Accommodation near Midmar Dam

The Midmar Dam is located on the outset of Pietermaritzburg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. It is a combined gravity and earth-fill water reserve that is regularly used by locals for numerous water and land-based activities such as water skiing, fishing, game viewing and cycling.

Midmar Dam annually hosts the ever-popular Midmar Mile - an internationally recognized event that sees professional athletes and enthusiasts swim the 1-mile length of the dam. It is a battle of wits putting one's mental and physical strength to the test.

It is also good for picnicking where shady spots under the tree overlook the dam. Alternatively there is a barbecue area ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon braais. A cycling path allows one to explore the many sights of the coastline where a selection of game can be spotted. The area is well known for its abundant species of bird life which include the White-breasted Cormorant, Red-billed Teal, Spur winged Goose, Goliath Heron, and South African Shelduck. Grassland species include Black-winged and Crowned Lapwings, and others.

The dam and surrounding reserve are managed by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife which provides visitors to the dam with a wide range of accommodation in the form of chalets, log cabins and campsites. Camping at Midmar is quite a popular activity with many happy campers situating themselves along the dam's picturesque shoreline. One is advised to pack for all seasons as the area is prone to volatile weather conditions.

The dam is a popular fishing spot for the angling community due to its abundance in fish specimen such as carp, bass, scalies and bluegill. Boats can be hired at the Midmar Boat Hire for those wishing to take part in water activities like jet skiing or sailing power boating.

Midmar Dam is also situated close to the Midlands Meander - a cultural hub that sells an eclectic selection of curios,arts and crafts, foodstuffs and antique furniture. Guests can also take advantage of the nearby restaurants and accommodation hot spots in the area. 

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
 
St Ives Hotel & Restaurant
1.3 km

From R1500* unit

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St Ives Lodge and Restaurant is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. This 140-hectare Family Owned & Managed Estate offers something for everyone. The Estate Boasts A 4... More Info

 
Impangele B&B
3.7 km

From R450 pps


Looking for a spot to crash and recover after an exciting sporting event in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands? Passing through on business? Or perhaps you are planning a romantic weekend away? I... More Info

 

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Teviot Place
4.1 km

From R450* unit


**** MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAY APPLIES ****** A spacious bedroom garden cottage, with large bathroom (bath and shower), set in a beautiful garden. Undercover offroad parking. Located below Howick High S... More Info

 
Dunning Country House
4.2 km

From R1700* unit


Dunning Country House offers affordable, luxury accommodation set on a beautiful, working farm. On the Midlands Meander, and just a 15 minute drive from Pietermaritzburg, we are perfectly placed to... More Info

 
A Nutty Lane
4.2 km

From R390 pps


A Nutty lane comprises of three new, modern self-catering cottages, set on the banks of a picturesque dam surrounded by birds, horses and two potbelly pigs. Conveniently situated just two minutes from... More Info

 
AZALEA BED AND BREAKFAST
4.9 km

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From R540 pps

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A country setting with a relaxing ambiance await you. You will find warm hospitality with spotless rooms. Bedrooms are tasteful and charming each opening onto a deck or patio area which over looks th... More Info

 
Just Molly's
5.1 km

From R400 pps


Just Molly's is a charming 3 bedroom cottage, home away from home located in the heart of Howick.. It is cosy, well-equipped, tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished.The cottage can accommodate... More Info

 
Biggy Best Cottages
5.1 km

From R475 pps


Biggy Best Cottages is a world away from the stresses of normal life; yet close enough to all the attractions. Set on 3.5acres of tranquil park-like grounds abounding with bird life. If you need to ge... More Info

 
Biggy Best Corporate
5.1 km

From R850* unit


Biggys Best Corporate Accommodation offers comfortable rooms for the corporate traveller to Howick. The hotel has 13 newly furnished rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Breakfast is available at an ex... More Info

 
Sunbird Guest House
5.5 km

From R525 pps


Situated 1.5 km from the N3 on tar road, a personal establishment offering graded accommodation in a beautiful country environment with a high standard of privacy and security. Howick is the hub of th... More Info

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