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We sleep in the hotels and we are enjoying the ⛵ and drink
The scenery was awesome which, really added spark to all the pictures we took.
Excellent fishing destination
Fishing in the Vaal Dam.
More info about Vaal Dam
The Vaal Dam is one of the closest and most popular weekend destinations in Gauteng. It is located about 145kms south of Johannesburg, about an hour and a half's drive, and 175kms from Pretoria. The dam is the fourth largest in South Africa and a favourite place for those in the land-locked provinces to enjoy all kinds of water sports.
The dam was completed in 1938, and even has an island that is almost 5km long. It is known for hosting many exciting world class sports events, including the famous Round The Island yacht race. The Vaal Dam is unusual as its shoreline spans across three provinces, the Free state, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
Things to do
The main activities at the Vaal Dam are mainly around the many Water sports on offer! There is skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, scuba diving, rowing, yachting, windsurfing, white water rafting, tubing, and canoeing. The dam is fabulous for speed boating, and a great... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.