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Von Bach Dam

The Von Bach Dam and resort can be reached turning right off the main B1 road just south of Okahandja driving from Windhoek. The turn off is well signposted.

The darn is a favourite weekend destination for freshwater angling enthusiasts, Largemouth Bass, blue kurper, small-mouth yellow-fish, carp and barbel are available. Freshwater angling licences are obtainable at the entrance gate.

Surrounding the dam is a nature reserve which is safe to explore on foot. Species that might be seen here are kudu, baboon, Hartmann's mountain zebra, springbok, eland and ostrich, as well as an interesting variety of birds typical of thorn- bush savannah.





50 million cubic metres.


Yes at the resort.

Fish Species Available

Largemouth Bass, blue kurper, small-mouth yellow fish, carp and barbel.


Unknown - please get back to us with information if you have fished this dam.

Recommended Lures

Unknown - please get back to us with information if you have fished this dam.


Facilities at the dam include picnic sites near the entrance gate for day visitors and bungalows (bedding not supplied) with camping facilities for over-night visitors on the south-eastern banks of the dam. These are served by communal ablution amenities.

Because of the Resort's proximity to Okahandja, there is no shop, restaurant or filling station





Contact Numbers

Resort Office: (+264) 061 23 9675

Bank Fishing Potential

Bank fishing is possible.

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"The lures that I used where the baby brush hog and super fluke. Spinner baits ( yellow and white ) work very well. "

Posted by Torpido1 on 2009-12-03 16:11:26

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