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.
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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Dunning Country House
4.2 km

From R1500* 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

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A Nutty Lane
4.2 km

From R440 pps

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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

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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

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Biggy Best Cottages
5.1 km

From R750* unit

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

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Sunbird Guest House
5.5 km

From R400 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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Nutmeg Guest House
5.6 km

From R350 pps

Nutmeg Guesthouse offers stylish, spacious and comfortable accommodation with the choice of self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation; guests also have the option of dinner. The establishment i... More Info

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Howick Falls Hotel
5.9 km

From R690* unit

The Howick Falls Hotel is located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, just 24 km from Pietermaritzburg. Built in 1872, the Howick Falls Hotel has a proud history and can count such famous historic icons M... More Info

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Meander In
6.2 km

From R475 pps

Meander into the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands for a break away from the humdrum of city life, where your hosts, John and Sue offer a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If you are in the a... More Info

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Overnight Accommodation
6.2 km

From R275 pps

Overnight Accommodation offers self catering accommodation in Howick. Howick is the gateway to the Midlands Meander with Howick Falls, Midmar Dam, Umgeni Nature Reserve as well as plenty of restaurant... More Info

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