Nagle Dam

With the Valley of a Thousand Hills as the backdrop, Nagle Dam is an idyllic location for picnics, fishing and canoeing. This developing wildlife reserve provides sanctuary to a wide variety of antelope and visitors can enjoy nature trails and game viewing. Any type of wind or paddle-driven craft is allowed on the dam so don’t miss the chance to cruise around peacefully and admire the scenery.

Main attractions

  • KwaZulu-Natal’s own Table Mountain
  • Excellent birding

A ring of hills, draped in subtle blue-green vegetation, peacefully cups Nagle Dam and Game Reserve. In this special place, far above our everyday world, a new camaraderie emerges.

– Patricia McCracken, Wild 19


  • Fishing
  • Nature walking trails
  • Game viewing
  • Birding
  • Water sports

Top sightings: Buffalo, giraffe, eland, herons, spoonbill, red-breasted sparrowhawk

Accommodation: Tented camp, camping, lodge

Gate times: 07:30 – 16:30

Nearest centre: Less than an hour from Durban and Pietermaritzburg (about 50km).

Contact reserve: +27 (0)31 782 8085, [email protected] or [email protected]

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

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