Oviston Places of Interest

Oviston is situated in Northern Ukhahlamba, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Oviston

Oviston Nature Reserve

The Oviston Nature reserve lies close to the little Karoo towns of Venterstad and Oviston roughly two hours’ drive from Bloemfontein. That it is in the Karoo should impart the potential for blinding hot summer ...

Attractions AROUND Oviston

Barkly Pass

Barkly Pass is the only one of the eight passes in the Eastern Cape that is tarred. It is also the one you can expect to close around the beginning of winter when the first snowfalls begin, overnight as they ...

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

The Free State's largest nature reserve is a combination of the 36 487 ha Gariep Dam on the Orange River and an 11 237 ha game sanctuary on its northern shore. From the Gariep dam some 200 000 ha of land is ...

Tussen die Riviere Game Reserve

Tussen die Riviere Game Reserve is one of the most accessible game reserves in the Free State. Situated in Bethuli, you can get there from Bloemfontein, Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape and Springfontein along ...

... and little further afield

Aliwal North Hot Springs

Aliwal North is famous for its Hot springs. The spa has large thermal pools, including two for children, as well as saunas, a gym and a treatment block with amenities for invalids. Water sports are popular on ...

Baster Voetslaan Pass

Baster Voetslaan Pass is also, confusingly, known as the Dr Lapa Munnik Pass. You can find out more about him at his memorial plaque close to the summit alongside another plaque dedicated to Nic de Bruin, ...

Bastervoetpad Pass

If you want to see scenery to die for then drive the Bastervoetpad, or Baster Voetpad as it is sometimes written. It links Barkly East / Elliot to the town of Ugie, which it does via the Drakensberg ...

Bottleneck Pass

The Eastern Cape highlands at the tail of the Drakensberg chain of mountains, roughly between Lady Grey and Barkly East, are awash with spectacular gravel passes - eight of them part of what has become known ...

Carlisleshoek Pass

Just before the top of Carlisleshoek Pass (also spelt Carlisle's Hoek) there is a signboard that suggests that you 'engage lowest gear, keep up revs and take corners wide'. It closes off by saying that you ...

Carlisleshoekspruit Pass

To reach Tiffindel ski resort, deep in the northern reaches of the Eastern Cape, one must navigate an incredibly steep, sometimes heart-in-mouth kind of driving pass known as Carlisleshoekspruit.Most of the ...

Fetcani Pass

Fetcani Pass begins a little after the summit of the remarkable Barkly Pass on the tarred R58 out of Elliot. You will need to turn right onto the gravel R393 just after the road passes the Mountain Shadows ...

Groot Doringhoek Pass

The Groot Doringhoek (great thorn corner) Pass is considered one of the highest mountain passes in the country, and thus one of its more dangerous roads,. It also makes its way onto a list of roads less ...

Naudé's Nek Pass

Naudé's Nek lies in the southern end of the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape, and connects the towns of Maclear and Rhodes. It is probably most well known as the highest dirt road in South Africa, with a summit ...

Otto Du Plessis Pass

Whilst still on the tar road between Lady Grey and the Clifford turn-off it is possible to see part of the unique railway linking Barkly East with Lady Grey to the northwest. Owing to the mountainous terrain, ...

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