Boskop Dam Nature Reserve


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Contact Information:

Boskop Administration:

Park Manager:
Miss Emelang Malefo

Telefax: +27(0)18 298 9800
Fax2email: 086 670 8573
Cell: +27(0)71 543 2110

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 24,
Boskop, 2528

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Boskop Dam, which is set in 3000 hectare of rolling grasslands, serves as an important recreational destination for the many communities within close proximity.

The reserve is noted for outdoor recreation – apart from angling, opportunities for camping, yachting, canoeing, birding and game viewing are also offered.


Adults R30.00
Juveniles R15.00 (2 – 12 years)
Pensioners R15.00
Angling R20.00 (per 2 fishing/ angling Rods)
Competitions R250.00 paid by organiser + gate entry & angling fee per person
Camping R25.00 per site per night (max 6 people per site and R10.00 per additional person) + gate entry fee & angling fee per person.


Boskop Dam and Nature Reserve is located in the Mooi River valley 20 km north of the town of Potchefstroom a short distance from the R501 Carltonville road and 30km from the N14 Ventersdorp/Krugersdorp road on the Rysmierbult turnoff.


Generally mild to hot but winter nights can be extremely cold.


Boskop is probably best known as an angling water and is host to a number of fishing competitions.

Game viewing & birdwatching

Game viewing and birdwatching on the reserve are also popular attractions.

The dam and its surroundings harbour a rich bird population of over 250 recorded species, and the reserve’s wildlife includes black wildebeest, springbuck, red hartebeest, zebra and blesbok.

Boskop is an ideal weekend destination for either campers or for a one day excursion into the country and a leisurely picnic beside the dam.


A camping site and picnic site add to the appeal of the dam – a campsite with basic amenities for campers and day visitors is provided.

There will be caravan and camping sites with electricity the near future.

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