Vaal Dam Adventures

Adventures on the Vaal Dam, South Africa.

Pack your your fishing rod, binocs and sense of adventure and head to the Vaal Dam one of Gauteng’s most popular weekend getaways. With over a 1000-kilometers of shoreline in 3 provinces - Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the Free State - this immense body of water is a world renown fishing and recreational sports destination. It is said that there are more sail boats on the Vaal Dam then the whole South African Coastline. Yacht clubs, marinas, luxury…

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Adventures on the Vaal Dam, South Africa.

Pack your your fishing rod, binocs and sense of adventure and head to the Vaal Dam one of Gauteng’s most popular weekend getaways. With over a 1000-kilometers of shoreline in 3 provinces - Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the Free State - this immense body of water is a world renown fishing and recreational sports destination. It is said that there are more sail boats on the Vaal Dam then the whole South African Coastline. Yacht clubs, marinas, luxury resorts and campsites dot the shoreline. The Gauteng section is quite built up while Mpumalanga’s unspoilt stretch of water is a drawcard for anglers, bird watchers and nature lovers.

Anchor in a secluded spot for a chilled weekend of angling. The Vaal’s rich fish species include plenty of carp, yellow fish, barbel and bass. The list of things to do on the water is endless-from boat cruises to wakeboarding. If a classic highveld thunderstorm hits and you’re not one for taking advantage of the over two-meter-high waves its voracity can whip up, then watch the wildness from the comfort of one of the many bars and restaurants at the waters edge.

Vaal Dam Adventures

Boat Trips

Boat Trips on the Vaal Dam in Gauteng, South Africa. Explore this mighty body of water on a boat cruise. A Vaal dam boat trip is a truly South African experience. On mellow trips, drinks will be served, and some boat tours even fire up a good old South African braai for your enjoyment. Your cruise hosts...

Fishing

Fishing on the Vaal Dam in Gauteng, South Africa. The Vaal Dam offers an abundance of fishing experiences and is home to a rich range of fish species including carp, yellow fish, bass and the monster of the mud, barbel. It’s a popular fishing destination and quite a few competitions are held...

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in Vaal Dam. This is a specific method of fishing using specialized hooks, rods, and lines. Originally fly fishing was the technique employed when...

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding on the Vaal Dam in Gauteng, South Africa. The Vaal Dam is the heart of water sports for South Africa’s interior and offers some of the best conditions in the world for water activities like wakeboarding. Some of the best wakeboarders in South Africa hone their skills here. But don’t...

Waterskiing

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...