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So much to do, so little time. That pretty much sums up a day spent at Misverstand Dam’s Club Elani, 70 minutes from Blouberg, 12 km after Moorreesburg on the N7. Although the dam undoubtedly is the focal point, there’s an expansive grassed area for relaxing with a book, gnome gardens for kids and a clubhouse for eats and drinks.

Navigable for 12 km upstream from the dam wall along the Berg river, boat or canoe excursions are simply thrilling, while water-skiing features high on the must-do agenda. No boat? They’ve got your back. Captain Nic offers tubing, water-skiing and wakeboarding from his Regal Inboard. Oh, and the 12-metre double super-tube slippery slide is pure fun n games for young and old of all weights.

On the outskirts is a 20-km ATV off-road track with novice, medium and experienced courses and ATVs are rented at R80 pd. Even mountain biking enthusiasts are catered for along a route with marvellous views.

However, activities at Misverstand aren’t all high-octane. It’s also a well-liked spot for contemplative pursuits such as swimming and fishing to the haunting sound of the fish eagles’ cry. And anglers will be pleased to know that the barbel are well over 1 metre long. Other fish species include big-mouth, small-mouth and spotted bass; carp; blue and vlei kurper; bluegill sunfish; and mosquito fish.

Having too much fun and don’t want to leave? Stay over in one of the many basic cottages or camp in one of two campsites for a minimum stay of two nights.

Misverstand is run privately by the Serdyns. For bookings contact helpful Hendrien – admin123@clubelani.co.za, or 083 6075863.