fills

The following costs are applicable to individuals wishing to make use of our facilities:

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Gate Entry and Camping 2016/2017

With effect from 8 October 2016 we have increased the daily gate fees. Our tariffs are as follows (please note, NO pets are allowed at Bass Lake):

Day Entry (**)

Adults < 60 years   R150 per person per day
Adults (Pensioners): 60+ years   R90 per person per day
Children under 1.3 meters
  R70 per child per day
Children above 1.3 meters   R150 per child per day

Overnight Fees (**)

MINIMUM FEE of 2 days and 1 night is charged (e.g. Adult = R150 + R150 + R50) which excludes trailer and caravan fees.
Applicable to all persons overnighting:  

Overnighting: R50 pppn*

*Note: Overnight fees exclude trailer and caravan fees.

NB. Remember to add the Day Fee for each day at Bass to overnight fee.

Then after a minimum 2 day, 1 night stay:
ADD: extra applicable Day rate per person per extra day and add extra applicable Night Rate per night thereafter.

Thatches and Gazebo Layout
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(*) Please refer below.

(**) We levy a daily fee of R40 per caravan or trailer etc.

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SITES: Thatches/ Gazebo Shade Facilities

From 3 March 2017 all sites from 3 – 20  will become "first-come-first-served"  sites, at no extra fee per day, until further notice:

Thatches and Gazebo Layout
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  • Smaller thatches (no power point). These are suitable for up to 4 people and only have parking available for 2 cars. These hut numbers are hut 5, 9 and 11. Parking  ranges from 1 - 2 cars at the small thatch sites.

  • "First-come-first-served" basis thatch sites, at no extra fee per day. This applies to the following Large thatch sites:
    Large thatches, numbered  4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20. Parking ranges from 3 - 5 cars at the large thatch sites. The largest are 18, 19 and 20. All large thatches have a light and a power point and are suitable for groups of 6+.

  • We have a large private garden area with 4 thatches on the waterfront that is available for hire at R750/day. The facility number is numbered 1, when calling to enquire. This excludes the cemented marquee area and thatch no. 2 within white picket fence. This thatch bookings and payment  must be finalised within 24 hours of confirmation of booking to secure the thatch. Please fax/ email us proof of payment to (086 523 8240 / of booked site as soon as made (we cannot pick up payment on internet for up to 3 days), to ensure confirmation. We cannot guarantee booking if NO faxed/ e-mailed proof received by us.

  • You are welcome to erect your own gazebo on the open unfenced areas, at no extra cost.  There is a lot of space, so do not be concerned if all the thatches are taken. There is also a treed area, opposite sites 5, 6 + 7, where you can set up your group, if you do not have a gazebo with you.
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Bass Fishing

PLEASE NOTE: Bass Fishing is CLOSED for spawning season 1 Sept - 31 Oct

  • Permits cost R100/person/day (NO sharing of rods). Gate entry fees are payable in addition to permit fees - please refer above

  • Please refer to day visitors rules and information for Bass Fishing

  • Trailers attract a fee of R40/day

  • A R300 deposit/person is required and refundable at the day's end, after a vehicle/boat inspection, and if all rules have been adhered to.
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Banking Details

Bass Lake Adventures (Pty) Ltd
Branch Name:   Fox Street, Johannesburg
Branch Code:   19/08/05
Account No   1979-3811-00

Remember only cash is accepted at the main entry gate. At the waterfront all credit/ debit card facilities are available, except for Diners + Amex cards

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