At Salt Rock you can try to hook anything from a kingfish to a shad, but rather give a seventy-four a wide berth.
Salt Rock Caravan Park Worth its salt
The resort lies on the KwaZulu-Natal coast, opposite an impressive man-made tidal pool in between the rocks. This pool is also the launching pad for your bait, which will hopefully help get a few fish on the hook. The campsite has a top section – to the left of the entrance gate – and a bottom section that stretches down a slope to the sea. You’ll find the reception office as you drive through the gate – it towers out over the five terraces and its stands. The bottom stands are clearly marked with newly painted numbers on a sidewalk as well as a number on the garbage bin. Some of the numbers even have an arrow next to it pointing in the direction of the stand. There’s not much space between you and your neighbour, and you share a tap with them. Bring your own braai because there aren’t any on the stands. There’s fine grass on your stand where you can park your caravan and next to it is a rectangular block that’s covered in synthetic grass. This block isn’t the only small luxury – on the ground where you park your caravan are three concrete blocks for your caravan’s wheels and nose wheel. Thanks to these blocks you don’t need a spirit level. Once you’ve parked your caravan on it, it’s level. The bathrooms for the bottom campers are closer to the office. Here you’ll find marble slabs with ceramic basins, and the shower cubicle has a dry and wet side with the shower section behind a glass door. The top stands are in a bushy garden, but if you want to get your hook in the water you have to walk down the hill past the bottom stands. Some of the stands have no partition between them and others are separated by shrubs. There are two ablution blocks in this section of the caravan park.
The tidal pool opposite the bottom stands is 85 m long, making it longer than an Olympic-sized swimming pool. It stretches across the entire width of the resort. It’s not square or rectangular like many other tidal pools; it’s Y-shaped with a curved bottom part. From the campsite there’s a 20 m concrete wall across the sand to the pool that you walk along to the water. On the farthest point of the pool is a lookout point that looks like the corner tower of a castle and is about a storey high. Fishermen use this point’s height to cast farther. The odds of reeling in a few shads are good, and sardines are popular bait.