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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Vanderkloof



Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

The village of Vanderkloof was founded to provide accommodation and facilities for the workers involved in constructing the Vanderkloof Dam which, at the time, was called the P.K. le Roux Dam.

Accommodation in Vanderkloof

Vanderkloof is located on the southern shore of the dam near the giant dam wall.

The scenery in the vicinity is rugged, but picturesque. There is a lot for visitors to the area to do. Naturally the dam offers all the normal water sport activities. Other activities available include fly-fishing (below the dam wall), game viewing at Rolfontein Nature Reserve, rock-climbing, hiking and abseiling.

Havenga Bridge

The Havenga Bridge over the Orange River

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 313

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