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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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