Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Description

Situated just seven kilometres from Howick and 24 kilometres from Pietermaritzburg, the Midmar Dam Nature Reserve is a great spot for locals and visitors alike. The large fresh water dam is fed by the uMngeni River, offering a fun water sports and fishing venue. Day trippers often make use of numerous shady picnic areas and braai facilities along the shoreline.

Windsurfing, canoeing, swimming and mountain biking are popular activities around the Midmar Dam. In certain areas it is zoned for yachts and powerboats. The world’s largest open water swimming event, the Midmar Mile, draws over 16 000 international and local competitors annually to swim the dam in record time.

The reserve is also home to numerous red hartebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, black wildebeest, oribi and zebra. Carp, bass, scalies and bluegill fish proliferate in the dam. Pick up a freshwater fishing licence at the office near the entrance gates. Below the dam, the uMngeni River plummets over the Howick Falls on its way to the Indian Ocean.

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Accommodation near Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R860
1 night, 2 adults

Impangele Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 12 Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
4.11km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Welcome to our little piece of heaven which is situated on the Midlands Meander near Midmar Dam in H...

from R1,000
1 night, 2 adults

Lakeview B&B

Sleeps 36 Howick Self-catering, Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
4.53km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Lakeview B and B is set in a beautiful country garden with fantastic birdlife, it promises a tranqui...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

40 Fraser St. B & B

Sleeps 14 Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
4.53km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Located in Howick. We combine a relaxed atmosphere home from home.

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

A Nutty Lane

Sleeps 18 Howick Self-catering in Howick
4.85km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

A Nutty Lane is newly opened establishment offering three, modern self-catering cottages, convenient...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Azalea Bed and Breakfast

Sleeps 6 Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
5.38km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

This is a charming bed and breakfast located in the town of Howick, approximately 20 minutes from Pi...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Biggy Best Corporate Accommodation

Sleeps 26 Howick Hotel in Howick
5.68km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Biggy Best Corporate Accommodation offers comfortable rooms for the corporate traveller to Howick. ...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Biggy Best Cottages

Sleeps 24 Howick Self-catering, Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
5.70km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Biggy Best Cottages is a world away from the stresses of normal life, yet close enough to all the at...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Pumula Cottage

Sleeps 6 Lions River Self-catering in Lions River
6.05km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Pumula Cottage is a three-bedroom family cottage located in Lions River in the Midlands Meander, jus...

from R740
1 night, 2 adults

Sunbird Guest House

Sleeps 11 Howick Self-catering, Howick Bed and Breakfast in Howick
6.08km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Situated 1.5 km from the N3, the guest house is set in a beautiful country environment where guests ...

from R690
1 night, 2 adults

Country Lane Guest House

Sleeps 42 Howick Guest House in Howick
6.08km from Midmar Dam Nature Reserve

Country Lane Guest House lies secretly hidden amidst a contrast of tall trees poking petals of colou...

 
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