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9 BIGGEST DAMS

9. GREATER BRANDVLEI

Province: Western Cape Capacity: 474, 046 megalitres

Travelling southwards, the Greater Brandvlei Dam is sandwiched between the R101 to Cape Town and the R43 to Hermanus. Greater Brandvlei Dam is an earth-fill type dam located on a tributary of the … Read More

8. THEEWATERSKLOOF

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 … Read More

7. KRUISMANSRIVIER

Province: Western Cape Capacity: 637, 900 megalitres

The most straight-forward definition of a ‘reservoir’ is ‘a natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.’ A … Read More

6. BLOEMHOF

Provinces: North West & Free State Capacity: 1, 240, 200 megalitres

Fed by the Vaal River, the Bloemhof Dam is one of the largest in South Africa, covering an area of some 25 000 ha and reaching over 100 km … Read More

4. JOZINI

Province             KwaZulu-Natal Capacity            2, 267, 100 megalitres

The archetype Jozini Dam (previously called the Pongolapoort Dam) is build on the Pongola River was completed in 1974 and covers an area of 17 000 hectares when the dam levels are … Read More

5. VAAL

Province: Free State & Gauteng CapacitYy 2, 603, 400 megalitres

Constructed in 1938, the Vaal Dam shares its water between provinces in terms of borders and in this case, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Free State province. The Vaal Dam is officially … Read More

3. STERKFONTEIN

Province: Free State Capacity: 2, 616, 900 megalitres

The Sterkfontein Dam, located just outside the town of Harrismith, in the Free State, is part of the Tugela-Vaal Water Project, and located on the Nuwejaarspruit, a tributary of the Wilge River … Read More

2. VANDERKLOOF DAM

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Provinces: Northern Cape & Free State Capacity :  3, 171, 300 megalitre

The Vanderkloof Dam was originally named the P. K. Le Roux Dam. It is situated approximately 130 km downstream from Gariep Dam and is fed by the Orange River, South … Read More

1. GARIEP

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Province: Free State Capacity: 5, 340, 600 megalitres

Built by a French company called Dumez, the Gariep Dam is South Africa’s biggest dam. It is situated near the town of Norvalspont, bordering the Free State and the Eastern Cape. Its … Read More

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