Not only does
the little farming town of Bloemhof
(flower capital or court) lie on the Vaal
River, it also rests right up against a
large dam known as the
- a major fisherman's paradise, especially
for carp and fish cat, and somewhere you can
definitely see a number of antelope and at
species of bird.
The Bloemhof Dam, which
hosts an annual Bonanza Fishing Competition,
is also the site of paddling, sailing or
simply relaxing, whilst further upstream of
here there is yet another dam, the
Wolwespruit dam which, although smaller, has
a large supply of indigenous yellow fish.
Closer to the Dome conservancy (also known
a white-water rafting trip is a wonderfully
gentle way to experience the water.
Bloemhof serves as an ideal stopover whilst
holidaying in the North West, particularly
if your emphasis is on outdoor adventure.
Not far from here is the
SA Lombard Game
Reserve where you can see the
black wildebeest, further north but
remaining with the North West, is Wondergat
- a sink hole with steep sides that serves
as a fantastic dive site, and further still
Pilanesberg National Park.