The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Westoe Dam

Afrikaans name: Westoedam

Westoe Dam

Westoe Dam near Amsterdam in Mpumalanga

Photo © Steven Herbert

The Westoe Dam lies north of the small village of Amsterdam in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Construction of the dam finished in 1968. The main reason for the dam was to supply water to local towns and industries.

The Westoe Dam is located on the Usutu River which flows from west to east. The R33 road crosses the Usutu River just below the dam wall as shown in the pictures.

It has a capacity of nearly 60 million cubic metres!

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