Bloemhof Dam

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Nov 082011
 
Bloemhof Dam

South Africa (Free State, North West)
The Bloemhof Dam is one of the largest dams in South Africa, covering an area of some 25 000 ha and reaching over 100 km upstream from the dam wall. The dam is fed by the Vaal River.
Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve hosts a wide variety of plains game with particularly [Curious? Find out more…]

Sterkfontein Dam

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Apr 142009
 
Sterkfontein Dam

South Africa (Free State)
Rugged, steep krantzes silhouetted against the skyline, mountain slopes snugly covered with a grass blanket, deep lushly vegetated kloofs and a crystal-clear lake are the beauty of Sterkfontein Dam Reserve, covering 18,000 ha at the foothills of the Drakensberg Escarpment.
Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck and Grey Rhebuck inhabit the Sterkfontein Reserve. The bald Ibis, [Curious? Find out more…]

Orange River & Gariep Dam

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Apr 012009
 
Orange River & Gariep Dam

Lesotho
South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape)
Namibia (Karas)
The Orange is a major river in southern Africa, one of the longest on the continent and one of the longest south of the Tropic of Capricorn. After rising in the Lesotho Highlands, less than 200 km from the Indian Ocean, the river flows to the Atlantic [Curious? Find out more…]

Vaal River & Vaal Dam

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Apr 012009
 
Vaal River & Vaal Dam

South Africa (Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, North West, Northern Cape)
The Vaal River is a northern tributary of the Orange River. Rising at Sterkfontein Beacon near Breyten, in Mpumalanga province, it flows 1 210 km southwest to its confluence with the Orange near Douglas; the Vaal’s middle section forms most of the Free State’s northern provincial boundary.

 
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