Rose Cottage at Gariep Dam is a self catering 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.

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 thirty kilometers from Colesberg and is South Africa's largest dam (appropriately renamed Lake Gariep), truly the heart of the country.

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

Rose Cottage: is divided into 3 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. Our units have been fitted with air-conditioning for those extra hot Karoo days, as well as heaters and indoor braai area's to snuggle up to on those chilly nights. 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.

"Rose Cottage" is great for the guest who wants to break away from their 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.

Facilities at Rose Cottage

  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Garden and Fruit from Trees
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities in each unit
  • Bar Fridge in Unit
  • Fully equipped for a self catering stay
  • Television in Units
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • No Pets Permitted
  • Undercover off Street Parking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air-Conditioning in Rooms
  • Heater in Rooms
  • Private Lapa's
  • Braai Facilities

Sports and other facilities in the area

  • Golf in Area
  • Great Outdoors
  • Fishing
  • Hang Gliding
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Hiking / Backpacking
  • Game Reserve
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gliding - Traditional
  • River rafting
  • Put-put and bowls
  • Plenty shops, restaurants, pubs, hotel and fuel
  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Guest House Accommodation of South Africa
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • airport transfers
  • big game (less than 30km)
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • Braai / Barbeque facilities
  • ceiling fans in bedrooms
  • communal pool
  • electric blankets
  • free parking
  • heaters in unit
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • laundry facilities onsite
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • No smoking in rooms
  • not serviced
  • outdoor pool
  • outdoor splash pool
  • parking all onsite
  • parking onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • wifi

Rose Cottage: The turnoff is about 44 KM's North of "Colesberg" on the N1. Clearly marked "Gariep Dam, Bethulie" Turn off - take the Gariep Dam road. The Village is 5 KM's from N1 turnoff.