Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Chelmsford Nature Reserve

The Ntshingwayo Dam on the Ngagane River has created a beautiful sanctuary for a large number of waterfowl. including Egyptian geese, flamingos, and assorted ducks, and a wonderful playground for power boating, anglers, and other water sport enthusiasts. Beneath the waters anglers can expect to nab the usual suspects - carp mudfish, and bass.

The surrounding grasslands and acacia veld are the playground of several large game, including rhino, wildebeest, hartebeest, springbok, and blesbok.

The dam has a prolific birdlife, including flamingoes, grass owl, blue korhaan, great crested grebe, knob-billed duck, spike-heeled lark , pink-billed lark, and both white-bellied and black-bellied korhaan.

- game viewing
- power boating
- angling
- bird watching

Birdlife: over 200 species of birds recorded, including, geese, duck, flamingos, larks, korhaan, owls
Fish: carp, mudfish, bass

- 30 km south of Newcastle just off the N11

Accommodation Near Chelmsford Nature Reserve:
Newcastle Accommodation

Accommodation Near Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Sleeps: 245 in 7 units/rooms

The Ridge Self Catering & B&B

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newcastle

17.1km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Our rooms have a bedroom downstairs with a loft upstairs .open plan kitchen ,lounge area with some units have baths with shower attachments and others shower only.

Sleeps: 79 in 36 units/rooms

Haggards on Hilldrop

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

17.9km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

The original homestead now houses the breakfast room, dining room, offices and 3 stylishly furnished rooms decorated to suit the original history and ideal for the overseas visitor to relate themselves with Newcastle history. We also offer another...

Zinyati Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

18.2km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Zinyati Lodge offers modern chalets and thatched roof Zulu Huts. A variety of double, single and family rooms, (all en-suite) are available. Thirty rooms in total.

Sleeps: 11 in 4 units/rooms

WoodStay Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Newcastle

18.6km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

WoodStay Lodge is self-catering accommodation (no meals provided) on a small equestrian estate on the outskirts of Newcastle. It is a safe and tranquil area with a farm-like atmosphere, plenty of bird-life, dogs and horses. The perfect place to unwind..

Sleeps: 42 in 17 units/rooms

The Farmhouse Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

18.8km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

The Farmhouse Lodge is situated 3 minutes from the centre of the town of Newcastle in magnificent park like surroundings. We are an ideal stopover between Kruger park and the KwaZulu-Natal Coast. German spoken. Rooms air conditioned, Internet, DSTV


Blackrock Casino

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Newcastle

19.4km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Blackrock Casino is nestled in the heart of the Battlefields en route from Durban to Johannesburg. Our contemporary style complex can be easily found just off the N11 outside of Newcastle.

Sleeps: 42 in 20 units/rooms

Arbor Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

20.6km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Whether its just for a quick night stop over, or an extended stay Arbor Guest House offers Luxury Accommodation in Newcastle. 10 rooms - all with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have own entrance leading directly into garden area. Lapa with bar area...

Guest House Kestrels

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

20.7km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

The guesthouse offers its visitors breakfast, with a unique dining area and open bar. Drinks with friends can be enjoyed on the veranda. The spacious living room offers warmth on cold nights and a spiral staircase leads up to a balcony

Leighton Court

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

21.2km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Located in the centre of Newcastle, Leighton Court offers a choice of 8 en-suite rooms and 2 King size studios ideal for the business visitor. We offer the perfect combination of affordability, comfort and service with air conditioned rooms and a flat-sc


Camelot Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newcastle

22.9km North of Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Camelot is situated next to a farm and has a beautiful view of the Drakensberg. The rooms are stylishly decorated with dark wood Bali furniture, white 100% cotton linen, the most beautiful hand-woven throws.