Spectacular aerial drone footage is being shared all over social media of Hartbeespoort Dam with all 10 gates open after the heavy rains.
South Africa has been dealing with what is being called the worst drought since 1992 with hardly enough rainfall to sustain the country.
Over the past couple of days, the weather has turned with lots of rain starting to fall around some parts of the country.
Heiner Meyer, an avid photographer and videographer, captured and posted a spectacular video to social media of the heavy flow of the Hartbeespoort Dam’s flood gates which users are sharing far and wide.
Hartbeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It lies in a valley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometers west of Pretoria.
The Dam supplies irrigation water through a 544 kilometres long network of canals to 159.76 square kilometres of farmland on which tobacco, wheat, lucerne, fruit and flowers are produced. It flows along the Crocodile River into the Vaalkop Dam and thereafter into the Limpopo River and eventually into the Indian Ocean at Xai-Xai Mocambique.
The post has almost been viewed 100 000 times on Facebook and can all be found on YouTube in HD.
Bobby Valerio Marilli stated: “That drone is fantastic. And the pilot knows what he is doing.. job well done.”
Faf van Rensburg added: “Very very good footage, the best I ever saw. Great job !!!”
Leona Martin commented: “Thanks for sharing the video. This is beautiful to see.”
Cecilia Myburgh posted: “Awesome!!!!!! Hope the lower lying dams are catching this precious overflow!!!!”
Watch the epic aerial footage below: