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Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

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The dam is a wonder of construction and quite a site when it is full and overflowing.

Lovely view sites looking over the dam wall. Picnic spots near the wall and The Forever Resort... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
A Gariep nature reserve worth a visit

Wild animals like zebras, giraffe etc.. roaming in the reserve. There are few view points over... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Sasolburg, South Africa
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Most of this vast nature reserve comprises the enormous Gariep Dam and a game sanctuary. Numerous resorts, sporting attractions and tours, including a tour of the great dam, dot the area.
Gariep Dam, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

must do a tour of dam wall can be arranged at the offices near the dam wall there is signage indicating where to go itโ€™s free and interesting only lot of stairs to climb very informative tour it takes you to the bottom outside of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Razz2924
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Lovely view sites looking over the dam wall. Picnic spots near the wall and The Forever Resort close by.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 919bennettb
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Awesome experience - looked like i was in Cpt - its green and well kept -- great experience and will recommends people friends and family at anytime to go and see

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gailoerson
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Wild animals like zebras, giraffe etc.. roaming in the reserve. There are few view points over looking the reserve and the dam with spectacularly views. A place worth to visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank hannesmyburgh1952
Reviewed 6 March 2018

An exquisite view of the Gariep dam out of your front door. Exceptionally spacious with a large bed and bath to boot. Every possible self catering amenity is present. The only draw back is a road right in front of the unit, although for us...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank JamesN3236
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I've been in Gariep couple of times last year it a wonderful place to visit with your partner for a romantic weekendor with your entire family

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 224tmt
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This time it was green after all the rains. The dam is full and always a great site with the brown waters.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank canada493
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the damwall to have a look. What an impressive structure! The area surrounding the damwall is being kept clean and reasonably safe. Ample parking at the damwall to be able to have a walk around. Do go up the steps opposite side...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Annize
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Huge dam, extremely beautiful at sunset. Arrange with Oom Gert for a tour on 0788880845. A pity it was quite empty while we were there. Bridge is very well maintained and is quiet, makes for some good photo ops.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank megsdreyer
Reviewed 18 August 2017

the accommodation was of great hospitality and the is a great piece of art/construction. One can even camp and just enjoy the beauty of the dam.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank mosaek
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17 March 2018|
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