Your Watersports Mecca

Theewater Sports Club is a family-friendly watersports haven located just outside Villiersdorp. Here, you can enjoy activities on the Theewaterskloof Dam such as sailing, powerboating, freshwater angling, canoeing, power kite surfing and swimming. And when you aren’t enjoying your favourite water sports, the club invites members and non-members to relax at the modern clubhouse that includes a restaurant, bar and function facility. For those outdoor enthusiasts that want more than a day at the dam, there is a campsite catering for members who enjoy sleeping under the stars. Grassy campsites for both tents and caravans are available and there are modern ablution blocks with hot water.

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The Theewaterskloof Dam is a man-made, earth-fill-type dam, which is located on the Sonderend River near Villiersdorp. The dam provides water for municipal, industrial and irrigation purposes and is used extensively for a wide range of water sports.

Theewater Sports Club was founded in 1979 and has grown into being one of the most popular water sports venues in South Africa. 

The club offers:

  • Administration Offices
  • Modern Clubhouses 
  • Camp Grounds
  • Water Safety Service
  • Ablution Facilities
Water Sports

Water Sports

Theewaterskloof Dam’s large dam area and favourable wind patterns make this location the perfect site for water sports and the club is affiliated with South African Sailing (SAS). National events are held on the dam on a regular basis. 
Watersports include: 

  • Sailing (keelboat, multihull and dinghy)
  • Powerboating
  • Canoeing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
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Freshwater Angling

Freshwater Angling

Angling clubs from all over South Africa visit Theewaterskloof Dam to experience abundant freshwater angling. Angling licenses are available at the club if you require one. Your catch of the day can either be taken home or released back into the dam.

Fish that inhabit the dam are:

  • Carp
  • Blue Gill
  • Kurpers
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Black Bass
  • Barbel


Water Safety Service

Water Safety Service

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Theewater Sports Club promotes responsible water sport by providing free water safety services. All boats are monitored by a safety officer who ensures that skippers are certified and that the club’s boating rules and regulations are obeyed. 

Rescue and first aid response team are available in case of an emergency.

Camping Grounds

Camping Grounds

Although Theewaterskloof Dam is accessible for everyone the Theewater Sports Club offers camping facilities for club members only. Campsite amenities include:

  • Shaded and grassed camping sites
  • Caravan sites
  • Electrical points
  • Braai facilities 
  • Mooring facilities 
  • Ablution facilities



Boasting a magnificent view of the dam and its activities the Theewater Sports Clubhouse is fondly known as the heart of the club. This is the place where members gather to catch-up and to make new friends. You can even find most of your basic necessities, braai grids and firewood at the vibrant clubhouse.

The Galley Restaurant

Tickle all of your taste buds with a delicious meal and gaze at the beautiful scenery from the deck as you enjoy breakfast, light meals and freshly prepared dinners.


Operating times:

  • Fridays - 16:00 to 21:00
  • Saturdays - 08:30 to 21:00
  • Sundays - 08:30 to 15:00


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Theewater Sports Club has a fully licensed bar in the clubhouse next to Theewaterskloof Dam. The clubhouse has a deck where you can enjoy a drink, socialise with friends and family while watching water sports and breathing in the fresh country air.

The bar is fully stocked with a selection of your favourite:

  • Wines
  • Beers
  • Ciders
  • Spirits
  • Liqueurs

Operating times:

  • Fridays - 17:00 to 24:00
  • Saturdays - 11:00 to 24:00
  • Sundays - 11:00 to 17:00

Function Venue

Theewater Sports Club has the perfect venue for any occasion and invites you to host your next event at the “Afdak”. This semi-enclosed area is situated near the clubhouse and is open to club members as well as to the general public.


  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Braai area
  • Fully-licensed bar
  • Catering (available on request)
  • Serving staff (available on request)
  • Ablution facilities

For more information contact the Theewater Sports Club directly.

Voortrekker Camp

Voortrekker Camp

Each year during the June and July school holidays, Theewater Sports Club hosts a traditional Voortrekker Camp for children over the age of 14. 

The Voortrekker Camp is run by Voortrekker clubs from various towns, and the activities are supervised by camp facilitators from the participating Voortrekker clubs.

Fauna and Flora

Fauna and Flora

Theewater Sports Club is home to many different species of wildlife and they are passionate about nature conservation. The dam sets the backdrop to an abundance of animal and plant life. 


The club’s emblem is an African Sacred Ibis, one of the many bird species that can be seen near Theewaterskloof Dam. Other species include:

  • Sacred Ibis
  • Fish Eagles
  • Hawks
  • Lanner Falcons
  • Sunbirds
  • Herons
  • African Hoopoes
  • Blue Cranes
  • Egyptian Geese
  • Hamerkoppe

Trees and Shrubs

The club promotes responsible vegetation and progressively work toward eradicating alien evaders which they replace with indigenous trees, shrubs and Fynbos. 

  • Cape Aloes
  • Senegalia Caffra (Hook-thorns)
  • Soetdorings
  • Apodytes Dimidiata
  • Celtis Africana (African white stinkwood)
  • Coral Trees
  • Tick Berry Bushes
  • Euryops  


“A fantastic family venue where you can park your caravan and enjoy great fishing and boating activities.” One happy camper, Facebook
“A great place to be, awesome sailing and friendly staff. Theewaterskloof sports club is well prepared and organized for events like the Mirror World Championships and the Grand Slam Sailing races. Affordable camping and membership is definitely worth it if you come regularly to sail. It's great for water skiing or wakeboarding in the morning because there's often not much wind (although it does pick up in the afternoon for sailing).” Gordge family, Google Reviews
“The most beautiful boating venue ever! Many memorable days spent there and the dam still has plenty of water for lots of fun on the water.” Kirsten Veenstra, Facebook



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