320 million cubic metres, surface area 25 km2.
Yes at the Hardap Dam Resort.
Fish Species Available
Largemouth Bass, Carp, Kurper, Barbel, Yellow Fish.
Being a very arid area visinble structure in the form of trees and bushes is not plentiful. Structure in the dam is mainly drop-offs and rocky points, islands and bays. Some grass and reeds can be found in the backs of inlets.
Soft plastics should work well, cranks resembling the local baitfish and spinnerbaits.
The rest camp itself is perched high above the northern shore of the dam and provides an unforgettable view of the wide expanse of water. There are both 5-bed and 2-bed bungalows with a fridge, hotplate (only in the larger bungalows), and hot water shower. In addition there are dormitories with 10 beds each, and these are close to convenient communal facilities and field kitchens. Accommodation is now b&b based, no more self catering is allowed at any Government managed resorts in Namibia.
The resort also has a shady caravan park, a swimming pool and a playground. Pets are not allowed in the resort but there are kennels available at the gates. Owners are responsible for their care. Licensed restaurant in the rest camp has a unique situation overlooking the dam. It is open seven days a week for all meals, and especially its fresh fish specialties are very popular. For the convenience of visitors there is also a shop that stocks fresh produce, groceries, liquor, fire wood, souvenirs etc.
Boats are prohibited in certain areas of the dam to protect the wildlife.
Namibia Tourism Reservations: (+264) 061 23 6975
Park Office: (+264) 063 24 0381
Bank Fishing Potential
Bank fishing is possible.