Vanwyksvlei Places of Interest

Vanwyksvlei is situated in the Upper Karoo, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Vanwyksvlei

Tankwa Karoo National Park

The 80 000 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park, proclaimed in 1986 and still in a development stage, is at present in a veld recovery phase and it will be some time before the original vegetation re-establishes ...

... and little further afield

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Lying peacefully in the mountainous upper Karoo of the Northern Cape, just outside the little town of Colesberg, Doornkloof Nature Reserve is positioned at the top end of the southern shore of the Vanderkloof ...

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 ...

Karoo Gariep Conservancy

Karoo is a “quenna” word meaning “dry and hard”. Gariep is also a “quenna” word meaning “big water”or river. The Karoo Gariep Concervancy is found on the Karoo “dry and hard” side of the Gariep “big river”. ...

MeerKAT Radio Telescope

MeerKat is the precursor telescope to the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) project. It is a radio telescope - the largest and most sensitive of its kind in the southern hemisphere, until the SKA comes into being ...

Molteno Pass

Said to be South Africa's first mountain pass, Molteno Pass links Beaufort West to Loxton, in effect joining the oldest town in the area to the Northern Cape. It lies in the Nuweveld Mountains on R381, ...

Northern Cape Wine Estates

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid ...

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve

Just 10 kilometres outside of the little town of Nieuwoudtville, between the towns of Van Rhynsdorp and Calvinia, lies the Oorlogskloof (war gorge) Nature Reserve. It is an untamed accumulation of gorges, ...

Ouberg Pass

Lying in the Northern Cape the Ouberg Pass descends into the town of Sutherland, the coldest town in the country and home to the biggest single optical telescope (SALT) in the southern hemisphere. Usually one ...

Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Situated in the upper Karoo where an infinite sky and horizon seem to go on without end, the Rolfontein Nature Reserve is found roughly 16 kilometres north of Petrusville, one of many isolated little villages ...

Volstruispoort Pass

The Volstruispoort Pass (Ostrich Pass) is on the newly tarred R384, a regional road linking Carnarvon to Vosburg in the Groot Karoo. It is one of two passes on the road through the Kareeberge. The other is the ...

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