OppiDam Houseboats, Vygeboom Dam, Mpumalanga

Accommodation: Houseboats, Self catering & Camping

OppiDam Houseboats may be found in Mpumalanga, on the shores of the stunning Vygeboom Dam. This one-of-a-kind retreat is located in a region of grassland and wetlands that is conveniently accessible to Badplaas. It is also known as “the place where the sun rises.” Without a doubt, this is the destination that you need to take into consideration in the event that you are planning a honeymoon, a family vacation, or a corporate teambuilding excursion.

This trend of vacationing on houseboats can be seen all around the globe, but it has particularly taken off in South Africa. Imagine being greeted by a new vista each morning when you wake up, and then spending the whole day watching the landscape change around you as you do nothing more than relax and enjoy the sun. What better place to spend your days at leisure than on the spectacular Vygeboom Dam, which is renowned for its numerous fish species, abundant birdlife, and diverse surrounding landscapes?

The houseboats were constructed by Knysna Leisure Craft in the Western Cape, and the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has given its stamp of approval. These boats have been transported all the way to Vygeboom Dam with the utmost care, and we have stocked them with high-quality equipment in order to guarantee that they have everything that you could want during your trip.

Essentials You Should Pack

  • When visiting between May and September, it is recommended that you bring along some warmer items of clothing in preparation for the chilly mornings and nights. Since it is often warm throughout the day, a fleece jacket will be sufficient for the sunset cruises;
  • Towels and bathing suits;
  • Don’t forget your own bath towels;
  • Keep in mind that the sun in the Lowveld may be intense, so pack accordingly (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc.);
  • Insect repellent is crucial throughout the summer months because of the prevalence of mosquitoes;
  • Pack your camera, binoculars, and other optical equipment;
  • Fishing gear and bait;
  • In the event that the weather is unfavourable, board games are an excellent way to pass the time, so make sure to bring some along.

Contact Info & Rates

Bookings &  Enquiries
+27 66 327 1068

Physical Address
Oppidam Houseboats
Vygeboom Dam
Badplaas (Mpumalanga)
South Africa 

Postal Address
PO Box 749
Barberton, 1300

Latitude: -25.864012
Longitude: 30.623446

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