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Glasgow Pont Hotel, accommodation near Colesberg and accommodation near Gariep Dam

The Historical Steel Bridges linking the Cape Province and the rest of the world!Norvals Pont village is located on the Southern bank of the Orange River just where the Northern Cape meets the EasternCape, looking across to the Free State on the Northern bank which is reached by means of two historic bridges; one for the railway and one for the road.

The village was founded in the 1840s when Scotsman John Norval began a ferry service across the Orange, naming the ferry, or pont, the "Glasgow" after his home town which, in turn, gave our Hotel its illustrious name. The Glasgow Pont is probably one of the very last of the real old-time Karoo hotels, and while it may seem to lack some of the features of more up-to-date establishments, few other Inns can equal the quality of our hospitality and cuisine or the convenience of our location.

We offer affordable pet friendly and family friendly accommodation, with or without en-suite amenities, through to practical backpacker bunks for the more adventurous traveler.

Our bar and restaurant menus are varied and interesting and we always have delicious Karoo Lamb, our famous regional speciality, as roasts, chops, curries and potjiekos.

As the Hotel incorporates a POST OFFICE, LIQUOR STORE and LOCAL SHOP we think we have most bases covered when it comes to convenience. You can draw cash from our in-house ATM, make an internet connection, buy what you need for your braai or fishing trip and write all your postcards home without putting a foot outside.

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The Famous Glasgow Pont Hotel

051 755 5010 / 083 319 7602
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