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The Rose Cottage
The Rose Cottage Gariep Dam (AA Recommended Accommodation) is a wonderful Self-catering
Guesthouse complex that is situated halfway between Johannesburg and Cape Town and is only 5 minutes from the N1 highway.

The Rose Cottage is an ideal pit-stop for the weary guest simply wanting to break their journey to have a single night sleepover or for the guest wanting to spend some extra days enjoying what the beautiful Gariep Dam village and surrounding area has to offer.

The Rose Cottage offers great accommodation at a very reasonable price. Soak up the crispy Karoo air, look up at night sky and see billions of stars, identify the “milky way”, watch the satellites pass overhead. Food for your soul.

The Rose Cottage is mostly acknowledged as one of the premier self catering establishment in the area with guests claiming it’s the best value for money guesthouse in South Africa. It is an AA Highly Recommended accommodation.

Gariep Dam was voted “Tourist Town of the Year in 2010” and is an absolutely “crime free” area.

Enjoy superb Water sports, Yachting and Fishing, Game Reserves at South Africa`s number one Microlite & Gyro paradise. Gariep Dam has Supermarkets, restaurants and pubs and cute home style café’s.

The Gariep Dam is just forty kilometers from Colesberg and is South Africa`s largest dam (appropriately renamed Lake Gariep), truly the heart of the country.

All units at The Rose Cottage have televisions (most units are fitted with LCD flat-Screens) with a Open View decoder.

Most units have on-site parking for your vehicle/s and trailer/s.

The Rose Cottage is divided into multiple separate independent fully equipped self catering units.

All our units have either Simonz or Spine-master beds with “ice white” highest quality linen and towels for your comfort. Most of our units have been fitted with air-conditioning/fans for those extra hot Karoo days, as well as heaters and braai area`s.

All units have charming lapa`s where you can simply enjoy the quiet peaceful surroundings or enjoy a lovely braai or picnic. All units have access to the pool. There are plenty fruit trees and all/any fruit on the trees are there for our guest to enjoy.

The Rose Cottage is great for the guest who wants to break away from their tiresome journey, or for those who would like to experience what the Gariep Dam has to offer, the ultimate in comfort at extremely reasonable rates.

Rates are inclusive of electricity, linen, towels, toiletries and coffee/tee/sugar in each unit. All guests have access to the garden, fruit trees, swimming pool and secure undercover parking.

Facilities at The Rose Cottage

- Airport Shuttle Service
- Garden and Fruit from Trees
- Tea & Coffee Facilities in each unit
- Bar Fridge in Unit
- Fully equipped for a self catering stay
- Television in Units
- Braai / Barbecue
- No Pets Permitted
- Undercover off Street Parking
- Credit Card Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Units (not all rooms) have Air-Conditioning in Rooms
- Heater and fans in Rooms
- Private Lapa’s
- Braai Facilities

Sports and other facilities in the area
- Golf in Area
- Great Outdoors
- Fishing
- Hang Gliding
- Fishing - Fly
- Hiking / Backpacking
- Game Reserve
- Jet-Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Gliding - Traditional
- River rafting
- Put-put and bowls
- Plenty shops, restaurants, pubs, hotel and fuel
From:
R710.00 per unit

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Cots available
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swimming Pool


Rooms:

Hammerkop Unit:

This unit can accommodate up to 8 guests. Hammerkop is a semi-detached, fully equipped self-catering unit that consists of 2 separate bedrooms with 2 single beds in each room and 2 double sleeper couches in the double size lounge. The bathroom consists of a shower with basin and a separate toilet, There is a large fully equipped kitchen and separate dining room. The lounge consists of a flat screen TV with an Open View decoder, a DVD Player, Hi-Fi. The unit has a sliding door that leads to the long stoep where guests can find a small plunge pool under lush garden with romantic swing, a braai area and an 8 seaters lapa. All rooms have air-conditioners. Safe undercover parking.

Rooibekkie Unit:

This unit is a quaint bachelor unit which can accommodate 2 guests. It consists of 2 single beds that form a double bed with an open-plan fully equipped self-catering kitchenette, flat screen 40" TV with Open View decoder and a full en-suite bathroom.  The bathroom consists of a shower, toilet and basin. Rooibekkie has got its own private braai area and a 2-seater, romantic lapa. The unit has air-conditioning and a fan and heating. Facilities include secure undercover parking, Simonz beds with crisp white linen, a small plunge pool under lush garden.

Swallow Unit:

This unit can accommodate up to 4 guests. It consists of 2 separate bedrooms. The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom consists of 2 single beds. The unit has an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a Hi-Fi and a TV. The bathroom has a shower, basin, and toilet. There are sliding doors leading to the private braai area, lapa with seating for 4 and a private outside bathroom with a shower and toilet only. Fully equipped self-catering unit. Facilities include Simonz beds with clean white linen, air-conditioning, safe sheltered parking space and a small splash pool in the garden with a romantic swing.

Suikerbekkie Unit:

This unit can accommodate up to 6 guests in total. This is a self-contained fully tiled house with an air-conditioning that services the unit. All bedrooms have fans and heaters. The home consists of 3 bedrooms and a bathroom with a separate toilet. The rest of the house features a separate kitchen combined dining area and separate lounge with a flat-screen TV. Secure parking, braai facilities and a private 6 seater lapa can be found outside. The swimming pool at the next door complex can be used, only 2 houses down the street.

Falcon Unit:

This quaint open-plan self-catering unit can accommodate 3 guests. The first room consists of 2 single beds that form a double bed. The second room has a single bed. All beds are, high quality, Spine-Master beds with ice-white linen. Falcon has a large separate bathroom. The bathroom consists of a shower, toilet, and basin. Falcon has got its own private stoep and braai and Lapa area and is close to the communal pool and tanning deck area. Secure parking for guests vehicles. Fans in the lounge for the extra hot Karoo days. Basic good quality and very neat, clean accommodation and suitable for both sleepovers for the travelling guests as well as a longer stay visits to enjoy the Gariep Dam area. The theme of this unit is “honey oak” with a small kitchenette in the lounge.

The Rose Cottage Activities:

Village Activities
Voted South Africa's "Tourist Town of the year" in 2010, crime free.
- Golf in Area
- Great Outdoors
- Fishing
- Hang Gliding
- Fishing - Fly
- Hiking / Backpacking
- Game Reserve
- Jet-Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Gliding - Traditional
- River rafting
- Put-put and bowls
- Plenty shops, restaurants, pubs and hotel

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Clothing & Accessories:

Cold in winter with temperatures ranging between 14 c in the day and -5 at night. Summers hot ranging between 37c daytime and 17c at night.

Most rooms have new modern air conditioners that have heating and cooling.

The Rose Cottage Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  3.6 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


Reception by Johan was absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to have him show us around the accommodation. Unit was more than adequate for an overnight and enjoyed our stay.
Rating: 
 Reviewed by Carol Baptista on 3 December 2018

We were very happy with the host and the Cottage was very nice and clean and spacious, we really enjoyed our stay, it had everything we needed, was perfect.
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 Reviewed by Rudolph Oelofse over a year ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the fabulous establishment, we loved the old look and the hospitality of the host, thank you so much.
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 Reviewed by RUDOLPH OELOFSE over a year ago

The shower was really terrible - literally water dribbled out and the water was luke warm even after a very hot day. The pool was lovely - everything else was good.
Rating: 
 Reviewed by Cindy van der Westhuizen over a year ago

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