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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

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

Sleeps: 27 in 10 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per unit, per night.

Adamsview

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

9.0km West of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 12 in 3 units/rooms

Rose Cottage

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

9.6km West of center of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Rose Cottage 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...

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Sleeps: 19 in 6 units/rooms
From R 650,00
Per unit, per night.

Angelas Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

9.6km West of center of 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...

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Sleeps: 19 in 5 units/rooms
From R 710,00
Per unit, per night.

Gariep Gardens

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

9.9km West of center of 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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Lushof Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gariep and Dam

12.9km North West of center of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Lushof Lodge in Gariepdam offers Guest Farm Accommodation.2,3km off the N1; 180km South of Bloemfontein; 55km North of Colesburg; 22km North of Gariep Dam and 30km South of Springfontein.. We offer safe accommodation with plenty of open spaces wher

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River Destiny Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Norvalspont

15.5km West of center of 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

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Sleeps: 34 in 11 units/rooms
From R 350,00
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Philippolis Old Jail

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Philippolis

46.5km North West of center of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Spend a nightin an authentic "Jail" in Philippolis with all the modern conveniences that we all have become accustomed to. Accommodation is individual cells or in the wardens room, or the stylish justice inn, a more upmarket guest house ne

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Sleeps: 14 in 3 units/rooms
From R 480,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Hillside Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Springfontein

46.8km North of center of Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

Hillside Farm is a 4th generation working family farm situated in the Southern Free State. The main areas of the farming enterprise are Merino wool sheep and a Red Angus cattle stud...

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