Inanda Dam

Nestled in KwaZulu-Natal’s Valley of a Thousand Hills, Inanda Dam offers recreational boating and is famous for bass fishing. The Inanda Bass Classic fishing tournament attracts hundreds of anglers each year and the dam is also an overnight stop for the famous Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Main attractions

  • Fish for bass at one of the area’s finest fishing spots
  • Canoeing and other water sports

In late spring and early summer, the frequent mists make this dam a photographer’s dream.

– Gerry Bruton, Wild 28


  • Jet skiing
  • Power boating
  • Yachting
  • Fishing
  • Self-guided walking trail
  • Game viewing
  • Picnicking

Top sightings: Goliath heron, hamerkop, zebra, African fish eagle

Accommodation: Camping and caravanning

Gate times: 06:00 – 18:00

Nearest centre: 45 minutes north of Durban (about 30km).

Contact reserve: +27 (0)31 766 9946, [email protected]

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

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