Situated on the edge of the Karoo in the Eastern Cape, the Gannabos Lodge offers a welcome respite from the dreary road to wherever you’re going. This means instead of rushing headlong to your final destination, here you can lay your head down under the brightest of stars in the universe and wake up to the splendour of the magnificence that is the Karoo.

Refreshed to tackle the rest of your journey after a leisurely breakfast, or mood-enhancing game drive in the African veld. Witness the stunning sable, plentiful buffalo and majestic roan that make up the exotic wildlife of our sanctuary.

But you don’t have to rush at all! Spend a weekend away from the city here at Gariep Eco Reserve and let the kids experience Africa the way it should be. Or just simply come to rest. We’ll take care of the rest.

Bookings

Please contact Erik Fourie on 076 693 3477 or email him at gannabos@gariepecoreserve.co.za for all your booking enquiries.

Directions

General: Gannabos Guesthouse is situated at Gariep Eco Reserve, Venterstad district, in the Eastern Cape Karoo – About 50km from the Gariep Dam, on the way to Port Elizabeth

GPS Coordinates

Entrance to Gariep Eco Reserve -30.892049, 25.763059
Gannabos Lodge -30.885117, 25.777428

Directions to Gannabos Guesthouse – from Gauteng

Route description

  • Follow the N1 from Johannesburg via Bloemfontein
  • Take exit to Gariep Dam, approx. 35 km to Colesberg
  • Drive over the Gariep Dam’s embankment, and follow the road to Venterstad
  • Approx. 3 km to Venterstad – turn right to Steynsburg
  • Farm is located approx. 12km from the turnoff on the way to Steynsburg
  • Turn left at the farm (large stone column on the left with farm logo – Gariep Eco Reserve – on the column, and signpost Badsfontein)
  • Follow the dirt road for a few hundred yards to a smaller stone column on the right – again with the farm logo
  • Turn right onto another dirt road
  • Follow this dirt road to the farm ‘s main gate. Call Erik on 076 693 3477. He will open the gate remotely
  • Drive in through the gate, go straight to a two-track road , and Gannabos Guesthouse lies ahead of you. Please contact Erik on 076 693 3477 to let him know what time you will be there
  • There is cell phone reception and internet access in the guest house

Directions to Gannabos Guesthouse – from Port Elizabeth

Route description

  • Follow the N10 from Port Elizabeth to Cradock
  • Pass Paterson and Cookhouse way to Cradock
  • At Cradock take the R390 to Hofmeyr
  • Drive past Hofmeyr and take the road to Steynsburg (still the R390)
  • The R390 ends in a T-junction
  • Turn right onto the R56 Steynsburg. Drive through Steynsburg and turn left to Venterstad on the R56
  • Approximately 52km from Steynsburg on the way to Venterstad – pay attention to a small signboard with the name “Badsfontein” on the right side of the road. This board shows the way to the farm entrance. There is also a large stone column with the farm’s logo (Gariep Eco Reserve) on it. Follow the dirt road for a few hundred yards to a smaller stone column on the right – again with the farm logo
  • Turn right onto another dirt road other
  • Follow this dirt road to the farm ‘s main gate. Call Erik on 076 693 3477. He will open the gate remotely
  • Drive in through the gate, go straight to a two-track road , and Gannabos Guesthouse lies ahead of you. Please contact Erik on 076 693 3477 to let him know what time you will be there
  • There is cell phone reception and internet access in the guest house

General

Guest house

Restaurant

Game Drive

Unit 1

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Backpackers