The Bloemhof Dam, at the confluence of the Vet with the Vaal River
|Etymology||Translated into Afrikaans from its Khoekhoe name Geigoub, meaning 'great fat'.|
|• location||Between Marquard and Clocolan|
|• elevation||1,269 m (4,163 ft)|
|1,241 m (4,072 ft)|
|• right||Sand River|
The Vet River (Afrikaans: Vetrivier) is a westward-flowing tributary of the Vaal River in central South Africa. Its sources are between Marquard and Clocolan and the Vet River flows roughly northwestwards to meet the Vaal at the Bloemhof Dam near Hoopstad.
Its main tributary is the Sand River which joins it from the right.
The actual Vet river is formed at the confluence of the Klein Vet and the Groot Vet upstream from the Erfenis Dam.