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Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve / Afritrip (p)

Relax in the great outdoors with your family and friends at Midmar Dam Nature Reserve. This KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve has water sport facilities and a game park for fun in the sun and happy get-togethers.

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Midmar Dam Nature Reserve offers a large expanse of fresh water surrounded by rolling countryside and is a popular destination for numerous sports events including the world-famous Midmar Mile, the world’s largest open water swimming event, which sees some of the strongest swimmers in the country compete to swim the dam in record time. The large stretch of fresh water from the uMngeni, coupled with 1000 hectares of game park that contains red hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, black wildebeest, oribi and zebra, is what makes the Midmar Dam Nature Reserve so attractive.

With facilities for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing, Midmar Dam Nature Reserve offers opportunities for a great weekend away or a family holiday. Fishing and boating enthusiasts can spend time on their favourite activity, while those who enjoy walking and biking can view various antelope species in the game park section.

General Notes:

  • Midmar Dam water is bilharzia free and quite safe for swimming (in-shore away from boats).
  • Midmar is zoned for powerboats, personal watercraft and yachting and power boat skippers must have a Category R Certificate
  • There is a boat shop at Midmar for the hire of yachts, canoes and windsurfers and for the purchase of fishing equipment and boat spares. The boat shop is open on weekends and at peak holiday times.
  • Day visitors to Midmar will find picnic sites under the trees next to the water (ablutions and refuse facilities provided).
  • Visitors to Midmar can hire boat or caravan storage units (some are lock-up garages)on an annual basis.
  • A fuel station is situated close to the main entrance gate to the Midmar Dam Nature Reserve.

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