Situated 35 km from Groblershoop on a gravel road, the Boegoeberg Dam was formed when a 10m high weir was constructed in 1929. The construction formed part of an extensive economic development plan to uplift the poor white Afrikaners at the time. The name of the dam derives from the Boegoe plant that grows wild in the surrounding hills. The plant was widely used in traditional medicine. The holiday resort at the dam is like a green oasis in the desert and provides for camping, angling, and provides accommodation in six chalets. The water mass provides excellent opportunities for skiing, canoeing and sailing. The Boegoeberg Dam was completed in 1933 and is the third largest dam in the Orange River.
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