Aquifer Guesthouse


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Contact: Gina Norman
Mobile: 074 128 7705
Tel: 051 655 0161
Address: Oviston Town
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Introduction to Aquifer Guesthouse

Aquifer Gastehuis is geleë naby die tonnel-opening met ‘n parkie en tennisbane reg voor. Daar is baie spasie vir kinders om te speel en lieflike voetslaan-laaitjies aan die kant van die dam. Die dam se watermassa kan gemaklik besigtig word vanaf die gastehuis. Die gastehuis bestaan uit twee identiese huise, elk met twee slaapkamers en vyf beddens, plus ‘n volledige kombuis en sitkamer.

Aan die agterkant is ‘n pragtige lapa om saans te kuier en braai en die wonderlikste sonsondergange gadeslaan.

Oviston Tunnel

Oviston en die Oranje-Vistonnel

Oviston is ‘n pragtige dorpie geleë op die suidelike rante van die Gariepdam, 19 kilometer stroomop van die Gariepdamwal. Dit het ontstaan om die personeel van die Departement van Waterwese te huisves toe begin is met die bou van die Oranje-Vistonnel in 1966.

Oviston is geleë binne die Oviston Natuurreservaat aan die suide kant van die Gariepdam, die grootste binnelandse meer in Suider-Afrika. Die tonnel het ‘n deursnee van 5,3 meter en is 82,45 km Lank. Dit vervoer water uit die Gariepdam onder deur die Suurbergplato na dorpe en besproeiings gebiede van die Oos Kaap; op sommige plekke is dit 380 meter onder die oppervlakte en dit het ‘n heffing van 1: 2 000. Dit is die langste ononderbroke watertonnel in die suidelike halfrond en die derde  langste watertonnel in die wêreld.

Besoekers aan Oviston geniet baie voorregte; hulle het maklike gratis toegang tot die dam op menige plekke vir visvang, swem of boot ry. Ook is daar gratis toegang tot die natuurpark om die baie wild te besigtig. Oviston is baie sentraal geleë met pragtige toegangspaaie, wat ook ideaal is vir fietsry. Daar is geen industriële besoedeling van die water of lug nie.

Aquifer Guesthouse is located near the tunnel-inlet overlooking a park with tennis courts. There’s lots of room for children to play and lovely hiking trails surrounding the dam. The breathtaking views of the water mass can be enjoyed from the guesthouse which consists of two identical houses, each with two bedrooms and five beds plus a fully equipped kitchen and lounge.

There is also a beautiful lapa in the backyard where guests can relax and braai while enjoying the magnificent sunset over the water.

Oviston and the Orange Fish-Tunnel
Oviston is a charming little town situated 19 kilometers up stream from the Gariep dam wall on the southern banks of the Gariep dam. The town was originally developed when work on the tunnel commenced in 1966 to accommodate the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry personnel.

Oviston is located within the Oviston Nature Reserve on the southern banks of the greatest inland lake in southern Africa, the Gariep dam. The tunnel is a total of 82,45 kilometres in length with a diameter of 5,3 metres. Its purpose is to convey water from the Gariep dam underneath the Suurberg plateau to towns and irrigation areas in the Eastern Cape. In certain places the tunnel is up to 380 metres under the surface with a slope of 1: 2000. It is the longest uninterrupted water tunnel in the southern hemisphere and the third longest in the world.

Visitors to Oviston enjoy an abundance of liberties; they have easy access to the dam for fishing, swimming or boat rides. Access to the nature reserve is free of charge and there’s a great variety of wildlife to discover. Oviston is centrally located with adequate access roads - ideal for cycling. There is no trace of industrial pollution in the water or in the air.
 

Gariep Dam.Gariep Dam
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Accommodation Rates

Rates:
R200 / adult
R150 / high school child
R100 / primary school child
R0 / preschoolers and babies

Book 2 days or more and enjoy our 10% discount.


R200
/ volwassene
R150 / hoërskoolkinders
R100 / laerskoolkinders
R0 / voorskoolse kinders en babas

As besoekers 2 dae of meer wil bly, 10% afslag.




Facilities

Tea & Coffee, towels, soap and bedding and take note that it is self catering so no meals.

You could ask for a guided tour to the reserve or go on your own. You can also easily reach the opening point of the tunnel tower. Families will enjoy escaping from the city for a holiday in Oviston. Bring your bikes and do some cycling, play tennis, jog in fresh air, enjoy the open space and the beauty of the jaw dropping stars at night.

Koffie en tee fasiliteite, handdoeke en seep en beddegoed word verskaf, maar nie etes nie. Ons kan jul ook vergesel om die wildkampe te besigtig en by die tonnel toring opening uit te kom.

Aangenaam vir maak vir families om hier ’n vakansie uit die stad te hou.  Bring julle fietse en doen fietsry, of speel tennis speel, draf, daar is baie spasie en die sterre is asemrowend duidelik en mooi.

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