Accommodation: Chalets with DSTV and rustic cabins
Activities: Boating, fishing, water sports, swimming, game viewing
Highlights: Great facilities and views of the dam in a peaceful setting
Midmar Dam offers a large expanse of fresh water surrounded by rolling countryside. Enjoy accommodation near the shore line and open views at this KwaZulu-Natal nature reserve. Midmar is a popular destination for various sports events.
With facilities for canoeing, sailing and windsurfing, Midmar Dam 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.
The dam water is bilharzia free and quite safe for swimming (in-shore away from boats)
The dam is zoned for powerboats, personal water craft and yachting
Power boat skippers must have a Category R Certificate
There is a boat shop for the hire of yachts, canoes and windsurfers and the purchase of fishing equipment and boat spares – open on weekends and at peak holiday times
Day visitors will find picnic sites under the trees next to the water (ablutions and refuse facilities provided)
Visitors 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 reserve