History

History

The Loskop Dam Nature Reserve is situated in Mpumalanga, 60 km north of Middelburg, 30 km south of Groblersdal and adjacent to the Loskop Dam, an artificial lake with a total water surface of approx. 2350 hectares. The Loskop Dam wall was built in the 1930’s across a gorge. The dam is approx. 20 km long and at places 54-m deep and supplies water for irrigation for the Groblersdal/Marble Hall area. Originally a small reserve was proclaimed in the 1950’s. Its size has been increased over the years to a total of 23000 hectares.  Geology and slope appears to be the strongest factor influencing the distribution of 1014 recorded plant species on the reserve.  There are close to 70 species of mammals on the reserve, three of these belong to the Big Five, i.e. White Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

Loskop Dam Nature Reserve resort is under the management of Mpumalanga Tourist and Parks Agency. It is the aim of Friends of Loskop to assist them as much as possible, in order to preserve this beautiful piece of nature for the children of our children.