Accommodation near Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve is situated in the heart of Mpumalanga's grass and wetland's region. It has a rich biodiversity, being home to numerous species of fish, plants and birdlife.

The dam, which is the central attraction of the reserve, hosts the Morala Festival, an annual fishing event earmarked on the social calendar of the local community. Visitors can take part in a myriad of water-based activities, including fishing, water skiing and boating. Those wishing to relax can enjoy a picnic around the water's edge.

Adventurists looking to explore the area can embark on a mountain bike trail  - a route that snakes around the plateau of the dam and into the surrounding reserve.

While a lengthy cycle, approximately 43kms in distance, it is a pleasant and relatively unchallenging bit of exercise.

Twitchers can bask in the bird-haven that is the Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, where 200 recorded species can be found throughout the park. Keep your eyes peeled for some rare, protected varietals that are endemic to the area such as Rudd's lark. Visitors who are looking to spot a bird of prey can visit the 'vulture restaurant'. At the right time of day, you'll see the Cape griffin and the white backed vultures feeding.

The area is also home to numerous game, including zebra, wildebeest, eland, gemsbok and a variety of antelope who graze in the grassland and wooded terrain. If you're lucky, you may be able to spot the elusive leopard skulking around the area.

While numerous activities and hikes can be enjoyed, the reserve boasts beautiful scenery along the Komati gorge, a sweep of cliffs through which a river flows between the neighbouring areas of Carolina and Machadodorp.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Doornkop Fish and Wildlife House 29
18.1 km

From R1350* Unit

House 29 is a fully self-catering house located in the Doornkop Fish and Wildlife Reserve. The property is very secure and relaxing with the majestic natural beauty of dams, rivers and mountains surro... More Info

Anford Country House & Restaurant
31.6 km


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From R600 PPS

Anford Country house is situated on Anford Estate in Mpumalanga between Belfast and Machadodorp on the escarpment. The original house was built in 1872 and was recently refurbished and turned into a C... More Info

Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate
32.6 km

From R1215 PPS

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Lakeside Suites Kloppenheim Country Estate has 14 beautifully decorated, luxury twin bedded lakeside suites. Each suite has an individual view of the trout dam, heated towel rack, DSTV, real eiderd... More Info

Rooihoogte Guest Farm
33.1 km

From R325 PPS

A great value bed & breakfast near Badplaas, Mpumalanga Rooihoogte Guest Cottage is situated on the farm Buffelspruit, 25 km from Carolina on the Badplaas road and set in the picturesque surrounding ... More Info

Kloppenheim Self-Catering
36.8 km

From R1749* Unit

Kloppenheim Timeshare chalets are the ideal country retreat for business and leisure in the heart of the Highlands Meander, near Machadodorp and Dullstroom and just 2 hours from OR Tambo International... More Info

Lake Chrissie Lodge
36.8 km

From R300 PPS

Lake Chrissie Lodge is located in the very heart of South Africa's gleaming Lake District! Chrissiesmeer is best known for its incredible Bird Watching and the Chrissie Pans supports 287 species of... More Info

Rainbow Lodge
37.1 km

From R500 PPS

Rainbow Lodge Estate is a beautiful farm in the heart of Mpumalanga, just 200km from Pretoria and 250km from Johannesburg. Rainbow lodge is the ideal getaway for a couple who are seeking a romantic we... More Info

Fancy Free Fly Fishing Retreat
38.8 km

From R600 PPS

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Just 2 and a half hours' drive (approximately 260km) from Johannesburg a stone throw away from Dullstroom, nestled in a tranquil landscape of rolling hills, crystalline streams and beautiful dams, you... More Info

Absolute Leisure Cottages
39.4 km

From R420 PPS

Only 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg on the N4 and 1 hour from Nelspruit, Absolute leisure Cottages 3 star (graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa) Self-catering Establishment which ... More Info

Living Waters
41.5 km

From R2800* Unit

Living Waters is a self-catering unit where nature, tranquility and calmness embrace. There is enough space for six guests and plenty of space. The house overlooks a magnificent 27 hectare-sized tr... More Info

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