Midmar Dam






Average Guest Rating: 4 Star Rating ( 3.6 out of 5 )
80 reviews

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Rosalie Jacobs from South Africa on 18 September 2018 .
Everything we needed was provided. The unit was clean and appeared to have been renovated.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Colette Tanner from South Africa on 27 August 2018 .
Spotless and comfortable. We will definitely go back to stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Frans van der Linde from South Africa on 27 February 2018 .
Unit was very clean and neat but the furniture and grocery need attention.
Rating: 2 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Leche Kapp from South Africa on 29 December 2015 .
Comfortable, but needs an upgrade urgently.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Cecilia Bhengu from South Africa on 20 December 2015 .
My 2 days stay at midmar dam were very enjoyable,their staff at the office were very nice in such a way that they advise me to take a Charley rather than a cabin.I had to add money for changing a cabin to chsrlet but it was the best decision.I even forgot my cell phone when I left the Charley but they have kept it safe until I will go and collect it.That you so much to all the staff of midmar dam.I'm planning to visit midmar resort again cos I had a nice stay with my son.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Nigel Meyer from South Africa on 9 November 2015 .
Chalet No. 1 was perfect for our young family of 6. The views we spectacular and facilities were sufficient. It would have been nice to have a clean swimming pool for the kids, but we made the best of the surrounding areas.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Pieter Clase from South Africa on 27 October 2015 .
Thank you for comfortable overnight accommodation.
Rating: 2 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Joey Kotze from South Africa on 26 October 2015 .
Very quiet and cool atmosphere. Affordable price. Lovely staff as well.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Fourie Patricia from South Africa on 14 September 2015 .
We had a nice stay. Houses were nice and clean. Maybe covered parking will be nice at the staying area. Thank you.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Chrisna Botha from South Africa on 1 December 2014 .
We had such a lovely stay at the Midmar Dam. The units were very neat, clean and tidy and well stocked with utensils and crockery.

However, we have two small children (age 2 and 4) and found the playground in a terrible state. It would be nice if you could revisit this area and update and fix the swings etc.
Rating: 3 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Yolande Harding from South Africa on 2 September 2014 .
Very good self catering facilities and very comfortable accommodation. We had a lovely view of the dam and enjoyed a late afternoon stroll to watch the sunset. We were pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant on site and the staff there are very friendly.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Debra Lavis from South Africa on 1 July 2014 .
Service good from reservation to the check out. Chalets well equipped, clean + comfortable.
Have been a few times but think its the first time booking through SA Places and Ilze was very helpful.


Rating: 4 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Lourens Bester from South Africa on 24 June 2014 .
The facilities and everything was great. We had a great stay and the people were very helpful and friendly. We requested a late check-out because we were there for a cycle race and they were happy to accommodate us. We will definitely return.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Shayne Hardiman from South Africa on 5 June 2014 .
Great place to stay. Quite and relaxing.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Suzette Goncalves from South Africa on 17 March 2014 .
The unit we stayed in is infested with cockroaches, there was no matches or complementary coffee or tea!

On a positive side the restaurant is a great asset to the resort.
Rating: 1 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Beverley Standfest from South Africa on 7 January 2014 .
What a lovely stay! Comfortable, clean accommodation in a perfect setting.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Bev Nicol from South Africa on 28 October 2013 .
Only spent a stopover night, but found the accommodation very comfortable with a beautiful view of the dam. would like to return for a longer stay to appreciate the area fully.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Merril Erasmus from South Africa on 8 July 2013 .
We really enjoyed our stay.
Everything was great. The view from the chalet was stunning!! :))
The only thing that needs improvement is communication/feedback to the cleaners. We got permission to check out at 12H00 yesterday. So we went cycling around 10H00 and when we got back to the chalet at 11H30 the house-keeping lady was inside cleaning and that was awkward. Fortunately we had already packed most of our belongings, but we still had to change from our cycle gear and pack our toiletries and perishables while she was cleaning. :(( She was not informed that we could leave at 12H00.

Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Ntombi Xulu from South Africa on 10 December 2012 .
This place is WOW! Refreshing, calming and restoring; especially for us who live in hectic cities and are ever running to catch trains, buses and are ever stuck in traffic. Keep it that way. The staff is so sweet!
However, it would be advisable to make it a strict condition that residents refrain from playing their music so loud that other people can hardly relax or sleep. Our main purpose for choosing such places is to have peace at our own expense.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Melanie van der Walt from South Africa on 26 November 2012 .
Excellent family location!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Bruce Biggar from South Africa on 26 November 2012 .
Excellent value for money!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Debbie Smith from South Africa on 22 October 2012 .
A wonderful stay with friendly staff and comfortable chalets.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Zane Greeff from South Africa on 17 October 2012 .
Pleasant and comfortable.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Eric Bryce-Borthwick from South Africa on 16 October 2012 .
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The chalets were comfortable and clean, service at reception well organized and efficient. We will definitely be back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Elsie de Beer from South Africa on 10 October 2012 .
We were very impressed with the chalet and it was situated close by the waters edge. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Gerhard Coetsee from South Africa on 9 October 2012 .
Very nice, clean accommodation at a very nice quiet location.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Gaby le Roux from South Africa on 8 October 2012 .
Wish we could have stayed longer!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by H. Doherty from South Africa on 12 June 2012 .
We had a fantastic stay; will certainly do this again.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by GJN Weideman from South Africa on 21 May 2012 .
The place was neat and clean. We will recommend it to any one for a short break/getaway.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Neil Visagie from South Africa on 31 January 2011 .
Thank you for a pleasant stay. Will definitely return.
Had a problem with people in no 1. Played thumping hard music until 02h00 Sunday morning. They were very inconsiderate. That said the Establishment is very nice. It would help to have a 24 hour emergency number on arrival to address a problem like mentioned above and of course very serious matters.

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Liesel Grunewald from South Africa on 17 January 2011 .
Although the chalets at Midmar are older and not very modern they are still very spacious and comfortable with everything that you need. Maybe a bit of modernizing of the interior decor would brighten them up. It was a lovely comfortably stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Pradeep Harryparsad from South Africa on 10 January 2011 .
Very good value for money... maybe cheaper rates during off peak season...maybe put in a small pool near by and have a jungle gym etc for the little kids. Also a small picket fences that secure little pets....a holiday is not the same with the family pet not being there.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Sally Barratt from South Africa on 1 January 2011 .
Clean and every thing functions well.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Pamela Naude from South Africa on 9 November 2010 .
The only down turn was the office only opened at 8.00am and most people wanted to get away earlier. Very clean and surrounds very neat and tidy. Will definitely go back.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Bert Els from South Africa on 28 September 2010 .
There were 5 - 6 guys staying in a unit making music throughout the evening up to late night at full volume. Wasn't sure were to complain about it as it was after hours. Fortunate it was only for one night.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Andrea Spickett from South Africa on 30 August 2010 .
Oh, what a pleasure: Effortless booking in; spacious and comfortable accommodation; will certainly recommend the Midmar Dam to others.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Gerhard Kleinhans from South Africa on 12 May 2010 .
A person can see that the cabins and bathroom are old, but they are very clean. Toilet seats and toilet paper not there. Security assistance for late arrival can be improved.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Ryan Koopman from South Africa on 28 April 2010 .
The chalet is very comfortable and with the dam a few metres away creates a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely visit again. So relaxing.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Juanita Pekeur from South Africa on 9 April 2010 .
Thank you it was a lovely stay with all the facilities that one could possibly need available! We enjoyed Chalet 20 with the huge, beautiful oak tree right outside, we spied some other chalets closer to the water that we will definitely consider next time we visit!

Midmar Dam is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of Nottingham Road and yet its proximity still allows one to easily explore the surrounds!

Thank you again and we hope to be back soon!
Rating: 4 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Ta de Lange from South Africa on 6 April 2010 .
Die akommodasie was baie skoon en netjies en bekostigbaar, sal dit beslis aanbeveel.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Leonard Hlongwa from South Africa on 29 March 2010 .
A clean, quiet and very comfortable chalet!! Shower not ideal though - does not go high enough forcing one to kneel down while washing.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Shelley Seid from South Africa on 29 March 2010 .
Spacious, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and value for money. We will return.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Kobus Scholtemeyer from South Africa on 29 March 2010 .
Some of the paint is peeling from the walls, back door key is broken, people working there friendly. Reception could improve - not well organized. Gardens could improve.
Rating: 2 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Lilian Gouws from South Africa on 18 March 2010 .
I was very impressed with the lodge.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Catharina Botha from South Africa on 16 March 2010 .
I found the accommodation neat & clean and will make use of their facilities again. There was no time to enjoy anything else as we were doing the 42 km run but looking forward to be there again and make full use of everything offered.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Lizanne Scholtz from South Africa on 15 March 2010 .
Dankie vir 'n baie netjiese en skoon chalet. Ons het die rustige atmosfeer en pragtige uitsig baie geniet.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Leigh-Anne Edwards from South Africa on 15 March 2010 .
It was annoying to wait for the cleaner to check the contents of the chalet before leaving. We had to wait at reception while they sent someone across.
The grounds were very pleasant.

Rating: 2 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Theo Harmse from South Africa on 15 March 2010 .
Will recommend it to anyone.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Danie Gous from South Africa on 8 March 2010 .
Ideal venue to stay to explore the Midlands Meander. The chalets were clean and the park well maintained. I would recommend to others.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Johan Stemmet from South Africa on 8 March 2010 .
We were very surpirsed with the facility as it was very neat, fully equipped and tidy. The check inn and departure were also effortless.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Sandro Mendes from South Africa on 8 March 2010 .
The chalets were nice and clean and ideal for what we needed. The only complaints that I have are:
- The towels provided didn't seem to be clean / washed
- Dstv wasn't working


Rating: 3 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Jannie Els from South Africa on 1 March 2010 .
Had a great time & was very impressed with the chalets. Only thing I did not like was the cleaners were in our unit long before 10am to clean the unit. We will definitely book soon again as we are form Amanzimtoti - its not to far to travel.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by FD Rossouw from South Africa on 1 March 2010 .
We had a wonderful time. It was so nice to wake up and hear the birds and doves. Keep up the fantastic service.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Fabio Cobianchi from South Africa on 11 February 2010 .
Congratulations on a well managed resort. The Rustic Cabin we stayed in was comfortable and had everything we needed except for a set of braai tongues which would've come in handy for our Saturday night braai.
Other than that, very good!! The chalet was comfortable, neat and clean as were the ablutions, which is generally the downfall of most resorts. Not so in this case!!
This is definitely not the last time Midmar will be seeing me and my family!!

Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Anthea Sparrow from South Africa on 11 December 2009 .
We felt everything was clean, including the park and the dam and although the place was full, we never felt crowded in any way. A lovely stay. We'll be back.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Rofhiwa Musehane from South Africa on 19 October 2009 .
The service was great and the rooms were nice and clean as well. The environment was awesome. The whole group loved and enjoyed the stay in Midmar Dam. We were a bit lost on our arrival, maybe can just load up the map for getting to the accommodation. Other than that it was a great experience.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Nadia Hattingh from South Africa on 13 October 2009 .
We had a really nice stay. The place was exceptionally clean and very spacious. Will definitely book again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Vanessa swart from South Africa on 6 October 2009 .
Had a lovely stay, chalets were very clean. Thanks for a lovely stay, we will come again.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Belinda Hickman Mosdell from South Africa on 28 September 2009 .
We thought the facilities were good especially considering the affordability of the accommodation. We will definitely return but would prefer to book the chalets with own ablutions next time around. Setting is magnificent especially for people like us who love cycling, running and swimming. It is a safe haven when you come from Gauteng!
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Chrisna Garbers from South Africa on 9 September 2009 .
The chalets were clean and well equipped. We enjoyed our stay.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Adriaan Kemp from South Africa on 18 August 2009 .
We enjoyed our short stay. It is very clean. I like staying over at Midmar Dam.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Andrew Valek from South Africa on 30 June 2009 .
A nice and relaxing setting, basic accommodation with clean and well equipped chalets.

Unfortunately we were subject to a wedding/ function that took place on Saturday 27/06/09 which was disgraceful in terms of the level of noise. Being only 24 years old please do not mistake me for and old person complaining. Blearing music started at 9am while they were setting up and only stopped at 21:30 after which shouting and screaming carried on for some time. It was truly disrespectful to the residents staying at the chalets and one wonders how the management of such a place can allow this kind of behaviour at what should be a nature like surrounding.

Perhaps we were the unlucky few to experience this once off event, it has however left an unpleasant memory. It certainly was an unfortunate stay.
Rating: 1 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Bridget Thorne from South Africa on 12 May 2009 .
Midmar is a fantastic dam, well maintained and clean. The accommodation was functional and comfortable.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by D A Abels from South Africa on 12 May 2009 .
We have decided that we will never stay at KZN Wildlife - Midmar again but will do day visits as we love the dam. The reason is that people come in at all times of the night, drunk, making noises so you can't sleep. I will be staying in a bed and breakfast in future. They are even allowing weddings there in a what is supposed to be a Nature Reserve.
Rating: 2 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by D A Abels from South Africa on 24 February 2009 .
Midmar dam itself is beautiful so if you have boating facilites it is ideal. The accommodation in some of the units needs a revamp.

We unfortunately had an incident of an attempted break in at 12.45 am, fortunately we heard them. The next night we heard shouting from another chalet at 1.30am. Reported the incidents to the security guard asking him to report it which no incident report came through to the office, as we questioned them upon leaving.

The camp manager was not in and they said that he would phone us but we are still waiting. We will be now writing to the KZN wildlife.
Rating: 2 Star Rating



Midmar Dam Reviewed by Susan Nell from South Africa on 2 February 2009 .
Ons verblyf was baie lekker en die plek was skoon. Ons sal weer daar gaan oornag.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Hendrik Vryenhoek from South Africa on 20 January 2009 .
I will be back. Excellent daily chalet servicing. It is staff that make a venue so special.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Gail Brits from South Africa on 5 January 2009 .
Very nice stay - only for one night.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Verny Goslin from South Africa on 6 October 2008 .
Unit was so dirty, we had to clean up before using the kitchen or bathroom. There was still food and rubbish in rubbish bin in kitchen. Very disappointed!
Rating: 1 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Alison Munro from South Africa on 15 September 2008 .
It is exactly what we expected from a Parks Board place - very comfortable, lots hot water, enough of everything, clean and tidy.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Aletha Robertson from United Kingdom on 25 August 2008 .
Good, rustic accommodation! Was no boat hire avaible for us in August.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Kevin Francis from South Africa on 10 June 2008 .
Please tell guests to check what is in the chalet as there was a glass short and I did not break it, but was blamed for it and had to pay for it.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Bev Tucker from South Africa on 29 May 2008 .
The chalet was clean and comfortable and well stocked with cutlery, crockery etc. The only problem we had was checking in after office hours. I had booked on line and the booking was not in our name. After about 30 minutes we were eventually given a chalet. Other than the original mix-up, we had a very comfortable weekend at the resort.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Harriston School from South Africa on 29 May 2008 .
Accommodation fine, a little musty....could do with an airing. We got in at 6pm and had to pay deposit R200 per room. The room (security) was cramped and tatty. During the night, 3 am, two men walking outside unit. Hope they were security...not dressed as such. No torches etc. We left a pillow there, and the staff, Matt Jackson, kindly returned it for us. Thank you.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Johan Steyn from South Africa on 13 May 2008 .
I enjoyed the stay and will come again if I am in the area. The facilities are good and well kept. Thank you!
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Nadine Dreyer from South Africa on 6 May 2008 .
The four days at Midmar Dam was superb and we all enjoyed it very much.
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Damion Dunne from South Africa on 8 April 2008 .
There was no microwave in the chalet and as self-catering I would expect it.
Rating: 3 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Kobus Vosloo from South Africa on 7 April 2008 .
The facility itself is very good. The cleaners who came to clean the room at check-out time was rude though.
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Robyn Harding from South Africa on 1 April 2008 .
We thought the chalet was old but well maintained and clean. The beds were great and the chalet was not full of dust. The kitchen was well equipped. More plugs to run toaster and kettle together would be good. We would have appreciated the offer of dishes in the morning, even if we had to pay more. We will be back!
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Midmar Dam Reviewed by Moira Ball from South Africa on 19 March 2008 .
Everything was neat and clean. Staff were
all helpful and friendly.

Rating: 3 Star Rating