Day trip to Shongweni Dam

As a photographer, the start of my 2016 adventures began with a day trip to the Shongweni dam with my best friend Kelly… to take some photos of course!  Despite living in Durban for most of my life I had never been to the dam before and as such was really keen to go an explore its beauty.  Armed and ready with a flask of coffee in one hand and my camera in the other, we set off on our adventure!

The dam offers some great activities including canoeing, fishing, rock-climbing and game drives to mention a few. It is approx. 30min from Durban so you could do a day trip or stay overnight and bring your tent along! If you aren’t an outdoorsy person opt for the fully furnished safari tents (already set up for you!) and if you are a “birder” bring your binoculars along as the bird life is abundant!
It really is such a tranquil environment that is sure to relax you after a long week!
We have also heard some great things about the Shongweni Market, hosted every Saturday at the dam. So do look it up and pop in – lots of yummy LOCAL, fresh produce for sale!
My trip to Shongweni Dam will be the first of many planned photography journeys for 2016 – it is my aim to dedicate at least one day of adventure a month to explore and document our beautiful province! I am very excited and look forward to sharing many more adventures with YOU!
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Other useful websites:
Shongweni Dam Website: (look and click on Shongweni)
Shongweni Market Website:

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