Gariep Dam Accommodation

If you are looking for warm, friendly and local hospitality, you must try Gariep Dam. This dam is the largest dam in South Africa. The surface of the dam extends over some 140 square miles and contains 5,340,000 mega liters of water.

This little “jem” is located in the heart of South Africa. It is situated between the Orange Freestate, the Northern Cape, and the Eastern Cape. If you are looking for accommodation in the Gariep Dam, there is plenty to choose from.

Because it is such a popular vacation and tourist destination, you will find many guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and hotels in this area. If you google ‘safari now’ you will definitely find help with your search for the perfect accommodation.

My personal recommendation for accommodation on the Gariep Dam is Boschrand Guest Farm. They are situated just twenty kilometers from the largest dam in South Africa. So you are very close to all the hustle and bustle, yet you can relax in your own private chalet with secure facilities on a farm.

Children can milk the cows in the morning or feed the lambs that roam the barnyard. A campfire in the bushveld at night to grill the meat will give you that true African feeling. There is nothing better than a quality steak on an open South African fire. If you want to go and see what they have to offer, visit their website at

Gariep Dam is also a great place for children. They can play in secure facilities under the pleasant African sun. The Forever Gariep resort ( is also a wonderful place of entertainment for the whole family.

Gariep Dam is a safe swimming area and fishing lovers should definitely go and test their skills in these waters. You will find a variety of fish species at this dam. The most popular fish in this area is the yellow fish. It loves to feed on baits such as bread and small insects. This fish can be very good and it doesn’t taste much. If fishing is a hobby and you like to ‘catch and release’, you will definitely enjoy Gariep Dam.

Also remember that when looking for accommodation at Gariep Dam, ask the hosts if they have any fishing gear and tackle available for you.

You can also rent motor boats if you are a fan of water skiing. In summer you will find plenty of water skiing activities in this reservoir of water.

If you’re considering a holiday in South Africa, be sure to check out the Gariep Dam accommodation at the Boschrand Guest Farm. You will not regret.

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