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Gariep A Forever Resort
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped over here for a night in February 2017. Great place, clean ablution facilities. Sites are grassed with own braai facility. Electrical and water point. Would definitely spend a long weekend here.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jason S
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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Dear Jason S,

Thank you for posting a wonderful review.
We are always happy to hear feedback from our Guests.
We would love to welcome you back for that long weekend stay for you to enjoy the facilities even more.

See you soon.
Adriaan

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Ideal for a stop over on your way to Cape Town. We are more hotel type people, so for us this was totally out of our comfort zone. We stayed in one of the self catering units, but had dinner in the resort restaurant. The food was a disappointment. Not recommended at all.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
Thank Alanjustin
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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi Alanjustin,

Thank you for your review.
We will do our best to keep the standards high. Your feedback will be provided to the relevant departments.

Enjoy your day.
Adriaan

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We booked this resort as a stopover on our trip from Johannesburg to Prince Albert in the Klein Karoo. At the booking we were told that there were only two chalets left as this resort is popular. The cost was quoted as R1300 per night for two people. The booking was handled by the resort efficiently. Upon arrival and registration we were allocated a chalet, and were pleasantly surprised to be given a discount for the night which dropped the cost to R780.00.
The chalets are old, having been built in the 60's? but have been tastefully modernized with tiled roofs, modern tiles and granite work tops. We found our unit clean and well appointed. The units are self catering but there are facilities on the site re restaurant and shop etc. indeed outside the resort there is a supermarket on the doorstep. Being overnight guests did not give us great opportunity to use the facilities but there is a huge pool, go-carting etc. All facilities gave the appearance of being well maintained as were the grassed areas and flowerbeds. The chalets overlook the harbour of the resort in which there were several boats moored. There is a passenger vessel there for tours of the dam which is the largest in SA. The area is surrounded by hills which make for a picturesque setting. The resort is clearly set up for families with lots of facilities. We left the following morning having enjoyed our short stay.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank dave b
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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Dear dave b,

It is great hearing your feedback. Thank you for the review.
The area is as described in your mail currently extremely beautiful with the wonderful rain we had and I truly wish you could have spent more time here at Gariep.

We do hope to see you again in your future travels and once again thanks for the review.

Adriaan Harper

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited the resort this past weekend and our first evening (Friday) was lovely. The 6 sleeper chalet was well equipped and neat.

Saturday however people arrived at the two chalets opposite us. From the moment they got there, the noise levels shot through the roof. People were pouring out the houses (which I assume was only meant to house 4 people each), they were clearly related or friends. Music was blaring the whole afternoon, until we could not stand it anymore and called security. The music stopped for about 10 minutes.

By the evening 11pm, I saw that security made another visit, but by this time the people were clearly intoxicated and did nothing to tone the noise down. It carried on for most of the night and the weekend we were looking forward to for so long was ruined.

It was not cheap accommodation and it was unacceptable that security did so little to the culprits and allowed other paying guests to be inconvenienced in this manner.

I will definitely not recommend this resort to anyone, which is a pity. If security enforced any rules, this could have been a fantastic resort. If you want peace and quiet, rather give this a miss.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank BooTaz
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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi BooTaz,

Thank you for making time to review our Resort.
It is such a inconvenience when people do not take others into consideration.
We do our best to control noise and will take up the matter with our outsourced security company.
I do hope you return for a more peaceful stay in future.

Regards,
Adriaan

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The venue is excellent and very clean and tidy. The whole experience was spoilt when we arrived and guard at gate would not allow us in before paying - the full amount was paid weeks in advance, but records did not reflect this. It took a long time for them to sort it out - was dark when we were eventually allowed to enter. I asked them to contact me with an explanation, still has not happened.

Room Tip: Different options available depending on need - view of dam, close to swimming pool etc
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank bos810
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AdriaanHarper, General Manager at Gariep A Forever Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hi bos810,

Thank you for your review. I do wish you return soon as it is a sight to experience during the day.
I will look into the matter with our outsourced security company.

Enjoy your day.
Adriaan

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