Vanderkloof Dam, Vanderkloof

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The Vanderkloof Dam (originally the P. K. Le Roux Dam) is situated approximately 130 km (81 mi) downstream from Gariep Dam and is fed by the Orange River, South Africa's largest river. Vanderkloof Dam is the second-largest dam in South Africa (in volume), having the highest dam wall in the country at 108 metres (354 ft). The dam was commissioned in 1977; it has a capacity of 3,187.557 million cubic metres (2,584,195 acre⋅ft) and a surface area of 133.43 square kilometres (51.52 sq mi) when full. Other rivers flowing into this dam are the Berg River, two unnamed streams coming in from the direction of Reebokrand, the Knapsak River, Paaiskloofspruit, Seekoei River, Kattegatspruit and the Hondeblaf River, in a clockwise direction.

The Town of VanderKloof has been established on the right bank of the dam, with the main town road entrance just up the way from the dam wall, with holiday resorts and parks, such as Rolfontein Nature Reserve (Photos Wiki Commons)
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  • A beautiful piece of engineering skills. Would like to see this when it is 100 % full. A second fairly large dam on the Orange river and not too far away from the Gariep dam. 
    A beautiful piece of engineering skills. Would like to see this when it is 100 % full. A second fairly large dam on the Orange river and not too far away from the Gariep dam.  more »
  • For such a big dam, there is nothing interesting around it. I was not impressed, the water level was also low. It is however amazing to see the effort made in building that wall. 
    For such a big dam, there is nothing interesting around it. I was not impressed, the water level was also low. It is however amazing to see the effort made in building that wall.  more »

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