Rustic charm and endless views of the Karoo at Gannaga Lodge

Gannaga Lodge Accommodation

Twenty kilometres from Middelpos, in some of the most spectacular country side of the Northern Cape, Gannaga Lodge sits perched on the summit of the Gannaga Pass.

This privately owned property lies within the Tankwa National Park in the beautiful Roggeveld Karoo. The farm has a rich history dating back to 1775 when farming on the land first began.

The old farm buildings have been lovingly restored and renovated into a charming guest lodge that oozes rustic charm with a homely and inviting feel. 

The main lodge and reception area is air conditioned and features a well-stocked bar with DSTV, and a log fire place.  Spacious lounges include a magnificent library with over 750 English and Afrikaans books, and a spacious patio offers glorious views toward the Langkloof and over the Gannaga Pass into the Ceres Karoo.

The dining room specialises in traditional local food with the iconic Karoo lamb being a prominent feature on the menu. Breakfast, a pub lunch and dinner are served, with a children’s menu and vegetarian options available.

The Lodge also features a meeting room, suitable for seminars and small conferences, Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, a children’s play area, secure parking and wheel chair accessibility.  

Accommodation at Gannaga Lodge

The Lodge offers clean and neat rustic accommodation in eleven comfortable rooms.  Guests have the option of the Old Farm House with its five ensuite double bedrooms or the Stable block  with one double room and one four-bed family room.

The Kliphuis offers a self-catering option and features a gas stove, a cosy fireplace in the lounge and a braai on the porch.

All accommodation features crisp clean linen and towels, electric blankets, heaters and fans and tea/coffee facilities.


The Karoo is perfect for stargazing and walking trails where small animals, birds and plant life abound.  For the more adventurous there are mountain bike trails and a 4×4 route.  For those who just want to relax, the sparkling pool with its endless views is the perfect spot.

Gannaga Lodge is a perfect destination if you are looking for space, solitude and tranquillity.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 087 150 4645 or  079 922 1688 or email

Gannaga Lodge may be found at Agterkop 1027, Middelpos, Northern Cape, with directions found here.

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