African Pride Irene Country Lodge hosts the Ramcats Men in Wheelchairs Fishing Tournament

10th September 2016 at 7:15 pm

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Following on the past few year’s success, African Pride Irene Country Lodge is hosting the Ramcats, an organisation launched in 2002, is involved in various events regarding the disabled, focusing on people in wheelchairs again this year. Derived from the Afrikaans word Ramkats,which means an adventurous, brave and sometimes naughty boy, Ramcats assists wheelchair bound men, enjoy the outdoors in a safe wheelchair friendly environment.

“The celebration of fishing is more than just a sport; it is a wonderful playground where people with differences meet with the resultant effect of feeling good and making a difference. Our members want to be included in society and desire an active outdoor lifestyle,” says Ramcats organiser Gerard Smal.

The inland dam at the lodge is teeming with fish and due to their excellent habitat has outgrown their numbers. The dam has various fish species which include Carp, Lowveld Large-scale Yellow fish, Branded Tilapia, Redbreast Tilapia, and Mozambique Tilapia. The lodge, adjacent to the diary working farm, is a natural wonder that boasts a 250 species of bird life that can be discovered.
“This is a great initiative and we are proud to be associated with this tournament which provides these men with an opportunity to share in this wonderful sport while also enjoying the beauty of nature at this magnificent and serene lodge,” says sales and marketing executive for African Pride Hotels Robyn Ward.

Last year the tournament attracted 40 participants. Participants are from across Gauteng, Northwest and Limpopo.

“This activity brings people together and introduces new beginnings as a therapy to recover and rekindle feelings of wellness” concludes Smal.

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Contact Smal on 082 337 9064 or