BOSKOP DAM AND NATURE RESERVE

Overview

The 3,000 hectare Boskop Dam and Nature Reserve is located in the Mooi River valley 17 km north of the town of Potchefstroom a short distance from the R501 to Carltonville. The reserve is noted for outdoor recreation and apart from angling, opportunities for yachting, canoeing, birding and game viewing are also offered.

Boskop Dam Nature Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa

The dam and its surroundings harbour a rich bird population and wildlife in the reserve includes black wildebeest, eland, springbok, red hartebeest, zebra and blesbok.


The dam, which is set in rolling grasslands serves as an important recreational destination for the many communities within close proximity. Boskop is probably best known as an angling water and is host to a number of fishing competitions. A camping site and picnic site add to the appeal of the dam.


Game viewing and birdwatching on the reserve are also popular attractions. Boskop is an ideal weekend destination for either campers or for a one day excursion into the country for a leisurely picnic beside the dam.

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

Accommodation
A campsite with basic amenities for campers and day visitors is provided.