The main dam, built by British troops to water their horses during the Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902), now serves as a permanent water feature and home to water birds species such as the Hadeda Ibis, Hamerkop and Rooibek-eendjie (Redbilled Teal). The dam lies at the foot of dolerite kopjes - small hills capped with rocky outcrops typical of the area. A bird hide sits strategically on the edge of the dam for bird lovers. See our bird list (link to list) for other specials you might spot at the dam.