Atop the mountain slope in Gariep Dam peering out onto the largest dam in South Africa you will find View Lodge
, a 3 star Guesthouse with 5 star service. Ideally situated between Johannesburg and Cape Town a mere 5 km from the N1 in a quiet tranquil neighborhood.
View Lodge is managed by the owner and offer a 24 hour service if you have any enquires or special requests. The premises is secure with a security fence and covered parking is available. We offer tranquil relaxation as you sit on your private balcony enjoying a splendid sunrise or watching as the water turns pink and blue as the sun sets behind you and then the magnificent moon awakes shyly and shimmers on the black water.
View Lodge offers a variety of accommodation and is not only the perfect holiday location but also great for business or one night accommodation. You can choose from family self catering units, semi-self catering units, luxury or standard rooms. On site we also have a swimming pool, licensed bar and a communal braai on an enclosed deck with a view of the dam.
Breakfast can be booked on arrival and is served from 07:00 until 10:00. Dinner can be arranged for larger groups prior to arrival and will be served on the enclosed deck overlooking the dam, but a number of restaurants are available close by.
Gariep Dam also offers a variety of activities that can be arranged for our guests including: Canoe trips down the Orange River, Horse Riding, Quad bikes, Dam wall Tours and boat cruises. A nearby resort offers tennis, putt-putt, volleyball, netball and fishing. Special entry fees can be arranged during peak times.
The premises is under 24 hour CCTV surveillance.
Accommodation at View Lodge:
All units have secure parking and internet access.
Next explanation involves:
* Weber: Only charcoal may used - not provided.
* Television: Guesthouse Bouquet - includes sport- and movie channels.
Unit 1 and 2:
(Fully equipped self catering units with 2 separate bedrooms on the ground level)
Main Bedroom - Queen size bed with electric blanket, air conditioner, television, small safe and a build in wardrobe with a dressing table. 2nd Bedroom - 2 Single beds with electric blankets, wall mounted fan and heater and a build in wardrobe.
Bathroom - With a shower, bath, basin and toilet.
Extra - Separate toilet.
Upper Level - (Open plan kitchen with dining room and lounge). Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen with electric stove and oven, microwave, dridge-freezer and dining room. Lounge with a couch which fold out into a double bed. Television. Balcony with weber and Dam view.
(Standard room on upper floor)
Open plan room with two single beds and electric blankets, air conditioner, wall mounted heater and a build in dressing table, small safe, shower and basin. Separate toilet. Balcony with a Dam view.
(Standard room on upper floor)
Open plan room with a queen size bed and electric blanket, air conditioner, dressing table, small safe shower and basin.
Separate toilet. Balcony with a Dam view.
(Semi self-catering unit on the upper floor - ideal for couples with small children - no stairs inside)
Separate main bedroom with queen size bed and a electric blanket, air conditioner and television. Open plan room with two single beds and electric blankets, air conditioner, build in wardrobe, dressing table and television. Kitchenette equipped with bar fridge and microwave. Bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Balcony with weber and Dam view.
Room with queen size bed and a electric blanket, air conditioner and television. Build in wardrobe with dressing table and a small safe. Bar size fridge and microwave. Cutlery for 2. Separate bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Opens on the swimming pool area with a Dam view.
Extra Facilities for Residents only:
* Licensed bar
* Swimming pool
* Communal braai on enclosed deck with Dam view
The venue is set up high and provides from the back of the house magnificent views of the dam. The room was clean and airy, although lacking any pots to heat up food in the microwave. The breakfast was hearty and fresh, served in a room overlooking the dam. A most enjoyable stay and one we would recommend for a night.