Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve (Self Catering Kwazulu Natal)

Reservations - Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve

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What we offer

  • Accommodation
  • Self Catering
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming pool
  • Game Drives
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • Weddings
  • Corporate Conferences
  • Children's playground

About Us

Between the folding Karkloof hills, just 24km from Pietermaritzburg, lies one of KwaZulu-Natal’s largest dams. On its shores you’ll find the ideal family resort – welcome to the Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve.

You’ll reach the reserve along the Albert Falls Amble in Greytown Road, ready to relax in its compact 3 000ha. You’ll be game viewing from the moment you arrive, often spotting buck and zebra grazing on the banks of the dam. Just a few steps from the chalets, you’ll find somewhere else to entertain energetic children – the swimming-pool and children’s playground.

On all sides, you’ll be tantalised by bird calls, tempting you to follow the nature trails. And that’s before you even think about trying the water-skiing, sailing and canoeing.

As for the fishing - that’s legendary . . . And so are the fishermen’s tales!

You’re in a different world at Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve. While blesbok watch humans curiously and blacksmith plovers sing out a warning to impala, you have plenty of different activities from watersports and fishing to birding and picnicking to enjoy here . . .

Boating and watersport: Get set for some dam fine watersport – as one of the largest KZN dams, Albert Falls can offer scope for sailing. You can also enjoy canoeing and windsurfing here. Plus this is one of the few Msinsi dams where we can allow water-skiing and wake-boarding. Because of all this water action, we can’t allow swimming in the dam - but residents find the Notuli swimming pool more than makes up for that!

Fishing:

Albert Falls is SA’s premier dam for bass fishing, but you’ll also find carp and some barbel and tilapia here, too. Pick the right day and your rods will be competing only with fish eagles and ospreys. Or choose to join in the fun of one of the fishing competitions held here.

Picnicking:

A perfect choice for a getting-to-know-you visit or a top-up for Msinsi regulars between holidays. Our first-time picnickers fall in love with the serene water, distant hills and flat picnic site for children to play. Come and make memories with us - you’ll be back for a longer stay!

Trails:

On the pathways to heaven in Notuli game reserve, you’ll savour serene moments away from the rat race. Try the self-guided Nyoni (Bird) Trail. Just 4km long, it offers you wonderful vistas as well as sightings of buck and zebra. Ask about our game drives if you prefer to see wildlife the easier way.

Birding:

Albert Falls’ birdlist numbers at least 280, thanks to the habitat mix of thornveld, grassveld, marsh and dam. Specials include secretary bird, osprey and pelican. Beginners can easily identify guinea fowl, red-winged starling and blacksmith plover around the picnic site and shoreline. The more experienced can tackle the thorn thickets a and after good rains, the wet grasslands where dozens of LBJs gather.

Beyond our swimming pool framed by sausage trees and near the fenced game reserve, you’ll find Notuli Hutted Camp with its choice of charming thatched accommodation to suit any visitor. Or choose to dream by the dam in your caravan or campsite. . .

Chalets:

There’s ample room for a family or group of up to six in our spacious chalets. You’ll find they’re all fully and comfortably furnished and equipped for you all to relax after a great day exploring the reserve or having fun at the dam.

Notuli Rondavels:

Our rondavels sleep two and have now been cleverly redesigned to include an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, offering you a cosy and well-planned option.

Notuli Cottage:

Wake up to spectacular views of the dam and panoramas of the many shades of the Karkloof Mountains when you’ve chosen our exclusive six-bed Notuli Cottage. Television is also available here for your use.

Camping/caravanning:

Albert Falls has 110 sites a 60 at Notuli, overlooking the game reserve; and 50 at Pelican Bay overlooking the dam. Well-maintained washing facilities with hot and cold water showers help ensure that during your holiday with us, you concentrate more on relaxing than logistics.

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