Welcome to Midmar

Midmar Resort is situated on the shores of the Midmar Dam within the Midmar Nature Reserve close to the town of Howick in KwaZulu-Natal. It is about a one and half hour drive from Durban and five hours from Johannesburg via the N3.

Midmar Resort is situated within easy reach of most other KwaZulu-Natal Midlands attractions, such as the well-known and popular Midlands Meander.

The game park is stocked with a variety of game species such as red hartebeest, black wildebeest, zebra, blesbok, reedbuck and oribi.

Midmar is the premier destination in KwaZulu-Natal for a wide range of water sports, camping and related activities. The Midmar Nature Reserve conserves large tracts of rolling grasslands that support herds of various antelope and many bird species.

Midmar enjoys a tranquil and peaceful setting ideal for a relaxing getaway from the bustle of the bigger cities. Midmar Resort’s wide lawns and scenic setting provides an ideal venue for weddings and similar events.

Midmar Accommodation

  • 2 bed chalet (self-catering)

    Fully equipped with an open plan living area, separate bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

  • 4 bed chalet (self-catering)

    Fully equipped with an open plan living area, two bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

  • 4 bed rustic cabins (self-catering)

    One room, with 4 beds, refrigerator, stove and communal ablution facilities.

  • 5 bed chalet (self-catering)

    Fully equipped with an open living area, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.

  • 6 bed chalet (self-catering)

    Fully equipped with an open living area, three bedrooms, kitchen and two bathroom, including a unit especially equipped for the physically challenged.

  • Morgenzon Campsite

    There are 50 campsites with plug points and 126 campsites without plug points. All sites are suitable for tents or caravans. The ablution blocks have hot and cold water and a communal wash area.

  • Munroe Bay Campsite

    There are 31 campsites with plug points. The ablution blocks have hot and cold water and a communal wash area


  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • DSTV (limited)
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • firewood
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire


Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

Activities at Midmar


  • Excellent fishing is available in the dam.

  • Carp, bass, scalies and bluegill are abundant and fishing can be pursued in the areas zoned for this activity.

  • Game Park

  • The game park has a variety of species; red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blesbok, reedbuck, oribi and zebra and can be viewed from vehicles, bicycles or on foot.

  • Entrance is via the Thurlow Gate off the R617.

  • Sporting

  • Bathing is permitted in the bilharzia-free dam and is quite safe, provided bathers keep close in-shore, away from boating areas.

  • Boating

  • The dam is zoned for yachts, powerboats and personal water craft and in the interests of safety, visitors must abide by this zoning.

  • New visitors to the resort should acquire a map and boating regulations and any other information from the office, on arrival. Power boat skippers must carry their tickets when on the water.

  • All powered craft skippers must be in possession of a Category R certificate of competence.

  • Useful Information

  • Nearest town is Howick, fuel is available 2 km from the main gate.

  • No pets of any kind are permitted in the reserve.

  • Certain sections of the reserve may be closed to the public and certain activities prohibited at any given time, should this be deemed necessary.

  • Please do not deviate from roads in the game reserve.

  • Firearms and any other weapons must be declared on entry into the reserve.
  • The reserve gates are closed to day visitors between sunset and sunrise. This does not apply to visitors occupying chalets, rustic cabins or campsites, who have 24-hour access.
  • Midmar Contacts

    Midmar : +27 (0) 33 330 2067/ 8/ 9
    Central Reservations: +27 (0) 33 845 1000
    Book online: https://bookings.kznwildlife.com/MakeABooking.aspx
    E-mail: bookings@kznwildlife.com

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