For boat owners there are several places in Deneysville to launch your boat from including The Water Sports Club and Anchor Creek. Once afloat you can sail or motor for days as the the Vaal Dam is bigger than Luxembourg. It consists of a separate water system that is completely clean. The water has comes from two sources, the Vaal River and now the Wilge River.
It is the Wilge River that receives fresh mountain water form the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. This water is mountain pure and is the water that is supplied to the municipalities of Johannesburg. You drink this stuff so it’s as pure as you can get!!!
There are several clubs that welcome power boat and sailing yacht owners in Deneysville. These include Seal Point (Manten Marina) Lake Deneys Yacht Club (LDYC) Deneysville Aquatic Club (DAC) in addition there are two Marinas where boats can be kept or moored either Manten Marina or Anchor Creek. Most of the yacht clubs have extensive facilities for keeping and mooring boats some offer walk on moorings.
Yacht races are held on a regular basis amongst the more well known are probably “Keel Boat Week” (DAC) Big Boat Regatta (Manten Marina) and “Round The Island Race” (LDYC).
Harbour and swing moorings are continuously maintained and adjusted as required. There are three walk on jetties, harbour moorings and open roadstead moorings. For personal service and professionalism Mantens is second to none hours of fun relaxation and rest are guaranteed. Members of the Marina are automatically accorded membership of Seal Point Yacht Club. SPYC is recognised by South African Sailing this entitles members of Seal Point Yacht Club to participate in all yacht races. There is an annual subscription fee to SAS. This fee is compulsory to all members of Manten Marina.
Manten Marina Contact Details: Tel: +27 16 371 1301 Fax: +27 16 371 1157 Dick Manten Cell No: 083 626 5128 Website www.mantenmarina.co.za
Anchor Creek Marina
Offers yacht mooring facilities, walk on moorings, boat launching, and thats not all. This picturesque spot on the Vaal Dam has lots more to offer. Open for day visitors and diners to the all new “deck restaurant” which extends out over the water. There is a small charge for day visitors but includes use of the braai facilties and tables and chairs. There is no fee for access to the restaurant. New to Anchor Creek is the power boats for hire and pedaloes there are also boat rides, water skiing, wake boarding and a jumping castle and paddling pool for the kids. Coming soon are the giant theme rides for the more adventurous.
Anchor Creek Contact Details: Tel: 016 371 2029 Fax: + 086 654 8457 Carl 082 653 9999 website www.yachtsales.co.za
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