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About Loskop Dam

South Africa is famous throughout the world for its iconic nature reserves and the Loskop Dam is no exception to this. Situated within the sumptuous Loskop Dam Nature Reserve in the Cultural Heartland of the Mpumalanga Province, the Loskop Dam boasts scintillating scenery and a majestic landsc... read more

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South Africa is famous throughout the world for its iconic nature reserves and the Loskop Dam is no exception to this. Situated within the sumptuous Loskop Dam Nature Reserve in the Cultural Heartland of the Mpumalanga Province, the Loskop Dam boasts scintillating scenery and a majestic landscape of breathtaking beauty. It is 27km in length effectively making it the largest dam in the southern hemisphere and is a much-loved holiday destination because of the wide array of leisure activities that can be pursued here.

As would be obvious already, Loskop Dam is a an angling paradise of note; in fact it is one of the best in the country and attracts both novice and expert fishermen all eager to try out their rods and tackles in the fish-rich waters. Loskop Dam is so popular amongst anglers that its Light Tackle Boat fishing competition attracts an impressive 1500 competitors each year. The species of fish that can be caught include sharptooth catfish, mudfish, eels, red and blue breasted bream, carp, and many others. However, fishing is not the only pastime to be enjoyed here, visitors to Loskop Dam are offered water sports, paint ball, horse riding, hiking, and game viewing by boat, which has proven to be an incredibly popular option.

Loskop Dam furthermore provides the privileged opportunity for its guests to see the rest of the nature reserve, which it must be said is spellbinding and riveting. Game viewing at the reserve is fascinating and abundant with 3 of the Big 5 on offer – Leopard, White Rhino, and the Buffalo. Because of its incredible collection of mammals, bird life, and flora, the reserve is a protected area and has the added benefit of being in a malaria-free zone.