A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
The Palace Lounge, adjoining the bar, is a magnificent bright open space with panoramic views of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, the Queen's stables. It’s the perfect place to start your day with a morning coffee and delicious pastries.
Enjoy a Royal Afternoon Tea experience from 12 noon. In the evening, the Palace Lounge is the ideal place to enjoy a light meal, or for private drinks receptions for up to 80 people.
From fly fishing lessons to half and full-day trips, Frank will tailor your experience to suit your ability. Suitable for beginners and competent fishermen alike, the majority of fishing trips take place from hand-crafted 19ft clinker traditional wooden boats on Lough Corrib. Opt for a full day experience and you will enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the islands and the chance to cook your catch!
For competent fishermen, we also offer fishing on nearby Lough Mask and Lough Carra, or further afield in Connemara. The Cong River at the hotel is a great option for very experienced and able-bodied salmon fishermen.
All fishing gear is supplied. We recommend you dress in warm, waterproof clothing, boots and bring sunglasses.
Boat and tackle (up to three people):
€270 half-day (10am - 1pm)
€450 full day (10am - 5pm)
€115 per person per hour
€90 per person per hour for two people or more
Frank has been living by Lough Corrib his entire life – so no one knows the lough, and of course the fish, quite as well!Read more