It is situated between Thohoyandou and Malamulele with a catchment which stretches from Makhado in the west to Malamulele in the east. The overall length of the dam wall will be 2,215 kilometers. The height of the dam wall is 47 meters. The dam was initially known as the Mutoti Dam, but the name was changed to Nandoni Dam in 1995.
Its main purpose is to supply water for domestic use. The areas and communities that will benefit are the urban areas of Makhado and Thohoyandou and the rural communities in the northern part of the Limpopo.