Engelhard Dam, Kruger National Park
Afrikaans name: Engelharddam
Engelhard Dam in Kruger National Park
Engelhard Dam, in Kruger National Park, is named after an American businessman named Charles Engelhard who donated the funds for its construction.
From Letaba the S46 gravel road follows the river and dam and there are many loop roads leading towards the dam for better views. On the north side of the dam the S62 gravel road offers great views as well.
Birding in the area around Engelhard Dam can be quite productive. One should explore all the loop roads on the northern and southern sides of the dam. Obviously waterbirds are the main attraction. Look for Black Heron, African Spoonbill, Little Egret, and African Openbill. You have a good chance of seeing Goliath, Grey and Squacco Herons. The surrounding bush is good for a variety of Bee-eaters, Cuckoos, waxbills and more. There is a good chance of seeing African Fish-Eagle.
View with the dam wall in the distance