Province: Western Cape
Capacity: 480, 200 megalitres
Approximately one and a half hours drive from Cape Town, just outside the town of Villiersdorp, Theewaterskloof Dam is a large impoundment with a capacity of 480 million cubic metres when full and a surface area of 48 square kilometres. It was designed and completed in 1980 by the Department Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) with the aim of supplying water to the greater Cape Metropolitan area and the Riviersonderend Valley. The dam mainly serves for municipal and industrial use as well as for irrigation purposes. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high. The peninsular that juts out into Theewaterskloof Dam provides sheltered areas on either side, depending on the prevailing winds, ensuring that regardless of the wind direction, we will be able to sail.
The Theewaterskloof Country Estate, situated on the eastern shore of the Theewaterskloof Dam, has a golf course rated one of the top nine-hole golf courses in South Africa by the SA Golf Digest. Spectacular views across the dam of the Franschhoek mountains provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying a multitude of activities including golfing, watersports, hiking, biking and fishing.