When people think of Loskop they instantly envisage the Dam, but there is another side to this holiday haven. While the Dam is a manmade playground for fisherman and boating enthusiasts, Loskop country is a natural oasis for nature lovers and those passionate about being surrounded by wilderness.
Loskop Dam is as much an iconic feature of the Cultural Heartlands as the Ndebele people, whose colourful houses and beautiful attire are symbolic of the region. Covering 2,385 hectares, with a staggering 348million cubic litre capacity when full, Loskop Dam is not only one of Southern Africa’s biggest Dams. It is also a man-made playground for fisherman and boat owners alike and an increasingly important nature reserve.
They may be one of the smallest ethnic groups in South Africa, but the Ndebele are also one of the most distinctive. With their beautifully decorated eye catching houses, covered in the iconic Ndebele geometric murals. Adorned in brightly coloured blankets, beadwork and metal bands around their necks, arms and legs, it’s impossible to mistake an Ndebele.
Follow the coordinates -25.773731 & 29.454764 and you will find one of Middelburg’s most intriguing attractions. Located next to the Steve Tshwete Municipality building, on donated Municipal land, Middelburg’s Prayer Oven has become a place of worship, charity and soul searching.