Boskop Dam, is situated on the Mooi River about 14 km northeast of Potchefstroom. The dam offers the perfect opportunity to spend some relaxing time on the water and while canoeists ply the dam's surface the fishermen probe beneath for Bass, Carp, Barbel, Yellowfish and Mudfish. The dam and its surroundings harbour a rich bird population, including Duck, Drake, Avocet, Goliath heron and Fish eagle.?

The Boskop Dam Nature Reserve is situated across the dam from TangleWood and offers 3000 hectares of rolling grasslands, giving visitors sightings of Zebra, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Springbok, Giraffe and Blesbok.?

Boskop Dam is one of the most visited reserves in the North West, but few people spot one of its rarest species - Lithops sells- a succulent that resembles a stone. The well known Orange River lily (Crinum bulbispermum) & beautiful coral bush (Erythrina zeyhefi), with its characteristic scarlet flowers, are more readily visible.

Boats must be washed before and after leaving the water.
Boats may only travel at IDLE speed. Engage gear – NO Acceleration and NO Speeding is Allowed!
No entry into any buoyed-off or “No Go” zones including the Dam Wall as per the Boskop Dam Surface map.

We reserve the right to fine customers R500 (or more) if accessing restricted areas which result in a UPN being activated.

Kick-boats & yachts have right of way and courtesy between boats must be adhered to.

Children are required to wear a life jacket at all times and may not operate a boat unless accompanied by an adult. 

Boats may not be operated when a person is under the influence of alcohol. TangleWood reserve the right to deny a customer entry to the water if deemed necessary. 


Boskop Dam and Nature Reserve is located 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.
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