Gariep Country Lodge
Prieska, Upper Karoo - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Gariep Country Lodge welcomes you to feel free and relaxed in a peaceful environment where you are safe en secure.
We have a lovely braai area and camping sites. All rooms have coffee stations, air conditioning, electric blankets and TV with DSTV. Fridges are only in some of the rooms.
Our Lodge is a halfway stop to Galaghadi and the Namibia Route, Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Gariep Country Lodge, Prieska, Upper Karoo
- Animal Friendly
- Children Welcome
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for Gariep Country Lodge, Prieska, Upper Karoo
- AA Travel Guides
- Tourism Grading Council
Things to do near Prieska, Upper Karoo
Britstown is a small farming town situated in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The town is named after Hans Brits who settled here after he accompanied David Livingstone on a venture into the interior. Hans Brits then settled on a farm he named Gemsbokfontein, which is where Britstown now stands. Soon after the discovery of diamonds at Hopetown and Kimberley, Brits realised that he ...
In the heart of sunny Northern Cape, lies a place that displays what to do in Britstown in the form of a farm styled expedition but a jack-in-the-box full of surprises, fun and art. Situated a mere 30km away from Britstown, inspired and highly creative Doornkuil combines the Karoo's age old love for art with accommodation which means the guest gets more than a stay or stop over but they also leave ...
Colesberg is the largest Northern Cape town on the N1, 623km from Johannesburg and 280km south of Kimberley. Surrounded by koppies and flanked by the towering Coleskop, when the sun slips to the horizon, brushing the skies with brilliant hues, Coleskop's former name, Toverberg (Magic Mountain), seems more appropriate. So named because, for the traveller, it is visible from 40km but appears ...
A typical Horse Mill was reconstructed by a Mr T Vorster in an old coach house in Bell street in Colesberg, where the mill can be viewed. This old couch house became the Horse and Mill Pub and Restaurant, where you can enjoy wonderful Karoo fair in the atmosphere of Old World Charm. Try the delicious home made lamb, venison, and chicken pies as a light lunch or the delectable lamb stew. ...
Karoo lamb chops served on a bed of rice and gravy at the Bordeaux Restaurant is the answer to "˜where to eat in Colesberg?' The restaurant and coffee hub is nowhere near conventional but holds the essence of true Karoo hospitality and fine traditional cuisine. Located on possibly the most famous street in Colesberg AKA Church Street, this Northern Cape eatery is a vibrant and an unpredictable surprise ...
De Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Namibia and tarred roads to surrounding towns. The name De Aar refers to the underground water supply in arteries with all of De Aar's water coming from boreholes. 68 boreholes in the surrounding area of the town, ensure the water supply. ...
Traditional Karoo Cuisine. We do romantic dinners for two on the "Star Deck", Veldt Braais in the Koppies, sundowners at the Hippo Pool, big 3 course dinners, lights lunches, Champaign Breakfasts small functions and weddings. Add a 400 bottle underground wine cellar, Karoo Lamb, Springbuck Steak, Warthog Carpaccio, beautiful sunsets, gardens, stars and birds and you get the idea of the setting. ...
Once part of the Graaff-Reinet district and known as Bo-Zeekoeirivier. As the farming community grew, a community centre was needed and, in 1854, the 8 656ha farm, Petrusvallei, was bought for 33 333 Rixdollars (R5 000). The former owner asked that the proposed town be called Hanover as his ancestors came from the German city. Walk through town and discover old furrows and historic buildings. ...
Situated on a game farm along the banks of the Orange River in the Hopetown area. Two 1-day circular routes of 14 km and 17 km. Farmhouse equipped with beds and toilet facilities. Hikers must provide their own food, sleeping bags, stoves, cooking utensils and first-aid equipment. Wood and barbecue facilities provided. No dogs or firearms allowed. Information provided with courtesy of ...
Hopetown is odd. It is said the widow of the first owner of the farm, De Kalk, wore a small anchor. A servant was told it represented hope and made an imitation from tin which was nailed to the farm entrance. In 1866 a diamond, "˜Eureka', was found and, in 1868, on the farm Zandfontein, the 83,5 carat "˜Star of South Africa' diamond was discovered. Today, Hopetown is a farming town. ...
Known as the Willy Wonka of popcorn of the upper Karoo, Biggie Popcorn is exactly where to eat in Hopetown. This popcorn and country shop has been popping the most scrumptious, most crunchiest and the freshest popcorn possibly in the world since the year 1991.At Biggie Popcorn, popcorn is not just a snack but a delicacy not just junk food but a staple. A staple that is prepared and served with the ...
Prieska is situated on the south bank of the Orange River at the foot of the Doringberg and it was originally named Prieschap, a Khoisan word meaning "place of the lost she-goat". It is renowned for its semi-precious stones. The Schumann Rock Collection, including semiprecious stones and Khoisan stone implements, can be viewed at the municipal offices. The area between Prieska and Vioolsdrif ...
Vetmuis Plaaskombuis was established in July 2008. The idea of the business started with the dream Kobie had of making a difference in Richmond by serving "tea, cake and counselling for R25.00". It then became a coffeeshop which served breakfasts and light lunches, and eventually evolved into serving hearty Karoo meals to people who booked their evening meals. On 1 Junie 2010 Vetmuis Plaaskombuis ...
Richmond is placed in the heart of the Groot Karoo Desert and is ideally situated as the perfect stopover. This town is blessed with miles and miles of beautiful mountains. The town also have many wonderful accommodation establishments suitable to fit every travellers need. Richmond has a museum dedicated to the horse, one of the only two in the world. Make a point to visit Richmond, ...
Vanderkloof is named after the farm on which the Vanderkloof Dam is situated, the town was built to house people building the dam. Today it is a flourishing holiday resort. It boasts the highest dam wall in the country (108m) and links the Northern Cape to the Free State. ...
Established in 1843 and named after Queen Victoria of England. Victoria West marks the beginning of the Diamond Way, lying on the main route from Cape Town to Kimberley. In 1866 diamond fever was sparked with the discovery of the gem at Hopetown and then at Kimberley. The railway from Cape Town was also lured north but, perplexingly, missed Victoria West by 12km (See Hutchinson). Though Victoria ...
Fraserburg is a comfortable 5 hour drive from Cape Town. It is one of the most authentic and well preserved Karoo towns left in South Africa. It is a quiet and peaceful place where one can truly get away from it all without compromising on comfort, style and fun. For the more adventurous there are numerous hiking trails which are quite breathtaking. There are also a number of 4x4 trails which ...
Loxton, the most beautiful town in the Upper Karoo. Loxton, eighty kilometres west of Victoria West on the tarred R63, is one of those rare Karoo villages that has plenty of trees. It's pretty and really peaceful, although the lack of activity on the streets belies the life going on behind closed doors. ...
Noupoort The railway gave this village life. In 1883, when the railway line was diverted to Colesberg, a station had to be built here and it was called after one of the farms, Naauwpoort. Noupoort is the more modern version of the name and means "Narrow Pass". In 1883 the line was constructed from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein. A junction was established here to link the Port Elizabeth-Bloemfontein ...
Orania, originally built for construction workers in 1970 on the impressive Orange River Project, stood empty for years until a group of Afrikaners purchased the town with some surrounding land as a pilot project and starting point for Afrikaner settlement and the establishment of an Afrikaner volkstaat. Orania offers an example of the "˜traditional' Afrikaner way of life and also demonstrates ...
Petrusville is a quiet but beautiful suburb in the Northern Cape and was named after Petrus van der Walt who was the owner of the farm at the time. Petrusville is a typical Upper Karoo semi-desert suburb with flat hilltops. The stillness and open fields allow for complete relaxation. ...
Phillipstown, founded in 1863 as a church center, the town was named after Sir Philip Wodehouse, Governor of the Cape. Philipstown is ideal for retirement. Philipstown has a Dutch Reformed Church and a Reformed Church, 3 general dealers, post office, police station, magistrates court, clinic and ambulance service, service station and liquor store. ...
Vosburg has relatively low crime rate and features many 18th century buildings. Vosburg is an ideal stop-over on route to the West Coast or Cape Town from Gauteng. No traffic congestion here! Peace and quiet is in abundance here! Hunting is big in Vosburg. Springbok abound and a lot of farmers offer hunting packages. This area contains some ancient Bushmen history. Bushmen paintings, graves ...
Modder River lies south of Kimberley, near the confluence of the Riet and Modder Rivers in the vicinity of three monuments commemorating the Anglo-Boer War Battle of Modder River. Today, this settlement and the nearby town of Ritchie is known for its irrigation and stockfarming. ...
Griquatown is known for its semiprecious stones, tiger's eye and jasper. The town is a centre for stockbreeding. Places of interest is the Witsand Nature Reserve, Mary Moffat Museum and the Andries Waterboer's Grave, is a must see when in this picturesque town with quite a history. ...
Marydale is a quite little town in the Northern Cape. Its an ideal breakaway holiday destination if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The town's main focus is sheep farming. Water sports can be enjoys at the Boegoeberg Dam and they also boast with the beautiful Kokerboom Forest. ...
Norvalspont is situated on the borders of the Northern Cape, Free State and the Eastern Cape. Spectacular sunsets and beautiful night skies can be seen from this small village. You can enjoy the fresh, clean Karoo air while having fun, river rafting along the Orange River. ...
Directions to Gariep Country Lodge
Map of Gariep Country Lodge in Prieska, Upper Karoo+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 22° 44' 37.1" E / 29° 39' 46.3" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to Gariep Country Lodge in Prieska, Upper Karoo
|Departing: Kimberley Airport|
|Address: Maroela Street, South Africa|
|Distance: 239 km / Duration: 2 hours 59 mins|
|1.||Head northwest on Maroela St toward Oliver Rd/N8
Partial restricted usage road
|2.||Take the 2nd left onto Oliver Rd/N8||2.2 km|
|3.||Turn left onto Mac Dougall St||1.0 km|
|4.||Turn left onto N12||2.7 km|
|5.||Turn right onto R31||2.9 km|
|6.||Turn left onto R357||97.5 km|
|7.||Turn right to stay on R357||2.6 km|
|8.||Continue onto Loch St||0.8 km|
|9.||Continue onto Roper St||0.4 km|
|10.||Continue onto R357||127 km|
|11.||Turn right to stay on R357||0.6 km|
|12.||Continue onto Blvd Rd/R386
Continue to follow R386
|13.||Turn left onto Main Rd||0.1 km|
Kimberley Airport - Kimberley+ OPEN WEBSITE
Kimberley Airport lies in the heart of the Northern Cape province and each year it has 15 500 air-traffic movements and has around 132 000 passengers come through, which mostly are business travellers.
Around six kilometres south of Kimberley lies the airport, its former name was B.J. Vorster Lughawe (Afrikaans for airport) and the Kimberley Airport had its beginnings in 1912.
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