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One of Mpumalanga’s most attractive reserves, Loskop Dam Nature Reserve covers an area of 23 612 ha and lies around the massive Loskop Dam on the Olifants River, 55km north of Middelburg in Mpumalanga. The Dam has created a natural floodplain and the scenic valley has been restocked with animals once indigenous to the area. These include the Eland and other species of antelope, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and White Rhino. The dam wall was built in the 1930's across the Olifants River Gorge and was raised again in the 1970's.

The dam is approximately 30km long, which makes it the longest dam in the Southern Hemisphere and supplies water to a vast irrigation scheme in the areas of Loskop, Groblersdal and Marble Hall. The dam has become a favourite for anglers, watersports enthusiasts and boat-based game watching is offered by a number of resorts on the banks of the dam. The dam is well stocked with Yellowfish, Carp, Bream and Catfish and is regarded as one of the prime coarse angling sites in South Africa.



  • Crocodile hut - Self-catering Chalets includes 2 - bedroom units. One has 2 twin beds, 2 bunk bed, and the other 4 bunk beds. The kitchen is fully equipped and the sitting room can accommodate 8 people.
  • Hippo Hut - 2 bedroom units one with twin beds and the other with bunk beds accommodate 6 people
  • Fish Eagle - accommodate 4 people


  • Self-Game Drives
  • Fishing
  • Boat Trips
  • 4x4 Drives
  • Picnic Area
  • 3km Walking Trails
  • Braai Facilities
  • Camping
  • Aventura Resort
  • Watersport



  • Gate entry per person - Adults R45 Children 12yrs to pensioners R25
  • Accommodation Hippo Hut - Low season R1430 per hut, High season R1500 (max 4 people)
  • Accommodation Fish Eagle - Low season R1500 per hut, High season R1500 (max 4 people)
  • Accommodation Crocodile Hut Low season R2000 per hut High season R2100 (max 8 people)
  • Camping per site - Low season R200 (max 6 people), High season R250 (max 6 people)
  • 4x4 drives per person R300

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