A vast area on the Club premises is available for public camping. Caravan and tent sites on grassed areas are situated very close to the water's edge, with numerous campsites under the trees. There are currently 20 camping sites fitted with electrical points, which are the only sites that may be reserved.
Cleaning staff ensure that the ablution facilities are kept neat and clean. Braai facilities are provided on the public side. When camping at the water's edge you may anchor your boat at or near your camp site.
Motorised water sports
The dam offers ample space for all forms of motorised boating. PWC (Personal Water Craft) are allowed access to the dam. We strongly advise all visitors to study the contents of the Water Safety booklet before venturing out on the dam. All rules and regulations pertaining to powerboats, sailing boats, etc are mentioned and you will also find a map of the dam in this booklet, indicating certain demarcated areas.
TSC is affiliated to South African Sailing (SAS), which governs all sailing in South Africa. TSC is proud to have hosted many World Championship and National regattas that are attended by sailors from all over the country.
The large dam area and the wind patterns are ideal for sailing activities. The racing bridge is situated on the point of the peninsula and from here spectators get a good overall view of the sailing courses.
Fresh water angling at the Club has a high profile. The following fish are present in the dam: black bass, rainbow trout, carp, barbel, blue gill and kurpers. A freshwater angling license is compulsory and is available from us.
TSC has a strongly entrenched conservation ethic and we place great emphasis on conserving our natural environment we are so blessed with. We have implemented a policy regarding the eradication of invasive alien vegetation and we encourage our members to plant indigenous trees and shrubs. We have been busy with the eradication of foreign plant invaders, replacing them with indigenous trees and fynbos. We appeal to all our visitors and guests not to disturb any vegetation or wildlife.
During the quieter periods the avid bird watcher will be rewarded by sighting many of the following birds: Sacred Ibis, Fish eagles, Hawks, Lanner falcons, Kites, Sunbirds, Herons, African Hoopoes, Aquatic waders, Cormorants, Gulls, Kingfishers, Blue Cranes, Egrets, Hamerkoppe and Egyptian geese, to mention but a few.
You need to ensure that you have all the stipulated safety equipment, life jackets, etc. on board, whilst on the Theewaterskloof dam. Failure to observe the above will result in your removal by the Safety Officer, SAPS or Nature Conservation official.
We ask for your assistance in helping keep Theewaterskloof dam free from ALIEN species and observing the Rules of the dam.
As the appointed agent for DWAF, the Club is responsible for water safety and rescue in the area from the road bridge to the dam wall. A water safety/rescue service is available all year round. All craft that venture onto the Theewaterskloof dam need to be registered. You can register your boat at the entrance gate. You will then be issued with a safety booklet, a registration disc which must both be affixed to your boat in a prominent position. When launching a boat, please conform to the signs and water safety rules as published in the booklet. In the event of any emergency on the water you may call the following number for assistance: 060 884 6497
Protocol for Launching a Boat on Theewaterskloof Dam
All boat owners are required to register boats at Theewater Sports Club before venturing on the dam. At registration you need to show proof of valid COC (Certificate of Competance) and Skippers license. You need all these forms when registering your boat at the entrance gate
After registration of your boat, you will be directed to the Wash Bay, where your boat will be sprayed by a wash bay official. This is a directive from Department Environmental Affairs, to avoid transmission of invasive water plants. This rule is not negotiable.