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Lakes & Dams

Ebenezer Dam

With sites suitable for fishing, picnicking, boating, birding and camping, Ebenezer dam makes for a perfect family outing. This dam was built in 1959 high up in Magoebaskloof within the Groot Letaba River. It covers about 386 ha at 1,360 m of elevation.

This clear, cool lake is often enveloped by early morning mist in the early hours. Some of the fishes found in the dam are: Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Barbel, Golden Carp, Kurper and Rainbow Trout.

Tzaneen Dam

Previously knows as Fanie Botha Dam, Tzaneen Dam is also located on the Groot Letaba River and is also surrounded by a nature reserve. The Dam provides a perfect venue for water sports, anglers, bird watching (over 350 species spotted), camping, caravanning and family picnics with a barbeque on the banks.

Tropical fruit plantations including tea and banana surround this dam. The dam is home to many largemouth bass but only a few smallmouth bass. Fishing is allowed and if you are lucky you might catch a 3 to 4 kg fish.

Tzaneen Dam hosts several competitions each year including the Tzaneen Bass Classic held every June.