The Theewater Sailing Academy is affiliated to the Theewater Sports Club and makes use of their sailing and sail training facilities at Theewaterskloof Dam, near Villiersdorp, just over an hour's drive from Cape Town. Theewaterskloof Dam offers varied wind and weather conditions making Theewater Sailing Academy the perfect place to learn to sail.
Theewaterskloof Dam was designed and completed in 1980 by the Department Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) with the aim of supplying water to the greater Cape Metropolitan area and the Riviersonderend Valley. Theewaterskloof Dam is the 7th largest dam in South Africa and covers an area of 5 100ha with a capacity of 483 million cubic metres, when full. The peninsular that juts out into Theewaterskloof Dam provides sheltered areas on either side, depending on the prevailing winds, ensuring that regardless of the wind direction, we will be able to sail.
Theewater Sports Club
Theewater Sports Club (TSC), is situated on a peninsula stretching into the Theewaterskloof dam, surrounded by farmlands, majestic mountains and a variety of wildlife. The Club was founded in 1979 and from humble beginnings, has grown to be one of the largest water sports clubs in the Western Cape. The unique location of the Club, excellent sailing conditions, good infrastructure and the picturesque setting has made TSC one of the most popular water sports venues in South Africa.
Aquatic-related activities have a strong following amongst Club members and public visitors and include keelboat, multihull and dinghy sailing, power boating, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and fresh water angling.
Accommodation in and around Theewaterskloof Dam
The TSC Club Cabin
This cosy log cabin in the forest, close to the lake has one bedroom, with a double and a single bed, an open plan lounge kitchen, with a sleeper couch and single couch & bathroom with hot shower.
The log cabin has all of the usual self catering facilities, fridge, stove microwave, kettle, toaster, cuttlery and crockery. The cabin also offers a private garden with an outdoor entertainment area complete with braai.
At a push the log cabin could sleep six people, although four people would be more comfortable.
The TSC Club Caravans
The Club Caravans are well situated in the forest near to the waters edge. They are fully equiped with gas fridge, stove, crockery and cuttlery and sleep 2 to 3 people. The one caravan, Ripton, has electricity.
The Lake Lodge
Just 90 minutes drive from Cape Town?s city centre lies Lake Lodge, a self catering and secluded hideaway within the heart of the Overberg. Lake Lodge, with generous accommodation, is situated on the banks of Theewaterskloof Dam and at the foothills of the surrounding Hottentots Holland Mountain range. Plenty of comfortable couches, 20 seater table, huge spaces, crisp white linen and a glorious setting make Lake Lodge a wonderful getaway.
Large open plan dinning room, expansive deck and huge lawn provide varied settings for any sort of function from evening cocktails to an informal lunch to a formal dinner. Local caterers can be recommended. Lodge has crockery and cutlery for 20 people.
The Country Estate
Situated on the eastern shore of the Theewaterskloof Dam, only an hour's drive from Cape Town, this estate leaves the homeowner spoilt for choice. Surrounded by a golf course rated one of the top 20 nine-hole golf courses in South Africa, Theewaterskloof Country Estate boasts spectacular views across the dam while the Franschhoek mountains provide the perfect backdrop for enjoying a multitude of activities including golfing, watersports, hiking, biking and fishing.
The Cottage - Modern and newly furnished. Perfectly located on the first fairway within easy walking distance of the main beach, pool, tennis courts and golf clubhouse. Sleeps 6 (or up to 8 on request), 2 bedrooms en suite (incl bath).
The Club Resaurant
The Club Resaurant, Pub and Tuck Shop are open every weekend, public holiday and school holidays. The restaurant serves a variety of light and main meals and the pub is a popular meeting place where members ofen relay the days fishing/sailing stories.