North West – Roodekoppies Dam
About the Birding
This fishing resort is located in the south-central portion of the dam, and gives you access to arguably some of the most productive shoreline of the dam. The fishing resort covers quite a large portion of the dam, providing easy access to the majority of the water birds, and some excellent acacia thornveld birding surrounding the dam. After signing in at the offices (see details below on where this is located ‘Other Related Information), proceed to the dam’s shoreline at the picnic site/day visitors’ facilities. This is a great area to park, and explore the resort on foot.
About the Birding Site
This large dam is a very popular fishing location, and a number of different fishing resorts are located around the edge of the dam. As all of the land surrounding the dam is privately owned, these fishing resorts are effectively the only areas allowing access to the dam, and where you can bird from. The dam itself has suffered for many years with excessive water hyacinth presence – an invasive water plant.
Other Related Information
Access and facilities:
Roodekoppies Dam is best accessed from either (or all) of the following three fishing ‘resorts’ (please note that access may not be possible if there are fishing competitions ongoing):
The office is located at precisely here (25°25’20.5″S 27°35’27.6″E, or -25.422353, 27.590993), accessed via the small village of Kameeldrift, just off the R511 some 30km north of Brits. Note this site covers mainly the south-centre portion of the dam. Ablutions facilities are present.