Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, Harrismith

#9 of 20 in Wildlife in Free State
Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, Free State, South Africa is an 18,000 Ha reserve situated to the south west of Harrismith. The reserve is close to the Drakensberg Mountain nature reserve. The reserve offers campsites and hiking trails and a large variety of fauna and flora.
AntelopeOribiMountain reedbuckGrey rhebuck

Birdlife African fish eagle just caught fish.jpg|African fish eagle Bartgeier Gypaetus barbatus front Richard Bartz.jpg|Bearded vulture Polemaetus bellicosus -Masai Mara-8.jpg|Martial eagle Gyps coprotheres1.jpg|Cape vulture Witkruisarend.jpg|Verreaux's eagle Black_eagle.jpg|Black eagle

TreesYellowoodWild peachKoko treeSilky bark

Grasses and bushesWild myrtleRedwood rooihout (not to be confused with the redwood tree)OuhoutBush guarriHighveld proteaSilver sugarbushTree fern
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  • Stunning views, beautiful weather, manageable hiking routes, wild life to enjoy. Fun family entertainment for outdoor people. The horse rides through the mountains are amazing.  more »
  • Being in the place for several occasions, I only recommend it for a very short visit or half day fishing! Facilities are in poor conditions and apparently there is no maintenance plan.  more »
  • Lovely venue tucked away out of sight. It’s quiet and the enormous body of water has a tranquility to it that makes you want to explore the surrounds. The wildlife walks amongst the chalets, and roams the grounds. The chalets are spacious and neat and the conference venue is adequate. Harrysmith’s best kept secret
  • The dam is an ideal spot for fishing. The scenery is magnificent and the water is clean and clear. If you plan on spending the day there carry a tent or gazebo as there isn't much shade. Also the shop there doesn't sell much so you best carry all u need.
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