Southern Roodeplaat Nature Reserve

The Southern side of the reserve caters for birding and wildlife enthusiasts. Over 250 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. Two bird hides are situated on the banks of the Roodeplaat dam and the reserve vegetation is a mix of open savannah veld and dense savannah woodland.

The reserve has a veriety of interesting game species including Zebra, Kudu, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Common Duiker, Steenbok and Black Backed Jackal.

Open Daily From 06:00 to 18:00. A small entrance fee is charged.


Conference Center - Can accomodate groups of up to 120. A seperate dining hall can accomodate up to 80 seated guests. Group Camp - Ten self catering (budget) units which can accomodate up to 60 guests. Chalets - The Impala chalet is fully equiped and built on stilts over the edge of the dam can accomodate 4 adults and 2 children. The guest house can accomodate 8 people and is situated in a quite area of the reserve.


A 7km hiking trail with 2 bird hides is available and provides ample opportunity for bird watchers.

Picnic Area

A picnic and braai area is located on the edge of the dam and can accomodate up to 40 people.

How to get there

Travelling on the N1 towards Polokwane (Pietersburg) take the Zambezi off-ramp (toll gate) and turn right towards Cullinan. Travel about 5km and turn left at the kameelfontein turnoff. Travel 3.7km and turn left at the 'Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve' sign. Continue a short distance on a dirt raod until you reach the gate.