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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop between JHB and CT on the N1. Great location with a splendid view of the Gabriel Dam. Great food at restaurant and nice OK shop close by. Easy access via tar road. Pre booking essential. Good wood availabile at OK

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a perfect camping venue and resort just off the N1 a short distance from Colesburg. The reception staff were very helpful and as we were late arriving and it was dark kindly offered us a chalet at a reduced rate to save us setting up camp for a night as we were in transit and leaving very again...

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Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The chalet was perfect. It was very clean, had a great kitchen fully stocked (with granite tops), even the microwave, kettle & toaster looked new. The bathroom was modern & neat with a very practical layout. The bedrooms were a good size & the beds were comfortable & clean. Large TV in the lounge area. Very impressed to see the...

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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi Travellingfamily371, Thank you for your review. It is always great hearing that people enjoy our lovely facilities and beautiful Chalets. We are looking forward in welcoming you back for that "longer stay" so you can experience even more of S.A.'s largest dam and it's scenic beauty. Adriaan

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We spent 1 night there on our way to Cape Town. It was very nicely located, right on the shores of Gariep dam. The facilities were great and the kids absolutely loved the segway tour. The chalets are spacious, clean and fully equipped. Breakfast was included, which made life so much easier for an early start in the morning. Our...

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rob F, Thank you for taking time to review us. I do hope we see you again on your return from Cape Town! I will pass the feedback to the Gariep Eco Rollers team, glad to hear that you had some fun on the tour! Enjoy your day! Adriaan

Welkom, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Accommodation was basic but adequate, clean and comfy. The facilities were good. It's winter and we were just passing through but we enjoyed the grounds and putput. Unfortunately the restaurant had a very rowdy, unfriendly Crowe in it for dinner so we decided it wasn't a good environment for our children. In the morning, it was fine. Good service, great...

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi carlycrawford2016, Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you stopped over at Gariep. Our restaurant will have a new menu in place within the next two weeks so be sure to stop by in future again. It is surely a stop you do not want to miss in summer with the beautiful nature and activities for...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Beautifull chalets...very clean..very spacious..every thing that you need..dinner was excellent and very cheap.. Breakfast good. Personel verybfriendly and helpfull.. Beuatifull surroundings....defnitely a must to visit

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi tammy5945, I thank you for you great review. It is always pleasant hearing about our visitors experiences and positive feedback from the refurbishment project process. We are looking forward to your next visit, and be sure to pop into the restaurant to see a few new changes! Adriaan

Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Michelle was very efficient and friendly and booked us into the chalet 112. Well looked after facilities with self catering and braai area. Rooms neat and spotlessly clean. Parking next to the chalets.

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michael C, Thank you for the great review. I will definitely pass the message to Michelle at reception. Hope to see you soon. Regards, Adriaan

Postmasburg
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I spend the past long weekend at Forever Gariep. We stayed in Chalet 26. It is clear that the resort can become a busy place - especially over holidays - however, with the exception of the camping areas, the resort was approximately 50% full. On the positive side, most resort amenities (fishing, swimming, putt putt etc) are easily accessible and...

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi JohnyBlue77, Thank you for your review. We will certainly look into the matter and ensure all of your comments are attended to for the comfort of our future guests. We value your feedback and looking forward to your next stop-over. Please make sure you try some of the other activities on offer in the area. Kind Regards, Adriaan

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We stayed overnight at Forever Resort Gariep on our way to Cape Town from Johannesburg. We were welcomed warmly and directed to our chalet. I was very impressed with the accommodations, the rooms are spacious and the chalets fitted with everything you might need. The resort on a whole is lovely, with more than enough attractions to keep people entertained....

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi Marybooth44, Thank you for taking time to review us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our upgraded chalets. I do hope you return for a longer stay to enjoy the scenic nature and partake in some of the activities on offer in Gariep! During your stay the dam was approximately 55% full and it is truly a...

Klerksdorp, South Africa
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

For easter weekend we camped at Gariep Forever Resort. It was such a pleasant experience! The camping facilities are of great quality as are the whole resort. The ablution blocks are kept clean and there is always hot water. The staff cleans out your site every morning. The putt putt is such a pleasure and kept in good condition. You...

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GariepManager, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this review

Hi Ruletjie, Great to hear the good feedback. Thank you for your review in making us always strive to keep and improve on our service and standards. Have a great day!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gariep is the perfect stopover between Gauteng and the Cape, 180 km south of Bloemfontein, just off the N1. Situated on the banks of Gariep Dam, the largest dam in South Africa, and bordering the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve, it straddles the borders of three provinces, namely Free State, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. The caravan park consists of 106 sites, all with electricity and serviced by two communal ablutions and a laundry. There are also 16 luxury caravan sites each with their own ablution facilities. Accommodation consists of 44 two or three bedroom chalets newly refurbished, and 12 luxury one or two bedroom chalets. Our on-site restaurant, the Quenna Bistro, can seat up to 120 persons, and boasts a ladies bar and outside deck with a splendid view. Activities and facilities include: tennis and a driving range, fishing (own equipment), kiosk and swimming pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gariep A Forever Resort

Address: 1 Fiskaal Street, Gariep Dam 9922, South Africa (Formerly Aventura Resort Gariep)
Region: South Africa > Free State > Gariep Dam
Hotel Class:3 star — Gariep A Forever Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Also Known As:
Forever Resorts Gariep Dam Hotel Gariep
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“Luxury suites are better apparently. More geared for summer!”
 of 5 bubbles carlycrawford2016, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are identical, trees block the view of the dam from most.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnyBlue77, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Even the less pricey rooms are comfortable, but it's best to choose one closer to the pools to reduce walking distances.”
 of 5 bubbles merajc, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the chalets seems to be the same although there seems to be new luxury units. From a caravanning and camping point of view I will go for the luxury sites each with its own kitchen and bathroom. The other sites are also very nice with good communal ablutions.”
  • 2 bedroomed self catering chalet with lovely views over the dam
  • 3 bedroomed self catering chalet with lovely views over the dam
 of 5 bubbles SamvandenBerg, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Out of school holidays, on week days, try and get one of the newer hillside units with the excellent views.”
 of 5 bubbles LillianvonM, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
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