Hazelmere Dam

Situated north of Durban, Hazelmere Dam is just the spot for water sports, fishing and camping. A day’s outing to the shady picnic sites will reward you with sightings of zebra and impala, amongst other antelope, and a variety of birds. Don’t miss the chance to get wet! If water sports are not your strength, then at least go for a refreshing swim in the dam.

Main attractions

  • Picnic sites in a relaxed and natural environment
  • Water sports


  • Canoeing
  • Boating (including jet-skiing)
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Bird watching

Top sightings: Impala, wildebeest, zebra, a wide variety of birds and fish

Accommodation: Camping, caravanning, lodge

Gate times: 05:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: 30 minutes from Durban (about 40km from the Tongaat area).

Know before you go

  • A fishing permit and boat registration are required for fishing on the dam and are obtainable from the gate.

Contact reserve: +27 (0)32 533 2315, [email protected]

Msinsi Central Reservations: +27 (0)31 765 7724

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