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The reserves lie on the Free State/North-West Province border, surrounding the Bloemhof Dam, an impoundment on the Vaal River. Sandveld Nature Reserve protects a remnant patch of the eastern form of Kalahari Thornveld. The Kalahari Thornveld in this region previously covered a much greater area. The dam regularly supports more than 5 000 waterfowl and sometimes more than 10 000 birds.
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.