ANCIENT FISH TRAPS





Most of the fish traps are shaped in a half moon and vary in size.   Early cage dwellers notice that fish got caught in the natural tidal pools as the tide receded. The seaward side slopes gently to make it easy for the fish to swim into the trap. The internal face is vertical and clear of debris and sift, so the "vywers" can be drained quickly and trap the fish as the tide recedes. 


Contact Details:

Contact: Stilbaai Tourism Bureau
Tel: 028 754 2602

Address:

Langenhoven street
6674
Stilbaai
South Africa

Located in: Heritage Route