Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
Afrikaans name: Gariep Dam Natuur Reservaat
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, also known as the Gariep Nature Reserve, lies on the northern shore of the Gariep Dam near the small town of Norvalspont. The reserve was previously known as the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam Nature Reserve.
It experiences hot summers and cold winters. The landscape consists of plains covered in grass or scrub with hills breaking up the landscape.
Some of the mammals to be seen in the reserve include Black Wildebeest, Springbok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Red Hartebeest and Klipspringer. It is not known as a good birding spot. The bird list is dominated by waterbirds due to the nature reserve bordering the dam.
Accommodation is available at various places around the dam.
Mammals of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
Please note that this is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Antbear / Aardvark
Cape Clawless Otter
South African Hedgehog
Birds of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve
Please note that this list is not complete and is only a guide and, while we have made every effort to be accurate, we can't be held responsible for any errors.
Greater Striped Swallow
Eastern Clapper Lark
References and further readingAtlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 92
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 154
Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 130
Country Life - Issue 252 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 46
go! - Issue 084 - Author: - Year Published: 2013 - Page: 42
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 201
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 312
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 294
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 108
Road Tripping South Africa - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2014 - Page: 16
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 58
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places - Author: Jacques Marais - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 53
eBird.org - Birdlist for Gariep Dam Nature Reserve