Trip I (2011) Mountain Zebra National Park to Forever Gariep Resort - 257km, 3 - 4 hours.

Trip II (2012) Golden Gate Highlands National Park to Forever Gariep Resort - 448km, 5 - 6 hours.

Trips(I) and (II). The days' rides are both long ones through areas where there is little or no reason for nature tourists to stop.

Forever Resorts Gariep is to us a place where we stay over at times when we cannot get from one National Park to the next in a reasonable time and we need good camping or accommodation somewhere in the middle between the parks.

The facilities at Forever Gariep are always spotless and neat, and the staff professional and friendly, while the view over the dam is also beautiful and relaxing, especially if you visit the restaurant at the top of the hill for one of their wonderful meals and the super view from their stoep.

The forever resorts are popular places for families during school holidays and almost empty out of season, making them ideal for stopovers between parks when the parks are too far apart.

For more information, visit their website here.