Gariep is all about the dam and having fun - Gariep Dam is South Africa’s largest water storage reservoir and is located on the Orange River between the Northern Cape and the Free State approximately 30 kilometres east of Colesberg. Being surrounded by nature reserves, the Gariep Dam offers visitors both nature and water providing a peaceful atmosphere and holiday break. Gariep Dam has many accommodation options ranging from guest houses, Bed & Breakfast's, luxury lodges, camping facilities and self-catering establishments.
Voted the tourist town of the year in 2010, there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Water sport on the dam is a big attraction with people coming in from all over to enjoy the facilities.
There are many great restaurants to choose from in Gariep Dam. From seafood to steak, and everything in between, a visit to Gariep Dam is sure to satisfy any appetite.
Gariep Dam has a thriving tourist business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents and holiday makers.