Situated on the Free State / Gauteng border of the Vaaldam, only 30 km from the Vaal Triangle towns of Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, and Sasolburg - and 100 km from Johannesburg - Deneysville boasts a variety of water sports, boating clubs and marinas, accommodation establishments, all types of service providers, fishing spots, picnic areas and art 'n craft shops.

The town is host to the annual 'Round the Island' race which takes place on the first weekend of February every year and is the largest inland water race in the world.

Deneysville is the perfect venue for a day out or weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Named after Deneys Reitz, Minister of Water Affairs, the village came into being in 1936 during the construction of the dam which was completed in 1938. The first flying boats which introduced intercontinental flights to Africa landed on the Vaal dam from whence passengers were ferried to the Deneysville Hotel (since demolished) to overnight.

The Vaal dam is the main water supply to the Gauteng area.

Emergency numbers

  • NSRI : 083 626-5128
  • POLICE : 016 371-1110
  • DRAC help-line : 073 719-6155
  • Drs Burger & Hanekom : 016 371-1016 / 083 601-0557
  • Electricity Water FIRE - Sasolburg : 016 976-0029 / 016 976-0032

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