At Midmar Dam, various watercraft available for fun times!
About Midmar Boating & Hire | Midmar Boating & Hire is a complete boat shop | Price List
Midmar Boating & Hire is the designated boat hire and accessories company situated on Midmar dam in the Natal Midlands. Named after Midmar in Scotland the dam is situated just off the N3, about 27-km from Pietermaritzburg and 7-km from Howick. The GPS co-ordinates are 29 30s 30 11e. Entrance fee to the dam is R20 per head/full day or R12 per head/half day. Messing about in boats is a great way to relax, unwind and get away from our stressful lifestyles and with that in mind, we have expanded our range of boats to encompass as many different experiences as possible. Canoes, paddle skis, pedal boats, and small power boats, are all available to the complete novices. Clients who have had a bit more experience can utilize power boats up to, and including, 15 hp. These boats have a seating capacity of between 4 and 6 adults and are suitable for a leisurely cruise or a spot of fishing. Halcats or sailing dinghies and windsurfers are available for those who prefer the peacefulness of a gentle sail, or for the adrenalin junkie when the wind starts to howl. Prior experience is definitely needed for the latter. For those with a need for speed, we have power boats suitable for skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing also available, subject to the skipper having a valid SAMSA license. We also hire out all the water toys such as kneeboards, skis, ski ropes, snakes, tubes, etc. Skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing behind our luxury 8 seater Evolution bowrider with 200hp mercury can also be arranged by prior appointment. For those who do not have any experience and do not wish to go “hands-on”, we have the leisure liner experience which consists of a SAMSA licensed 9-metre catamaran with undercover and enclosed seating for 25 passengers plus 2 crew members powered by 2 x 50hp outboard motors. The leisure liner will take you around part of the picturesque dam while viewing animal and bird life with the giant Drakensberg mountain range in the background. Trips range in time from 1-hour upwards. This boat is also suitable for business, wedding, school outings, end of year parties and sunset cruises by prior arrangement only. Limited wheelchair access.
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- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: Yes