The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Magoebaskloof Dam

Afrikaans name: Magoebaskloofdam

Magoebaskloof Dam wall

Magoebaskloof Dam wall

Photo © Steven Herbert

The Magoebaskloof Dam is located on the R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen. It is a short distance east of Haenertsburg.

This earthfill dam was built in 1971 to provide irrigation to the surrounding lands. The dam wall is 43 metres in height and the dam has a capacity of 4,800 cubic metres.

Magobaskloof Dam is on the Politsi River and it is believed to have had a negative impact on that river.

The dam is surrounded by hills and plantations and is very scenic but it is not really used for any leisure activities.

Forests surround the dam

Above - Plantations and hills surround the dam

Photo © Steven Herbert

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