The Gariep Dam is South Africa’s largest water storage reservoir, situated on the Orange River between the Northern Cape and the Free State just 30 kilometres east of Colesberg.
Surrounded by nature reserves, the Gariep Dam lies in a central location on the Southern border of the Free State where it borders the Eastern and Northern Cape provinces. With only around 284 properties and a permanent resident population of just 1 500, it is a tranquil and safe environment with clean air. It offers one of the best rural lifestyles and climates in the country.
Gariep Dam or Lake Gariep Route has a lot to offer visitors. Water sport on the dam is a big attraction with people coming from all over to enjoy the facilities.
- Dam wall tours
- Nature reserve - Game drives, angling, water sport, bird watching, bush camp for picnic
- Forever resorts - Putt putt, tennis, fishing, bowls, hiking trails, volley ball, swimming pool, splash pool for the kids, kiosk at swimming pool, trampolines, golf, sailing (own equipment ), canoeing (own equipment ), motorboat launch (own equipment ), entertainment programs in school holidays, picnic and braai areas
- Quad-bike game viewing trails, mountain bikes available for trails,fishing, hiking
- River rafting, horse riding
Gariep Dam is an ideal stop-over for travellers. Accommodation here includes guest houses that flourish during the holiday season. B&B's, Luxury lodges, camping and Self Catering establishments. Gariep Dam was voted tourist town of the year in 2010 !
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Photos courtesy of Wiki Village, Venues 4 Africa, Sail Blogs, Forever Gariep, Gariep Dam.co.za
|Gariep Dam Tourism Office
|+27(0)51 713 9300
|+27(0)51 754 0071
|Transgariep Tourism Office
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