Water colour painting by Charles Bell
who came to the area in 1835
showing the Hartbeespoort from the south
[HEHA]

Early surveying
[SAID]
Early surveying
[SAID]
The Sophiadam built in 1898
by Genl Hendrik Schoeman

[HEHA]
Early construction site
[HEHA]
Construction site showing
the cocopans on the
over head cables

[HEHA]
contruction site
Early construction site
Construction site showing
the temporary batching plant

[S&AP]
Construction site showing
the mixer bins

[S&AP]
First cofferdam washed away
in 1921

[HEHA]
Foundations in May 1921
[HEHA]
Curved shuttering in place
and casting of concrete

[HEHA]
 
Shuttering for bridge. Rock is
temporarily used as support

[HEHA]
segment
The wall was built in vertical segments
[HEHA/S&AP]
arch
arch
offices
The building of the arch
[HEHA]
The completed arch
[DWAF]
Early offices and power plant
[S&AP]
The wall in full height and
water damming up

[HEHA]
The wall is complete and
water starts filling up but
the arch is not yet complete

[HEHA]
The wall is complete and
water starts filling up

[HEHA]
dam wall
The completed dam in 1923
[HEHA/S&AP]
Rustenburg-Pretoria road over the dam wall
[HEHA]
Road from the wall to
Hartbeespoort/Pretoria

[HEHA]
First flood in 1925
[HEHA]
10 crest gates were added
in 1970 raising the supply
level with 2,4 m

[DWAF]
The dam today. Note the two
canals on the left and right
banks of the river

[DWAF]
before
after
hotel
Before the dam
[S&AP]
After the dam
[S&AP]
The Agnes Hotel built by Johan Schoeman
[S&AP]