Small sign, but BIG Dam!

Klaserie Dam is situated 28 km outside Hoedspruit in Limpopo, South Africa.

Klaserie Dam is situated in a private reserve and is privately and independently managed, but the surrounding area belongs to the Department of Water Affairs. There are two main areas, The Island and the Army Camp. The Island has electricity as well as ablutions, but no day visitors are allowed here. The Army camp also has electricity and toilets, but no ablutions and day visitors are welcome.

The area has the occasional buck roaming free, but no wild animals. Hyenas and lion can sometimes be heard from the nearby Kapama Game Reserve, usually at night. The Dam has no formal activities, but is popular with nature lovers, campers, anglers, boaters and anyone looking for a tranquil time out. There is a strict catch and release policy for Carp, but there are other fish found in the Dam such as Catfish, Bream and Bass fish.

Please note no pets are allowed. Also no loud music, quad bikes or motorbikes as visitors are generally here to appreciate the peacefulness of the surrounding nature.

Things to do and see

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Birdwatching
  • The Island (no day visitors)
  • Army Camp (day visitors)
  • Lapa & Braai Facilities
  • Camping
  • Caravan Park
  • Self-catering Accommodation


Day Visitors are charged between R30 and R60. Prices are subject to change, please contact the Dam offices to confirm day tariffs.


Summer months, October to March will experience average temperatures of between 16˚C to 31˚C with the highest rainfall months being between November and February.

Winter months, May to August, will bring temperatures down to between 8˚C and 24˚C.


Flights are offered from both  Johannesburg and Cape Town to the Hoesdpruit Eastgate Airport. Self-drive trips from Johannesburg will take approximately 5 hours. 

Contact Us

Klaserie Dam
 Tessa or Riaan van der Merwe

28km SSE of Hoedspruit off the R40
Maruleng Rural
LimpopoSouth Africa
24° 31′ 26.292″ S, 31° 3′ 48.679″ E
work: +27 15 793 2831
cell: +27 61 771 1284 Visit Website
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Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Nearby Routes

Kruger National Park - Top 10 drives
Nature Routes
Regional Routes
Kruger National Park - Tar roads
Kruger National Park - Sand roads

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