From R990 per Unit

From R990 per Unit



View Lodge is the place to be if you want to experience a 180 degree view of the biggest dam in South Africa. Positioned in such a way View Lodge accommodation offers you a view with the sunrise directly over the water.

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.

* 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 adults - 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) - A Weber braai - No wood allowed only charcoal can be used.

* 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. * 2 Units have a Weber braai on balcony. * Meals area available on prior arrangement only. * We can take your food to your room on arrangement.

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.

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


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Hiking




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 99%
  • Average Response Time: 9 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Gariep Dam,  View Lodge has been voted Best Establishment in Gariep Dam for 2018Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Gariep Dam,  View Lodge has been voted Best Establishment in Gariep Dam for 2016


20 Tarentaal Street, Gariep Dam, 9922

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

Guest Comments

Great location with view facing the dam. Room is clean, friendly host and good value for money. Had an enjoyable overnight stay. Thank you.

Absolute stunning view. Owners and staff are very friendly and briefed us on how to do a tour of the dam , where to go, where to have dinner etc. Their breakfast was also very nice. Can definitely refer View Lodge to others

Lovely setting, enjoyed our overnight stay. Thanks.

The host were very friendly and we were well received.
I loved the place and I would definitely recommend it to other guests.


Absolutely brilliant. Clean, neat, comfortable bed, exceptionally clean linen. A place true to its name. We will stay there again.

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