About Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve

Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, renowned for its access to great fishing opportunities, lies just 10 kilometres from Carolina on the Komati River, not even two hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Did you know? This nature reserve is a very popular birding area and home to more than 200 species of spectacular birds.

This part of Mpumalanga is known as the grass and wetlands region, and the Nooitgedacht dam is but one way to experience the myriad water spots, lakes and streams that contribute to making this area a place of natural beauty and abundant water.

It is not surprising to learn that an entire wetland complex lies within the Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve in which a number of important ecosystems, and the wildlife it supports, are protected.

The wetlands also support a host of birds - over 200 species have been spotted in the nature reserve - including rare and endemic species that attract visitors from around the world.

The Komati Gorge, a gorgeous sweep of cliffs and krantzes through which the Komati River winds that lies between Carolina and Machadodorp, lies within easy reach of the Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, and is almost a prerequisite when in the area.

The lovely area provides ample opportunities for picnicking, swimming, hiking, boating and swimming; although, given the views, you would be forgiven for simply sitting and doing nothing, to soak up the atmosphere.

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WhereNooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve, +/- 10 km from Carolina, Grass & Wetlands Region, Mpumalanga, South Africa

WhenDaily from 06h00 to 18h00.

OvernightStay in Carolina Accommodation, Mpumalanga


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