About Hazelmere Dam

Hazelmere Dam may have been constructed for practical purposes, but it has since become a favoured retreat for holidaymakers and those needing to break away from the hustle and bustle of city living. It is situated on the Mdloti River in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal only twenty minutes inland of Umhlanga. This is one of the country’s most popular vacation provinces, thanks to its stunning beaches and almost year-round warm conditions.

Did you know? Visitors are urged to bring binoculars along and try their hand at spotting a variety of water birds.

Hazelmere Dam was built in 1977 for irrigation and domestic use. It is 44 metres high and 478 metres long, with a capacity of almost 18 million cubic metres. Being situated only 15 kilometres from the King Shaka International Airport in Durban means that the dam is central and easily accessible to visitors from all over the world.

Camp sites are situated around the dam. Friends and families that want to enjoy the untouched splendour of the KwaZulu-Natal countryside are invited to pitch a tent, light a fire, and immerse themselves in total peace and tranquillity.

Fishing is another popular activity, thanks to the abundance of yellowfish, carp, tilapia and bass. There are few more tranquil ways to pass warm summer days than on the banks; breathing in the fresh air and waiting for the perfect catch. Those with boats (motorised or not) are encouraged to bring them along when visiting Hazelmere Dam. There are 28 lockers for boats or caravans.

Birding is another very popular activity around Hazelmere Dam. The well laid out picnic spots are excellently maintained, and make for the perfect spot from which to keep an eye on the local fauna and flora.

Need to Know

WhereHazelmere Dam, Located on the Mdloti River, Hazelmere, Ethekwini, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

WhenBest during daylight hours

Telephone+27 (0)32 533-2315

OvernightStay in Mount Moreland Accommodation, KwaZulu Natal


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