Haum-Mari offers very basic overnight accommodation and is situated in Gariep Dam. There are 2 self-catering houses ideal for families or groups of friends. Gariep Dam is only 1 km away.
The Loerie House sleeps 8 people while the Tinktinkie House sleeps 6 people. Each house is spacious and fitted with kitchenettes as well as lounge areas. The houses also have their own private space as well as parking and a garden area. Linen is provided for all the rooms.
Haum-Mari is within close proximity to Gariep Dam that offers opportunities for fishing, boating, boat-cruises, jogging, hiking, cycling, bird watching, stargazing, tour through the dam wall and hydro-electrical power station, 4×4 trails as well as game drives on a nearby game reserve.
Gompou 3 is located in the town of Gariep Dam, located halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town just off the N1.
Gompou 3 guest house comprises of 2 units suited to accommodate up to 12 guests. Gompou 3 accommodates up to 8 people with 1 main bedroom that includes a double bed and shower, plus 3 additional rooms with 2 single beds each. Gompou 3B is a wheelchair friendly unit that comprises of 2 rooms each equipped with 2 single beds. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, electric blankets, additional blankets, linen and towels.
The guest house also has a bathroom plus a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove, fridge-freezer and all necessary crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils. The living room is equipped with air-conditioning including a TV with DStv channels. There is also an indoor braai area and under-roof parking outside.
A range of activities is available in the area, from 4×4 tracking, river rafting, sunset cruises on the dam, horse riding, and fishing and hiking around the wall and back. Guests can also take an inside tour of the Gariep Dam wall.
Rooibekkie 24 is a lovely self-catering house for up to 7 people in Gariep Dam.
The house comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The main bedroom contains a double bed, and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Two of the rooms each contain 2 single beds, and share the use of a bathroom with a shower and a bath. A single bed is also available in the lounge. For convenience, bedding and towels are provided.
The kitchen is equipped with a stove and oven, a microwave, a fridge, as well as tea-and-coffee-making facilities, and meals can be enjoyed at the dining table. The lounge is equipped with a TV with DStv.
Undercover parking, as well as braai facilities, are available for use. Additional parking is also available if needed. The property is fenced and pets are welcome with prior arrangement at an additional cost.
Gariep Dam offers a variety of attractions such as boat cruises, canoeing, mountain bike trails, horse-back riding, hiking, bird watching, and more.
Spider Pig offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in a 3-bedroom house in Gariep Dam. Gariep Dam is located just off the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town, on the Orange River, and is a water sports haven and an ideal stopover destination for travellers.
The house comprises 3 bedrooms, a shower, a separate bathroom, a lounge and dining area, and a kitchen. The main bedroom contains a double bed and an en-suite shower, and the second and third bedrooms contain twin beds. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans, linen, towels, and electric blankets.
The kitchen is equipped for self-catering with a fridge, a stove, a microwave, and cutlery and crockery, and the lounge area is equipped with a TV with selected DStv channels. The house is fenced and there is a garden with built-in outdoor braai facilities. There is a also a courtyard where pets can be kept safe.
Various activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area, such as boat cruises, watersports, tubing, bowling, river rafting, horse riding, and dam wall tours.
Glasgow Pont Hotel offers accommodation in a historical hotel located in the small Karoo town of Norvalspont. The town is nestled on the banks of the Orange River and is located near Gariep Dam.
The accommodation comprises 9 guest rooms and a pet-friendly, self-catering unit. The bedrooms are equipped with either a double and single beds or single beds. The rooms make use of shared bathrooms fitted with showers. The self-catering unit is furnished with a double bed as well as single beds and the bathroom has a shower. The hotel has a braai area and secure parking available.
Nearby attractions include Gariep Dam Nature Reserve and mountain biking trails while guests can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, horseback riding, cycling and birdwatching in the area.
Karoo Nights situated in the heart of the Karoo, 15 to 20 km South from the Lake Gariep Dam Wall and approximately 55 km from Colesberg. It provides a charming and intriguing resting place en-route to the coast.
Accommodation comprises 12 en-suite rooms or 3 spacious self-catering units. Each room and units are equipped with fans, and tea- and coffee-making facilities as well as en-suite shower and bath – bathrooms.
The guest house has a communal TV lounge in the main building, a licensed bar area and pool table for your entertainment. A fireplace in lounge and bar area is available in the winter months.
Breakfast and dinner can be arranged, by prior arrangement at an additional fee. Outside there is an undercover braai area, braai packs are available to purchase. An old-fashioned farm dam is available to cool off and there are gravel tennis courts for guests to use. Safe undercover parking is provided for your vehicle – up to 12 medium vehicles can be accommodated.
Unfortunately, the establishment is not not pet friendly.
De Lance Chalet & Coffee Shop is situated the town of Gariepdam in the Free State.
Accomdation at De Lance Chalet is provided 5 self-catering rooms, of which 2 rooms (1 double bed and 1 single bed) and 3 rooms each sleep 5 people (1 double bed and 3 single beds). Each room is equipped with air-conditioning with warm and cold settings, a TV with full DStv channels and a kitchenette with a microwave oven, fridge, crockery, cutlery and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Clean towels and bedlinen are provided daily.
The entire property is fenced with devils-fork and parking is secure.
A’Damsview is located in Gariep Dam and boasts one of the best views of this marvel. It is situated approximately 5 km from the N1 and is about halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The accommodation comprises 3 standard units and 4 luxury units. The Luxury Units have a fireplace for those cold winter nights, coffee- and tea-making facilities, air-conditioning as well as beautiful views from the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and braai area. Two of the luxury units have spa baths to ensure a pampering stay. The Standard Units offer ideal overnight accommodation with coffee- and tea-making facilities. The standard units have no view.
The Combo Unit combines the luxury and standard unit in 1 building, accommodating 4 guests. All the units are on the ground floor except the Loft.
The whole building, apart from the bedrooms, is monitored by CCTV cameras as an added security measure. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Oviston Sunrise Lodge is situated in the tranquil village of Oviston, just outside Venterstad and is surrounded by the Oviston Nature Reserve. The Gariep Dam starts in this village and although we do not front the dam, we are about 20 minute’s walk from it.
The lodge offers 4 en-suite double rooms, 2 en-suite family units and 4 free-standing self-catering cottages with a family bathroom.
Our accommodation is not luxurious, but very basic, clean, comfortable and neat.
We do not have a liquor-licensed restaurant, but offer a small diner where we prepare evening meals and/or breakfast on request as optional extra.
Guests are more than welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages along!
Situated near the southern shores of the Gariep Dam, the Oviston Nature Reserve is one of the Eastern Cape’s best-kept secrets. Those who know the area love to visit the quiet little waterside village of Oviston and spend their time fishing, bird watching or game driving through the 16 000-hectare reserve.
Fish Eagle Lodge is located in the town of Gariep Dam, located just off the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape Town, on the Orange River, and is a water sports haven and an ideal stopover destination for travellers.
The guest house comprises 5 en-suite rooms, each with a view on the entertainment and indoor pool area as well as 2 spacious self-catering apartments and at the back of the guest house.
Additional facilities include an indoor swimming pool, bar, spit braai facilities, and conference room with big screen TV. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining area on request.
Puzzles Guest House is situated on the edge of the “koppie” in Gariep Dam, in the Free State. Puzzles Guest House is focused primarily on the overnight traveller. The “koppie” in front ensures a quiet area with a low street noise level. There are several good restaurants close by.
Accommodation is offered in newly built units, that each have their entrance and are totally separate from the main house. Each unit contains 2 good quality 3-quarter beds, as well as a double sleeper couch. The beds can be made up together for couples, or separately to accommodate colleagues travelling together.
Entrance to the newly built units is from Kwartel Street. Notwithstanding the same property, guests have their own entrance and are totally separate from the main house. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower, that is large enough to dress in. The rooms are equipped with a TV with guest house bouquet DStv, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and cupboards. In addition, the units offer limited semi self-catering facilities including a small fridge, a microwave, a kettle, and cutlery and crockery.
Ample open parking is provided behind high palisade gates.
Lutas Gastehuis is situated in the town of Gariep Dam in the Free State. The establishment is situated near the manmade dam which the town was named after.
The accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and well-equipped kitchen. The first and second bedroom each have twin single beds. The main bedroom contains a double bed and the shared bathroom has a bath and shower.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave, stove and oven. Additional facilities include air-conditioning, a TV, braai area and secure parking.
Guests can enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, birdwatching, fly-fishing, mountain biking, and hiking in the area.
Abancidou Lodge is situated in Gariep Dam, and offers comfortable accommodation less than 15 minutes from the dam. The dam attracts fishing enthusiasts and boaters, and is surrounded by nature reserves.
Accommodation is offered in 8 rooms. The rooms have their own bathrooms, and are equipped with linen and bath towels, fans for the summer, and heaters for the winter. Guests have access to a communal living area with a TV with full DStv, as well as a fully equipped communal kitchen. The lodge offers braai facilities, secure parking, and a pool table.
Gariep Dam offers a variety of activities such as watersports, boat cruises, horse riding, canoeing, running, hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching.
Gariep, a Forever Resort is perfectly positioned halfway between Gauteng and the Cape, on the banks of the country’s largest dam, the Gariep Dam. This is an ideal destination for families, leisure guests, families, conference delegates, watersport enthusiast’s, or just stopover travellers.
Located between 3 nature reserves, game viewing for free, situated alongside South Africas biggest freshwater lake or enjoy swimming in our designer swimming pool ending off the fun-filled day under the crystal clear night skies.
Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam stretches for as far as the eye can see; and it is here that the Stijil Gariep hotel is located. The jeweled sunsets blaze across the African sky and the sound of silence lulls guests to sleep under the Southern Cross.
Morning Glory Cottages is a guest house located on the working farm Gelykfontein Stud, (Vd Walt since 1884) that offers charming suites, and is situated near Venterstad, which is in ‘Karoo hartland’ in the Eastern Cape.
Gariep Inn, previously known as Green Doors Self-Catering, offers you a choice of 8 Chalets, 6 en-suite overnight rooms ,4 Luxury overnight rooms and a house in town.
Each open plan self-catering chalet is en-suite. Secure parking in front of chalets is provided.
Gariep N1 Chalets, are situated in the middle of South Africa, between Johannesburg and Cape Town and 15 kilometres north of Gariepdam on the Bloemfontein side and about 500m from the N1 highway. The units are surrounded by typical Karoo nature and offers wonderful views
Angela’s Guest Lodge is ideally suited for the weary traveler wanting to break up their long and tiresome journey into manageable driving segments. It is well suited for those who wish to spend some extra days enjoying all that the Karoo and Gariep Dam area has to offer.
Gariep Gardens Guest House is situated in the Gariep Dam Holiday Village and is approximately half way between Cape Town and Johannesburg and only a 5 minute drive from the N1 Highway. Just thirty kilometers from Colesberg and is situated next to South Africa’s largest dam, in the heart of the country.
Rose Cottage offers accommodation at a very reasonable price! Soak up the crispy Karoo air, look up at night sky and see billions of stars, identify the “milky way”, watch the satellites pass overhead. Food for your soul!