The peaceful stillness and serenity of Gariep Dam vows to sooth one's distressed spirit.
Gariep Dam is located within the Karoo Heartland, close to the historical towns of Bethulie, Venterstad, Norvalspont and Colesberg, crossing the borders of the Free State, Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape Provinces. The Karoo is an austere land of flat-topped ironstone koppies, stunted vegetation and whirlwinds. It is a vast land, a land of thorn, succulents, aloes and saltbush.The Hottentots called it “The Place of Great Dryness”.The name “Gariep” is derived from the San explanation of “Red Waters”. Fossil collections in the greater Karoo basin indicate to palaeo-anthropologists that the...