Venterstad is a small town situated on one of the Southern spurs of the Gariep Dam.
The Gariep Dam is a very popular water sports attraction and there is excellent fishing to be enjoyed in the dam.
One of the most appealing attractions of Venterstad is its proximity to the Oviston Nature Reserve.
This 13,000-hectare reserve runs alongside the Gariep Dam. It conserves part of the False Upper Karoo ecosystem. The nearby Orange-Fish River Tunnel is the longest irrigation tunnel in the world.
The Oviston Nature Reserve has more than 48 mammalian species. Nearly 150 avian species have been identified in the area. The Oviston Nature Reserve is traversed by over 50kms of game viewing roads and has as a guided overnight wilderness trail. There is controlled hunting in season.
Venterstad’s streets are lined with interesting historical buildings. Three of the churches – Reformed Church (a national monument), Saint Paul’s and the Dutch Reformed Church remain standing.
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