About Siloam Village
Situated at Oviston Nature Reserve at Lake Gariep, Siloam Village offers great accommodation for those seeking a more tranquil laid-back break with lots of adventure. You will find Siloam a great venue and reasonably priced on the Oviston side of the dam. If your perfect holiday is a combination of lazing around, fishing and exploring the nature reserve, then this is the place to stay. We have a boat to hire if you want to explore the dam or fish deeper waters for yellowfish, carp and barbel.
The facility is newly renovated and consists of:
Group accommodation bungalows sleeps 120 persons (ideal for school camps, backpackers etc)
Small group accommodation chalets sleeps 15 persons
Overnight accommodation as well as Bed & Breakfast
Dining room seats 120 persons
The breakfast provided consists of:
Coffee / tea
Three different types of cereal with milk and sugar
Bacon or sausages or savoury mince
Fried tomatoes / mushrooms
Three different types of jam
Activities at Siloam Village
Mountain biking (can take out 12 people at a time)
Quad biking (can take out 14 people at a time)
Canoeing / kayaking
The Nature Reserve
The Nature Reserve offers 16 000 ha unspoilt wild life area which hosts aardvark, aardwolf, African wild cat, bateared fox, black wildebeest, black-backed jackal, blesbuck, brown hyena, Burchell's Zebra, Cape clawless otter, Cape Fox, Cape ground squirrel , Cape hare, Cape porcupine, caracal, Chacma baboon, common duiker, eland, kudu, mountain reedbuck, gemsbuck, red hartebeest, rock dassie, scrub hare, small spotted cat , small spotted genet, Smith's red rock rabbit, South African hedgehog, spotted-necked otter, springbuck, steenbuck , suricate, vervet monkey, water mongoose and yellow mongoose.
The Orange River has offers the ideal setting for sunset cruises; the perfect end to a perfect day. The area surrounding Siloam Village offers the mountain bike enthusiast plenty of open stretches with adventure rides into the Oviston Nature Reserve. The keen canoeist can enjoy endless trips on Lake Gariep situated inside Oviston Nature Reserve. This is a bird lovers' paradise, with a wide variety found on the farm. Rarities include the Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Blue Crane, Secretary Bird, Steppe Buzzard, Kingfishers and many more.
The Orange River has become a fly-fishing Mecca due to the abundance of both Yellowfish species. A true test for both amateur and experienced fishermen. Our 5km riverfront boasts seven rock outcrops ideal for this gentlemens' sport. Some of the species found: Largemouth Yellowfish, Smallmouth Yellowfish, Orange River Mudfish, Moggel, Sharptooth Catfish, Chubbthead Barb, Carp and many more.
The Gariep area is blessed with an abundance of adventure, from our picturesque lake to our beautiful nature reserves. The waterways are what makes this province one of the best for outdoor enthusiasts of every kind.