Travel guide to Gariep Dam, Transgariep

Gariep Dam
Travel Guide
26 Establishments
Gariep Dam, Transgariep

Lying in a breathtaking gorge and offering its inhabitants the largest water storage reservoir, is Gariep Dam. Accommodation in the area for vacationers such as yourself is a dime a dozen, with Discover SA helping you to find the most suitable place to stay. You can choose accommodation in Gariep Dam according to your taste or budget with ease. So sit back, relax and let us take you on a cyber-journey of exploring this lovely town so that you know all the interesting things to look forward to when you arrive.

Gariep Dam is all about the weather, water, scenery and people. The summers are particularly warm and welcoming, but this shouldn't deter any explorer from seeking adventure in this corner during winter. There are plenty of attractions and activities, with water sports being big tourist pullers. Formerly, the town served as a village for those who worked on building the dam but, over the years, this area started attracting tourists from all over and was subsequently transformed into a tourist resort.

Standing on one of the nearby hills will give you an idea of how remarkable this town is, with its picturesque scenery making you want to stay for longer. Because this town serves as an access point to the dam, you won't have to travel far from your Gariep Dam accommodation to find something to keep yourself entertained. Apart from the numerous water sports you can partake in, there are numerous nature reserves such as the Karoo Gariep Conservancy and Oviston Nature Reserve that you can visit.

Your accommodation in Gariep Dam will also afford you an opportunity to experience the laid back culture of the locals and taste the cuisine. You can also go horse riding through remarkable trails that will have you, the explorer, finding adventure at every corner. The Gariep Dam Nature Reserve is also worth visiting, as it sports the largest population of South Africa's beloved springbok. With so much to experience in this area, you couldn't have made a better decision by choosing Gariep Dam accommodation for your upcoming trip.

Where to stay in Gariep Dam:

Also within the Transgariep region:

Bethulie (11) • Edenburg (1) • Fauresmith (1) • Gariep Dam (26) • Jacobsdal (5) • Koffiefontein (3) • Petrusburg (2) • Philippolis (7) • Rouxville (4) • Smithfield (10) • Springfontein (6) • Trompsburg (6) • Wepener (3) • Zastron (6) •

Accommodation available in Gariep Dam:

Angela's Guest Lodge

Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

2 reviews

Angela’s Guest Lodge is a self-catering guest house and lodge situated in the Gariep Dam Holiday Village. Gariep Dam Village was voted “South Africa’s tourist town of the year" in 2010 and is situated approximately halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and only a couple of minutes off the N1 highway, 44 km north of Colesberg.Angela’s Guest Lodge is ideally ...

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Alhoa Halfway Stop

Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

2 reviews

Right at the start of the great Karoo, the Alhoa Halfway Stop is as convenient as its name suggests, with many places of interest, historical sites and of course the Gariep Dam, within a short travelling distance.The house can accommodate up to seven guests in three bedrooms. Self-catering facilities include an equipped kitchen and lounge area with TV. There is also a pool table. ...

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Raptor Ridge Lodge

Lodge in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

11 reviews

Raptor Ridge Lodge is a unique Gariep Dam accommodation establishment, situated on the Free State side of the Gariep Dam. The property borders the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve and is set on an open plain with a unique sense of space, freedom and unity with nature.The accommodation is made up of four units with single or double beds. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom as well as a deck with panoramic ...

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Sonklip Overnight Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

5 reviews

Sonklip Overnight Accommodation is ideally positioned approximately halfway between the Cape and Gauteng and will suit anyone wanting to spend some time off the beaten track in the tranquillity and vast open spaces of Gariep Dam. Sonklip offers affordable overnight accommodation two well-equipped rooms. One room consist of a double and two single beds and the second room of ...

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Siloam Village

Bed and Breakfast, Camping and Caravanning in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

6 reviews

Siloam Village is situated at Lake Gariep, a water sport enthusiast’s paradise, stretching 90 km in length and 374 km² in size. The lake offers sailing, jet skiing and power boating. We are situated on the Eastern Shore of Lake Gariep, at Oviston Nature Reserve, not inside Gariep Dam. We are approximately 30 minutes from the highway. The Gariep Dam is located inside the ...

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Gariep Gardens

Guest House, Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

9 reviews

Gariep Gardens Guest House is located in the Gariep Dam holiday village and is approximately halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. It is only a five minutes’ drive from the N1 Highway.Gariep Gardens consists of three very private, yet different units. Each unit has its own parking bay and access to the fully enclosed pool and lapa area. The units have their own private ...

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Rose Cottage

Guest House, Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

7 reviews

Rose Cottage is a wonderful self-catering guest house complex situated halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. It has easy access to the N1 highway, only five minutes away.It is an ideal pit stop for the weary guest simply wanting to break their journey to have a single night sleepover, or for the guest wanting to spend some extra days enjoying what the beautiful Gariep Dam village ...

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Spider Pig Guest House

Guest House, Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

1 reviews

Spider Pig Guest House is a fully furnished house ideally situated in Gariep Dam.The house comprises three bedrooms, a kitchen, lounge and garden area. The main bedroom contains a double bed and a shower en-suite, and the second and third bedrooms each contain twin single beds. All of the rooms include ceiling fans, linen and towels and electric blankets.<br ...

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Gariep Inn

Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

14 reviews

Gariep Inn offers you a choice of eight openplan self-catering chalets, each privately situated amidst the lush green grounds of this Gariep Dam establishment.Each en-suite openplan chalet is well equipped . The self-catering and features a fridge, a microwave, a hotplate, cutlery and crockery, a TV, an air-conditioner, bedding and more. Enjoy the braai facilities, garden tables and chairs on a clear ...

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Waschbank River Lodge

Lodge, Self-catering in Gariep Dam, Transgariep

1 reviews

Waschbank River Lodge is the most spectacular spot located on the breathtaking banks of the Orange River. One is instantly captivated by the sweet angelic melody of the ever flowing waters. Waschbank is not only the perfect overnight spot for weary travellers, but is also ideal for a comforting holiday far away from the restless city.Our refined rooms and unique self-catering ...

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