Buffelspoort Dam

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Buffelspoort Dam
Official nameBuffelspoort Dam
CountrySouth Africa
LocationNear Rustenburg, North West
Coordinates25°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
PurposeIrrigation
Opening date1937
Owner(s)Department of Water Affairs
Dam and spillways
Type of damArch dam
ImpoundsSterkstroom River
Height34.7 m
Length168 m
Reservoir
CreatesBuffelspoort Dam Reservoir
Total capacity10 251 000 m³
Surface area135.7 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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