Midmar Dam, a popular recreational destination, is situated off the N3, 24 km from Pietermaritzburg and 7 km from Howick. The reserve is 2 857 ha in extent.
No matter what time of year one visits the dam, it is essential to have clothing/gear for both hot and cold weather - the weather changes are rapid, and do not always correspond with the weather in the surrounding area.
From the N3, take the R103 Howick/Midmar offramp.
At the stop sign, follow the signs towards Midmar, which is approximately 4 km further on.
GPS Co-Ordinates: 30d11'37.85"E 29d29'27.86"S
Visit www.kznwildlife.com/accomodation/resorts/midmar.html for more information.
http://www.umgeni.co.za/media_centre/drd.asp is another interesting site, considering the current drought situation in South Africa.
For further information or enquiries, please contact Midmar Nature Reserve, Private Bag X6, Howick, 3290, or Telephone +27 (0) 33 330 2067/ 8/ 9.