Accommodation near Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve

Limpopo is South Africa's northern-most province and is renowned, among other things for being home to a number of Big 5 game reserves. However, often going unnoticed are some of the area's smaller reserves, one of which is the Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve.

Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve has the wonderful sense of being remote without actually being far off a major highway. It is situated on the R101, just off the N1 highway between Johannesburg and Polokwane. It is southwest of Polokwane and just a half hour drive from the town of Mokopane.

The Doorndraai reserve, as the name implies, is centred on the Doorndraai Dam, a long narrow, but not especially voluminous body of water. Around the dam you'll find savannah biospheres and open grasslands, while in other sections of the park you'll note acacia, hillside broad-leafed woodland and riverine woodland.

The habitats provided by this cross-section of vegetation types means that there is a rich diversity of birds and other animals which call Doorndraai home. Among them tsessebe, impala, kudu, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, otter, honey badger, brown hyena, African wild cat and even leopard - although notoriously rare.

The nature reserve, apart from offering a peaceful, soul-enriching space in which to relax, is full of activities, and ideal for family groups. There are hiking trails along which you can keep an eye out for birds and other animals, gravel roads for game drives, and an entire dam to keep you occupied with bass fishing and all the water sports you can imagine. Picnicking by the side of the dam is idyllic and if you want to extend your time in this pretty reserve, there is also a campsite with basic facilities available to visitors.

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Legend Golf and Safari Resort
9 km

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The Legend Golf and Safari Resort is situated within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in the malaria-free Waterberg Region of the Limpopo Province, 2 and a half hour drive from Johannesburg. This new R... More Info

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Thaba ya-Metsi Guest House
12.6 km

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Thaba ya-Metsi is an indigenous farm in South Africa where the Waterberg Mountains meet the Springbok Flats and situated in a Malaria free area in the Waterberg Mountains. This Estate offers styli... More Info

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Hanglip Mountain Lodge
15.4 km

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Entabeni Safari Conservancy "The Place of the Mountain", is situated in the World Heritage "Waterberg Biosphere" of the Waterberg region. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this ... More Info

 
Ravineside Lodge
15.6 km

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Andante Game Farm
15.9 km

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Andanté Game Farm is situated in the beautiful Waterberg Bushveld. Originally the entire area around Andanté Game Farm was one large farm known as Rietvalley. Although the size of Rietvalley is undete... More Info

 
Lodge Of Dreams
17.2 km

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Lodge Of Dreams offers beyond comparison, diversified experiences. A mere two hours' drive from Gauteng, the lodge is situated 28 km south of Mokopane in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. It acts... More Info

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Roundstone Mountain Biking & Game Lodge
18.4 km

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Roundstone Mountain Biking & Game Lodge is a luxury lodge catering specifically for mountain bikers. It is situated in the heart of the Limpopo Province amongst the majestic Waterberg Mountains, a 3-h... More Info

 
Entabeni Safari Conservancy
19.7 km

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The 22000ha Entabeni Safari Conservancy, situated in the renowned Waterberg area of Limpopo Province, boasts spectacular scenery with mountains, waterfalls and terrain which varies from bushveld to un... More Info

 
Lakeside Lodge
19.8 km

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Entabeni Safari Conservancy "The Place of the Mountain", is situated in the World Heritage "Waterberg Biosphere" of the Waterberg region. Approximately a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this ... More Info

 
Ubumanzi Game Lodge
20.7 km

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A visit to Ubumanzi cannot be matched. Small and exclusive the accent is on personalised service and attention to make your stay a truly rewarding experience. At night in the boma the crackling of... More Info

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