In the 'hood, Venterstad as a destination

Venterstad lies south west of the Oviston Nature Reserve and Tussen-die-Riviere Game Farm to the south of the Gariep Dam wall. It's rarely that someone visiting this part of the Eastern Cape will not have stumbled across the town. Even if it's just to slow to the 60 kilometre per hour speed limit on your way through. What you may not have discovered is that the town is definitely worth a once ... cont.

Gariep Eco Reserve, Venterstad, 9798, Northern Ukhahlamba, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Gannabos Guest House

From Gauteng:
• Follow the N1 from Gauteng via Bloemfontein.
• Take the turn-off to Gariep Dam, ca. 35 km before Colesberg.
• Drive over the wall of the Gariep Dam, and follow the road to Venterstad.
• Ca. 3 km before Venterstad – turn right to Steynsburg.
• The farm is situated ca. 12km from this turn-off, on the road to Steynsburg.
• Turn left at the entrance to the farm (Gariep Eco Reserve -Badsfontein).
• Follow the gravel road for a few hundred meters until you reach the second entrance – again with farm’s logo on the gate.
• Turn right onto another dirt road.
• Call Desmarie on the cell phone number mentioned below, where after she will open the gate electronically.
• Drive through the gate, follow the gravel road alongside a game fence, drive over a small stone bridge, drive along via a two-track road, and Gannabos Guest House will lie in front of you.

From Port Elizabeth:
• Follow the N-10 from Port Elizabeth to Cradock
• Drive past Paterson and Cookhouse on the way to Cradock
• Drive through Cradock and take the R390 to Hofmeyr
• Drive through Hofmeyr and take the road to Steynsburg (still the R390)
• The R390 stops at a T-junction
• Turn right to Steynsburg. Drive through Steynsburg and turn left to Venterstad
• Approximately 52km past Steynsburg on your way to Venterstad, you will find the entrance to the farm on your right-hand side (Gariep Eco Reserve – Badsfontein).
• Enter through the gate, and follow the gravel road for a few hundred meters until you reach a second entrance gate on your right (again with the farm’s logo on).
• Kindly call Desmarie, where after she will open the gate electronically. Enter the gate, follow the gravel road alongside a game fenced, until you reach Gannabos Guest House.

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