The Sterkfontein Dam is part of the Tugela-Vaal Water Project. It is in the upper catchment area of the Vaal River and is very deep, resulting in little water evaporation. It has a surface area of approximately 67.2km and is the third largest dam in South Africa. The Driekloof Dam next to it does not form part of this dam. It boasts an earth/dirt dam wall of 93 meters which is the second highest in the world!
The huge amount of traffic passing between the Drakensberg and Harrismith has taken it's toll and there were extensive road works taking place. It was lunch time when we passed by, as can be seen by the sleeping steamroller driver in the picture above.
After looking around, we headed out of town, filled up with petrol and consulted our map - get on the N3, and then take a right to a 'dot' called, Verkykerskop, and see what is there.
After being shown around, we were very impressed - in the middle of nowhere a bit of civilization - incredible! We decided that we would carry on from here taking the dirt road which would eventually meet up with the N3 and take us back to Johannesburg.
Merle. Canon 5D Mk 2. 17-40mm L, 28-80mm L, 100-400m L