The dam wall was built in 1911 to irrigate the neighbouring farms in the area.
The 4 800 hectare Koppies Dam nature reserve was established in 1976 and is situated 12 km east of the town of Koppies in the Fezile Dabi District.
The Koppies Dam Nature Reserve is very popular during festive seasons and holidays.
It offers a variety of outdoor activities for those wanting to get into nature and shake off the burdens of their busy working lives.
Activities such as fishing, bird watching, watersports and game viewing are but a few of the great options on offer here.