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Siloam Village

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Overview

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
· Conference hall - seats 120 to 150 delegates
· Dining room - seats 120 persons
· Designer Swimming pool
· Volley ball court
· And so much more ....


Era:
Ancient City

Interior:
The artistic theme to the building was given by the owner to create a feel of an ancient city.

Design Style And Architecture :
Ancient City

History:
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.

Atmosphere:
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

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets

    On Site Facilities

  • Baby-sitting
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis

Rates

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  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 12 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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

Location

2 Msasa Road, Oviston, Lake Gariep, 9798

Map Siloam Village in Gariep Dam  Xhariep (Southern Free State)  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

We arrived at the Siloam Village a bit late at night sevenish or so - after sunset. We had a bit of a hassle getting somebody to open the main entrance for us but ultimately we got help and were afterwards shown our accommodation. Since we were a big group of about 27 adults and about 7 kids we had overestimated the number of available chalets, but that was amicably settled the following day. From there it was smooth sailing with the property almost excursively given to us without any interference or bother and we tremendously enjoyed our stay including boat rides to the island. A big thank you to Siloam and its staff

The Siloam set up is good although one would like it to expand its chalets. Health and safety on the boat rides needs a little beefing up, especially the safety aspect. Perhaps somebody needs to look at the idea of improving picnic facilities (i.e. Sitting benches, braai stands, shades etc..) on the island designated as a destination for boat rides.

- Makafane Raphael (Ralph)

We had a good stay at Siloam Village. The disappointment was we were not able to access any TV channels and no wifi. The host was friendly and helpful, beds comfortable and a lovely deep bath to soak in. I would have preferred a separate bathroom to the main room. I also loved the dog that latched onto us.
- Kerry Richmond

We were welcomed by beautiful, well mannered young people. Expected a room only but got a 5 bedroomed house with all the necessary requirements. Everything was spotless, we had our own private braai area. I can certainly recommend it very highly.
- Freda Delport

I enjoyed my stay. The only thing that caught me out was that the location is pretty much out of the way if traveling to Cape Town from Joburg. I would've preferred to stay to somewhere which was nearer to the N1. But otherwise, good value for money!
- Alex Jacobs

My son as well as a group of 7 friends stayed at Siloam Village en-route to Kenton -on -Sea from Johannesburg. They used the backpacker facility and were most impressed. They enjoyed their stay immensely, a good night's rest and value for money. We will use the facility again. Very friendly staff ensured that all needs were met.
- Leonard Sandham