Accommodation in central SA

Gariepdam town is next to the N1 road. The ideal place to spend your holiday.
We have the Biggest dam in South Africa ‘Gariep Dam’
… only 180km South from Bloemfontein.

Sunset from Gariepdam Town

This is a view commonly encountered when you stay in Gairepdam town.
On the left you will see a small reflection of the Orange River.
Gariepdam town is 5km from the N1.


Accommodation Type

From pps per night.

Accommodation in Gariepdam surroundings.

Adamsview Units

Welcome to Adamsview Accommodation in Gariep Dam.
Rated as one of the best views of inland SouthAfrica, Adamsiew offers Luxury and standard self catering accommodation with breathtaking views over Gariep Dam. Situated halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town you will find Adamsview 5 km from the N1 close to Colesberg.

Self Catering

  • Luxury accommodation with a view to die for at reasonable rates.
  • The Gariep dam view can be seen from bed, bath, Spa bath, fire place, kitchen,
    braai and garden area.
  • Rated as one of the best views of inland South Africa.
  • Peace and quiet that can only be experienced in the Karoo.
  • 5Km from N1 and close to Colesberg.
  • If you want to relax, this is the place to be.
  • Tranquillity as never been experienced before


From: R460 pps per night.
Cell: 082-622-3366
Angela's Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage Gariep Dam (AA Recommended Accommodation) is an inexpensive luxury self catering or B&B guesthouse complex that is situated half-way between JHB and Cape Town and is only 5 minutes from the N1 highway.  It is an ideal pit-stop for the weary guest wanting to break their journey. Accommodation at a very reasonable price.


Rose cottage description:
Rose Cottage Gariep Dam (AA Recommended Accommodation) is a luxury self catering or B&B guesthouse complex that is situated half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town and is only 5 minutes from the N1 highway. 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 and surrounding area has to offer. 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!!

Rose Cottage is mostly acknowledged as one of the premier self catering establishment in the area with some guests giving the Cottage a 4 Star rating and other guests claiming it’s the best value for money guesthouse in South Africa. It is an AA Recommended accommodation.

Gariep Dam was voted
Tourist Town of the Year in 2010” and is an absolutely “crime free” area”.

Enjoy superb Water sports, Yachting and Fishing, Game Reserves at South Africa’s number one Microlite & Gyro paradise. Gariep Dam has Supermarkets, restaurants and pubs and cute home style café’s.

The Gariep Dam is just forty kilometers from Colesberg and is South Africa’s largest dam (appropriately renamed Lake Gariep), truly the heart of the country.
All units have TV’s (most units are fitted with LCD flat-Screens) with with open view decoders.

Safe undercover parking for your vehicle/s and trailer/s.

Rose Cottage:  
is divided into multiple separate independent fully equipped self catering units:  

All our units have either Simonz or Spine-master beds with “ice white” highest quality linen and towels for your comfort. Most of our units have been fitted with air-conditioning/fans for those extra hot Karoo days, as well as heaters and braai area’s. All units have charming lapa’s where you can simply enjoy the quiet peaceful surroundings or enjoy a lovely braai or picnic. All units have access to the pool. There are plenty fruit trees  and all/any fruit on the trees are there for our guest to enjoy.
Watch John Burton feed the wild birds at 5 p/m from the comfort of your very own Lapa, a sight to behold!!

“Rose Cottage” is great for the guest who wants to break away from their tiresome journey, or for those who would like to experience what the Gariep Dam has to offer, the ultimate in comfort at extremely reasonable rates.
Rates are inclusive of electricity, linen, towels, toiletries and coffee/tee/sugar in each unit. All guests have access to the garden, fruit trees, swimming pool and secure undercover parking.

clearly marked “Gariep Dam”.
Only 5 minutes to the Quest garage, take TING TINKIE street right and travel about 800 metres.
Spot the flags to your right .Take 4th street right into Hammerkop Street. Rose Cottage is at 14 Hammerkop Street.

From: R365 pps per night.
Cell: 082-822-6847
Aquifer Guesthouse

Aquifer Guesthouse is located near the tunnel-inlet overlooking a park with tennis courts. There’s lots of room for children to play and lovely hiking trails surrounding the dam. The breathtaking views of the water mass can be enjoyed from the guesthouse which consists of two identical houses, each with two bedrooms and five beds plus a fully equipped kitchen and lounge.
There is also a beautiful lapa in the backyard where guests can relax and braai while enjoying the magnificent sunset over the water.

Oviston and the Orange Fish-Tunnel
Oviston is a charming little town situated 19 kilometers up stream from the Gariep dam wall on the southern banks of the Gariep dam. The town was originally developed when work on the tunnel commenced in 1966 to accommodate the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry personnel.

Oviston is located within the Oviston Nature Reserve on the southern banks of the greatest inland lake in southern Africa, the Gariep dam. The tunnel is a total of 82,45 kilometres in length with a diameter of 5,3 metres. Its purpose is to convey water from the Gariep dam underneath the Suurberg plateau to towns and irrigation areas in the Eastern Cape. In certain places the tunnel is up to 380 metres under the surface with a slope of 1: 2000. It is the longest uninterrupted water tunnel in the southern hemisphere and the third longest in the world.

Visitors to Oviston enjoy an abundance of liberties; they have easy access to the dam for fishing, swimming or boat rides. Access to the nature reserve is free of charge and there’s a great variety of wildlife to discover. Oviston is centrally located with adequate access roads – ideal for cycling. There is no trace of industrial pollution in the water or in the air.

From: R280 pps per night.
Cell: 051-655-0161
Boschrand Farm

Why stay at Boschrand? Our sunsets paint incredible hues and the clear night-skies offer a glimpse of the universe. Our veld is on the threshold of the Karoo with the oasis enticing butterflies and birds to your doorstep. …But it is our hospitality that brings you back. Come and relax in nature’s tranquility.

Retreat to large comfortable private units with en suite shower / toilet or bath / toilet. Each unit has its own lounge and dining area for ultimate comfort. All have fridge and tea / coffee facilities. Safe parking right next to your unit. A huge lapa allows for leisure and true Karoo conviviality. You can relax in our inviting garden or walk to our farm dam. Small conferences of up to 16 people can be accommodated for. We serve breakfast and dinner (Karoo lamb and farm fare) by prior arrangement.

Our units sleep 6; 4; 3 or 2 people.

Conference Facilities : Boschrand can accommodate conferences of up to 24 people. While a large conference hall within a vast private library creates the ideal setting for creative thought, the huge lapa balances work and play. The services of a clinical psychologist and communications expert are available on location for group creativity, leadership and personality enrichment workshops.

There is plenty to do at Boschrand like game viewing, boat cruises on nearby Gariep Dam and anglo Boer War sights. You can also do some hiking and bird viewing. Best of all, we provide fun farm activities for children – feed a hanslam, or watch the cows being milked, etc. For book lovers there is a vast private library holding untold delights.

From: R300 pps per night.
De Lance Chalets

Neat S/Catering Chalets&Coffee Shop.Secure Parking. Personal attention.Halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town. A place to remember. For full DSTV provide own decoder. A la carte menu & Take Aways plus minus 5 km from N1. Meet Harriet & Gerhard de Lange.


Netjiese selfsorg chalets met n koffiehuis op die perseel, veilig omhein, braai geriewe, kom geniet die sterre hemel en die rustigheid van die wen toeriste dorp in die Vrystaat. Halfweg vanaf Jhb na Kaapstad. Vriendelike ontvangs en persoonlike diens kom ontmoet Harriet en Gerhard. Heerlikste ontbyt, wegneem etes, middag etes, vol gelisensieerde pub. Tv,bring jou eie DSTV kaart saam asb, Waaiers, verwarmers. Elke chalet het sy eie badkamer en nog vele meer. 5km vanaf die hoofweg en in die middel van Gariep dorp. Sentraal gelee.Verskeie vermaak op die dorp.

Alle eenhede het lugversoring!


From: R300 pps per night.
Cell: 084-705-9417
De Stijl Gariep Hotel

de Stijl Gariep Hotel, a jewel in the Karoo

Formerly the Gariep Hotel, de Stijl Gariep Hotel is now the Upper Karoo’s most stylish hotel, offering 41 chic, contemporary, extremely comfortable rooms with accommodation for up to 130 guests. The hotel overlooks the Gariep Dam, giving breathtaking big sky views.

The atmosphere creates spiritual harmony for visitors and is ideal for lazy long weekends, breakaways, over night stops, conferences, functions and weddings. Our Mondrian Restaurant opens onto indigenous Karoo gardens and horizon views.

Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam stretches for as far as the eye can see; jeweled sunsets blaze across the African sky and the sound of silence lulls guests to sleep under the Southern Cross.

On the N1, halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng and only 180km from Bloemfontein access is easy from the Northern Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape. de Stijl is ideally placed to make your journey less stressful and more rewarding. It is after all about the journey and not just the destination.

From: R600 pps per night.
Tel: 051-754-0060
Driekwartblou Guesthouse


Wonderful views with spectacular sunrises and sunsets
Paradise for Photographers and Bird enthusiasts (including the fish- and black eagle)
Star Gazing
Routes for mountain biking
Nature walks and picnics
Safe farm roads for running
Ideal place to introduce children to farm activities such as lambing and shearing
Farm dam for swimming in summer
Hunting and fishing nearby
Airfield 30km
Dam wall Tours
Canoe trips nearby
Nature Reserve on your doorstep – game viewing

We offer:
4 en-suite units, sleeping up to 12 guests
Units 1 and 2 have self-catering option
Units 2 and 3 can be connected, making it an ideal family room for 5 guests
Private entrances for all units
Private stoep-area with views of the dam
Air Conditioning and DSTV in all units
Coffee/Tea making facilities with complementary rusks
Bar fridge – can be stocked
Clean borehole water in taps
All meals served on request
Picnic-style breakfast available, ready for take-away
Late night snack plate
Braai Facilities
Cooldrinks and snacks available
Amenities and towels
Daily serviced
Cell phone reception
Safe Parking

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK  Driekwartblou Guest House

Activities and facilities:
Wonderful views with spectacular sunrises and sunsets
Paradise for Photographers and Bird enthusiasts (including the fish- and black eagle)
Star Gazing
Routes for mountain biking
Nature walks and picnics
Safe farm roads for running
Ideal place to introduce children to farm activities such as lambing and shearing
Farm dam for swimming in summer
Hunting and fishing nearby
Airfield 30km
Dam wall Tours
Canoe trips nearby
Nature Reserve on your doorstep – game viewing

From: R475 pps per night.
Cell: 082-578-7622
Edelweiss Self Catering

Excellent value-for-money accommodation halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng situated near the giant Gariep Dam 5 km from the N1.

B&B/Self-catering. Dinner by arrangement. We serve a hearty, full English breakfast for guests requiring bed and breakfast in our own dining area.

Our clean and comfortable accommodation consists of 4 fully equipped guesthouses (sleep 6-9) and 3 fully equipped apartments (sleep family of 4) with secure parking and braai facilities.
A warm friendly welcome awaits you with true Free State hospitality.

Entertainment: Yachting, fishing, bowls, swimming, visits to the Nature Reserve, fish breeding station and a visit inside the dam wall by arrangement.

Please note that we are now disabled & pet friendly.

From: R200 pps per night.
Cell: 082-326-5714
Tel: 051-754-0294
Gariep A Forever Resort

Gariep is A Forever Resort and is the perfect stopover between Gauteng and the Cape, 200 kilometers South of Bloemfontein in the Free State, just off the N1. The Resort is situated on the banks of Gariep Dam, the largest dam in South Africa and bordering the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, home to many species of antelope and the Cape Mountain Zebra.

Perfectly posted half-way between Gauteng and the Cape, you’ll find this beautiful resort and watersport enthusiast’s paradise on the banks of the country’s largest dam, the 374sq km Gariep Dam. Bordering a well-stocked nature reserve, this vast expanse of sparkling water offers equally sparkling attractions – game-viewing by boat, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, canoeing and rowing. This oasis, set under big open skies, will entice any family.Gariep offers three conference facilities that can accommodate between 12 to 300 delegates.  All rooms are equipped with modern conference equipment and a variety of accommodation to ensure that delegates have a comfortable stay. Accommodation consists of 44 two or three bedroom chalets and 12 luxury one or two bedroom chalets. The three star caravan park has 106 sites all with power and serviced by two

View bewitching sunsets over the dam from the 3-star, air-conditioned, fully equipped chalets with selected satellite TV channels, relax in the shady caravan and camping park with 122 sites of which 16 boast their very own ablution facility. Treat the family to a braai, the buffet spread at the resort’s restaurant or pack a picnic basket.

We offer anything from Luxury accommodation to Camping.

On-site activities and facilities include the following: The dam is a water sport enthusiast’s paradise, stretching 90km in length and 374 sq km in size, making sailing, jet skiing and power boating a pleasure. Bird watching Bowls Canoeing (require you own equipment) Day visitors (excluding holidays) Entertainment programs during school holidays Fishing (require your own equipment) Game viewing by boat (require own equipment) Kids splash pool Kiosk at swimming pool Motor boating (require your own equipment) Putt-putt Picnic areas Sailing (require your own equipment) Swimming pool Tennis Volley ball Walking trails Activities and facilities in close vicinity: Dam Wall guided tours Quad Bikes Paint Ball Fish Hatchery Canoe Trips Horse Rides Additional offsite facilities: Gliding, Tennis.

From: R450 pps per night.
Tel: 051-754-0045
Gariep Inn Guesthouse

Gariep Inn previously known as Green Doors provides a variety of accommodation options in Gariep Dam.

Our accommodation vary from guest house accommodation, self catering chalets, bed and breakfast rooms to apartments. Gariep Inn is situated in Gariep Dam only 180 km on the N1 south from Bloemfontein. Halfway between Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Do not forget the visit our lovely restaurant called Tjailatyd. There you can relax with family and friends while enjoying a variety of our à la carte menu.

Make sure to make a booking to go on one of our Bout Cruises. Yes, take your family and friends on a boat cruise to view the Gariep Dam wall up close or take a cruise deep into the biggest dam in South Africa.

You can ask at Tjailatyd restaurant for your boat trip options.

Restaurant Tjailatyd Family Restaurant Tel: 051 754 0190 We do Gariep Dam Boat Cruises

From: R250 pps per night.
Cell: 079-522-2566

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Sunset from Gariepdam town.

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