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Dam/Lake Darlington Dam (Lake Mentz)

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Located in South Africa :: Eastern Cape
Category: Attraction :: Dam/Lake

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Darlington Dam (aka Mentz Dam or Lake Mentz), in the Sondags River, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, has a capacity of 180.8 million cubic metres. Established in 1922, it is the second biggest dam in the province and lies close to the towns of Kirkwood and Jansenville almost in the centre of the Addo Elephant National Park. The dam, formerly called Lake Mentz, became Darlington Dam after the dam wall was built and the nearby town of Darlington was permanently flooded. Water supplied from Gariep dam, in the Orange river dilutes the salinated water of Darlington Dam thus providing quality irrigation water for citrus farming in the lower Sundays River valley The Dam has many bird species, like the African Fish Eagle, the African Spoonbill and the Pied Kingfisher.

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Address :  Eastern Cape, South Africa

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