List of dams in South Africa

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The following is a partial list of dams in South Africa.

In South African English (as well as Afrikaans), a dam refers to both the wall as well as the reservoir or lake that builds up as a consequence.[1]

List of dams (reservoirs)[edit]

Name
(Alt.)
Nearest
locale
Province Impounds Year
completed
(commissioned)
Capacity
(MegaL)
Surface
area
(km2)
Wall
height
(meter)
Map
ref
Albasini Dam Louis Trichardt Limpopo Levubu River (Luvuvhu River) 1952 28,200
[N][2]
3.498 34 23°6′30″S 30°7′48″E / 23.10833°S 30.13000°E / -23.10833; 30.13000 (Albasini Dam)
Albert Falls Dam Pietermaritzburg KZN Umgeni River 1976 288,100
[N][3]
23.521 33 29°26′10″S 30°23′18″E / 29.43611°S 30.38833°E / -29.43611; 30.38833 (Albert Falls Dam)
Alexandra Dam Cape Town Western Cape Disa River 1903 126[4] 12 33°59′17″S 18°24′42″E / 33.98806°S 18.41167°E / -33.98806; 18.41167 (Alexandra Dam)
Allemanskraal Dam Ventersburg Free State Sand River 1960 174,500
[N][5]
26.481 38 28°17′15″S 27°9′1″E / 28.28750°S 27.15028°E / -28.28750; 27.15028 (Allemanskraal Dam)
Alphen Dam Stellenbosch Western Cape Bonte River 1990
[G][6]
18.3 34°00′42″S 18°52′25″E / 34.01167°S 18.87361°E / -34.01167; 18.87361 (Alphen Dam)
Armenia Dam Hobhouse Free State Leeu River 1954 13,000
[N][5]
3.933 22 29°22′15″S 27°8′1″E / 29.37083°S 27.13361°E / -29.37083; 27.13361 (Armenia Dam)
Beervlei Dam Willowmore Eastern Cape Groot River 1957 85,800
[N][7]
23.145 31 33°4′30″S 23°29′1″E / 33.07500°S 23.48361°E / -33.07500; 23.48361 (Beervlei Dam)
Bedford Dam NE van Reenen Pass Free State (est.) 2012 22,000
[I][8][9]
Berg River Dam Franschhoek Western Cape Berg River 2007 127,100
[N][10]
5.260 68
Binfield Park Dam Alice, Eastern Cape Eastern Cape Tyhume River 1986 (1987) 36,830 1.870 60 32°41′55″S 26°54′18″E / 32.69861°S 26.90500°E / -32.69861; 26.90500 (Binfield Park Dam)
Bivane Dam (Paris Dam) Vryheid KZN Bivane River 2000 115,200 72 27°31′10″S 31°3′15″E / 27.51944°S 31.05417°E / -27.51944; 31.05417 (Bivane Dam)
Bloemhoek Dam Kroonstad Free State Jordaan Spruit 1976 26,400 2.800 28 27°38′1″S 27°17′0″E / 27.63361°S 27.28333°E / -27.63361; 27.28333 (Bloemhoek Dam)
Bloemhof Dam (Oppermansdrif) Bloemhof border North West Free State Vaal River 1970 1,240,200
[N][5]
230.665 33 27°40′15″S 25°37′40″E / 27.67083°S 25.62778°E / -27.67083; 25.62778 (Bloemhof Dam)
Blyderivierpoort Dam Hoedspruit Mpumalanga Blyde River 1974 54,400
[N][11]
2.494 71 24°32′15″S 30°47′20″E / 24.53750°S 30.78889°E / -24.53750; 30.78889 (Blyderivierpoort Dam)
Boegoeberg Dam Prieska Northern Cape Orange River 1929 19,800
[N][12]
7.423 12 29°2′30″S 22°12′13″E / 29.04167°S 22.20361°E / -29.04167; 22.20361 (Boegoeberg Dam)
Bon Accord Dam Tshwane Gauteng Apies River 1925 4,400
[N][13]
1.440 18 25°37′45″S 28°11′21″E / 25.62917°S 28.18917°E / -25.62917; 28.18917 (Bon Accord Dam)
Bongolo Dam (Bonkolo) Queenstown Eastern Cape Komani River 1908 7,015 24 31°52′04″S 26°55′15″E / 31.86778°S 26.92083°E / -31.86778; 26.92083 (Bongolo Dam)
Boskop Dam Potchefstroom North West Mooi River 1959 20,840
[N][14]
3.741 33 26°33′45″S 27°6′1″E / 26.56250°S 27.10028°E / -26.56250; 27.10028 (Boskop Dam)
Boschmanskop No 1 Dam Middelburg Mpumalanga Woes-Alleen River 1995 14,400 0.185 22 26°1′6″S 29°37′50″E / 26.01833°S 29.63056°E / -26.01833; 29.63056 (Boschmanskop No 1 Dam)
Bospoort Dam Rustenburg North West Hex River 1933 15,800
[N][14]
3.741 28 25°33′45″S 27°21′14″E / 25.56250°S 27.35389°E / -25.56250; 27.35389 (Bospoort Dam)
Braamhoek Dam NE van Reenen Pass KZN Braamhoek Spruit (est.) 2012 22,000
[I][8]
Brandvlei Dam (Lake Marais) Western Cape Lower Brandvlei River 1983 284,300
[N][10]
33°42′44″S 19°24′56″E / 33.71222°S 19.41556°E / -33.71222; 19.41556 (Brandvlei Dam)
Bridle Drift Dam East London Eastern Cape Buffels River 1969 101,600
[N][7]
7.460 55 32°59′22″S 27°43′14″E / 32.98944°S 27.72056°E / -32.98944; 27.72056 (Bridal Drift Dam)
Bronkhorstspruit Dam Bronkhorstspruit Gauteng Bronkhorst Spruit 1950 57,400
[N][13]
9.609 35 25°53′15″S 28°43′15″E / 25.88750°S 28.72083°E / -25.88750; 28.72083 (Bronkhorstspruit Dam)
Buffeljags Dam Swellendam Western Cape Buffeljags River 1967 4,800
[N][10]
1.248 24 34°00′37″S 20°33′11″E / 34.01028°S 20.55306°E / -34.01028; 20.55306 (Buffeljags Dam)
Buffelspoort Dam Rustenburg North West Sterkstroom River 1934 10,251 1.357 34 25°46′50″S 27°29′1″E / 25.78056°S 27.48361°E / -25.78056; 27.48361 (Buffelspoort Dam)
Ceres Koekedouw Dam Ceres Western Cape Loekedouw River 2001 17,200 0.107 60 33°21′45″S 19°16′31″E / 33.36250°S 19.27528°E / -33.36250; 19.27528 (Ceres Koekedouw Dam)
Churchill Dam (Krom River Dam) Kareedouw Eastern Cape Krom River 1943 35,500[15] 2.492 43 30°00′03″S 24°29′34″E / 30.00083°S 24.49278°E / -30.00083; 24.49278 (Churchill Dam)
Clanwilliam Dam Clanwilliam Western Cape Olifants River 1935 121,800[16] 11.236 43 32°11′5″S 18°52′1″E / 32.18472°S 18.86694°E / -32.18472; 18.86694 (Clanwilliam Dam)
Craigie Burn Dam Greytown KZN Mnyamvubu River 1963 22,500
[N][3]
2.073 38 29°9′47″S 30°17′2″E / 29.16306°S 30.28389°E / -29.16306; 30.28389 (Craigie Burn Dam)
Dap Naude Dam Polokwane Limpopo Broederstroom River 1958 1,900
[N][2]
0.281 23
Da Gama Dam White River Mpumalanga Witwaters River 1971 13,578 1.289 38 25°8′30″S 31°1′1″E / 25.14167°S 31.01694°E / -25.14167; 31.01694 (Da Gama Dam)
Damani Dam Thohoyandou Limpopo Mbwedi River 1991 11,000 0.130 28 22°50′7″S 30°31′22″E / 22.83528°S 30.52278°E / -22.83528; 30.52278 (Damani Dam)
Darlington Dam (Lake Mentz) Kirkwood Eastern Cape Sundays River 1922 188,800
[N][7]
34.527 48 33°12′22″S 25°8′1″E / 33.20611°S 25.13361°E / -33.20611; 25.13361 (Darlington Dam)
De Hoop Dam Graaff-Reinet Western Cape Kamdeboo River 1938 16,500 15 32°27′5″S 24°25′23″E / 32.45139°S 24.42306°E / -32.45139; 24.42306 (De Hoop Dam)
De Villiers Dam Cape Town Western Cape Disa River 1910 243[4] 28 33°59′31″S 18°24′35″E / 33.99194°S 18.40972°E / -33.99194; 18.40972 (De Villiers Dam)
Disaneng Dam Mmabatho North West Molopo River 1980 17,400 4.253 17 25°49′25″S 25°18′20″E / 25.82361°S 25.30556°E / -25.82361; 25.30556 (Disaneng Dam)
Doorndraai Dam Mokopane Limpopo Sterk River 1952 43,800
[N][2]
5.606 25 24°16′45″S 28°46′1″E / 24.27917°S 28.76694°E / -24.27917; 28.76694 (Doorndraai Dam)
Doring River Dam Indwe Eastern Cape Doring River 1971 19,690 3.592 35 31°30′47″S 27°20′30″E / 31.51306°S 27.34167°E / -31.51306; 27.34167 (Doring River Dam)
Douglas Weir Douglas Northern Cape Vaal River 1977 16,700 7.991 10 29°4′1″S 23°50′1″E / 29.06694°S 23.83361°E / -29.06694; 23.83361 (Douglas Weir)
Driekloof Dam Western Cape Klip River 1989 263 15
Driekloof Dam Harrismith Free State Nuwejaar Spruit 1979 32,071
[D^]
1.906 47 28°31′1″S 29°4′1″E / 28.51694°S 29.06694°E / -28.51694; 29.06694 (Driekloof Dam)
Driekoppies Dam Malelane Mpumalanga Lomati River 1998 250,900
[N][11]
18.700 50
Ebenezer Dam Tzaneen Limpopo Groot Letaba River 1959 69,100
[N][2]
3.862 61 23°56′30″S 29°59′1″E / 23.94167°S 29.98361°E / -23.94167; 29.98361 (Ebenezer Dam)
Egmont Dam Van Stadensrus Free State Witte Spruit 1937 9,300
[N][5]
2.442 25 30°02′55″S 27°02′22″E / 30.04861°S 27.03944°E / -30.04861; 27.03944 (Egmont Dam)
Eikenhof Dam Grabouw Western Cape P River 1977 28,900
[N][10]
2.140 46 34°7′46″S 19°2′5″E / 34.12944°S 19.03472°E / -34.12944; 19.03472 (Eikenhof Dam)
Elandskloof Dam Villiersdorp Western Cape Elands River 1976 11,017 0.700 69 33°57′1″S 19°17′1″E / 33.95028°S 19.28361°E / -33.95028; 19.28361 (Elandskloof Dam)
Elandskuil Dam North West Swartleegte River 1,200
[N][14]
26°20′34″S 26°46′42″E / 26.34278°S 26.77833°E / -26.34278; 26.77833 (Elandskuil Dam)
Emmarentia Dam Johannesburg Gauteng Braamfontein Spruit 1912 250
[G][6]
0.09 11 26°09′01″S 28°00′21″E / 26.15028°S 28.00583°E / -26.15028; 28.00583 (Emmarentia Dam)
Engelhard Dam Letaba camp, Kruger National Park Limpopo Letaba River 23°50′30″S 31°38′15″E / 23.84167°S 31.63750°E / -23.84167; 31.63750 (Engelhard Dam)
Erfenis Dam Theunissen Free State Groot-Vet River 1960 207,500
[N][5]
32.821 46 28°30′39″S 26°46′38″E / 28.51083°S 26.77722°E / -28.51083; 26.77722 (Erfenis Dam)
Fika-Patso Dam Phuthaditjhaba Free State Namahadi River 1987 28,000 1.585 65 28°51′9″S 28°40′30″E / 28.85250°S 28.67500°E / -28.85250; 28.67500 (Fika-Patso Dam)
Flag Boshielo Dam Marble Hall Limpopo Olifants River 1987 185,100
[N][2]
12.877 36 24°47′0″S 29°25′40″E / 24.78333°S 29.42778°E / -24.78333; 29.42778 (Flag Boshielo Dam)
Floriskraal Dam Laingsburg Western Cape Buffels River 1957 50,334 7.592 33 33°17′30″S 20°59′6″E / 33.29167°S 20.98500°E / -33.29167; 20.98500 (Floriskraal Dam)
Gamkapoort Dam Prince Albert Western Cape Gamka River 1969 37,213 6.015 42 33°18′1″S 21°38′36″E / 33.30028°S 21.64333°E / -33.30028; 21.64333 (Gamkapoort Dam)
Gariep Dam (Hendrik Verwoerd Dam) Norvalspont Free State Orange River 1971 5,340,600
[N][5]
352.162 88 30°37′30″S 25°30′58″E / 30.62500°S 25.51611°E / -30.62500; 25.51611 (Gariep Dam)
Glen Alpine Dam Mokopane Limpopo Mogalakwena River 1968 18,900
[N][2]
4.613 28 23°11′30″S 28°41′5″E / 23.19167°S 28.68472°E / -23.19167; 28.68472 (Glen Alpine Dam)
Goedertrouw Dam Eshowe KZN Mhlatuze River 1982 301,300[17] 11.939 88 28°45′52″S 31°25′46″E / 28.76444°S 31.42944°E / -28.76444; 31.42944 (Goedertrouw Dam)
Grassridge Dam Hofmeyer Eastern Cape Great Brak River 1924 46,200 14.145 24 31°45′30″S 25°28′1″E / 31.75833°S 25.46694°E / -31.75833; 25.46694 (Grassridge Dam)
Groendal Dam Uitenhage Eastern Cape Swartkops River 1934 12,100 0.960 51 33°42′1″S 25°16′23″E / 33.70028°S 25.27306°E / -33.70028; 25.27306 (Groendal Dam)
Greater Brandvlei Dam Worcester Western Cape Breede River 1989 474,046 41.122 18 33°42′1″S 19°27′46″E / 33.70028°S 19.46278°E / -33.70028; 19.46278 (Greater Brandvlei Dam)
Grootdraai Dam Standerton Mpumalanga Vaal River 1981 349,500
[N][11]
38.813 42 26°55′9″S 29°17′1″E / 26.91917°S 29.28361°E / -26.91917; 29.28361 (Grootdraai Dam)
Hartbeespoort Dam Brits North West Crocodile River 1925 186,400
[N][14]
20.652 59 25°43′30″S 27°51′35″E / 25.72500°S 27.85972°E / -25.72500; 27.85972 (Hartbeespoort Dam)
Hazelmere Dam Hazelmere KZN Mdloti River 1977 17,858 1.813 50 29°36′1″S 31°2′30″E / 29.60028°S 31.04167°E / -29.60028; 31.04167 (Hazelmere Dam)
Hellsgate Dam Uitenhage Eastern Cape Klip River 1910 120 26
Hely-Hutchinson Dam Cape Town Western Cape Disa River 1904 927[4] 36 33°58′38″S 18°24′28″E / 33.97722°S 18.40778°E / -33.97722; 18.40778 (Hely-Hutchinson Dam)
Heyshope Dam Piet Retief Mpumalanga Assegaai River 1983 451,300
[N][11]
50.238 29 26°59′45″S 30°31′50″E / 26.99583°S 30.53056°E / -26.99583; 30.53056 (Heyshope Dam)
Holo Hlahatse Dam Jozana's Hoek Eastern Cape Hlatimnyama and Mhlangeni Rivers 30°38′38″S 27°21′47″E / 30.64389°S 27.36306°E / -30.64389; 27.36306 (Holo Hlahatse Dam)
Impofu Dam Humansdorp Eastern Cape Krom River 1982 105,800
[N][7]
6.350 75 34°5′45″S 24°41′1″E / 34.09583°S 24.68361°E / -34.09583; 24.68361 (Impofu Dam)
Inanda Dam Hillcrest KZN Umgeni River 1989 241,700
[N][3]
14.633 65 29°42′1″S 30°52′1″E / 29.70028°S 30.86694°E / -29.70028; 30.86694 (Inanda Dam)
Injaka Dam (also spelled Inyaka) Hazyview Mpumalanga Marite River 2002 123,700
[N][11]
8.111 53 24°53′10″S 31°5′55″E / 24.88611°S 31.09861°E / -24.88611; 31.09861 (Injaka Dam)
Jericho Dam Amsterdam Mpumalanga Mpama River 1966 59,500 9.825 22 26°39′15″S 30°29′10″E / 26.65417°S 30.48611°E / -26.65417; 30.48611 (Jericho Dam)
J.L. de Bruin Dam Burgersdorp Eastern Cape Klein Buffel River 1982 21,000 31°01′44″S 26°37′25″E / 31.02889°S 26.62361°E / -31.02889; 26.62361 (J.L. de Bruin Dam)
Kalkfontein Dam Koffiefontein Free State Riet River 1938 325,100
[N][5]
37.697 36 29°29′45″S 25°13′20″E / 29.49583°S 25.22222°E / -29.49583; 25.22222 (Kalkfontein Dam)
Kammanassie Dam De Rust Western Cape Kammanassie River 1923 35,870 3.516 41 33°40′1″S 22°25′1″E / 33.66694°S 22.41694°E / -33.66694; 22.41694 (Kammanassie Dam)
Katrivier Dam Seymour Eastern Cape Kat River 1969 24,690 2.129 55 32°34′15″S 26°45′1″E / 32.57083°S 26.75028°E / -32.57083; 26.75028 (Katrivier Dam)
Katse Dam Lesotho Malibamat'so River 1996 1,950,000 185 29°20′13″S 28°30′22″E / 29.33694°S 28.50611°E / -29.33694; 28.50611 (Katse Dam)
Keerom Dam Worcester Western Cape Nuy River 1954 10,400[16] 40 33°34′44″S 19°42′18″E / 33.57889°S 19.70500°E / -33.57889; 19.70500
Kettingspruit Dam Mpumalanga tributary of Ketting Spuit 2006 70,000 24°10′10″S 30°31′30″E / 24.16944°S 30.52500°E / -24.16944; 30.52500 (Kettingspruit Dam)
Kilburn Dam Bergville KZN Mnjaneni River 1981 35,577
[D]
1.947 51 28°35′1″S 29°6′50″E / 28.58361°S 29.11389°E / -28.58361; 29.11389 (Kilburn Dam)
Klerkskraal Dam Ventersdorp North West Mooi River 1965 7,900
[N][14]
3.773 15 26°13′59″S 27°08′55″E / 26.23306°S 27.14861°E / -26.23306; 27.14861 (Klerkskraal Dam)
Klipberg Dam McGregor Western Cape Konings River 1964 1,996 29 33°56′29″S 19°47′21″E / 33.94139°S 19.78917°E / -33.94139; 19.78917 (Klipberg Dam)
Klipdrif Dam Potchefstroom North West Loop Spruit 1918 13,300
[N][14]
4.713 12 26°37′0″S 27°18′1″E / 26.61667°S 27.30028°E / -26.61667; 27.30028 (Klipdrif Dam)
Klipkoppie Dam White River Mpumalanga White River 1960 12,256 2.354 20 25°13′1″S 31°1′10″E / 25.21694°S 31.01944°E / -25.21694; 31.01944 (Klipkoppie Dam)
Klipvoor Dam Brits North West Pienaars River 1970 47,000 7.532 30 25°7′1″S 27°48′59″E / 25.11694°S 27.81639°E / -25.11694; 27.81639 (Klipvoor Dam)
Knellpoort Dam Wepener Free State Riet Spruit 1988 130,000
[N][5]
9.854 50 29°47′1″S 26°53′10″E / 29.78361°S 26.88611°E / -29.78361; 26.88611 (Knellpoort Dam)
Kogelberg Dam Grabouw Western Cape P River 1986 19,000
[P][16]
1.426 54 34°12′57″S 18°58′31″E / 34.21583°S 18.97528°E / -34.21583; 18.97528 (Kogelberg Dam)
Kommandodrif Dam Cradock Eastern Cape Tarka River 1956 58,114 8.820 39 32°7′1″S 26°3′9″E / 32.11694°S 26.05250°E / -32.11694; 26.05250 (Kommandodrif Dam)
Koppies Dam Koppies Free State Renoster River 1911 42,300
[N][5]
13.622 25 27°15′25″S 27°40′15″E / 27.25694°S 27.67083°E / -27.25694; 27.67083 (Koppies Dam)
Kouga Dam (Paul Sauer Dam) Patensie Eastern Cape Kouga River 1969 125,900
[N][7]
5.545 81 33°44′30″S 24°35′30″E / 33.74167°S 24.59167°E / -33.74167; 24.59167 (Kouga Dam)
Kromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam Witbank Mpumalanga Steenkool Spruit 1992 13,000 0.300 17 26°5′0″S 29°15′30″E / 26.08333°S 29.25833°E / -26.08333; 29.25833 (Kromfonteinlower (Wilge) Cofferdam)
Kromfontein Middle Cofferdam Witbank Mpumalanga Steenkool Spruit 1990 18,000 16 26°7′0″S 29°15′20″E / 26.11667°S 29.25556°E / -26.11667; 29.25556 (Kromfontein Middle Cofferdam)
Krugersdrift Bloemfontein Free State Modder River 1970 66,000 18.525 26 28°53′1″S 25°57′30″E / 28.88361°S 25.95833°E / -28.88361; 25.95833 (Krugersdrift)
Kruismansrivier Dam Western Cape Kruismans River 1997 637,900 32°44′35″S 18°50′10″E / 32.74306°S 18.83611°E / -32.74306; 18.83611 (Kruismansrivier Dam)
Kwaggaskloof Dam Worcester Western Cape Wabooms River 1975 173,900
[N][10]
16.876 18 33°46′16″S 19°26′24″E / 33.77111°S 19.44000°E / -33.77111; 19.44000 (Kwaggaskloof Dam)
Kwena Dam (Braam Raubenheimer Dam) Lydenburg Mpumalanga Crocodile River 1987 158,900
[N][11]
12.504 52 25°21′45″S 30°22′30″E / 25.36250°S 30.37500°E / -25.36250; 30.37500 (Kwena Dam)
Lady Grey Dam Lady Grey Eastern Cape Wilgespruit 30°42′41″S 27°14′26″E / 30.71139°S 27.24056°E / -30.71139; 27.24056 (Lady Grey Dam)
Laing Dam East London Eastern Cape Buffalo River 1951 19,860 2.038 45 32°57′59″S 27°29′22″E / 32.96639°S 27.48944°E / -32.96639; 27.48944 (Laing Dam)
Lake Arthur Dam Cradock Eastern Cape Tarka River 1924 10,700 8.867 38 32°13′1″S 25°49′45″E / 32.21694°S 25.82917°E / -32.21694; 25.82917 (Lake Arthur Dam)
Lake Mzingazi Dam Richards Bay KZN Mzingazi River 1942 37,000 11.000 8 28°46′1″S 32°5′1″E / 28.76694°S 32.08361°E / -28.76694; 32.08361 (Lake Mzingazi Dam)
Lakenvallei Dam Ceres Western Cape Sanddrifskloof River 1974 10,300
[N][10]
0.825 56 33°22′1″S 19°34′1″E / 33.36694°S 19.56694°E / -33.36694; 19.56694 (Lakenvallei Dam)
Leeu-Gamka Dam Beaufort West Western Cape Leeuw River 1958 42,211 4.258 21 32°37′18″S 22°59′0″E / 32.62167°S 22.98333°E / -32.62167; 22.98333 (Leeu-Gamka Dam)
Lindleyspoort Dam Swartruggens North West Elands River 1943 14,381 1.801 39 25°29′50″S 26°41′32″E / 25.49722°S 26.69222°E / -25.49722; 26.69222 (Lindleyspoort Dam)
Lonehill Dam Sandton Gauteng Lonehill Spruit ~1960
Loskop Dam Groblersdal Mpumalanga Olifants River 1939 361,500
[N][11]
24.277 54 25°25′1″S 29°21′1″E / 25.41694°S 29.35028°E / -25.41694; 29.35028 (Loskop Dam)
Lubisi Dam Qamata Eastern Cape Indwe River 1968 158,000
[N][7]
11.290 52 31°47′45″S 27°25′0″E / 31.79583°S 27.41667°E / -31.79583; 27.41667 (Lubisi Dam)
Luphephe Dam Musina Limpopo Luphephe River 1963 14,000
[N][2]
1.416 42 22°38′0″S 30°24′30″E / 22.63333°S 30.40833°E / -22.63333; 30.40833 (Luphephe Dam)
Madikwe Dam Madikwe North West Thulane River 1976 14,000 4.318 17 25°23′36″S 26°35′51″E / 25.39333°S 26.59750°E / -25.39333; 26.59750 (Madikwe Dam)
Makuleke Dam Giyani Limpopo Mphongolo River 1990 13,000 0.750 22 22°52′3″S 30°54′18″E / 22.86750°S 30.90500°E / -22.86750; 30.90500 (Makuleke Dam)
Marico-Bosveld Dam Groot Marico North West Groot Marico River 1933 27,813 4.376 34 25°28′15″S 26°23′50″E / 25.47083°S 26.39722°E / -25.47083; 26.39722 (Marico-Bosveld Dam)
Metz Dam Trichardsdal Limpopo Mortladime River 385,000 18
Middelburg Dam Middelburg Mpumalanga Klein Olifants River 1978 48,435 4.680 36 25°46′1″S 29°33′0″E / 25.76694°S 29.55000°E / -25.76694; 29.55000 (Middelburg Dam)
Middle Letaba Dam Giyani Limpopo Middle Letaba River 1984 171,900[18] 18.787 34 23°16′0″S 30°24′1″E / 23.26667°S 30.40028°E / -23.26667; 30.40028 (Middle Letaba Dam)
Midmar Dam Howick KZN Umgeni 1965 235,400
[N][3]
15.643 32 29°29′43″S 30°12′1″E / 29.49528°S 30.20028°E / -29.49528; 30.20028 (Midmar Dam)
Misverstand Dam Porterville Western Cape Berg River 1977 6,400
[N][10]
2.552 26 33°01′44″S 18°47′36″E / 33.02889°S 18.79333°E / -33.02889; 18.79333
Modderpoort Dam Beaufort West Northern Cape Rietfontein River 1953 10,000 0.125 15 31°56′50″S 22°8′1″E / 31.94722°S 22.13361°E / -31.94722; 22.13361 (Modderpoort Dam)
Mohale Dam Lesotho Senqunyane River 2002 144 29°27′24″S 28°05′45″E / 29.45667°S 28.09583°E / -29.45667; 28.09583
Mokolo Dam (Hans Strijdom Dam) Lephalale Limpopo Mokolo River 1980 145,400
[N][2]
8.288 57 23°58′30″S 27°43′1″E / 23.97500°S 27.71694°E / -23.97500; 27.71694 (Mokolo Dam (Hans Strijdom Dam))
Molatedi Dam Zeerust North West Marico River 1986 200,800
[N][14]
35.670 23 24°52′13″S 26°27′1″E / 24.87028°S 26.45028°E / -24.87028; 26.45028 (Molatedi Dam)
Molteno Dam Cape Town Western Cape Table Mountain rivers 1881 200
[N]
15 33°56′18″S 18°24′43″E / 33.93833°S 18.41194°E / -33.93833; 18.41194 (Molteno Dam)
Morgenstond Dam Amsterdam Mpumalanga Ngwempisi River 1978 100,773 9.772 43 26°45′57″S 30°22′10″E / 26.76583°S 30.36944°E / -26.76583; 30.36944 (Morgenstond Dam)
Mthatha Dam Mthatha Eastern Cape Mthatha River 1977 253,674 25.417 18 31°33′2″S 28°44′24″E / 31.55056°S 28.74000°E / -31.55056; 28.74000 (Mtata Dam)
Mutshedzi Dam Thohoyandou Limpopo Mutshedzi River 1990 2,300
[N][2]
0.392 25 22°56′55″S 30°9′40″E / 22.94861°S 30.16111°E / -22.94861; 30.16111 (Mutshedzi Dam)
Nagle Dam Cato Ridge KZN Umgeni River 1950 23,200
[N][3]
1.561 46 29°35′1″S 30°37′1″E / 29.58361°S 30.61694°E / -29.58361; 30.61694 (Nagle Dam)
Nahoon Dam East London Eastern Cape Nahoon River 1966 19,934 2.347 44 32°54′36″S 27°48′55″E / 32.91000°S 27.81528°E / -32.91000; 27.81528 (Nahoon Dam)
Nandoni Dam Thohoyandou Limpopo Levuvhu River 2004 166,100
[N][2]
15.700 47 22°59′20″S 30°36′27″E / 22.98889°S 30.60750°E / -22.98889; 30.60750 (Nandoni Dam)
Ncora Dam Tsomo Eastern Cape Tsomo River 1975 150,100
[N][7]
13.920 44 31°47′15″S 27°40′1″E / 31.78750°S 27.66694°E / -31.78750; 27.66694 (Ncora Dam)
Ngodwana Dam Nelspruit Mpumalanga Ngodwana River 1984 10,400 8.660 47 25°35′1″S 30°40′5″E / 25.58361°S 30.66806°E / -25.58361; 30.66806 (Ngodwana Dam)
Ngotwane Dam Lobathleng North West Ngotwane River 1982 18,800 3.900 19 25°11′52″S 25°48′1″E / 25.19778°S 25.80028°E / -25.19778; 25.80028 (Ngotwane Dam)
Nooitgedacht Dam Carolina Mpumalanga Komati River 1962 78,400
[N][11]
4.630 42 25°57′1″S 30°5′1″E / 25.95028°S 30.08361°E / -25.95028; 30.08361 (Nooitgedacht Dam)
Nqweba Dam (Previously Vanryneveld's Pass Dam) Graaff-Reinet Eastern Cape Sundays River 1925 46,369 10.285 42 32°14′8″S 24°31′4″E / 32.23556°S 24.51778°E / -32.23556; 24.51778 (Nqweba Dam (Previously Vanryneveld's Pass Dam))
Nwanedi Dam Musina Limpopo Nwanedi River 1964 5,100
[N][2]
36 22°38′36″S 30°24′30″E / 22.64333°S 30.40833°E / -22.64333; 30.40833
Ntshingwayo Dam Newcastle KZN Nsama River 1961 194,600
[N][3]
34.412 28
Nzhelele Dam Musina Limpopo Nzhelele River 1948 51,200
[N][2]
5.442 47 22°43′30″S 30°5′5″E / 22.72500°S 30.08472°E / -22.72500; 30.08472 (Nzhelele Dam)
Ohrigstad Dam Ohrigstad Mpumalanga Ohrigstad River[19] 1955 13,400[19]
[N][11]
52 24°55′1″S 30°37′8″E / 24.91694°S 30.61889°E / -24.91694; 30.61889 (Ohrigstad Dam)
Olifantsnek Dam Rustenburg North West Hex River 1928 14,200 2.548 31 25°47′3″S 27°15′52″E / 25.78417°S 27.26444°E / -25.78417; 27.26444 (Olifantsnek Dam)
Oudebaaskraal Dam Ceres Western Cape Tankwa River 1969 34,000 8.000 21 32°23′1″S 19°54′5″E / 32.38361°S 19.90139°E / -32.38361; 19.90139 (Oudebaaskraal Dam)
Oxkraal Dam Queenstown Eastern Cape Oxkraal River
[N][7]
32°12′43″S 26°45′12″E / 32.21194°S 26.75333°E / -32.21194; 26.75333 (Oxkraal Dam)
Phiphidi Dam Thohoyandou Limpopo Mutshindudi River 1971 187,355 16
Pietersfontein Dam Montagu Western Cape Pietersfontein River 1968 1,984 33
Pongolapoort Dam Jozini KZN Pongola River 1973 2,267,100
[N][3]
132.728 89 27°25′15″S 32°4′30″E / 27.42083°S 32.07500°E / -27.42083; 32.07500 (Pongolapoort Dam)
Poortjieskloof Dam Montagu Western Cape Groot River 1955 9,700
[N][10]
1.029 38
Potchefstroom Dam Potchefstroom North West Mooi River 26°40′12″S 27°5′50″E / 26.67000°S 27.09722°E / -26.67000; 27.09722 (Potchefstroom Dam)
Qedusizi Dam Ladysmith KZN Klip River 1998 133,295 19.594 32
Rhenosterkop Dam Marble Hall Limpopo Elands River 1984 204,600
[N][11]
62.400 36 25°5′45″S 28°55′58″E / 25.09583°S 28.93278°E / -25.09583; 28.93278 (Rhenosterkop Dam)
Rietvlei Dam Tshwane Gauteng Rietvlei River, a tributary to the Hennops River 1933 12,300
[N][13][20]
1.890 21 25°52′36″S 28°15′57″E / 25.87667°S 28.26583°E / -25.87667; 28.26583 (Rietvlei Dam)
Rockview Dam Grabouw Western Cape P River 1986 16,400
[P][21]
0.778 48 34°11′52″S 18°57′1″E / 34.19778°S 18.95028°E / -34.19778; 18.95028 (Rockview Dam)
Roodekoppies Dam Brits North West Crocodile River 1984 103,000 15.710 25 25°24′15″S 27°35′29″E / 25.40417°S 27.59139°E / -25.40417; 27.59139 (Roodekoppies Dam)
Roodeplaat Dam Tshwane Gauteng Pienaars River 1959 41,200
[N][13]
3.952 59 25°37′15″S 28°22′1″E / 25.62083°S 28.36694°E / -25.62083; 28.36694 (Roodeplaat Dam)
Rustfontein Dam Thaba Nchu Free State Modder River 1955 72,200 11.585 36 29°16′15″S 26°37′1″E / 29.27083°S 26.61694°E / -29.27083; 26.61694 (Rustfontein Dam)
Sandile Dam Keiskammahoek Eastern Cape Keiskamma River 1983 30,960 1.460 61 32°43′0″S 27°6′4″E / 32.71667°S 27.10111°E / -32.71667; 27.10111 (Sandile Dam)
Setumo Dam Mmabatho North West Molopo River 1995 19,600 4.473 17 25°51′30″S 25°30′1″E / 25.85833°S 25.50028°E / -25.85833; 25.50028 (Setumo Dam)
Silvermine Dam Cape Town Western Cape 1898 34°4′31″S 18°23′56″E / 34.07528°S 18.39889°E / -34.07528; 18.39889 (Silvermine Dam)
Slangdraai Dam Ladysmith KZN Sundays River 1986 10,300 2.400 15 28°15′1″S 29°45′1″E / 28.25028°S 29.75028°E / -28.25028; 29.75028 (Slangdraai Dam)
Smartt Dam Britstown Northern Cape Ongers River 1912 100,300 31.569 28 30°37′45″S 23°18′16″E / 30.62917°S 23.30444°E / -30.62917; 23.30444 (Smartt Dam)
Sol Plaatje Dam (Previously Saulspoort Dam) Bethlehem Free State Liebenbergsvlei River 1968 15,676 3.560 24 28°13′1″S 28°22′1″E / 28.21694°S 28.36694°E / -28.21694; 28.36694 (Sol Plaatjie Dam)
Spioenkop Dam Bergville KZN Tugela River 1973 270,600
[N][3]
15.314 53
Spitskop Dam Schmidtsdrift Northern Cape Harts River 1974 57,800[12] 25.312 18 28°7′30″S 24°30′53″E / 28.12500°S 24.51472°E / -28.12500; 24.51472 (Spitskop Dam)
Steenbras Dam Somerset West Western Cape Steenbras River 1921 33,897 3.642 37 34°11′15″S 18°51′4″E / 34.18750°S 18.85111°E / -34.18750; 18.85111 (Steenbras Dam)
Steenbras Dam - Upper Gordons Bay Western Cape Steenbras River 1977 32,483 2.750 37 34°10′5″S 18°54′5″E / 34.16806°S 18.90139°E / -34.16806; 18.90139 (Steenbras Dam - Upper)
Sterkfontein Dam Harrismith Free State Nuwejaar Spruit 1980 2,616,900
[N][5]
67.260 93 28°23′15″S 29°1′10″E / 28.38750°S 29.01944°E / -28.38750; 29.01944 (Sterkfontein Dam)
Stettynskloof Dam Worcester Western Cape Holsloot River 1955 14,700
[N][10]
1.004 48 33°50′0″S 19°15′5″E / 33.83333°S 19.25139°E / -33.83333; 19.25139 (Stettynskloof Dam)
Stompdrift Dam De Rust Western Cape Olifants River 1965 55,300 6.208 49 33°30′45″S 22°35′8″E / 33.51250°S 22.58556°E / -33.51250; 22.58556 (Stompdrift Dam)
Taung Dam Taung North West Harts River 1993 58,900 4.650 44 27°31′30″S 24°51′54″E / 27.52500°S 24.86500°E / -27.52500; 24.86500 (Taung Dam)
Theewaterskloof Dam Villiersdorp Western Cape Riviersonderend River 1978 480,200
[N][10]
50.822 38 34°4′45″S 19°17′1″E / 34.07917°S 19.28361°E / -34.07917; 19.28361 (Teewaterskloof Dam)
Trichardtsfontein Dam Trichardt Mpumalanga Trichardt Spruit 1981 15,200 2.459 26 26°29′53″S 29°14′1″E / 26.49806°S 29.23361°E / -26.49806; 29.23361 (Trichardtsfontein Dam)
Tsojana Dam Cofimvaba Eastern Cape Tsojana River 1978 12,340 2.360 23 31°53′0″S 27°38′1″E / 31.88333°S 27.63361°E / -31.88333; 27.63361 (Tsojana Dam)
Tweedraai Dam Trichardt Mpumalanga Trichardt Spruit 1991 16,000 2.370 21 26°25′45″S 29°13′0″E / 26.42917°S 29.21667°E / -26.42917; 29.21667 (Tweedraai Dam)
Tzaneen Dam (previously Fanie Botha Dam) Tzaneen Limpopo Groot Letaba River 1977 157,291 11.636 50 23°47′37″S 30°9′48″E / 23.79361°S 30.16333°E / -23.79361; 30.16333 (Tzaneen Dam)
Vaal Barrage Vanderbijlpark Gauteng Vaal River 1923[22] 56,712 13.485 10 26°45′53″S 27°41′30″E / 26.76472°S 27.69167°E / -26.76472; 27.69167 (Vaal Barrage)
Vaal Dam Deneysville Free State Gauteng Vaal River 1939 2,603,400
[N][5]
322.755 63 26°53′1″S 28°7′20″E / 26.88361°S 28.12222°E / -26.88361; 28.12222 (Vaal Dam)
Vaalharts Storage Weir Warrenton North West Vaal River 1936 48,700[12] 1.189 12 28°06′55″S 24°55′32″E / 28.11528°S 24.92556°E / -28.11528; 24.92556 (Vaalharts Storage Weir)
Vaalkop Dam Beestekraal North West Elands River, Hex River 2010 35,000[23] 25°18′37″S 27°28′33″E / 25.31028°S 27.47583°E / -25.31028; 27.47583 (Vaalkop Dam)
Vanderkloof Dam (previously P.K. Le Roux Dam) Northern Cape, Free State Orange River 1977 3,171,300
[N][5]
133.402 108 29°59′30″S 24°44′40″E / 29.99167°S 24.74444°E / -29.99167; 24.74444 (Vanderkloof Dam)
Vanwyksvlei Dam Vanwyksvlei Northern Cape Vanwyksvlei 1884 143,081 49.934 15 30°22′1″S 21°49′1″E / 30.36694°S 21.81694°E / -30.36694; 21.81694 (Vanwyksvlei Dam)
Victoria Dam Cape Town Western Cape Disa River 1895 128[4] 6 33°59′11″S 18°24′29″E / 33.98639°S 18.40806°E / -33.98639; 18.40806 (Victoria Dam)
Voëlvlei Dam Gouda Western Cape Voëlvlei River 1971 158,600
[N][10]
15.730 10 33°20′15″S 19°2′1″E / 33.33750°S 19.03361°E / -33.33750; 19.03361 (Voëlvlei Dam)
Vondo Dam Sibasa Limpopo Mutshindudi River 1982 30,540 47 22°56′45″S 30°20′7″E / 22.94583°S 30.33528°E / -22.94583; 30.33528 (Vondo Dam)
Wagendrift Dam Estcourt KZN Bushmans River 1963 55,900
[N][3]
5.084 41 29°2′15″S 29°51′1″E / 29.03750°S 29.85028°E / -29.03750; 29.85028 (Wagendrift Dam)
Waterdown Dam Whittlesea Eastern Cape Klipplaat River 1958 38,400 2.608 44 32°17′15″S 26°51′1″E / 32.28750°S 26.85028°E / -32.28750; 26.85028 (Waterdown Dam)
Welbedacht Dam Wepener Free State Caledon River 1973 10,200
[N][5]
10.185 32 29°54′30″S 26°51′1″E / 29.90833°S 26.85028°E / -29.90833; 26.85028 (Welbedacht Dam)
Wemmershoek Dam Franschhoek Western Cape Wemmers River 1957 58,700
[N][10]
2.960 53 33°50′1″S 19°5′20″E / 33.83361°S 19.08889°E / -33.83361; 19.08889 (Wemmershoek Dam)
Westoe Dam Amsterdam Mpumalanga Usutu River 1968 61,900 7.333 26 26°30′15″S 30°37′5″E / 26.50417°S 30.61806°E / -26.50417; 30.61806 (Westoe Dam)
Witbank Dam Witbank Mpumalanga Olifants River 1971 104,000
[N][11]
12.112 44 25°53′30″S 29°19′1″E / 25.89167°S 29.31694°E / -25.89167; 29.31694 (Witbank Dam)
Witklip Dam Sabie Mpumalanga Sand River 1969 12,970 1.875 21 25°14′10″S 30°54′1″E / 25.23611°S 30.90028°E / -25.23611; 30.90028 (Witklip Dam)
Wolwedans Dam Mossel Bay Western Cape Great Brak River 1990 25,530 1.100 70 34°0′49″S 22°13′0″E / 34.01361°S 22.21667°E / -34.01361; 22.21667 (Wolwedans Dam)
Woodhead Dam Cape Town Western Cape Disa River 1897 955[4] 38 33°58′38″S 18°24′8″E / 33.97722°S 18.40222°E / -33.97722; 18.40222 (Woodhead Dam)
Woodstock Dam Bergville KZN Tugela River 1983 373,300
[N][3]
29.129 49 28°45′30″S 29°14′1″E / 28.75833°S 29.23361°E / -28.75833; 29.23361 (Woodstock Dam)
Wriggleswade Dam Stutterheim Eastern Cape Kubusi River 1991 93,200 10.000 35 32°34′1″S 27°35′0″E / 32.56694°S 27.58333°E / -32.56694; 27.58333 (Wriggleswade Dam)
Xonxa Dam Queenstown Eastern Cape White Kei River 1974 115,900
[N][7]
12.881 49 31°51′0″S 27°11′13″E / 31.85000°S 27.18694°E / -31.85000; 27.18694 (Xonxa Dam)
Zaaihoek Dam Wakkerstroom Mpumalanga Slang River 1988 184,600
[N][3]
12.446 46 27°26′1″S 30°4′30″E / 27.43361°S 30.07500°E / -27.43361; 30.07500 (Zaaihoek Dam)

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Pettman, Charles (1913). Africanderisms; a glossary of South African colloquial words and phrases and of place and other names. Longmans, Green and Co. p. 137. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "State of Dams in Limpopo Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "State of Dams in KwaZulu Natal Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "WATER RESOURCES AND WATER RESOURCE PLANNING". City of Cape Town. November 2005. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "State of Dams in Free State Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "List of Registered Dams – September 2009". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). September 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "State of Dams in Eastern Cape Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "I Update". Eskom. November 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Bedford Dam nearing completion September 2010. "Dam Safety Office 2010/2011 Annual Report". Department of Water Affairs, Republic of South Africa. pp. 35–36. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "State of Dams in Western Cape Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "State of Dams in Mpumalanga Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  12. ^ a b c "State of Dams in Northern Cape Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  13. ^ a b c d "State of Dams in Gauteng Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "State of Dams in North West Province as on 20091214 – Full Storage Capacity in million cubic meters (N)". Department of Water Affairs (South Africa). Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  15. ^ "DAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape". Water Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  16. ^ a b c "DAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape". Water Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  17. ^ "DAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal". Water Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  18. ^ "DAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Limpopo". Water Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  19. ^ a b "DAMS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Mpumalanga". Water Institute of Southern Africa. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  20. ^ "A Preliminary assessment of the present ecological state of the major rivers and streams within the Northern Service Delivery Region of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality". Water Institute of Southern Africa. p. 5. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  21. ^ "P Pumped Storage Scheme". Eskom. October 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  22. ^ "Water Origination: The Vaal River System". Rand Water. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  23. ^ Google Earth

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