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Formerly the Gariep Hotel, de Stijl Gariep Hotel is now the Upper Karoo’s most stylish hotel, offering 43 chic, contemporary, extremely comfortable rooms with accommodation for up to 130 guests. The hotel overlooks the Gariep Dam, giving breathtaking big sky views.

The atmosphere creates spiritual harmony for visitors and is ideal for lazy long weekends, breakaways, over night stops, conferences, functions and weddings. Our Mondrian Restaurant opens onto indigenous Karoo gardens and horizon views.

Surrounded by the stark beauty of the Karoo, the Gariep Dam stretches for as far as the eye can see; jewelled sunsets blaze across the African sky and the sound of silence lulls guests to sleep under the Southern Cross.

On the N1, halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng and only 180km from Bloemfontein access is easy from the Northern Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape. de Stijl is ideally placed to make your journey less stressful and more rewarding. It is after all about the journey and not just the destination.

Accommodation at De Stijl Gariep Hotel
Our 43 newly refurbished rooms offer the ultimate luxury of space, indulgent premium percale linen, oversize fluffy towels and other delights to make your stay a memorable one.

Most of our rooms have two queen beds, selective satellite TV, air-conditioning, a dresser and a writing desk and lockable cupboards. Personal bathroom items are replenished daily. Thirty three of our rooms overlook the Gariep Dam, giving awesome sunset and sunrise views, ideal for a cocktail on your balcony.

de Stijls’ Special Services
- Self-catering units are fully equipped to ‘do-it-yourself’, but regret no braai.
- Honeymooners get the full treatment - please enquire when booking.
- Mini Bar, this can be stocked on request.
- Laundry service available
- Activities in and around Gariep can be booked with reception.  Please see our adventure page for more information.
- Baby services - baby baths, cots, high chairs and nanny services.
- Furry friends are welcome if they are smaller than knee high. A ‘pet set’ of water and feeding bowls and a sleeping basket is provided.

Karoo cuisine at de Stijl Gariep Hotel
Here at De Stijl we are proudly Karoo. We use Karoo produce where possible - organic, fresh and local is what we believe in.  This belief is what makes our food unique and as tasty and as special as it is.  Our chefs are passionate about the area and are always on the look out for new ideas and ingredients, so relax, join us on a journey through the Karoo and the best it has to offer.

We are also proud to announce that we have started vegetable gardens nearby to provide the hotel with fresh seasonal produce and flowers, without the air and road miles, delivered fresh each day!

Our Mondrian Restaurant can seat up to 100 guests and is open to guests and day visitors de Stijl Gariep Hotel Restaurant outside area for all meals.

The Mondrian Restaurant at de Stijl is open at the following times:
Breakfast – 06:30 – 10:00
Lunch – 12:00 – 14:00
Dinner – 18:00 – 21:00

Please see our blackboard for today’s menu, the chef has used the freshest seasonal ingredients in today’s selection. We also offer special dietary requirements for Vegetarian, Vegans, Halaal, Kosher and diabetics (by prior arrangement).

To accompany your meal we have a full bar and a young but vibrant award winning wine cellar, brimming with excellent South African Wine.

de Stijl Gariep Hotel Restaurant outside area

Children also have their own menu of sumptious yet ‘mom approved’ meals.

Our room service menu is available daily, please enquire at reception.
[Menus are subject to change without notice depending on ingredient availability.]


Located on the shores of the largest inland water mass in South Africa makes de Stijl a great spot for both water sports and adventure. The greater Lake Gariep region has an abundance of culture and recent history relating to the Great Trek and Anglo Boer War. There are several significant sites in the area including Colesberg, Bethulie and Norval’s Point.

Downstream from Lake Gariep, the perennial Orange River offers the adventurer and sport fanatic a host of adventure tourism activities. Please enquire at reception for bookings.

- Philippolis - home to Oom Jepe’s House the Old Jail and the Witblits Museum.
- Natures calling - Three nature reserves - surround Lake Gariep; Oviston Nature Reserve, Tussen-die-Riviere Reserve and the Gariep Nature Reserve, together covering an unspoilt, preserved area of 85 000 hectares.
- Glider Flights Nov, Des, Jan.
- 4x4 Route near the hotel running through streams and up the mountains with wonderful Karoo views.
- Bethulie - home of Patrick Mynhard and various Anglo Boer War sites.
- The Gariep Route - a tour of towns on the shores of the dam, and South Africa’s the largest bridge.
- Tiger Experience - John Varty Tiger Canyon at Philippolis.
- Out on the Water - Boating on Gariep Dam
- Walk the Wall - Gariep Dam wall tour
- Going down the River - Canoe trip on the Orange River
- In the Saddle - Horse riding on nearby farms
- Fast and Dirty - Quad biking, Karoo style.
- Activities depend on availability and group numbers, please enquire at reception.

* Terms and conditions apply to all suggested area activities and make sure of availability of your planned activity.

Rooms and Units Available:

2 Bedroom Apartments
1 x Room – 2¾ beds, 1 x Room with Queen-size Bed, own Private Balcony, Lounge, Kitchen with table and 4 Chairs, Fridge, 4 Plate Stove, Oven and Microwave. No braai facilities.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 4 Adults

Double Room with no view
Satellite TV-Remote Control / Air-conditioning / Shower / Tea
Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 2 Adults

Good Hope Suite
King Size bed, Own private patio with garden, Lounge, Kitchen table with 4 Chairs, Bar Fridge. Satellite TV-Remote Control / Air-conditioning / Shower & Bath / Tea & Coffee Cupboard.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Grampian Hills Suite
2 x Rooms, 1 with en-suite Shower & King Size Bed, 1 x with en-suite Bath & Shower & King Size bed, Own private patio with garden, Lounge, Kitchen table with 4 Chairs. Satellite TV-Remote Control / Air-conditioning.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Honeymoon Suite
Satellite TV-Remote Control / Air-conditioning – Remote Control / Shower & Bath / Tea & Coffee Cupboard / Bath Consumables / Telephone / Non-smoking / Luggage rack / Writing Table & Chair / Laundry service / Room service during Restaurant hours.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Superior Double room with a balcony
Satellite TV-Remote Control / Air-conditioning / Shower / Tea
Amount of similar units: 20
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

In the unfortunate event of a cancellation – Cancellations less than 14 days of the date of the arrival will forfeit OR be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 7 days of date of arrival will be charged in full.


2 Aasvoel street, Gariep Dam, 9922

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