About Loskop Dam Nature Reserve

The well known Loskop Dam Nature Reserve can be found 55km north of Middelburg - only 2 hours drive from Pretoria - deep in the Cultural Heartland of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province.

Did you know? A highlight at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is the boat-based game viewing which is available from the lodges and resorts surrounding the Dam.

The Loskop Dam is a 27km long dam which makes it the largest dam in the Southern Hemisphere. The dam measures over 2 350 hectares and is situated within the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve which itself comprises of 23 000 hectares of picturesque bushveld. The Loskop Dam reserve covers 230km², of which 23km² comprises of water.

The Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is a luscious paradise and home to an abundance of vibrant birdlife and exciting wildlife. In fact, there are over 70 species of mammals on the reserve including 3 of the Big Five, the Buffalo, White Rhino and Leopard. It is therefore a protected area.

Other fascinating wildlife such as hippo, warthog, giraffe, plenty of buck and other wildlife abound in the spectacular Loskop Dam reserve. Game viewing by boat, watersports and hiking trails afford visitors the opportunity to explore all the wonders of this tranquil and picturesque area.

The Loskop Reserve is situated in a Malaria-free environment with a lovely subtropical weather and summer rainfalls. The weather is therefore perfect all year round. Fishing is a major attraction in this reserve and every year more than 1500 avid anglers flock to the dam to take part in the Light Tackle Boat fishing competition. The most desirable species found in this dam are carp, blue and red breasted bream, yellow fish, sharptooth catfish, eels, mudfish and many more other species.

The Loskop Dam Nature Reserve also affords travellers the opportunity to enjoy many other activities such as horse riding and paint ball. Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is an ideal holiday destination and within minutes of bustling little villages and farming communities. For the ideal getaway destination in tranquillity and beauty, take some time to explore the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve.

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WhereLoskop Dam Nature Reserve, Cultural Heartland, Mpumalanga, South Africa

WhenDaylight hours.

OvernightStay in Middelburg Accommodation, Mpumalanga


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