Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve - An Unofficial Guide

Southern Roodeplaat Nature Reserve


The beautiful picnic site with benches overlook Roodeplaat Dam

The Southern side of the reserve caters for birding and wildlife enthusiasts. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. Two bird hides are situated on the banks of the Roodeplaat dam and the reserve vegetation is a mix of open savannah veld and dense savannah woodland.

The reserve has a variety of interesting game species including Zebra, Kudu, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Common Duiker, Steenbok and Black Backed Jackal. Open Daily From 06:00 to 18:00. A small entrance fee is charged.

Facilities
Conference Center - Can accommodate groups of up to 120. A separate dining hall can accommodate up to 80 seated guests. Group Camp - Ten self-catering (budget) units which can accommodate up to 60 guests. Chalets - The Impala chalet is fully equipped and built on stilts over the edge of the dam can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children. The guest house can accommodate 8 people and is situated in a quiet area of the reserve.

Hiking
A 7km hiking trail with 2 bird hides is available and provides ample opportunity for bird watchers.

Picnic Area
A picnic and braai area is located on the edge of the dam and can accommodate up to 40 people.


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