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43 Rooibekkie Street, Gariep Dam 9922 South Africa
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#6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Gariep Dam
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Welcome to Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse, your Gariep Dam “home away from home.” Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Quenna Bistro, one of the steakhouses that can be found in Gariep Dam, which is a short distance from Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse.

Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse puts the best of Gariep Dam at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
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English, Italian
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johansiemens wrote a review Jan 2018
Rustenburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
When we got to Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse on the evening of 23 December 2017,after more than 6 hours no the road, the owner told us that we have a problem as the guesthouse was full. This after we booked and paid in full 2 months prior to our arrival. She indicated that her computer was hacked and that she lost her data and she cannot help us. We had to drive around in Gariep looking for a place to stay and eventually found a place to sleep at Forever Gariep Dam. When I phoned the owner of Alpe Edelweiss to inform her that we found a place to stay and would like a refund of the money I paid, she blew her fuse and told me to stop phoning her. Another main concern with Alpe Edelweiss, other than the rude owner, is the fact that there is no parking for your car and caravan, you have to leave them in the street.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: When travelling to Cape Town via Gariep, stay at the Forever Resort Gariep Dam. Do not use the...
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Jeanielr wrote a review Jan 2017
20 contributions9 helpful votes
Although clean and neat, there are no air conditioning in the rooms available. The bathroom is very small and suffocating. Not much space to for your luggage. Breakfast was what I expected and appetising. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Garden is tidy and neat, although garden furniture need an upgrade. Quite and average experience, but I personally wont stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jared L wrote a review Dec 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions10 helpful votes
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The guesthouse was easy to find and centrally located in the Gariep village. The guesthouse comprises of large, prefabricated houses. It faces a quiet road and has a small, well tended garden. Inside, there is air conditioning, but only in the lounge area. There is a single pedestal fan provided for the main bedroom, but not the other bedrooms. The bathroom fixtures are very old and need replacing/upgrading. The towel rails are rusted, there is very little water pressure in the shower. The paint on the ceiling in the bathroom is peeling badly. The unit seemed clean at first when looking at floors and counters, however items like the microwave buttons and fridge were grubby. There is an old CRT TV with DSTV (the lowest package - basically SABC, eTV and the religious channels). We didn't see the owners/managers until checkout. The keys were left in a postbox for us to collect and the owners/managers were supposed to drop by but didn't. We paid a really low price, but wouldn't stay there again even for the low price.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: don't do it
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Andrew D wrote a review May 2016
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic124 contributions69 helpful votes
This is my second review and again I can't find fault with the guesthouse. It's a cheap clean establishment where you get what you pay for, usually just a bed for the night as you journey through the country. You can see that the owners are making a great effort on maintenance with new air-conditioning in some of the units as well as built in Braai areas dotted around. The guest house is easy to find with great signage and visibility on Google maps. It's 10 minutes from the N1 so easy to get off and on again to continue a journey. If you're looking for a quick stop over that's affordable and clean, with Karoo hospitality then I'd recommend this every time.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Lada Fl wrote a review Apr 2016
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I have stayed in this B&B on couple of occasions. Every time I come back, there has been an upgrade done to the rooms, gardens, houses. There is a secure parking at each unit. You can also have a nice breakfast. Dinner can be requested and never disappoints. It is in easy reach of the Dam and shops. There are many units you can chose from, small apartment or a large houses for groups - the biggest one can accommodate up to 9 people! The owner is very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. I would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great food, friendly owner, good rooms, lovely area
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Holger O wrote a review Jan 2016
Namibia27 contributions4 helpful votes
The unit is very basic and the beds are adequate. There is only one air-con in the lounge area, which is fine for that room, but the bedrooms are very hot. It is a pre-fab house -which seems to be the norm for the area, so it cools down reasonably quickly in the evening. There is a braai place outside. It is a big unit and there is secure parking, even under-roof. The photo on the website of the dam is not what you see from the unit, as the unit is on the other side of a hill.
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Date of stay: December 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Daniel_Eloff wrote a review Nov 2015
Pretoria, South Africa28 contributions7 helpful votes
Our family has been sleeping over at Edelweiss Guesthouse for the last ten years every time we head down to the Eastern Cape. The B&B has become part of our holiday memories, That being said the B&B has a lovely breakfast that never fails to deliver. The new owners are extremely friendly and always ready to help. The units are very basic and the beds are adequate. The rooms could use with some air conditioning during the hot December nights. Each unit is a full house on its own with plenty of room. Safe parking behind gates at each unit.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Andrew D wrote a review Apr 2015
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic124 contributions69 helpful votes
This has to be one of the nicest guesthouses I've stayed in. It's run by a friendly couple, who provide a great service. It's cheap at approx £10 a night, with a Full English available on request for £3. Dinner is also available on request and there's a little shop of home made jams, pickles and relish's that are so hard to find these days. Splendid place at a splendid price.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Munro (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, kids activities, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rustiq Pub & Grill, Tjailatyd Restaurant, and De Stijl Gariep Hotel Mondrian Restaurant.
Is Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Gariep Dam.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alpe Edelweiss Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.