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From Jhb/Pta take the N3 to (Durban/Harrismith),Continue on the N3 Eastern bypass until Harrismith,when coming into Harrismith take off Ramp Warden St to Engine 1 stop and wimpy.(It will be on your left Hand side as you come down the hill into (Harrismith),continue on Warden,then turn right onto Lombard St,Continue on Lombard st,then turn left into Vowe St,Turn right into Murray St Continue for 1.52Km then turn right onto the N5 continue on N5 until R74 Then turn Left onto the R74 continue for 8.54Km and turn Left onto The R74 (yes left R74) and continue for 7.30Km and Turn right into the Sterkfontein Nature reserve.
Wind Direction:NW, SE
All year round
This large dam offer perfect conditions for flat water riding and speed kiting.This spot works great in a North West through to a Westerly wind.For speed kiting the best wind is a Westerly.
Sterkfontain dam is one of the windiest inland spots with the most consistent wind throughout the year.One should be aware as the wind can pick up to over 30 knots within minutes.
The launch area is spacious, but can get overcrowded with kites on windy weekends. One should avoid kiting this spot in mid winter if they are learning to kite as the water and air temp gets very low. This is also a good spot if you are into Speed kiting as kiting is done in the bay and the water within the bay is super flat with the right wind direction.Please visit www.speedkiting.org to find out more information about speed kiting at Sterkfontain Dam.
There are no ablutions unless you go to the Parks Board zoned areas.
Contact Inland Kitesurfing and speak to Sean Weber for more details on their kite school and other great spots to kite in the area.