Boskop Dam

The 373 ha Boskop Dam, situated on the Mooi River about 20 km northeast of Potchefstroom, is the heart of a 3 000 ha nature reserve noted for outdoor recreation. The dam offers the perfect opportunity to spend some relaxing time on the water and while Canoeists ply the dam's surface the fishermen probe beneath it for Bass, Carp, Barbel, Yellowfish and Mudfish.

The dam and its surroundings harbour a rich bird population, including Duck, Drake, Avocet, Goliath heron and Fish eagle.

Directly across the dam, lies the Boskop Dam Nature Reserve which is 3000 hectares of rolling grasslands that offer visitors sightings of Black wildebeest, Eland, Springbok, Red hartebeest, Zebra and Blesbok.

Boskop Dam is one of the most visited reserves in the North-West Province, but few people spot one of its rarest species - Lithops slesliei - a succulent that resembles a stone. However, the wellknown Orange River lily (Crinum bulbispermum) and the beautiful coral bush (Erythrina zeyhefi), with its characteristic scarlet flowers, are more readily visible.