Koos Raubenheimer Dam

Koos Raubenheimer Dam is a deep, rocky dam fed by the Grobbelaar’s River and lies 23 km north of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. Known by insiders as the bass Mecca of the Little Karoo, the dam has a good population of largemouth bass and is extremely clear with visibility of usually more than 2 metres.

Boats are permitted on the dam but outboard motors are not, trolling motors only may be used. The dam is ideal water for float tubes, small inflatables and canoes. Keys to the gate are obtainable from the nearby Cango Mountain Resort about 1 km away on payment of a small entrance entry fee.

Directions: From Oudtshoorn, take the R328 North for 22 km. Then turn right (East) onto a gravel road. The dam is 4km away on this road.