On a Private
164ha Farm near
affordable and perfect for fishing and water sports.
Situated close to the water at the Grootdraai Dam, accommodation units
build from stone and thatched offer luxurious accommodation at really
affordable prices. The self catering chalets are located close to the
water on a private 164ha farm. This self catering accommodation at
Grootdraai Dam is perfect for Grootdraai Dam fishing trips, family
holidays and even kiteboarding week ends. Bring your boat or fish from
the shore, the accommodation has a slipway and jetty, making it suited
for fishing as well as water sports such as skiing and kiteboarding.
The Grootdraai Dam is located in the upper part of the Vaal River less than 10km upriver of the town of Standerton. Grootdraai has a water catchment area of 8195km2, a average annual rainfall of about 750mm, and a natural inflow of 580 million m3/annum.
Grootdraai Dam wall is a composite wall constructed with a centrally situated concrete gravity section 360m long and two earth fill flanks which result in a total crest length of 2180m and a maximum dam wall height of 42m above the foundation level. The Grootdraai Dam was completed in 1982 and was built mainly to fulfill the water needs of the SASOL I, II and III coal to petrol plants at Secunda, ESKOM's, Tutuka Power Station as well as the Matla, Duvha, Kendal and Kriel power stations located on the coal fields in the nearby Olifants River basin.