Finfoot Lake Reserve

Finfoot Lake Reserve is part of an expanding conservation area known as The Greater Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve which falls within the Crocodile River basin of the Pilanesberg region in the North West Province of South Africa. North West Province is home to numerous world-renowned game reserves such as Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park as well as many other nature conservation areas. In this area summers are mild to hot whereas winter nights can be cold.

Finfoot Lake Reserve

The Greater Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve

If you are adventurous you can explore dam by canoe or take it all in on a leisurely sunset cruise with an informed skipper at the helm. It is advisable to keep an eye open for hippos and crocodiles as both have been seen in the dam.

Vegetation in the reserve is classed as mixed bushveld. It varies from a dense, short bushveld to an open tree Savanna with riverine vegetation and reedbeds along the periphery of the waterways. This wide variety of habitats is one of the reasons that the reserve supports such a rich diversity of plants and associated mammal-, bird- and reptile-life. It’s nature at its best and at Finfoot Lake Reserve you can totally immerse yourself in it. With the ownership options on offer you can make it a permanent rent-free part of your recreational lifestyle.

Game recorded in the reserve includes waterbuck, zebra, impala, nyala, kudu, gemsbok, red hartebeest, steenbok, warthog, African caracal, jackal, brown hyena, aardwolf, honey badger, civet, genet, aardvark, vervet monkeys and more.

You can learn all about Finfoot’s creatures of habit from knowledgeable resident rangers who are available to take you on guided bush walks, Segway safaris and game drives in open safari vehicles. Alternatively, you can explore the reserve on your own mountain bike.

Finfoot Lake Reserve. The Greater Conservation Vision

Finfoot is part and parcel of a greater conservation vision. Exciting plans are underway to expand the area of the Greater Vaalkop Nature Reserve to well over 6000ha as part of its continuing evolution towards becoming a fully-fledged bushveld game reserve with the roar of lions once again reverberating across this stretch of the African savannah. By owning at Finfoot you will be able to live the expansion dream.

Finfoot Lake Reserve. A Renowned South African Birding Hotspot.

Don’t ever visit Finfoot without your binocs and bird life-list in hand as this is one of Southern Africa’s favourite birding hotspots. The Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve with its 800ha bird sanctuary is rated by renowned ornithologists Callan Cohen, Claire Spottiswoode and Johan Rossouw in their Sasol book The Southern African Birdfinder as an excellent birding destination. Finfoot Lake Reserve is a part of this birding hotspot which has an extensive bird list with close to 400 species on it. Raptors such as the African Fish Eagle, Western Osprey, African Hawk Eagle, Pale Chanting Goshawk, Black Eagle, Spotted Eagle Owl and more may be seen. The bushveld is alive with small birds such as the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Marico Flycatcher, Black-faced Waxbill, Acacia Pied Barbet, Icterine Warbler, Short-toed Rock Thrush, Lesser Grey Shrike, Scaly-feathered Finch and many, many more. The lake itself is home to a wide diversity of waterbirds and waders including a variety of kingfishers, herons as well as flamingos.


On-site Facilities and Activities

Boredom is not a part of Finfoot’s vocabulary. You can obviously kick off your shoes, put your feet up and chill.
But should you want activity there is lots on offer. It’s entirely up to you.

On-site facilities include:

  •     Restaurant, boma firepit and camp bar
  •     Games room
  •     Two swimming pools
  •     Wildlife
  •     Birding
  •     Bush walks
  •     Game drives
  •     Clay pigeon shooting
  •     Segway safaris
  •     Mountain Biking – bring own bikes
  •     Access to Vaalkop dam
  •     Barge Cruises
  •     Fishing
  •     Canoeing on the Vaalkop Dam
Nearby – within 40 minutes drive:

  •    Pilanesberg National Park
  •    Sun City
  •    Gary Player Golf Course

Enquire About

More Information for Finfoot Lake Reserve

    0800 117 622
    + 27 11 327 7620

Please contact us for any enquiries on Finfoot Lake Reserve.

Please note that during the Covid pandemic the Winchester Marketing reception operating hours are both limited and irregular. During this period we recommend that you use the ownership option enquiry forms to submit requests for further details and we will respond directly to you.