Roodeplaat Dam is not very large and is situated just outside of town to the north of Pretoria. Both winter and summer, it is a popular place to go fishing over a weekend but I think they mostly catch Mudfish (Carp) there.
The dam is divided in two. Around the corner is where people with motorboats and jetski’s can go so that it does not disturb the fishermen.
These pictures were taken at the beginning of winter, just when they had burnt off all the tall grass from summer.
Around the edges of the dam there are many little shelters like this put up so that people spending time there have a bit of shade and on both sides, there are lots of places to stop and spend the day just having a picnic or BBQ, whichever suites you.
The water at times is extremely clear as the sun is not there to start bacteria growing.
In this shot you cannot even see the water itself and it look like I was standing looking down from a great head into lots of little valleys below when in fact it is the bottom of the dam and has about 6 inches of water covering it.