Guest Rating: 
 36 Reviews
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 DSTV decoder with “Easy View” selection .

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 luxury beds with new “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
Rose Cottage has its very own Breakfast Restaurant with a comprehensive menu at well priced rates
- 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
- Laundry Service
- Television in Units
- Braai / Barbecue
- No Pets Permitted
- Undercover off Street Parking
- Credit Card Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Most units (but not all units) 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
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

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 36 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews

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.
 Reviewed by Rudolph Oelofse on 24 January 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the fabulous establishment, we loved the old look and the hospitality of the host, thank you so much.
 Reviewed by RUDOLPH OELOFSE on 15 January 2018

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.
 Reviewed by Cindy van der Westhuizen over a year ago

Thank you! Clean, comfortable with great service. We enjoyed our overnight and got to Cape Town rested! Thanks again.
 Reviewed by B.H. du Toit over a year ago

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