If you know the name of District Municipality, H-Area, or Quat use the search below to find details about boreholes.

Benefits of GRIP: Online Groundwater Data


The GRIP database consists of approximately 24 000 boreholes in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The GRIP database is an online database, freely available to the world. It aims to help the above mentioned groups and any other person or group to have instant access to up to date groundwater information.

GRIP developed an easy to use search function to find and sort through the following borehole data:

 The GRIP database is divided into the following areas:

  • District municipalities
  • H-Areas
  • Local municipalities
  • Settlements

The following data is available for each borehole:

  • Borehole name
  • Alternative borehole names
  • Coordinates
  • Depth
  • Latest water level
  • Yield
  • Duty cycle
  • Equipment
  • Water class

The following data is also available on request:

  • Geology
  • Borehole test data
  • Chemical analysis
  • Borehole construction logs
  • Equipment
  • Time series water levels.
  • Photo’s
  • If you need the above data as well, please click here to contact us.

The GRIP database can help with:

  • Dissemination of groundwater information
  • Groundwater Development Policy
  • Application in longterm water planning
  • Groundwater Management and Planning
  • Classification of groundwater resources, reserve quantification and resource quality objectives
  • Assessment of groundwater resources in Limpopo – Current feedback is that GRIP data is very accurate and useful
  • GRIP data could be used to calculate supply potential figures more accurately
  • Data is also useful in calculating available groundwater per community, and summarising to scheme, quaternary or any other level required

Future Benefits of the GRIP Project

  • Drought Action Plan (DAP)
  • Implementation of monitoring programmes / networks
  • Immediate water supply benefits
  • For more information on each of these topics, please click here. (link to Future Benefits page)

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