Waterskiing in Vaal Dam

Waterskiing adventures on the Vaal Dam in Gauteng, South Africa.

The Vaal Dam is so big that when the cumulonimbus thunderclouds roll in over the highveld the water can be ruffled enough to produce waves of up to two and a half meters in height. Most of the time though, it’s a vast shimmering sheet just made for waterskiing! A day with the family in a speedboat with skis and a tow rope and other necessary equipment, all learning how to water ski together is an unforgettable…

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Waterskiing on the Vaal Dam
Waterskiing on the Vaal Dam, South Africa

Waterskiing adventures on the Vaal Dam in Gauteng, South Africa.

The Vaal Dam is so big that when the cumulonimbus thunderclouds roll in over the highveld the water can be ruffled enough to produce waves of up to two and a half meters in height. Most of the time though, it’s a vast shimmering sheet just made for waterskiing! A day with the family in a speedboat with skis and a tow rope and other necessary equipment, all learning how to water ski together is an unforgettable experience.

For most people it’s an easy learning curve. Once you’ve mastered the technique of standing up, it really doesn’t matter how good you are, you’ll still have fun. As you gain confidence, you can up the ante and start wake crossing and attempting your first tentative jumps. The Vaal Dam is a water sports paradise and this old classic is always a winner as its easier to master than wakeboarding.

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Waterskiing - Vaal Prive Holiday Resort - Waterskiing

Vaal Prive Holiday Resort - Waterskiing on the Vaal Dam. Vaal Prive’s water sports cruises offer a range of water sports combined with music and a braai! What could be more South African? Water skiing is just one of the many activities we provide on our outings. Our speed boat will be there to do the towing. The whole family can try out this classic water sport. Children oft...
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