Gariep Dam, Transgariep - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, at an accommodation in Gariep dam warm welcomes and friendly smiles await to greet guests in the form of hosts Sarian and Jeff Haxton.The humble hosts are the owners of View Lodge, a guest house and BnB known for its peaceful surroundings and unbelievable views.
It's all about the view
The visually fascinating View Lodge stays true to its name, with views that look like nature held its very own paint brush to create. The picture is individual balconies that tower a 180 degree view of the Gariep Dam. As the Gariep Dam whistles its natural symphonies, rainbow sunset rests comfortably on the Dam. The 3 star BnB in Gariep creates the illusion that you are outside while you rest in your room because you are not looking at the view but the view is one with you, looking at you.
The self catering units also come with an option to order deliciously prepared meals. The room's decor channels the serene ambiance and exquisiteness of the lodge. The bar is sneaky way to escape the stresses of city life. Relax over the balcony with a glass of wine while taking in the natural surroundings that tease and please with fresh air and bird-like acoustics. Soak your feet into the swimming pool to unwind while you wait for a juicy sirloin as it sizzles on the braai in the communal braai area on the deck.
The Guesthouse in Gariep Dam has been blessed by nature and enjoys surroundings that create the perfect holiday for relaxation and meditation. Here is where you escape into your own bubble of privacy and bliss all courtesy of the View Lodge. The Lodge is surrounded by lots of nature Reserves all bustling with animal life, bird life and tenting trees and flowers with hiking trails that lead to the dam wall. Nearby the accommodation in Gariep dam are also boat cruises and places to go fishing. The View Lodge is the ultimate outdoors escapade, one that has no residue of city life or anything strenuous, a perfect place to beat the City blues.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at View Lodge, Gariep Dam, Transgariep
- Children Welcome
- Conference Facilities
- Gay Friendly
- Secure Parking
- Wedding Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Non Smoking
Accreditations & Gradings:
Accreditations for View Lodge, Gariep Dam, Transgariep
- Tourism Grading Council
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 25° 29' 42.2" E / 30° 36' 6.3" S
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Driving to View Lodge in Gariep Dam, Transgariep
|Departing: Bloemfontein Airport|
|Address: D F Malherbe Avenue, Bloemfontein 9323, South Africa|
|Distance: 194 km / Duration: 2 hours 0 mins|
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|2.||Turn right to merge onto N8 toward Bloemfontein||2.6 km|
|3.||Exit onto M10||9.6 km|
|4.||Turn left onto Church St/M30||2.1 km|
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|7.||Turn left to merge onto N1||150 km|
|8.||Turn left to stay on N1||18.1 km|
|9.||Take the exit toward R701||0.9 km|
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|11.||Turn left toward Tinktinkie St||0.3 km|
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|13.||Continue onto Loerie St||1.2 km|
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Reviews for View Lodge
A perfect halfway haven, neat, tidy, clean and friendly. worth the stop. thanx
Reviewer: Greg & Ronel
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 17th 2012 14:39 PM
Absolutely 5 star, it is a pleasure to stay at such a well organised and neat place, with silverwear and napkins. thanks for the beutiful hospitality. we WILL be back
Reviewer: Lise & Brian Barendse
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 17th 2012 14:36 PM
Wonderful stay indeed with great hospitality
Reviewer: Tsebo Phatsoane
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 17th 2012 14:33 PM
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