Witbank Dam


Witbank Dam was built in 1971 and serves mainly as a municipal and industrial water supply. The dam has a water capacity of 104,019,000 cubic meters and has a total Surface area of 1,211.2 hectares.

The dam can easily be reached from Pretoria by, going down the N4 Highway, and is a dam that caters for the whole family. From the angler who wants to catch a couple of big fish to the family that just wants to relax.

Witbank dam receives its water from the Olifants River. The dam has a sandy type bottom and most fish get caught during the night.

Witbank Dam nature reserve

Witbank Dam nature reserve is one of the popular tourism destinations for families, business people and leisure. It is situated east of High Veld Mall and off the N4 road. This 900ha nature reserve, host Witbank Dam in it which serve as the main water supply to the municipality and industries around.


  • Tour information

Right next to the dam is the Witbank holiday resort which has various chalets and caravan and camping grounds. The resort has numerous activities available for the whole family such as swimming pools, parks, mini-golf, braai facilities and much more. Apart from the holiday resort there is also a couple of other places that the fisherman can go to, for fishing.

Witbank Dam Nature reserve

Witbank Dam nature reserve is suitable for business conferences and seminars and family holidays, activities tourists can do here are fishing, water sports, hiking, swimming, visiting historical sites, wildlife, playing golf and so on.

This nature reserve offers variety of accommodation to choose from, it offers bed & breakfast guesthouses, lodges, self-catering cottages, chalets and serviced bush lodges featuring a wide variety of games. The animals living there are Elands, Impala, Waterbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra, Hyenas, Leopard, Springbok and variety of big fishes.