About Us:

Msinsi Holdings trading as Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Umgeni Water, and is tasked with managing the water resources and recreational facilities aroundUmgeni Water owned or managed dams.

The company has six game reserves/resorts to offer you. Situated around some of the largest and most picturesque dams in KZN, only 30 minutes from either Durban or Pietermaritzburg, you will find a number of activities and different forms of accommodation to suit your holiday needs.

Msinsi Resorts and Game Reserves invites you to experience the African bush right here on your doorstep. You will find tranquil settings for picnics and trails, peaceful boating and fishing, awesome rock climbing and game viewing. Our wide variety of comfortable accommodation ranges from lodges, hutted and tented camps to camping and caravanning, hosted by our friendly and experienced staff, who will ensure that your stay becomes a happy memory.



Catering Available


Caravan Sites

Camping Sites

Conference Facilities

Picnic Sites


Jet Skiing

Water Activities


Game Drives

Nature Trails

Game Viewing

Bird Viewing



Msinsi Resorts & Game Reserves

Head Office – Hillcrest

Tel: +27 (0)31 765 7724

18 Old Main Road, Hillcrest

Private Bag X1020, Hillcrest, 3650

Email: info@msinsi.co.za

Website: www.msinsi.co.za


Hazelmere Dam & Resort

The hidden treasure Hazelmere Dam & Resort is the water sport mecca of the province. This is the perfect location for those who love water sports and fishing. A day’s outing at shady picnic spots on the water’s edge will reward you with sightings of many birds and butterflies to delight. With two shady camping areas, some of which have power points, you can gather around the thatched lapa while cooking your meal in the communal kitchen in the top campsites or enjoy the dam view at the riverside campsites. Forest Lodge, set in a secluded woodland overlooking the dam, sleeps 6 and is fully equipped. Lakeside Lodge, on the shores of the dam, is a 4 sleeper fully equipped cottage.

Tel: 032 533 2315 • Cell: 082 728 0920 • Fax: 032 533 8165

Email: hazelmere@msinsi.co.za


Shongweni Dam & Game Reserve

African adventure within city limits A mere 30 minutes from Durban lies Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve – a piece of true Africa. From awe-inspiring cliffs and waterfalls, to lush forests and open thorn trees, this game reserve is home to rhino, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthog, a variety of birds and a host of nocturnal animals. The dam is an excellent venue for overnight camping, game drives, fishing, picnics, nature trails and a variety of non-motorised water sports. Well appointed tented camps, built on stilts and situated right on the water’s edge, offer a unique accommodation experience. Our 8 bed KwaMaphumulo rustic camp beside the dam is ideal for a fishing party to enjoy together. The waterside Ugede Conference Hall accommodates 30 people, offers a relaxing conference / workshop venue.

Tel: 031 769 1283 • Cell: 082 551 5698 / 079 983 3782

Fax: 031 769 1175 • Email: Shongweni.booking@msinsi.co.za


Nagle Dam & Game Reserve

Special corner of Africa

Deep in the heart of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, less than an hour’s drive from both Pietermaritzburg and Durban, lies an African jewel. At Nagle Dam & Game Reserve, nestling in the foothills of KZN’s very own ‘Table Mountain’, you will find tranquil picnic spots, excellent fishing, canoeing, nature trails and game viewing. Accommodation is available at the stately 12 sleeper Nagle Lodge, the exclusive 6 sleeper Msinsi Lodge, recently three-star graded six 2 sleeper modern safari style tented accommodation and a 6 sleeper Hatchery Lodge, where you can choose to be pampered or be left to enjoy the solitude. All accommodation establishments have a DStv for your use. An excellent conference centre, situated on an island in the dam, offers a unique natural location for conferences and workshops.

Tel / Fax: 031 782 8085 • Cell: 073 088 4957 / 079 500 3189

Email: nagle.bookings@msinsi.co.za / nagle@msinsi.co.za


Inanda Dam & Resort

Watersports, serenity and legendary fishing Situated on the southern bank of the Inanda dam in the Valley of a Thousand Hills below Hillcrest, this resort offers all forms of recreational boating and is famous for bass fishing. The Inanda Bass Classic fishing tournament, held at this resort, attracts hundreds of anglers each year. Inanda is the perfect venue for canoeing and is a compulsory overnight stop for the famous Dusi Canoe Marathon. Camping and picnic sites as well as 4 tented accommodation, set on the water’s edge afford magnificent views of the surrounding hills and makes this an ideal venue for water sport enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Tel: 031 766 9946 • Cell: 082 551 5696

Fax: 086 756 1542 • Email: Inanda.booking@msinsi.co.za


Albert Falls Dam & Game Reserve

Fishing, watersports and family fun Situated along Greytown Road at one of the largest dams in KZN and only 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg is Albert Falls Dam and Game Reserve. This reserve offers water skiing, sailing, canoeing, nature trails, fishing, bird watching and game viewing. Take a break in one of our recently three-star graded fully equipped, air conditioned self-catering rondavels and chalets set in the Notuli Game Park or book a camping spot along the water’s edge. The exclusive three-star 6 bed Notuli Cottage is the perfect getaway for families, and offers spectacular views of the dam and Karkloof mountains in the background. All our accommodation establishments have a DStv for use once the sun goes down. Game drives will reveal rhino, eland, blesbok, giraffe, warthog, zebra and a wide variety of birdlife. Conference facilities are available in formal or casual settings and are attended by professional staff.

Tel: 033 569 1202/3 • Cell: 079 528 0748 • Fax: 033 569 1371

Email: albert.falls@msinsi.co.za / afrr@msinsi.co.za


Bon Accorde Resort

Waterside family comfort Bon Accorde Resort is located on the Eastern shores of Albert Falls Dam & Game Reserve. Set in cool, whispering tranquility overlooking the Karkloof Valley, Bon Accorde exudes serenity. It boasts recently three-star graded ten air conditioned fully equipped four to six sleeper (2 bedrooms) self catering chalets situated along the water’s edge affording commanding views of the dam and the distant Karkloof Hills. When you can tear yourself away from the sunset or the canopy of stars, DSTV is also available here for your use. For those who prefer a more rustic experience, Bon Accorde offers electrified and non-electrified campsites designed to ensure outdoor lovers enjoy a peaceful night along the shoreline. The gazebo which is situated a few metres away from the dam can be used for open-air conferences, weddings and parties. Visitors can also enjoy a game of putt-putt within walking distance from the chalets. Bon Accorde, the perfect place to relax the body, mind and soul.

Tel / Fax: 033 569 1643 • Cell: 071 137 6068 • Email: bon.accorde@msinsi.co.za / BAReservations@msinsi.co.za


Our Address:

18 old main road hillcrest


-29.786071, 30.770506