Accommodation near Loskop Dam Nature Reserve

The Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is a large reserve in Mpumalanga which covers 23 000 hectares of the province's cultural heartland. It is located roughly 55 kilometres north of Middelburg and is within a reasonable distance of the farming communities of Loskop, Groblersdal and Marble Hall. The Loskop Dam, which covers 2300 hectares of the reserves total area, is Southern Africa's largest man made dam, with the original dam wall being built across the Olifants River gorge in the 1930's. The dam feeds the irrigation systems of the aforementioned farming communities.

Over the years, the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, who run the reserve, have put huge effort into re-stocking it, bringing back a host of the species which were originally found there. Today there are over 70 mammalian species found within the reserve's boundaries, including 3 of the big 5 species. Some of the animals you can expect to see are giraffe, zebra, hippo, white rhino, leopard and buffalo (the latter 3 species having big 5 status). There is also an abundance of bird life in the park.

Activities within the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve include active pursuits like mountain biking or hiking (there is a network of single or multiple-day hikes). Fishing is also extremely popular, with seasoned fishing fanatics enjoying the variety of mudfish, catfish, bream, eels, yellow fish and more.

The subtropical climate of the area means the summer time is characterised by hot, humid days, perfect for water sports, while the winter months bring with them dry, mild conditions making every other activity pleasant.

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High-Side Tavern and Planters Lodge
18.3 km

From R500* unit

A lekker little Bar and Lodge in the Highlands of South Africa right on the gate to the Lowveld. We have bikes, great Hamburgers, excellent atmosphere and some of the best scenery in the country. W... More Info

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Guinea Feather Country Lodge
20.8 km

From R390* unit

Guinea Feather Country Lodge & Restaurant offers a touch of country elegance in the serenity of a Bushveld farm. Whether staying overnight in one of our Suites, dining in our intimate Restaurant, o... More Info

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Riviersig Self Catering
26.3 km

From R360* unit

Come relax and unwind on the beautiful riverbank of the Olifants River at Riviersig, which is situated only a short distance from Groblersdal in the Limpopo Province. Riviersig is located between Gro... More Info

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Leselo La Bontshi Lodge
26.8 km

From R520* unit

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Experience our amazing, never to be forgotten, sunsets over the mighty Olifants River, while sipping cocktails on your deck or under large shady trees. Groblersdal is renowned for its prolific bird li... More Info

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Villa Contessa Guesthouse
27.8 km

From R550 pps

At Villa Contessa Guesthouse we aspire to equal the hospitality and rich culinary culture of Zakynthos. We offer friendly and personal service. Spacious and comfortably furnished rooms all with priva... More Info

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Lion's Guesthouse
27.9 km

From R590 pps

Lion's Guesthouse is a beautiful 10 roomed Guesthouse situated in Groblersdal, Limpopo, known as the guesthouse with a lodge feeling. The guesthouse has a big tropical garden which creates a real tran... More Info

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The Lookout Lodge
31.6 km

From R530 pps

View from the deck Bushfellows bought Carpe Diem recently and renamed it to The Lookout Lodge. The restoring of the lodge started short after and renovations had started. The lodge is 7km outside o... More Info

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Olifants River Lodge
39.9 km

From R400* unit

It is in the luscious setting of the Olifants River valley that you will discover the beauty and serenity of the Olifants River Lodge. Situated between Middelburg and Witbank on the banks of the Gr... More Info

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La Rochelle Guest Ranch
42.7 km

From R300 pps

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Elegant country home with 12 en-suite bedrooms, surrounded with lush gardens and the tranquillity you need after a hard day at work. La Rochelle has the perfect venue for that important meeting or... More Info

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Lobelia Guesthouse
42.7 km

From R280 pps

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We invite you to make yourself at home in a beautiful cottage style house in a tranquil suburb in the country side of Middelburg Mpumalanga, South-Africa. Lobelia Guesthouse is 1 h drive from OR Tamb... More Info

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