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Welcome to the Karoo....

Karoo Sunsets Motel is the perfect stop-over between Gauteng and the Western Cape, 240 kilometers South of Bloemfontein in the Eastern Cape. The Motel is situated on the south bank of the Gariep Dam the largest dam in South Africa, bordering the Oviston Nature Reserve home to many species of antelope and breathtaking sunsets. Karoo Sunsets Motel offers you a wide variety or rooms and self-catering free standing units.

Bank Angler Heaven

Karoo Sunsets Motel is a mere stone throw away from one of the biggest untouched fresh water angling hot spots in South-Africa. The banks of the Gariep Dam lie in wait and offer a wide variety of wildlife and plays home to carp, barbel, yellow fish and many more species of fish. Plan your next angling adventure with us.

Caravan and Camping

We have 9 caravan sites in total with power and water points, there are also ablution facility's available. Caravan and tent sites are available throughout the year. The resort can accommodate up to 15 tents at a time, so why not spend a couple of nights with us and take a drive through the beautiful Oviston nature reserve.

Leopard Pub & Grill

After a long day on the road there is nothing more soothing and relaxing than peace and quite and good food. So why not come on down to the Leopard Pub and Grill and have a sun downer and just relax, or order something scrumptious from our full a la Cart menu. The pub is fully licensed and open till late so come on down.


Norvalspont Concentration Camp

Concentration camps were always established near British army bases, to be guarded by the soldiers. Three women-camps were situated on the southern banks of the Orange River, among them the camp at Norvalspont. On 25 February 1901 Lieutenant S. Cole-Bowen was appointed as Superintendent of Norvalspont, and took over the command from Captain Du Plat Taylor of the Grenadier Guards.

Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails

Situated inside Oviston Nature Reserve there are endless hiking trails to delight the extreme hiker. The area surrounding Karoo Sunsets Motel offers the mountain bike enthusiast plenty open stretches with adventure rides into the Oviston Nature Reserve where you can see many different species of wildlife.

Bird Watching

Inside Oviston Nature Reserve you have 16 000 hectares of unspoilt habitat to explore. Over a period a number of 256 birds was identified, the climate in anther parts of the country and world also influence our bird life. The divergent vegetation type combined with geographical diversities help to accommodate more species, we have mountains, standing water and plains to support their habitat.