Loskop Dam is the place to be if game watching and fishing tickles your fancy.
Take an afternoon drive around the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, or a beautiful sunset cruise on the dam. Fishing varieties in Loskop Dam include large-mouth bass, carp, barbel, kurper and yellowfish. The area also sports some prolific wildlife, along with 3 of the Big 5, including rhino, buffalo and leopard.
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Groblersdal (29 km from Loskop Dam)
At Jugomaro Predator Park you can come eye to eye with lions and tigers. At very affordable prices you can even take these big cats for a walk. A definite must do for big cat and wildlife enthusiasts.
Middelburg - Mpumalanga (38.8 km from Loskop Dam)
Middelburg Mall houses over 90 shops including leading SA grocery and departments stores Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars, Pick ‘n Pay and Game. The Mall also offers more than a dozen restaurants, fast food and coffee shops.
The full house of local banks includes ABSA, African Bank, Capitec Bank, FNB, Nedbank, Old Mutual and Standard Bank.
Middelburg - Mpumalanga (39.2 km from Loskop Dam)
Middelburg Country Club offers avid players an 18-hole golf course, which has hosted many championship tournaments in the past, and still provides a challenge with it's sloping kikuyu fairways, bent greens, and veld grass rough.
Visitors are all welcome. Facilities include a golf shop and driving range. The club is also home to other sports such as bowls, tennis, and squash. An on-site restaurant is also available.
Dullstroom (70.3 km from Loskop Dam)
Come and experience the thrill of seeing your clay disk explode into a puff of smoke. Here at Field and Stream, you can try out this exciting activity; clay pigeon shooting.
The range is open every Saturday, with additional days available upon prior arrangement.
Dullstroom (79.3 km from Loskop Dam)
Catch a flying display of birds of prey, guided by a professional falconer. A worthwhile visit for any bird enthusiast and photographer.
Displays start at 10:30 to 14:30.
Bronkhorstspruit (82.1 km from Loskop Dam)
Die Sinkshack is a restaurant, bar, live entertainment venue and guest house in Bronkhorstspruit. Kick back with a frosty in a chilled and super-friendly environment out of the city.
Live acoustic music is on offer every day except Sundays and Mondays. Featured artists include Karen Zoid, Valiant Swart, Elvis Blue, Francois van Coke and more.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 – 00:00.
Galleries and Museums
Bronkhorstspruit (90.7 km from Loskop Dam)
Situated on plateau overlooking the water of the Bronkhorstspruit Dam, the Anton Smit Sculpture Park is a suitably stunning environment to view the artist’s extensive collection of monumental sculptures and installations.
Anton Smit’s work is set amidst a backdrop of natural stone formations, manicured lawns and succulent gardens. The Park attracts visitors and art buyers, and includes the Image Café, a coffee shop open daily Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00.
Four By Four Trails
Bronkhorstspruit (92.4 km from Loskop Dam)
4x4 @ Kungwini is an hour from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Pretoria. Kungwini offers 4x4 training on 12 obstacle courses. The trail takes one past the eastern-most part of the Magaliesberg through ‘koppies’ and fantastic African ruins. The trails vary from 1.4 km to 8 km. Only 4x4 vehicles may be used with low range facilities and high clearance. The trails are graded from 1 to 4. The trails are accessed all year round.
The training obstacle course presents sand, v-shaped gullies, angles and 30-degree stall starts and much more!
Rust de Winter (98.5 km from Loskop Dam)
Load up the family and take them to visit Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park on your next holiday.
Friendly guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the enclosures where you will learn more about chimpanzees, white lions, tigers, cheetah and 38 playful primate species.
The park is also home to numerous colourful exotic birds and lemurs. The park boasts 50 species of lemurs of which 17 are on the endangered species list including the brown, ring-tailed and ruffed lemurs.
Mystic Monkeys & Feathers Wildlife Park is open 365 days a year from 9am to 4pm. Guided tours usually take two to three hours. Also on offer are informal play sessions, a curio shop, short game drives and school tours.
Cullinan (99.3 km from Loskop Dam)
Cullinan Golf Club offers a good 9-hole course for avid golfers to test their mettle.
The layout of the course has remained very much the same since it's development in 1905. The course has remained a favourite spot among locals. Visitors are welcome and there are carts for hire if required.
Cullinan (99.5 km from Loskop Dam)
Cullinan Tours is a tour operating company based North East of Pretoria in the diamond mining town of Cullinan, providing exclusive surface and underground tours of Cullinan Mine.
Underground tours take about 4 hours. Tours are conducted from Monday to Friday at 10:30, and on Saturday at 7:30. Visitors under 16 years are not allowed underground. Surface tours are conducted 7 days a week, and take about 2 hours. Starting times for Monday to Friday are 10:00, 12:00 and 14:30, and on weekends at 10:00 and 12:00.
Cullinan (99.5 km from Loskop Dam)
Cycle back in time to an immaculately restored, yet living and growing community that is as much about the future as the past. Cullinan makes up part of the Dinokeng Region, which is famous for giving visitors the opportunity to see all that Africa has to offer in a day.Cullinan is 30 minutes drive from Tshwane (Pretoria) and less than an hour from Johannesburg. Clusters of original stone miner's cottages, a turn-of-the-century railway station and authentic buildings flank the jacaranda and oak tree lined avenue. The semidetached houses in Oak Avenue are built of local stone in 1904 to provide housing for the mine employees.The Edwardian setting of the Cullinan mining town has a proud involvement in heritage and conservation matters. The Second World War POW's left behind amazing art works and architectural reminders of their stay in Cullinan and the surrounding areas. The largest allied prisoner of war camp in Africa was established here and the graves of 264 Italian prisoners are still preserved.The famous South African architect, Sir Herbert Baker, also left his mark on the village, as he designed the beautiful St George's Anglican stone church in Oak Avenue. Cullinan Mine has always placed a high priority on nature conservation. Cullinan Mine also has its own game farm that conserves numerous plants, animals (including white rhinos), insects and birds.
Cullinan (99.5 km from Loskop Dam)
GorgeGlide Cullinan provides you with high, fast and exciting zip-line slides that leave you wanting more.
The glides zip across the beautiful Muningy Gorge, and will likely satisfy any adrenalin junkie in pursuit of a high. At the first glide dubbed "The Granny", you'll be treated to a scenic view of the gorge, gliding 260 m at 30 km/h.
Next up is the "Superman" glide, happily given the nickname due to the fact that you actually feel like you're flying. This 570 m monster glide drops the ground beneath your feet as you feel the speed reach up to 75km/h. This is an experience you'll not likely forget.
Cullinan (99.9 km from Loskop Dam)
Giddy up with Cullinan Adventure Outrides. Horses are suitable for beginners to more experienced riders. Rides usually take an hour and a half for a maximum of 10 people.
Book your outrides and stay at Cullinan Backpackers.