GET AWAY TO AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE AT NAGLE DAM
Nagle Dam and Game Reserve is a jewel, allowing you to enjoy a taste of Africa away from your busy world for an afternoon, a weekend or a few days. Start your planning now with this list of the great activities that Nagle has to offer you. . .
Canoeing and watersports: Nagle Dam is renowned as one of the homes of SA and KZN flat-water canoeing and also hosts barefoot water-skiing. Try out all other forms of wind, paddle or powered craft to create your own private “Thousand Hills Cruise”, watching the mountains and water go by. Unfortunately, boating means we can’t also allow swimming in the dam.
Fishing: Nagle Dam is a magnet for fishing, well stocked with cub, bass, scalies (yellowfish), tilapia, barbel (catfish). We allow the use of an electric “sneaker” motor while fishing.
Picnicking: Our glorious picnic sites and braai facilities overlooking the dam with its resident patrolling fish eagle are firm favourites with those in the know. A wonderful family getaway that feels so far away from everything but in reality is so close to major centres!
Trails and game drives: On the reserve’s walking trails, you can see zebra and various buck, as well as discovering the reserve’s floral jewels and watching the African harrier hawk swoop. For parties of four or more, consider booking one of our game drives. Or for a challenging hike, tackle the richly varied clamber up Table Mountain guided by one of our rangers - minimum four people.
Birding: You’ll enjoy a good variety of birding from water birds to raptors, thanks to the interesting habitat mix of grassveld, dam, thornveld and highlands at Nagle Dam and Game Reserve. Start by spotting Egyptian geese strutting at the roadside and look for giant kingfisher trying its luck by the dam.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nagle Dam is fed by the uMngeni River, which also feeds the Inanda Dam and the Midmar Dam.