The largest of the dams on the reserve, South Dam is home to abundant life and only a 10 minute walk from the Homestead. Here you could spot an array of water birds such as Knob-billed ducks, Spur-wing geese, Giant Kingfishers and the majestic African Fish Eagles amongst many others.
Terrapins (fresh-water turtles) can be seen sunbathing on the rocks, and large Water Monitors sliding into the water from the thick bush-covered island. In the cool of the morning and late evenings, the water begins to move as the bass and bream begin to feed, making it the perfect time to cast your fishing line and see if you get a bite (we operate a strict catch and release policy for conservation purposes).
On the mown banks of the dam the shade from the Acacia trees invites you to sit beneath for a picnic, or just to soak in the calm of the scene before you – the giraffe stooping for a drink at the waters edge, the splosh of a kingfisher diving for its dinner, and the graceful flight of the swallows swooping to skim the surface of the still waters to quench their thirst.