Glorious sight of Gariep Dam overflowing

Posted by Anita Froneman on 18 January 2021

Many parts of South Africa have received much-needed summer rain over the past weeks. The Gariep Dam, on the banks of the Orange River in the Free State, is overflowing and visitors have taken to social media to share pictures of the glorious sight.

Read: Karoo welcomes ‘most rain in years’

The Gariep Dam is a human-made structure and the largest dam in South Africa, with a size of 360 square kilometres according to SA Places. Interestingly, this water source is also the most central point in South Africa. The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve is home to springbok, Cape mountain zebra, klipspringer, black wildebeest, red hartebeest and ostrich.

Take a look at the dam in full flow:

Credit: Johan Botha

Credit: Johann Pretorius

Credit: Johann Pretorius

Picture: Video screenshot/Johan Botha

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