The Vaal Dam is a popular tourist area located in the Northern region of the Free State, South Africa. Constructed in 1938 the Vaal Dam is South Africa's fourth largest dam by volume and has a shoreline spanning over 800kms. The dam lies on the Vaal River, which is also one of South Africa's strongest-flowing rivers. The dam is bordered by three provinces: the Free State having the longest stretch, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
Deneysville is the largest town on the Vaal Dam and provides a shopping centre for the area. On the dam there are three yacht clubs and two marinas, all providing entertainment for visitors.
The Vaal Dam provides the perfect holiday getaway for those seeking solitude from city-life.
There are many accommodation options available here, from self-catering units, bed and breakfasts to camping. Each offers peace and tranquillity on the water. Please see the accommodation directory for more information.
The Vaal Dam offers many things to do to keep the whole family entertained. Some of the activities are as follows:
- Various water sports - water skiing, canoeing, sailing, kite surfing
- Bird watching
- Deneysville Golf Course
- Vaal Dam Nature Reserve
The Vaal Dam is well-known for its watersports and holds many-a world class event including the annual "Round the Island" race. Please see the activities directory for more information on all there is to do at the dam.
The local businesses offer good quality products and the owners are hospitable and welcoming. There are a range of shops, stalls, products and restaurants in the area. Please view the business directory for a list of all the businesses in the region, or add your own free business listing.