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



  • This 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. The sanctuary contains the Bankveld vegetation type and the flora include Celtis Africana, Acacia caffra and Acacia karroo.


    • Circular route: 1,8 km (dogs are allowed on leashes)




    • No braais are allowed, only picnic baskets.


    Casual fishing 

    • Limited fishing spots are available on the south-eastern banks on a first come, first served basis (catch and release only).


    Ablution facilities 

    • Ablution facilities are available on the western side of reserve.



  • (Please take note that tariffs change on 1 July every year.)

    Item Description Price
    Entrance fee All Free of charge
    Photo shoots

    Per shoot, with a maximum of ten people (payment is to be done before visiting the reserve)

    Per shoot, with a maximum of twenty people (payment is to be done before visiting the reserve)







    (For EFT payments, contact the office; alternatively, payment can be made at Faerie Glen Nature Reserve)


Rules and regulations 

  • Groups bigger than 10 must make a booking.
  • No loud noises allowed.
  • No alcohol and drugs allowed.
  • No drones allowed.
  • No braais are allowed.
  • No gazebos are allowed.
  • No littering is allowed.


Visiting hours 

Gate times: 06:00 to 18:00 (winter and summer)

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


Friends of Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary 

Send an email to for more information or if you would like to join the friends group.



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

  • Tel:            012 358 1510
  • Email:
  • Address:  Struben Dam Bird Sanctuary, Innes Road, Lynnwood Glen

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