Is set in a 3000 ha rolling grassland. It serves as an important recreational destination for the many communities nearby. The reserve is noted for outdoor recreation; apart from angling, opportunities for camping, yachting, canoeing, birding and game viewing are also offered.

Location

Boskop Dam 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.

Climate

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

Angling

Boskop is best known for angling and hosts numerous fishing competitions.

Game viewing and birdwatching 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 campers, one day excursion and picnic beside the dam.

Accommodation

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 in the near future.

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