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Self-Catering Unit 1 or 2 (From R1750 /night.)

Sleeps 6 people, 2 Bedrooms.

Bedroom with Queen size bed, air-con, safe, TV and private ... balcony, 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds, fan and heater. Bathroom with shower/bath. 2nd Floor with fully equipped kitchen, lounge with double sleeper couch (children) and balcony with a gas BBQ.

Bedroom 1

1 Queen, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single

Bedroom 2

1 Queen, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single

From R1750 /night
 

Open Plan Unit 3 - King Size Bed (From R990 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Open plan room with king size bed, a shower and ... separate toilet. Air-con, electric blankets and a wall mounted heater. Safe for small valuables. TV with guesthouse bouquet.

Bedroom 1

2 Single

From R990 /night
 

Open Plan Unit 4 - Queen bed (From R990 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Open plan room with a queen bed, a shower and ... separate toilet. Air-con, electric blankets and a wall mounted heater. Safe for small valuables. TV with guesthouse bouquet. Balcony with 180° view of the Dam.

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R990 /night
 

Semi Self-catering - Unit 5 (From R1600 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people, 2 Bedrooms.

Room with Queen-size bed, air-con, TV, electric blanket, Safe. Open ... plan living area with 2 single beds and TV. Kitchenette with bar size fridge and microwave. Separate bathroom with shower. Balcony with 180° view of the dam. Gas BBQ.

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

Bedroom 2

2 Single

From R1600 /night
 

Luxury Unit with Queen-Size Bed - Unit 6 (From R1150 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people, 1 Bedroom.

Room with queen size bed, electric blanket and air-con. Safe ... for small valuables. Bar size fridge and microwave. Separate bathroom with a shower. TV with guesthouse bouquet. Opens on to the swimming pool area with a view of the dam.

Bedroom 1

1 Queen

From R1150 /night
 
TV
Kitchenette
Selected DSTV Channels
Oven
Electric Blankets
Stove
Fridge
Linen
Microwave
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Dining Area
24hr Camera Surveillance
Bar
Tea and coffee facilities

Halfway between Jhb and CT in Gariep Dam area you will find View Lodge on the mountain overlooking Gariep Dam water mass. Fresh air and bright stars with a lot of nature reserves in the area. Gariep Dam is also near Colesberg / Bethulie and 180km south on the N1 from Bloemfontein.

Come and unwind.

We offer Self-catering units with the option to order meals. You can sit at the bar, enjoy our swimming pool, relax by gazing over the water or sit on your balcony. It is time to spoil yourself.

In Room Facilities:

* Bedroom with double bed
- Electric blankets
- Built-in wardrobe with safe
- Balcony
* Separate bedroom with 2 single beds
- Electric blankets
- Built-in wardrobe with safe
- Bathroom
- Shower & bath with toilet + separate toilet
* Second floor
- Fully equipped open plan kitchen, dining area with living room
- Sleeping couch for 2 children under 12
- Complimentary coffee/tee and rusks
- TV with Guesthouse Package
- Large balcony with a 180 degree view of the largest dam in South Africa (Gariep Dam)

Area Information:

South Africa’s largest water storage reservoir, the Gariep Dam, is placed on the Orange River between the Northern Cape and the Free State just 30 kilometres east of Colesberg.

Apart from serving an important function - supplying water to parts of the Vaal, Fish and Sundays catchments and irrigation along the Orange River itself - the Gariep Dam also lies in one of the most beautiful gorges at the entrance to the Ruigte Valley. The Gariep Dam is a concrete gravity-arch hybrid design, chosen because the gorge was too wide for a complete arch, hence the use of flanking walls that stand 88 meters high with a crest length of 914 meters.

These measures may be of interest but they conceal the beauty of this incredible man-made lake that is more than 100 kilometers long and 24 kilometers wide and provides a body of water over which to glide - international gliding championships take place here every year - and for water sports.

The Town by the name Gariep Dam was built here during the 1960s, one of the youngest villages in the country built to house the dam’s labour force and now a holiday resort that serves the dam.

Property Facilities:

* Communal braai area on deck with 180 degree view of the largest dam in South Africa (Gariep Dam)
* Swimming pool.
* Bar.
* Ideal for private functions, birthdays and family get-together's.
* 3 Units have a gas braai on balcony.
* Breakfast not included - discussed and payable on arrival.

Attractions:

* Boat cruises.
* Fishing.
* Visit nature reserves.
* An 'inside the Gariep Dam wall' tour.
* Take a hike to the dam wall and back.

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge, Self Catering
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Reviews

Quanita Chohan
22 November 2021

We had a really nice time at View Lodge. It's clean and neat and the views are lovely. The area is quiet and peaceful and was a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle. The host was friendly and helpful and I appreciated that they cared about the little things like soap in the bathroom and dishwashing liquid, milk, water and water in the fridge and even went as far as to leave a sweet on the bed for each guest. They even had an electric blanket on the bed which I loved! I found it very thoughtful and appreciate the effort as not all guesthouses and lodges bother with the finer details. So I would definitely recommend View Lodge !

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Mira Lüssmann
29 September 2021

We had a wonderful stay with a breathtaking view of the Gariep Dam!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Riaan Joubert
19 April 2021

Beautiful view! We enjoyed the staying and the hospitality was just what we needed.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Karel Wentzel
22 December 2020

Good place for a stop over, lodge is well managed and clean.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Helen Chauke
30 November 2020

Very clean and was a welcoming stay. I will definitely go back for a weekend.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Gary Baumgarten
17 November 2020

Very clean and very nice people.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Eben Olivier
18 March 2019

Quality stay, very friendly hosts, amazing views, delicious breakfast.
Everything we wished for, and more.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jacqui Honey
26 November 2018

Lovely overnight stay with fantastic views to watch and relax with.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Gariep Dam Reviews

Jennifer Vernetti
29 August 2021

Convenient beautiful day!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Rusiano Tsoka
12 July 2021

Stunning views!!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Pieter Viviers
14 June 2021

Views over the dam. The dam itself.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Adriaan Nortje
24 April 2021

The view and lovely nature.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Debbie Roux
30 March 2021

Sundowners at pool and bar area. Amazing views of Gariep Dam

Superb. 5 out of 5
Pieter Kellerman
08 February 2021

Amazing to view the dam overflowing.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Phillippa Barnard
07 January 2021

The location is good when you want to overnight on the trip between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The town itself is a bit dreary - all precast homes that date from when the dam was built - but you don't go there to be indoors.

We were there just before full moon, and the moon on the water was lovely. The dam itself is very impressive.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Elna Strydom
05 January 2021

Boat cruise was nice.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicola Atherton
28 December 2020

View.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Braam Grobbelaar
11 March 2020

Ek bly gereeld hier oor. Die vriendelike personeel is uitstekend. Die kamers is netjies jy het alles wat nodig is selfs al bly jy vir paar dae daar. Sal Gariep Inn aanbeveel.

Superb. 5 out of 5