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About Raptor Ridge Lodge

Raptor Ridge Lodge is a unique Gariep Dam accommodation establishment, situated on the Free State side of the Gariep Dam. The property borders the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve and is set on an open plain with a unique sense of space, freedom and unity with nature.The accommodation is made up of four units with single or double beds. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom as well as a deck with panoramic views of the surrounding Karoo area and the Gariep Dam. To maintain the tranquility of the area, the lodge's electricity is supplied by solar panels and gas facilities which are environmentally friendly and bring one closer to the peaceful serenity only nature can provide.Raptor Ridge Lodge and the Gariep Dam area offers numerous activities to keep you and your family or colleagues busy and entertained such as, bird watching, cycling and a mountain bike trail, stargazing, hunting, gliding, hiking trail and game watching. One hiking trail can be done by yourself, and the big hiking trail, together with the mountain bike trail, can only be done with prior arrangement. Game watching is also available at a cost of R250 per trip. Max 4 people. Enquire about cost for hiking trail guide.On prior arrangement, we can offer a hearty breakfast, at an additional cost.. We are not licensed to sell liquor, but we do have cold soda beverages and snacks on offer.Groups and weekend break away packages are also available. If you want to break away, come watch the Blouwildebeest, Eland, Gemsbuck, Springbuck and Blesbuck grazing almost on your doorstep and take you to another world where tranquility, calmness and peace await you, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Look no further. Let us spoil you and give you the break away you deserve.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 39 Reviews

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information


Thank you very much for your enquiry that we have received.
We are looking forward to hosting you at Raptor Ridge Lodge..
IMPORTANT info below…..please read.
Please note that we can provisionally hold the room for you...and once a 50% deposit has been paid we will send confirmation that your room has been booked.
How ever...

Thank you very much for your enquiry that we have received.
We are looking forward to hosting you at Raptor Ridge Lodge..
IMPORTANT info below…..please read.
Please note that we can provisionally hold the room for you...and once a 50% deposit has been paid we will send confirmation that your room has been booked.
How ever should we not receive a response by the expiry date, then the system will automatically delete the booking and it will become available for other bookings.

Kind Regards
Zelda Weyers
Manager
Raptor Ridge Lodge

GUEST INFO.. (PLEASE NOTE)
1) We do not have card facilities therefore payments need to be done via EFT or cash.
2) We run on solar power and have a standby generator. Plugs in the rooms are for Cellphones, laptops etc.Therefore rooms cannot accommodate any small fridges,hair dryers or kettles.
3) We have braai facilities and a communal kitchen. Prior arrangements need to be made for use of facilities.
4) Breakfast is not included in the cost of the accomodation. It can be arranged the evening before.
5) We are pet friendly, but do request leashes for dogs as we have a young buck walking on the lodge grounds.

Cancellation Policy
1 month before stay date: 50% of deposit refundable.
2 weeks before stay date: 25% of deposit refundable.
Less than 2 weeks before stay date: 0% of deposit is refundable.


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Reviews for Raptor Ridge Lodge

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Ray Goddess
13 June 2017

The water supply for showering is pathetic and one can hardly shower. Otherwise very pleasant.

Brian Askew
02 June 2017

As the Lodge operates only from solar heating there is no heating or hot water facilities in the rooms - this was not clear when I booked.

Deon Scholtz
27 March 2017

Really nice rooms and very clean and well prepared for our stay. Zelda went the extra mile to assist us. I will not hesitate to make use of this place again... It was money well spent.

ian Reynolds
05 March 2017

Lights should not go out at 2a.m. without warning

Scott Warburton, South Africa
27 November 2016

The lodge was clean and convenient. Staff were attentive and polite, making it a great place to stop on our trip.

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Raptor Ridge Lodge Map

Raptor Ridge Lodge is 9.9km from the centre of Gariep Dam , the nearest airport 179.2km (New Tempe Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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