What we Offer
The MIZPAH Environmental Education- and Conference Centre is situated in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, ±8 km from the N2 highway near Grabouw. The road leading to the Centre is tarred except for the last 2.5 km. The camp lies on the bank of the Kogelberg Dam, surrounded by mountains and beautiful indigenous “Fynbos” vegetation. The nearby Palmiet Hydroelectric Power Station is a popular visiting point for groups staying at MIZPAH.
GPS co-ordinates: 34 09’54.8”S 18 58’59.8”E
(This will take you to the Eskom Visitors Centre, Mizpah is located further down the main road – just follow the signs.)
The Centre consist of 12 chalets with 2 bedrooms, toilet, shower (hot and cold water) each and a spacious closed veranda suitable for small group discussions. Every bedroom has two double deck bunks and two single beds with mattresses; shelves for clothes and a wash basin (Total Beds 144). The central building complex consist of a large hall; a kitchen, equipped with all cooking utensils; a conference hall, equipped with the necessary apparatus and seating for ± 50 persons; braai facilities and ablution facilities. In front of the main building is a pool and lawn where visitors can relax. Bedding, cutlery and crockery can be hired and fire wood is sold at the resort (see our rates).
Environmental Education / Outdoor Education
The dam and the nearby mountain stream offer not only a beautiful view but is also ideal for the studying of water ecology, geographical phenomena and man’s dependence on nature. Opportunities to get to know the fauna and flora of the reserve are abundant. The variety of “Fynbos” around the camp makes it easy to get an idea of the vast diversity of plants in the reserve. The hiking trails and various footpaths offer even more to enjoy for the more energetic persons
The cost of a visit to MIZPAH is perhaps one of the more important factors when deciding on a visit or not. Tariffs differ according to the needs of the group. For more detail refer to Our Rates
Advantages of a visit to Mizpah
- The centre is not a holiday resort where the public have unrestricted access to the terrain; an island situation can be created.
- One of the most important advantages is the fact that MIZPAH is centrally situated (Cape Town is only 70 km. from the centre, Stellenbosch 50 km., Worcester 100 km., Swellendam 140 km.), but remote enough to have quietness and peace.
- Good, clean facilities and services are available at affordable tariffs. To assist you we are willing to negotiate tariffs, within certain limits.
- The environment is peaceful and the fauna and flora is unique.
We have the facilities, the equipment and the knowledge to assist you. To get more information, to organise an appointment or to visit us is as easy as to phone us. We would like to make your task easier.
Our entrance and view of the main building
A view of the dam wall over flowing