Explore the Sterkfontein Dam with First Group

The Sterkfontein Dam is a 7 000 hectare water wonder located in the eastern Free State and is situated in a 12 000 hectare nature reserve offering a compelling variety of landscapes, activities and wildlife. Not only does the Sterkfontein Dam offer some of the most picturesque views in Southern Africa, it is also home to the biggest hydro-electric power station and is the third largest dam in South Africa.


For the holidaymaker, Qwantani is the ideal place to stay to take advantage of this spectacular gem. Qwantani is perfect for those looking to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The resort has 53 self-catering chalets that are all equipped with the essentials for your relaxing vacation. If you have forgotten to purchase some groceries on your way to our resort, not to worry we have a restaurant onsite that provides scrumptious buffets and regular specials.

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Each luxury self-catering chalet consists of 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. Besides the breathtaking scenery, the resort offers a wide range of activities such as outdoor chess, a swimming pool, squash, tennis, mini-golf, horse riding and all manner of dam-based water sports. Weather permitting, daily boat trips aboard the barge are arranged and there is an ongoing entertainment programme for the children.

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If you are in the mood for some juicy ribs look out for our weekly specials at Martial Eagle Restaurant. Qwantani also has a bring n braai in the boma on a Wednesday and Saturday evening.


 The resort is on the north-facing shore of the 20 km long Sterkfontein Dam in the Sterkfontein Nature Reserve and within walking distance of the Drakensberg escarpment at the KwaZulu-Natal/Free State border.

After a day on the water or exploring the reserve from your quaint chalet, there is little to beat than putting a few coals on the braai and sitting back and watching the twilight dance between the water and the mountains.

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The deep and cool waters of the dam make this an angler’s delight. The Sterkfontein Dam is often referred to as one of the finest hotspots for yellowfish, offering a catch-and-release adventure where this freshwater fighter, renowned for its gameness, seriously challenges your skills. You will mainly catch the Orange or Vaal smallmouth here, but there is a small population of Orange or Vaal largemouth that is worth a try catching.

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