Roodeplaat Nature Reserve

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Roodeplaat Nature Reserve
Common zebra at Roodeplaat Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Roodeplaat Nature Reserve
Map showing the location of Roodeplaat Nature Reserve
Location of Roodeplaat Nature Reserve in Gauteng
Location South Africa
Nearest city Pretoria
Coordinates 25°39′00″S 28°21′44″E / 25.65000°S 28.36222°E / -25.65000; 28.36222Coordinates: 25°39′00″S 28°21′44″E / 25.65000°S 28.36222°E / -25.65000; 28.36222
Area 1,555 hectares (15.55 km2)[1]
Established 1977[2]
Governing body Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Roodeplaat (Dam Provincial) Nature Reserve is located on the shores of the Roodeplaat Dam, 22 km north-east of Pretoria, Gauteng.

In 1972 the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) delegated the management of the Roodeplaat Dam area to the Nature Conservation division of the Transvaal Provincial Administration (TPA). Their mandate was to develop the area as a nature reserve and outdoor recreation facility for Pretoria's residents. The reserve was proclaimed in 1977.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Overview of Roodeplaat Dam". Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring. European Communities. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Roodeplaat Dam". Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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