What you need to know

Go! Camp & Drive - - TRAIL GUIDE | BIVANE DAM -

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

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