Standerton’s Grootdraai Dam is a recreational retreat for those who enjoy water sports, yachting, fishing and camping. It also hosts the annual three-day Lekwa Music Festival and Mayoral Cup. Grootdraai Dam, meaning 'big bend' in Afrikaans, is situated along the Vaal River on the outskirts of Standerton. The dam was originally built to supply water to the Sasol 2 and Sasol 3 plants at Secunda and today supplies a number of Eskom's power stations. During the weekends it’s a
recreational retreat for locals, who enjoy water sports, yachting, fishing for carp, bass, mudfish, yellowfish and barbel as well as camping along its banks. Locals also have holiday homes at the boat club and the surrounding cosmos fields and willow trees make for a picturesque setting for a picnic or daytrip.