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Raptor Ridge Lodge

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From R300 PPS



Raptor Ridge Lodge, Gariep Dam accommodation, is situated approximately 8.5 km off the N1 exactly halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town, on the Free State side of the Gariep Dam. The property borders the Gariepdam Nature Reserve and is set on an open plan with a unique sense of space, freedom and unity with nature.

Raptor Ridge overlooks the Gariep Dam which is the largest fresh water expanse in South Africa. The dam with its shoreline of 435 km is situated on the Orange River. Raptor Ridge offers the perfect setting to escape the rat race of modern society.

Apart from just relaxing and enjoying the view over the Gariep Dam and stretched out plans as well as gazing at the stars under the open Karoo sky, tapping into numerous existing Lake Gariep activities, namely bird watching, gameviewing, gamedrives and more is a possibility. The lodge is situated on the Lake, Gariep route.


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Children Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Average Response Time: 3 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

All credit cards are accepted when paying through Sleeping-OUT.

Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Gariep Dam, Raptor Ridge Lodge has been voted Best Establishment in Gariep Dam for 2017Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Gariep Dam, Raptor Ridge Lodge has been voted Best Value for Money in Gariep Dam for 2019


R701 Bethulie road, Gariep Dam, 9922

Map Raptor Ridge Lodge in Gariep Dam  Xhariep (Southern Free State)  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

It was very nice just too hot in the area at this point in time,the breakfast was great

For years we stay at Raptor Ridge on the way to and back from Oudtshoorn. We never had such bad experience. We are 82 and 78 years old,therefore like our comfort. There were no towels no soap. We had to ask for it. I am sure they did not expect us to arrive. Even the torch was not there. Sorry to say, if we are still alive next year and going again to the KKNK Festival we for sure look for other accommodation. For sure for the price of 700Rand we can expect more.


Dis ons geliefde oornag plekkie. Mense is vriendelik en behulpsaam en dit voel sommer soos familie. Dis lekker op die plaas.
Baie goeie waarde vir jou geld.


We enjoyed our stay at Raptor Ridge Lodge. Esme was exceptionally friendly and attentive to our requests. She provided a delicious breakfast.The only negative is that the mattress on the bed we slept in needs replacing.

Mooi plek maar probleme met warm water.

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