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Ebenezer Dam

Ebenezer Dam lies approximately 30 km upstream from Tzaneen Dam on the Great Letaba River. Ebenezer is quite different to Tzaneen, being situated high in the Magoebaskloof and is a cool, clear lake.

While Ebenezer contains plenty of largemouth bass, fish of up to 4 kg have been caught, it is one of the few dams in the Northern parts of the country to contains smallmouth bass. The lake is situated in picturesque and serene surroundings in a temperate climate, anglers will often be enveloped in a mountain mist, unusual in this generally hot part of the country.

The lake can be divided into 2 main areas, the river section which has some rock and standing trees and the main lake which has some bluff banks, gravel and chunk rock as well as the odd, sparse aquatic vegetation. If the angler can locate a laydown log or brush pile it's quite likely to produce fish.

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69 million cubic metres, surface area 3.5 km2.


Yes at the camp site, launching fees are high but unfortunately unavoidable as there are no alternatives.

Fish Species Available

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Carp, Kurper, Barbel.


Ebenezer is fairly featureless dam, the main forms of structure are rocky banks, points and drop-offs in the main lake area, these areas are more likely to produce smallmouth. Towards the river section is a lot of standing timber, brush piles and aquatic vegetation, largemouth are more likely to be found in these areas.

Recommended Lures

Spinnerbaits in chartreuse and white, jigs in standing trees, flukes in watermelon or green pumpkin.


There is a pleasant camping site and nearby Haenertsburg has a hotel.





Contact Numbers

Boat Club: 015 276 2341

Bank Fishing Potential

Bank fishing is difficult due to the very steep sides.


Thanks to Werner (August) Lingnau for bass photos and information provided.


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Thursday 10th November 2011 (18:11:12)


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