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Rose Cottage

Free State
Gariep Dam
Robin van den Berg
082 822 6847
086 684 0940
082 822 6847
14 Hammerkop Street


Rose Cottage Gariep Dam (AA Recommended Accommodation) is a wonderful self catering guesthouse complex that is situated half-way between Johannesburg and Cape Town and is only 5 minutes from the N1 highway.

It 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.

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!!

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 thirty kilometers from Colesberg and is South Africa's largest dam (appropriately renamed Lake Gariep), truly the heart of the country. All units have TV's (most units are fitted with LCD flat-Screens) with Open View decoders.

On-site parking for your vehicle/s and trailer/s.




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 for those extra hot Karoo days, as well as heaters and indoor braai area's to snuggle up to on those chilly nights. 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.

“Rose Cottage” is great for the guest who wants to break away from their 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 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
  • 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 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

Directions: Rose Cottage: The turnoff is about 44 KM’s North of “Colesberg” on the N1. Clearly marked “!Gariep Dam, Bethulie” Turn off - take the Gariep Dam road. The Village is 5 KM’s from N1 turnoff




When traveling on the N1 take the Gariep Dam turn off (+ - 45 km north of Colesberg and + - 180 km south of Bloemfontein)

Turn left into the 1st street, pass the Quest Garage (on your right hand) turn right into the first street (round the FNB) - Tinktinkie Street (There’s no street name board)

Go over Jangroentjie_ and Bokmakierie Street

Turn right into the third street – Swael Street

Turn right into the first street – Hammerkop Street

Turn left into the second driveway.

Welcome at Rose Cottage!!!!



Super Season dates:

6 December 2019 – 6 January 2020


4 Sleeper Units – R1925.00

3 Sleeper Units –  R1430.00

2 Sleeper Units – R 950.00

High Season dates:

16 March – 2 April 2019

18 April - 23 April 2019

26 April – 29 April 2019

1 May - 6 May 2019

15 June – 8 July 2019

20 September  – 1 October 2019

1 – 5 December 2019

7 – 17 January 2020


4 Sleeper Units – R1650.00

3 Sleeper Units – R1265.00

2 Sleeper Units – R 850.00

Winter Special dates:

18 July – 31 August 2019


4 Sleeper Units – R980.00

3 Sleeper Units – R740.00

2 Sleeper Units – R495.00

Low Season Rates:

4 Sleeper Units – R1350.00

3 Sleeper Units – R1040.00

2 Sleeper Units – R 710.00

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