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Sophia’s Dam

Hendrik Jacobus Schoeman came to Hartbeespoort in 1868. He acquired a farm along the Crocodile River and called it Schoemansrust. He built his house...

The engineer who saved the Dam

by Willie Meyer – from his book “Magaliesberg Kaleidoscope” The construction of Hartbeespoort Dam was one engineering project envisaged for many years but was so fraught with...

Building Hartbeespoort Dam – The Dutchman who wouldn’t budge

by Willie Meyer – from his book “Magaliesberg Kaleidoscope” Large bodies of water like Hartbeespoort Dam have an aura of timelessness as if they have always been...
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