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Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary​

Strubendam Dam Sanctuary Coordinates ‘S25 46 571 E028 16 659


The Struben Dam was upgraded in September 1984 to form part of the flood control system of the Waterkloof Spruit. The dam is an ideal location for bird lovers because it attracts many water bird species. Fish species include the banded tilapia, sharptooth catfish, canary kurper, carp and bass. The sanctuary contains the Bankenveld vegetation type and the flora include Celtis africana, Acacia caffra and Acacia karoo

COVID-19 lockdown rules and regulations

  • No picnics are allowed – only hiking and fishing.
  • No group activities are allowed.
  • No photo shoots are allowed.
  • Gate times: 07:00 to 17:00

Activities and facilities 

Struben Dam offers the following activities and facilities: 

  • Hiking
  • Circular route (1,8 km)
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed
  • Birdwatching
  • Picnic (no braais are allowed; only picnic baskets)
  • Fishing
  • Limited casual fishing spots are available on the south-eastern banks on a first come, first served basis (catch and release only)
  • Ablution facilities available


Please take note that the tariffs will change on 1 July 2020. These include the following: 

  • Entrance fee
  • Free of charge
  • Photo shoots
  • R130,00 per shoot
  • Please make an electronic funds transfer or pay at the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

Rules and regulations 

  • Groups bigger than 20 must make a booking
  • No loud noises allowed
  • No alcohol and drugs allowed
  • No drones allowed

Visiting hours 

Gate times: 07:00 to 17:00 (winter and summer)

Entrance to the bird sanctuary will only be allowed until one hour before closing time.

Friends of Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary 

If you want to join the Friends of Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary, please use the following email address friends.strubendam@gmail.com.



If you have any enquiries, please use the following contact details: 

  • Tel:            012 358 1510
  • Email:       natashaz@tshwane.gov.za
  • Address:  Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary, Innes Road, Lynnwood Glen