Accommodation Name : Siloam Village
Price Per Unit : R 500
Price pp Sharing R 190
Single Price R 250
Region: Free State
City: Gariep Dam
Type: Safari Lodge
One Sentence Description :
Pleasant, clean and ideally situated family friendly adventure accommodation
Offering both back packers accommodation, standard bungalows, standard rooms and luxury rooms.
The artistic theme to the building was given by the owner to create a feel of an ancient city.
Design Style And Architecture :
One should not be fooled by the tranquillity of the Xhariep Region - underneath the atmospheric serenity lie incredible journeys and unforgettable opportunities waiting to be experienced. These range from the sheer thrill of the hunt on any of the many game farms, the outstanding nature reserves offering their absorbing animal, plant and bird life, or just to enjoy the excellent facilities at the many holiday resorts in the area. Follow the preserved trails of Bushman antiquity and feel the magical presence of a nearly extinct people; so are the historic footsteps of other cultural groups in the region. The charm of small town mythology brings one closer still to the rhythms of the earth, to a natural order, to a way of life perhaps intended for everyone of us. The remarkable Gariep Dam in the Grassy Karoo is the biggest catchment of fresh water in South Africa - prime waterfront real estate. And the real surprise? There’s practically not a soul in sight... Oviston Nature Reserve is situated in the north eastern part of the Eastern Cape Province along the southern shoreline of the mighty Gariep Dam (formerly known as the Hendrik Verwoerd Dam). It covers an area of approximately 16,000 hectare and stretches from the dam wall on the west, to the Bethulie railroad bridge in the east. Oviston and Venterstad are both situated 7km from the reserve entrance. Game drives in Oviston Nature Reserve are amply rewarded by sights of large numbers of Springbuck, Ostriches, Gemsbuck, Zebras and Hartebeest.
Surrounded by nature Tranquil Adventurous
What Makes The Place Special :
Located between 3 nature reserves, game viewing for free, situated along side South Africas biggest fresh water lake or enjoy swimming in our designer swimming pool ... ending off the fun filled day under the crystal clear night skies.
What Other People Usually Do Here :
Enjoy swimming Fishing Boating Game Viewing Hiking Bird Watching Canoeing Kayaking Star Gazing Volley Ball
Friendly professional staff
Detailed Accommodation Description :
Siloam Village – situated at Lake Gariep, is shared by the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Free State.
Lake Gariep is a water sport enthusiast’s paradise, stretching 90km in length and 374 km² in size, and offering sailing, jet skiing and power boating. Siloam Village is situated within the 16 000-hectare Oviston nature reserve which overlooks the Eastern shores of the lake.
Those seeking a more tranquil laid-back break will find Siloam a great campsite and reasonably priced on the Oviston side of the dam. If your perfect holiday is a combination of lazing around, fishing and exploring the nature reserve then this is the place to stay. We have a boat to hire if you want to explore the dam or fish deeper waters for yellowfish, carp and barbel.
The facility is newly renovated and consists of;
· Group accommodation bungalows – sleeps 120 persons
· Small group accommodation chalets – sleeps 15 persons
· Luxury bush camp tents – coming soon
· Conference hall – seats 120 to 150 delegates
· Dining room – seats 120 persons
· Designer Swimming pool
· Volley ball court
· Tennis court
· Netball court
· And so much more ……….
· Fishing & Fly Fishing
The Gariep dam is the largest dam in South Africa and is 120 km x 150km. There is boat provided, larger groups can be accommodated. Fly fishing is also an option.
The Orange River has become a fly-fishing mecca due to the abundance of both Yellowfish species. A true test for both amateur and experienced fisherman. Our 5km riverfront boasts 7 rock outcrops ideal for this gentleman's` sport. Rods & reels, flies and waders are all available to rent, and should you still be on the learning side, an expert in the field can be contracted for a few lessons and tips (please book in advance). Some of the species found: Largemouth Yellowfish, Smallmouth Yellowfish, Orange River Mudfish, Moggel, Sharptooth Catfish, Chubbthead Barb, Carp and many more.
There is a boat to be rented accompanied by a crew. Boat cruises can also be arranged if needed.
The Orange River has offers the ideal setting for sunset cruises, the perfect end to a perfect day.
Own kayak and canoe to be used.
· Open water swimming
Opportunity for open water swimming and jet skiing
Various walking trails are available in the area.
· Bird Watching
A variety of bird species is present in the area.
A bird lovers` paradise, with a wide variety found on the farm. Rarities include: Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Blue Crane, Secretary Bird, Steppe Buzzard, Kingfishers and many more
Mountain biking is a possibility to view the scenic area.
Cycle the roads and off-road trails surrounding the towns and nature reserve
· Volley Ball
Volley ball on site available for a break and fun.
Designer swimming to relax and cool off after a nice summers day.
· Game Viewing
Early morning or late afternoon viewing of a variety of species.
Springbuck - Gold and Black,
Blesbuck - White,
Wildebeest - Black and Blue,