Lake Gariep is situated 190km south of Bloemfontein just off the N1 highway. It borders between the three provinces of the Free State, Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. Oviston Nature Reserve comprises a long, narrow strip of land, situated on the southern shoreline of Lake Gariep in the north-eastern part of the Eastern Cape. The reserve extends from the Gariep Dam wall in the west to the Bethulie rail-road bridge in the east.

2 Msasa Road
Lake Gariep
Eastern Cape


Travelling fromPretoria/Johannesberg via Bloemfotein

Follow the N1 Go past Bloemfontein, Edenburg, Trompsburg,

Take Exit #7 (Springfontein) it reads R715 Bethulie from the N1, ±175km south of Bloemfontein
Keep straight on this road and go through the town of Bethulie. At the last stop in Bethulie, you will find a T-junction
and at this T-junction turn right towards Burgersdorp/Venterstad.

Cross over the big bridge and carry on approximately 5 km, the tarr road becomes a gravel road. Here you will turn
right towards Venterstad and continue on a tarr road.

At the only stop street in Venterstad, you will turn right to Oviston.
You will go through 2 x game gates and turn right after appox 4 km where the board shows Oviston.
You will travel about 8 km and turn right at the Café on the corner of Msasa Road.

We are situated opposite the cafe on the left at No 2 Msasa Road, Oviston.