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3.6 out of 5from 13 reviews for Gariep Country Lodge
Cleanliness
3.5/5
Service
3.2/5
Location
3.7/5
Safety
4.2/5
Value for money
3.2/5
Adriaan G - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Adriaan G
With spouse/partner

Het in ons doel voldoen- Oornag op pad na Kalagadi.

Teleurgestel met fynere detail- Lodge het koffie voorsien maar daar was nie bekers (koppies) nie!

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Satisfied in our purpose- Overnight en route to Kalagadi.

Disappointed with finer detail- Lodge provided coffee but there were no mugs (cups)!

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Paul M - Nov 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Paul M
With spouse/partner

Reasonable stopover location.

The experience was reasonable except for the surprise that breakfast was not included in what we paid. All our stays on our road trips generally include breakfast.

Annarina C - Oct 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Annarina C
With spouse/partner

It was very convenient to spend the night. The owners were very hospitable.

In 2011 we spent a night at Gariep Country Lodge en route from Johannesburg to Cape town and spent the night in our caravan. I was delighted when arriving there that it was the same place and remembered the wonderful tree! This time it was our last caravan trip after 10 years! The caravan had gone full circle!

Ian M - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Ian M
With spouse/partner

Was okay.

The only issue we had is that they could not provide supper, so we had to go to a different place to have supper. We also had to ask them to give us breakfast because we left very early.

Makkie S - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
2/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Makkie S
With spouse/partner

Teleurgesteld!

Al was ons vriendelik ontvang, was ons teleurgesteld om te sien dat ons oorkant die pad na 'n kamer vergesel is wat glad nie soos die geadverteerde foto's lyk nie! Ons het vooraf genoem dat ons graag sal wil braai die aand, maar selfs al was daar 'n buitebraai was daar geen braaibak of braaitang nie, ons moes toe maar gaan uiteet. Die fotos op die webtuiste is baie misleidend, daar was geen groen grasperk vir ons hondjie nie en die kamer was beslis nie wat geadverteer was nie!

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Disappointed!

Although we received a friendly welcome, we were disappointed to see that we were escorted across the road to a room that looked nothing like the advertised photos! We mentioned in advance that we would like to have a barbecue that evening, but even if there was an outdoor barbecue there was no barbecue or tongs, so we had to go out to eat. The photos on the website are very misleading, there was no green lawn for our dog and the room was definitely not what was advertised!

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Anonymous Guest - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with young children

Safe stay.

Gariep Country Lodge is very safe, but in my opinion this accommodation is overpriced for what you get.

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Hennie B - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hennie B
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Baie lekker hier gebly. Vriendelike ontvangs.

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Very nice.

Very nice stay here. Friendly reception.

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Coen S - Oct 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Coen S
With spouse/partner

Goeie verblyf.

Gasheer was vriendelik en behulpsaam. Anina, wat ons ontvang het, was baie behulpsaam, veral met die reëlings vir aandete. Aandete was duur. Veilig parkering. Skoon en netjiese kamer.

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Good accommodation.

Host was friendly and helpful. Anina, who received us, was very helpful, especially with the arrangements for dinner. Dinner was expensive. Secure parking. Clean and neat room.

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Annelie V - Aug 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Annelie V

Nie soos adverteer nie.

Alhoewel Gariep Country Lodge werklik nie soos 'n slegte plek lyk om oor te bly nie, is daar wel 'n paar kwelpunte wat ons verblyf minder aangenaam gemaak het. Eerstens, inkloktyd is aangedui as 14:00 tot 19:00. Indien dit so aangedui is, verwag jy dat daar iemand sal wees om jou te ontvang. Dit was nie die geval nie en ons moes lank buite wag vir iemand om op te daag. Voorstel indien dit nie vir jou wesenlik is om iemand te hê om die ontvangs die hele dag lank te beman nie, verkort jou amptelike inklokperiode na byvoorbeeld 14:00 tot 16:00 en versoek persone wat by jou gaan oorbly om reëlings met jou te tref as hulle laat gaan inklok. Tweedens, voordat ek my bespreking bevestig het, het ek gevra of aandetes bedien word. Daar is aan my gesê dat aandetes van 'n spyskaart af bestel kan word. Met aankoms is ek wel ingelig dat die kok nie die naweek daar is nie. Dit is seker nie onredelik van my om te verwag dat ek dan ingelig moes wees oor hierdie verwikkeling nie, veral omdat ek spesifiek daaroor navraag gedoen het. Derdens, WiFi: Alhoewel dit tegnies seker beskikbaar was (daar is 'n wagwoord voorsien), kon ons nie die wagwoord ontsyfer nie. Dit was met die hand geskryf met karakters wat maklik verwar kan word met mekaar. Die ontvangsdame het ons probeer help, maar na 'n gesukkel het ons maar moed opgegee. Druk die wagwoord uit en moenie van dubbelsinnige karakters gebruik maak nie. Vierdens, die trippelkamer word geadverteer met elektriese komberse. Slegs die dubbelbed het een opgehad, spesifiseer liefs iewers dat dit die geval is. Verder was als netjies en in orde. Dit is wel net nie aangenaam om deur drie groot, en een klein, flater ontvang te word nadat jy die hele dag op die pad was nie.

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Not as advertised.

Although Gariep Country Lodge really doesn't look like a bad place to stay, there are a few niggles that made our stay less enjoyable. First, check-in time is indicated as 14:00 to 19:00. If it is so indicated, you expect that there will be someone to receive you. This was not the case and we had to wait outside for a long time for someone to show up. Suggest if it is not essential for you to have someone manning the reception all day, shorten your official check-in period to for example 14:00 to 16:00 and request persons who will be staying with you to make arrangements with you if they check in late. Second, before I confirmed my reservation, I asked if dinners were served. I was told that dinners can be ordered from a menu. Upon arrival, I was informed that the cook is not there this weekend. It is probably not unreasonable of me to expect that I should then have been informed about this development, especially since I specifically inquired about it. Third, WiFi: While it was technically certainly available (a password was provided), we couldn't decipher the password. It was handwritten with characters that could easily be confused with each other. The receptionist tried to help us, but after a struggle we just gave up. Print out the password and do not use ambiguous characters. Fourth, the triple room is advertised with electric blankets. Only the double bed had one, please specify somewhere that this is the case. Furthermore, everything was neat and in order. It's just not pleasant to be greeted by three big, and one small, blunder after you've been on the road all day.

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Samuel H - Oct 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Samuel H
Family with young children

Netjies en gerieflik. Dankie!

Dit was gerieflik, dankie!

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Neat and comfortable, thank you!

Very comfortable, thank you!

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Herman P - Aug 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Herman P
Individual traveler

Veilig omhein en hulle het my in die annex gesit sodat my hond die hele erf kon geniet en veilig by my was.

Regtig aangenaam. Die hoof gastehuis is goed uiteen gesit en regtig netjies. Die Annex oorkant die straat waar ek was is 'n ouer kamer maar alles was netjies en skoon. Die groot plus was dat dit veilig omhein was en my Poodle die hele erf vir homself gehad het. Die personeel is vriendelik en baie behulpsaam.

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Safely fenced and they put me in the annex so that my dog could enjoy the entire lawn and was safely by my side.

Really nice. The main guesthouse is well designed and really neat. The Annex across the road where I stayed is an older room but everything was neat and clean. The big bonus was the fact that it was safely fenced so my poodle had the entire property for himself. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Lizelle D - Dec 2016
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
3/5
Lizelle D
Family with young children

Teleurgesteld - ons het nie gekry wat ons verwag het nie.

Met aankoms is ons na die deel van die Gastehuis oorkant die pad geneem, met niks van die groen grasperke en oulike interieur in die foto's en beskrywing nie. Toegegee, die kamer was funksioneel en daar was 'n braai-area reg voor ons deur, maar ons het gevoel ons het nie gekry wat geadverteer is nie.

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Disappointed - we didn't get what we expected.

When we arrived we were taken to the part of the guesthouse across the street, with none of the green lawns and nice interior in the photo's and description. I admit the room was functional and there was a braai area right in front of our door, but we felt like we didn't get what was advertised.

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Gariep Country Lodge 's response

Ons is baie jammer as u nie tevrede was nie. Al ons kamers het dieselfde interieur, toerusting en benodigdhede. Volgens u behoeftes moes ons 'n familie-kamer aan u voorsien en kon ons u nie in die hoofhuis akkommodeer nie. As u bereid was om meer kamers te bespreek kon ons u in die hoofhuis plaas, maar sou dit duurder vir u uitgewerk het. Dit staan enige gas vry om die braaigeriewe en grasperke by die hoofhuis ook te benut. Ons het dit ook goedgedink om u in die spesifieke kamer te plaas, aangesien dit lekker privaat is.

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Anami M - Jan 2015
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Anami M
With spouse/partner

Baie netjies en gasvry!

Baie aangename verblyf. Beslis die plek om oor te slaap in Prieska. Ons het die gasvryheid baie waardeer. Dis soos 'n huis weg van die huis af!

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Very neat and hospitable!

Very pleasant stay. Definitely the place to sleep over in Prieska. We really appreciated the hospitality. It's like a home away from home!

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Gariep Country Lodge 's response

Ons is baie bly dat u die tydjie by ons geniet het. Ons hoop om u weer binnekort te sien. Gaste wat by ons bly word soos familie.

Gariep Country Lodge
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per night (sleeps 2)
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  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before your stay!
  • Capacity: 31 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: 9 Main Street, Prieska, 8940, Northern Cape
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