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:
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.
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:
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.
Although Theewaterskloof Dam is accessible for everyone the Theewater Sports Club offers camping facilities for club members only. Campsite amenities include:
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.
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:
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.
For more information contact the Theewater Sports Club directly.
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.
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:
Trees and Shrubs
The club promotes responsible vegetation and progressively work toward eradicating alien evaders which they replace with indigenous trees, shrubs and Fynbos.
“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