Nshawu Dam is situated in an open grassy area, so game-viewing is good.

The dam attracts elephant, particularly in the late afternoon when they come down to drink, and also provides a good opportunity to see hippo, crocodile and tsessebe in the grassy areas around the dam.

There is an abundance of water birds, such as comb (knob-billed) duck, moorhen, Kittlitz’s plover, African spoonbill, blacksmith lapwing and, occasionally, saddle-billed stork. The many grassland birds that occur here, include Swainson’s and Natal spurfowl, Shelley’s francolin, red-crested korhaan, black-bellied and kori bustard, crowned lapwing and Montagu’s harrier.

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Nshawu Dam
Address: Northern Region, Kruger National Park
LimpopoSouth Africa
23° 30′ 44.572″ S, 31° 29′ 10.363″ E

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