Fisherhaven is a popular birdwatching and holiday destination. Over 120 bird species can be found in the surrounding area. There are also many animals and reptiles with regular sightings of tortoises, hawks, bats and owls. A herd of wild horses are known to roam free in the marshlands, next to the Rooisand Nature Reserve. They are believed to be South Africa's only herd of wild horses in a wetland habitat.

Many water sports can be done on the lagoon including waterski, powerboating, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and fishing.

In 1754 it was originally part of Afdaks River Farm which is first recorded as a ‘loan farm.’ In 1831 Afdaks River was surveyed and granted to a Mr Niemand. In 1903 it was transferred to PS Delport. In 1907 it was transfer to his brother Johannes Jacobus Delport. 1931 the farm was subdivided into four portions : Portion 1 “Rooisand” for Petrus Johannes (eldest son), Portions 2 and 3 for Jacobus Johannes (youngest son) and Portion 4 for Josias Servaas (second son) The land upon which Fisherhaven was later established, was on part of the section received by Josias Servaas