Albert Falls Dam
Albert Falls Dam is a great place for picnics and water sports
This large dam is located on the Mgeni River. When full it has a surface area of over 23 square kilometres. The dam wall is 33 metres high.
The Game Reserve and picnic areas are popular with residents of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. There is a variety of accommodation available for overnight visitors but day visitors are also welcome.
Albert Falls Dam is a popular angling venue with bass being the main attraction. The dam and surrounding thornveld offer good birding and the reserve has a substantial bird checklist. Various mammals may be seen as well including Burchell's Zebra, Blesbok, Nyala and Warthog. Water-skiing is also popular on the dam.
The resort is administered by Msinsi Resorts & Game Reserves.
References and further readingAtlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Year Published: 2006 - Page: 76
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 660 - Author: - Year Published: 2017 - Page: 47
Chris and Tilde Stuart's Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 101
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Year Published: 2018 - Page: 181
Places to Visit in Southern Africa - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 128
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: 135
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 231
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 117
Where to see Birds in KwaZulu-Natal - Author: Bennett and Herbert - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 27
Where to see Birds in Natal - Author: Gordon Bennett - Year Published: 1989 - Page: 16
Where to Watch Birds in Southern Africa - Author: A. Berruti and J.C. Sinclair - Year Published: 1983 - Page: 158
Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 8
Wild Issue 30 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 12