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 R1300* 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

Teviot Place
4.1 km

From R650* 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 R635* 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

Biggy Best Cottages
5.1 km

From R150 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

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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

Sunbird Guest House
5.5 km

From R550 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

Nutmeg Guest House
5.6 km

From R400 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

Meander In B & B
6.2 km

From R600 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

Little Fields Country House
7.1 km

From R540 PPS

Little Fields is a small piece of rural heaven in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands. It is situated at the start of the Midlands meander and set just outside of Hilton. Overlooking fields and pastures, this... More Info

The Hilton Bush Lodge
8.4 km

From R600 PPS

Discover the serenity of the African bush at The Hilton Bush Lodge. Feel close to nature as the South African sun bids you goodnight over the distant hills. Complete relaxation is yours as you gaze ou... More Info

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