Accommodation near Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve

The Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve is a picturesque protected area in the heart of Limpopo province. The 4600 hectare reserve is only 3 hours from Johannesburg, and almost as close to Pretoria, and yet sitting on the dam's banks, surrounded by open savannah and the towering Waterberg Mountains, you couldn't feel further from the city if you tried. The closest town to the reserve is the tiny coal-mining town Lephalale, with a population which hovers below 3000.

To fill you in somewhat, the Mokolo Dam is a rock fill dam, fed by the mighty Mokolo River. The dam itself is the largest in the Limpopo province and when the water levels reach the high-water mark, the dam takes up most of the space within the reserve's boundary. The abundance of water and the combination of soetveld (sweet grass) and suurveld (sour grass) means that the reserve is a popular haven for many species of antelope and other herbivores. It is also a bird paradise, boasting a hefty variety of waders and other species.

The Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve is open to day visitors and is a popular spot to spend a lazy day picnicking and spotting birds. For the more active, the dam is the perfect place to get down to some water-sports, with wake-boarding and water-skiing being ever-popular options.

Fishing is another popular past-time in the reserve, with previous reports suggesting bass catches of up to 4 kilograms!

Finally, the ever-present birds, the open grassland and the varying shadows and shapes cast by the magnificent Waterberg repeatedly catch the eye of keen photographers, earning the Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve an impressive reputation amongst photographers, amateur and professional alike.

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Kaingo Private Game Reserve
13.3 km

From R3800 PPS

Situated along the banks of the Mokolo River in the malaria free, Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, this family-friendly reserve has created a variety of unique visitor experiences around 15,500 Ha of awes... More Info

La Rive Waterberg Accommodation
15.3 km

From R495* Unit

La Rive Waterberg Accommodation is situated in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains only 16km from the nearest Welgevonden Game Reserve gate. We are also less than 30km from the Marekele Nature Reser... More Info

Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge
22.2 km

From R1499 PPS

Ama Amanzi Bush Lodge offers you a warm welcome in the bush. Enjoy the Waterberg bushveld as it is your own. . personal attention and a private atmosphere . pristine bushveld to enjoy at its pu... More Info

Metsi Lodge
23.8 km

From R36400* Unit

Metsi Lodge is situated in the malaria-free 37 000 hectares Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province (South Africa). Taking only one party at a time, Metsi Lodge provides an exclusive holid... More Info

Matamba Bush Campsite
24.3 km

From R310 PPS

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"Built by campers for campers" Situated on a beautiful 400Ha private game farm, within the Waterberg Biosphere, and home to a wide variety of plains game and superb birdlife. Matamba offers two exclu... More Info

Sabrisa Romantic Getaway
25.7 km

From R1500* Unit

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For a truly unique experience in the Limpopo Bushveld come and visit us at Sabrisa Romantic Getaway only 19 kilometers from Lephalale (Waterberg area) en route to Botswana. Enjoy romantic dinners unde... More Info

Sekala Private Game Lodge
26.3 km

From R2950 PPS

Sekala Private Game Lodge is an exclusive lodge within the Welgevonden Game Reserve, which is home to the Big Five and is found within the Waterberg Biosphere, just two hours north of Pretoria. Guests... More Info

Sediba Private Game Lodge
26.5 km

From R4500 PPS

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Sediba offers exclusivity, style and luxury against a backdrop of wild Africa in all her splendour. Situated in the malaria free and 'Big 5' Welgevonden Private Game Reserve and is only a 3- hour driv... More Info

Molalatau Lodge & Campsites
26.6 km

From R175 PPS

Molalatau, "the resting place of the lion", is a small oasis in the most beautiful, hart of the Bushveld. At the very same spot where the Mogolriver and the Rietspruit meets, this is where it found... More Info

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57 Waterberg
26.8 km


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From R4200 PPS

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Situated three hours north of Johannesburg lies Fifty Seven Waterberg, a gem nestled in the heart of the Welgevonden Game Reserve and home to the Big Five in a malaria-free area. The Waterberg Biosphe... More Info

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I just love nature its so mind refreshing
- Dimakatso Mashilo

Nice town, friendly people. The hunters hide restaurant lovely place to eat and to chill
- Wikus Swanepoel

Absolutely stunning area!
- Elaine Gatinho

Nice little plattelandse town
- Ben Vorster

Small town but has a lovely Spar and everything one needs.
- Leane Visser

Nice country town and friendly people
- John Mitchell

Most enjoyable part of the country to visit
- Wayne Engels

Warm, ideal platteland dorpie to get away to.
- Cornel Beukes

Very peaceful city...
- Monique Tarr

A small town interesting town, enjoyed the curio shop.
- Sidney Daniell