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Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary
Strubendam Dam Sanctuary Coordinates 'S25 46 571 E028 16 659

The dam was upgraded in September 1984 to form part of the flood control system of the Waterkloof Spruit.



    Activities and Facilities

  • The Sanctuary is ideal for hiking, birding and having a picnic.

Group of more than 10 must submit a activity request to

Group request for activities in Nature Area

Limited casual fishing spots available on south eastern banks on first come- first serve basis.


  • Ablution facilities are available.
  • Big shaded lawns invite the visitor to sit down and relax.
  • No fires are allowed.




The birdlife is abundant. Fish species available are banded tilapia, sharp tooth catfish, canary curper karp and bass.


The vegetation at Strubendam is called Bankenveld, which is a transitional vegetation type between grasslands and bushveld. Also to be found are marsh areas and riverine bush below the dam wall. River bush willow, Acacia karroo, Acacia caffra and Celtis africana are the dominant three species. Small groups of indigenous trees and shrubs occur in the higher parts.

Visiting hours

  • Summer ( September - April): 06:00 - 18:00
  • Winter ( May - August): 06:00 - 18:00
  • How to get there

    Take the Atterbury turn-off from the N1 to the east. Turn left into Ingersol Road and then left into Ilkey road. Turn right into Innes Road . The main gate is on the right –hand side.

    Bookings and Contact Numbers

    Enquiries: Tel: 012 358 1510 Fax: 012 358 0467

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