Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve
Afrikaans name: Roodeplaatdam-natuurreservaat
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve picnic site
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve is located about 25 km from Pretoria. The dam was constructed in 1956 and was originally named Pienaar's River Dam.
The dam is used to help supply Pretoria with water but it is also a popular spot for boating and angling.
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The nature reserve is located on the eastern shores of the dam. It has a simple network of roads including a loop road and a road linking the entrance gate with the picnic spots at the waters edge. Visitors may also walk along well-signposted trails.
There is a large picnic area located on the shore of the dam.
Please note that the Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve doesn't allow boating and angling. There are other access points on the opposite side of the dam for these activities.
Above - A well-maintained road leads through the reserve
Above - A Vervet Monkey yawns in the reserve
Mammals of Roodeplaat 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
South African Hedgehog
References and further readingThe Chamberlain Guide to Birding Gauteng - Author: Etienne Marais and Faansie Peacock - Published: 2008 - Page: 95
Family Fun - Author: Lisa McNamara - Published: 2015 - Page: 146
Go Birding in the Transvaal - Author: Brendan Ryan and John Isom - Published: 1990 - Page: 112
Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 84
Chris and Tilde Stuarts Guide to Southern African Game and Nature Reserves - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Published: 1989 - Page: 61
Atlas of National Parks and Reserves of South Africa - Author: Marielle Renssen - Published: 2006 - Page: 112