Shongweni Dam is just inland from Durban. No more than 30 minutes drive from Durban.
The surrounding bush is home to a variety of game incuding rhino, Buffalo, Giraffe, Impala, warthog, blue wildebeest and more. The Vervet Monkeys can be a real nuisance so make sure you don’t leave any food lying around in the picnic and campsites.
A wide variety of birds can be seen as well. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded. Here is a bird checklist.
Besides game-viewing other activities include fishing, canoeing, sailing, rock-climbing and walking.
There is a camp-site where you can bring your own camping equipment or you can book into the tented camp site offering comfortable tents right at the waters edge.