This, the second biggest dam with the highest dam wall in South Africa, is also a holiday resort. When the dam is full, it stretches a 100km long and is perfect for most watersports including sailing, skiing, and windsurfing. Dam tours can be undertaken, giving you insight into the history and workings of the dam.
The hydroelectric power station (one of only two in the country) is built within the dam wall and can also be visited by appointment. On the northwestern shore is the 6 200ha Rolfontein Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to eland, gemsbok, red hartebeest, Burchellís zebra, white rhinocerous, kudu, springbok, grey duiker, bat-eared fox, baboon, vervet monkey, aardvark and aardwolf.