Admin & Facility Fee
R80: Engine with HP >15
R40: All Other Vessels, including kayaks, wind surfers, inflatables, kick-boats etc.
Pre-Launching and Safety Requirements
Completed SAMSA Voyage Form
1 Life Jacket per Passenger
All SAMSA safety requirements must be adhered to.
Current valid Certificate of Fitness (COF) and Skippers License (COC)
Note: Boats may not be launched without current valid documents. Expired certificates will not be accepted unless approved by SAMSA.
Times On & Off Water
Boats must be launched from the jetty and can be launched from sunrise.
All boats must be off the water by 6PM (Summer) or 5PM (Winter).
Day Visitor boats must be washed and vehicles must exit gates latest by 7PM (Summer) or 5PM (June /July) when gates are locked.
Boskop Dam Access & No Go Areas
Clients are solely responsible to familiarise themselves with Boskop Dams Zones before accessing the dam.
Nature Conservation: No motorised boats (including with trolling motors ) are allowed in Nature Conservation Zone.
No entry into any buoyed-off or “No Go” zones including the dam wall as per the Boskop Dam Surface map.
Attached maps distributed by Department of Water Contact - Michael Kriel during December 2023.
Boats may only travel at idle speed. Engage gear – No Acceleration
No Speeding (& No Skiing.)
Children are required to wear a life jacket at all times when on the water.
No children may operate a boat unless licensed and accompanied by an adult.
Boats may not be operated by a skipper under the influence of alcohol.
Boats must be washed before and after leaving the water.
Kick-boats and yachts have right of way. Courtesy between boats must be adhered to.
No swimming will be permitted in the dam for safety reasons.
Skippers are responsible to report Incidents to DWS as per attached Marine Incident Report.
Clients must adhere to all SAMSA and Boskop Dam's water use rules.
Clients may be asked to leave the water and future access via TangleWood denied in event of non compliance.