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Watersports on the Vanderkloof Dam
On the banks of the Orange River, almost 200km south of Kimberley

Nearby Towns: Orania, Petrusville, Hopetown, Philipstown, Strydenburg, De Aar, Colesberg

Named after the farm on which the Vanderkloof Dam is situated, the town was built to house people building the dam. Today it is a flourishing holiday resort. It boasts the highest dam wall in the country (108m) and links the Northern Cape to the Free State.
  i Tourist Information
Erica Str
Vanderkloof 8771
Tel 053 664 0198


activities and attractions
  Damhuisie Information Centre
One of the original construction worker houses with exhibitions on the dam, nature conservation, ESKOM, Vanderkloof Holiday Resort and the town.

Eskom Hydroelectric Power Station
One of only two Hydro Power Stations in South Africa that generates electricity into the Eskom network. The station is situated within the dam wall and can be visited by appointment. Tel 053 664 0002.

Nature Conservation Museum
Tel 053 664 0170.

Rolfontein Nature Reserve
A 6 200ha reserve. Tel 053 664 0170. (See Vanderkloof Dam)

Waterskiing, boardsailing, boating, swimming, etc. (See Vanderkloof Dam)

activities and attractions


Featured Accommodation

Pride Rock Lodge
Tel:053 664 0242
Hotels and Lodges, Vanderkloof

Tel:(053) 664 0198
Caravanning and Camping, Vanderkloof

Vanderkloof Guest House
Tel:(053) 664 0010
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Vanderkloof

Vanderkloof Holiday Resort
Tel:(053) 664 0198
Guest Houses and Farms, B&B, Vanderkloof

Vanderkloof Safari Lodge
Tel:(053) 664 0011
Hotels and Lodges, Vanderkloof

Karoo Architecture
The usual windpump in the back garden also adds a typical Karoo-like authenticity to the buildings. ... read more
Vanderkloof Dam
The hydroelectric power station (one of only two in the country) is built within the dam wall and ca... read more
Khoisan Rock Art
Look under the town information pertaining to the Karoo and you wil find the names of many farms whe... read more
The Karoo Battlefields
The best marked and most accessible sights form part of the N12 Battlefields Route that links the Ka... read more

Location: NW
Orania, originally built for construction workers in 1970 on the impre... read more
Location: SW
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