Buffelspoort Dam

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Buffelspoort Dam
Official name Buffelspoort Dam
Country South Africa
Location Near Rustenburg, North West
Coordinates 25°46′50″S 27°29′1″E / 25.78056°S 27.48361°E / -25.78056; 27.48361Coordinates: 25°46′50″S 27°29′1″E / 25.78056°S 27.48361°E / -25.78056; 27.48361
Purpose Irrigation
Opening date 1937
Owner(s) Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch dam
Impounds Sterkstroom River
Height 34.7 m
Length 168 m
Creates Buffelspoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity 10 251 000 m³
Surface area 135.7 ha

Buffelspoort Dam is an arch type dam in the Sterkstroom River, a tributary of the Crocodile River (West), North West Province, South Africa. Its main purpose is for irrigation use and it is owned by the Department of Water Affairs.

It is located on the northern slopes of Magaliesberg mountain range, 27 km southeast of Rustenburg.[1] This dam is a popular fishing spot.[2]

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