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Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

  • Gariep Dam Nature Reserve provides sanctuary to many large herbivores including black wildebeest, red hartebeest, klipspringer, zebra and springbok.
Gariep Dam Nature Reserve provides sanctuary to many large herbivores including black wildebeest, red hartebeest, klipspringer, zebra & springbok.  © Nic Roets, License

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

The Gariep Dam, built in 1972 provides irrigation to over 200 000 ha of surrounding landing via a massive network of nearly 100 km of tunnels. The dam also has a hydroelectric power plant that generates up to 360 MW of power. Guided tours of this amazing structure will take you inside the dam wall itself.

The Gariep Dam not only provides an abundant supply of clean energy and water. The 37,000 ha reservoir created behind the dam - the largest reservoir in the country - is a paradise for both aquatic birdlife and sportsman alike. Sailing, canoeing, fishing, powerboating, water-skiing, and windsurfing are all very popular on the dam.

To the north of the Gariep Dam, over 11,000 ha of land have been set aside to form the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, which provides sanctuary to many large herbivores including black wildebeest, red hartebeest, klipspringer, zebra and springbok.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT GARIEP DAM NATURE RESERVE:
- guided tours of Gariep Dam wall
- fish hatchery
- game drives
- fishing
- river rafting and canoeing
- boat trips
- annual international gliding championships (December)
- Water Sport Festival (February)
- Gariep 500 rubber duck race - (February)
- Norvalspont Concentration Camp Graveyard
- Stable Inn Environmental Education Centre

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals:, springbok, Cape mountain zebra, klipspringer, black wildebeest, red hartebeest
Birdlife: ostrich, variety of aquatic birds
Fish: yellowfish, barbel, carp

DIRECTIONS TO GARIEP DAM NATURE RESERVE:
- off the N1 at the R71 off ramp, halfway between Springfontein and Colesberg

Nearby Listings
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River Destiny Lodge
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

River Destiny Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

Transgariep & Goldfields

0 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

River Destiny Lodge is situated along the banks of the Orange River. Popular 20 luxury en-suite bedrooms or self-catering chalets with spectacular view. Camping, Conference & Recreation facilities. We also have camping sites & permanent tent

The Barracks
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

The Barracks

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Colesberg

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

50.5 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

The Barracks offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Colesberg in the Karoo in the Northern Cape. The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. This original

Honeylocust Guesthouse
Sleeps 44 in 15 units
From R 1200
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Honeylocust Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Colesberg

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

51.1 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Honeylocust Guesthouse provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Colesberg in Karoo in the Northern Cape. Honeylocust is a modern, luxury guesthouse in the historic town of Colesberg. Perfectly situated just off the N1 highway, it's the ideal

Sunset Chalets
From R 350
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Sunset Chalets

Room Only / Limited SC in Colesberg

Hantam Karoo & Upper Karoo

51.6 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Sunset Chalets offers the perfect stop-and-go accommodation in Colesberg in the Karoo, Northern Cape. Colesberg is a very popular stop-over due to its close proximity to the N1 highway, which is the primary route between Cape Town and Johannesburg. We off

Rietpoort Game and Guest Farm
Sleeps 21 in 4 units

Rietpoort Game and Guest Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Trompsburg

Transgariep & Goldfields

56.9 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Rietpoort Game and Guest Farm is situated 11km from Trompsburg which is on the n1 to cape town

Adamsview
Sleeps 27 in 10 units
From R 425
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Adamsview

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

Transgariep & Goldfields

9 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Adamsiew offers Luxury 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.

Rose Cottage
Sleeps 23 in 6 units
From R 730
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Rose Cottage

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

Transgariep & Goldfields

9.6 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Rose Cottage at Gariep Dam is a self catering complex that is situated half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is an ideal pit-stop for the weary guest simply wanting to break their journey...

Angelas Lodge
Sleeps 8 in 3 units
From R 730
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Angelas Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

Transgariep & Goldfields

9.6 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Angela's Guest Lodge is ideally suited for the weary traveler wanting to break their long and tiresome journey or alternatively for the guest who wants to spend some extra days enjoying all that the Karoo and Gariep Dam area has to offer...

Gariep Gardens
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 19 in 5 units
From R 730
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Gariep Gardens

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

Transgariep & Goldfields

9.9 Km from Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Gariep Gardens Guest House is situated in the Gariep Dam holiday village and is approximately half way between CT and Johannesburg and only a 5 minute drive from the N1 Highway. It is the ideal place to break your journey and enjoy the most beautiful

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