What you need to know
4x4, low-range or diff lock? You’ll definitely need 4x4 and some of the obstacles also require low-range, but you should be okay without a diff-lock. Maximum number of vehicles allowed? Unlimited.
Do I get a map? Yes.
Will I scratch my vehicle? Unlikely. Should I take a compressor? Not necessary.
Can we braai next to the road? No, only at the picnic sites or in the camps.
Can I turn around halfway? Yes.
Is there cellphone reception? A weak signal
Best time to go? October to March, when the veld is at its most beautiful and the dam is full from the summer rain.
Can I take my family? Absolutely!
For the day or the weekend? Definitely a weekend.
Are there ablution facilities? Yes, at the campsites
Directions From Vryheid drive 36 km eastward on the R69/Louwsburg road. The gate to Bivane is on your left-hand side. After that it’s another 18 km to get to the camp area, but remember the speed limit here is 50 km/h.
GPS S27.66121 E31.09247 (gate), S27.52003 E31.05238 (office)
Price Day visitors pay R120 per vehicle, but overnight guests can drive for free. Contact Corlia Muller or Antoinette Potgieter on 083 283 8291; ad[email protected] bivanedam.co.za; bivanedam.co.za