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Bivane Dam

Situated between Pongola and Vryheid on the R69 lies the Bivane Dam. Construction of the dam, by the Impala Irrigation Board, was completed in 2000. The dam was built on the Bivane river to serve as a sustainable water supply for the town of Pongola, and its surrounding areas. The dam covers an area of seven hundred hectares, and has become a popular destination for a variety of outdoor activities and watersports. Lying within close proximity of the towns of Vryheid, Pongola and Piet Retief, the Bivane dam sits nestled amongst tracts of riverine forest, rocky hills and numerous steep cliffs and gorges.

An outdoor enthusiasts dream, the Bivane dam has no crocodiles, malaria and and no hippos, setting it apart from other destinations in the Zululand region, and making it an ideal space for a wide variety of recreational activities. The most popular activities at the dam are boating and Bass fishing, and a number of anticipated angling events are hosted there throughout the year. The rushing waters below the dam wall serve as an ideal location for canoeing and river rafting, and host the start of the annual Ithala Challenge Canoe Marathon.

Due to an ideal climate, and an extremely fertile soil, the region displays a rich diversity of plantlife which include Proteas, cycads, a wide variety of aloe species, and the Bivane Waterwood. The wild flower displays in spring are quite spectacular. As a result of the flourishing vegetation, the region which surround the Bivane Dam has also increased in popularity as a hiking and bird watching spot of note, with an abundant variety of bird species making it their home. Species regurlary sighted at the Bivane dam include White-backed Night Heron, Jameson's firefinch, Broad-tailed Warbler, Red-headed Weaver and the shy and elusive Short-tailed Pipit. A number of raptors such as the Martial and African Hawk Eagle, both Peregrine and Lanner Falcon, and Common Kestrel, are often seen soaring of the woodland areas of the region, scanning the vegetation for a meal. Hiking near the Bivane dam allows visitors the opportunity to view a number of wildlife species which include Klipspringer, Chacma Baboon, Mountain Reedbuck and, occasionally Serval.

Mountain biking, 4x4, and quad trails add to the list of popular activities at Bivane Dam, providing visitors with much heart racing excitement, and a further chance to witness the awe inspiring views of the majestic and scenic lanscape of the area. The Bivane Dam also boasts accommodation in the form of ten comfortable chalets , first class caravan and camp facilities and a bush camp. For more information call +27 83 283 8291or 034 - 4131314/5

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Villa Prince Imperial
Sleeps 158 in 10 units

Villa Prince Imperial

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Vryheid

Zululand & Maputaland

22.8 Km from Bivane Dam

At the foot of Lancaster Hill, set in a one acre park, our Guest House can accommodate 17 guests. Days can be spent lazily sunbathing in the garden. Children are welcome and our park is a safe place for them to play.

Villa Beryl Guesthouse
Sleeps 25 in 9 units
From R 690
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Villa Beryl Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Vryheid

Zululand & Maputaland

23 Km from Bivane Dam

Villa Beryl Guesthouse, is your home away from home. It is one of Vryheid's surviving classic old South African homes, with its sandstone foundations, Oregon pine floors, high ceilings and wide verandahs.

Luiperdkloof Trout Lodge
Sleeps 8 in 2 units
From R 800
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 6 max (4 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Luiperdkloof Trout Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newcastle

Midlands & Battlefields

42.4 Km from Bivane Dam

Luiperdkloof is a 1900 hectare working cattle farm located in the scenic Balele Mountains between Wakkerstroom, Utrecht, Vryheid and Paulpietersburg

Penbi Game Ranch
Graded:
Sleeps 18 in 5 units
From R 750
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Penbi Game Ranch

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Vryheid

Zululand & Maputaland

5.1 Km from Bivane Dam

Come and relax in luxury at one of the few undiscovered gems of Northern KwaZulu Natal. Conveniently situated 30km north of Vryheid and only 3km from the tarred Vryheid/Paulpietersburg main road. Penbi Game Ranch will reward you with a unique ...

Ithala Game Reserve

Ithala Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Vryheid

Zululand & Maputaland

50.8 Km from Bivane Dam

Ithala Game Reserve offers a fascinating variety of terrain, habitats, mammals, birds and trees.

Welgekozen Country Lodge
Guest Rating: 10
Sleeps 30 in 15 units
From R 795
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Welgekozen Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Piet Retief

Grass & Wetlands

54.4 Km from Bivane Dam

11 individually decorated double bed rooms with either showers or baths. Tea & coffee facilities in every room. TV with M-Net and DStv in every room. Superb English or continental breakfast. Evening meals. Laundry facilities available.

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs Resort & Self Catering
Guest Rating: 8
Graded:
Sleeps 174 in 57 units
From R 699
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Gooderson Natal Spa Hot Springs Resort & Self Catering

Holiday Resort Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

Zululand & Maputaland

6.8 Km from Bivane Dam

Facilities in the hotel include an airy dining room and terrace offering lovely views of the garden and pool areas. Buffet breakfasts and dinners as well as a la carte dinners are served

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Timeshare
Guest Rating: 7
Graded:
Sleeps 70 in 12 units
From R 1399
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort Timeshare

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Paulpietersburg

Zululand & Maputaland

6.9 Km from Bivane Dam

Escape to a rejuvenating oasis at Natal Spa Hot Springs & Leisure Resort, situated on the road between Vryheid and Paulpietersburg on the Battlefields Route.

Forellenhof
Graded:
Sleeps 19 in 4 units
From R 1000
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Forellenhof

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Wakkerstroom

Grass & Wetlands

71.1 Km from Bivane Dam

You will be overwhelmed by a calm, comfortable, luxurious, tranquil, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, beautifully and warmly decorated. Rooms with a view - sunrise over the mountain is inspiring and majestic!

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve
Graded:
Sleeps 30 in 8 units
From R 2150
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Pongola

Zululand & Maputaland

76.7 Km from Bivane Dam

This unique and exclusive lodge is situated in its own, malaria-free private game reserve, perched high on the slopes of Pakamisa mountain and overlooking the rolling hills of Zululand.

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