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About Siloam Village

Siloam Village is situated at Lake Gariep, a water sport enthusiast’s paradise, stretching 90 km in length and 374 km² in size. The lake offers sailing, jet skiing and power boating.

We are situated on the Eastern Shore of Lake Gariep, at Oviston Nature Reserve, not inside Gariep Dam. We are approximately 30 minutes from the highway. The Gariep Dam is located inside the Nature Reserve, and access to the shores of the dam is through the reserve gate. Guests can however walk from our establishment to the dam. Access through the nature reserve is free.

There are no nearby restaurants, however meals can be arranged at Siloam Village with prior notice. Dinner is at a cost of R 95.00 per person, Breakfast is R 55.00 per person and lunch is R 60.00 per person. There is a small shop opposite Siloam Village that sells very basic necessities and groceries.

The remarkable Gariep Dam in the Karoo is the biggest catchment of fresh water in South Africa. Those seeking a more tranquil and laid-back break will find Siloam to be a great escape that is reasonably priced. If your ideal holiday is a combination of lazing around, fishing and exploring a nature reserve, this is the place to stay. We have boats for hire if you want to explore the dam or fish.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 15 hours
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 08:00 AM
    Check-out: 08:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Siloam Village Rooms

Reviews for Siloam Village

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Jan Viljoen, South Africa
06 September 2015

Ons het twee aande heerlik oorgeslaap en die gastekamers is op 'n baie goeie standaard en baie keurig versier. Gasvrye vriendelike mense.Die terrrein is nog onder konstruksie en ek sal graag eendag 'n draai wil maak as dit eers klaar is.Die Quad bikes wat op die Webwerf geadverteer word is almal ondiensbaar. As jy nie met 'n groepskamp gaan of wil hengel nie, moet jy dalk wegbly.Die enigste probleem is dat Oviston 'n gehuggie sonder 'n restaurant, koffiewinkel en curioshop is. Die aangrensende dorpie is ook maar vaal. Gariepdam se oord en winkeltjies is ietwat beter maar is heelwat km verder.
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Josephus Terwindt, South Africa
28 May 2015

Nice helpful staff and comfortable accommodation near the Gariep Dam.Stayed only 1 night en route to Lesotho but could have easily stayed longer. Now we know for next time. 

Siya Xhamela, South Africa
14 July 2014

Value for money, we enjoyed ourselves and the decor is refreshing and different.

Siya Xhamela, South Africa
14 July 2014

Value for money, we enjoyed ourselves and the decor is refreshing and different.

Erika , South Africa
24 March 2014

On het almal baie lekker gebly.Sal altyd weer daar gaan kuier as ons in daai rigting in gaan.

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Siloam Village Map

Siloam Village is 29.1km from the centre of Gariep Dam , the nearest airport 187.6km (Bloemfontein Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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