Things To Do in Karoo Heartland

The Karoo Heartland region is situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Urquhart House Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
You will find this beautiful Cape Dutch house on the southern end of Market Square, although the exact date on which it was built is unknown. Historians guess at somewhere between 1806 and 1821 based on its ...

Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
The small town of Nieu-Bethesda is situated in the beautiful Karoo of South Arica, where the natural beauty is uniquely enthralling and the history permeates every building, remnant and smile. It has earned ...

Sid Fourie House

Where? Jansenville
The Sid Fourie House, also known as Jansenville’s Museum and houses a number of collections that offer a peak into the lifestyles of the past as well as the area itself. The home once belonged to Sid Fourie ...

Mountain Zebra National Park 4x4 Trails

Where? Cradock
The Mountain Zebra National Park is home to three different 4x4 trails, and gives drivers and their passengers the prime opportunity of experiencing the glorious beauty of this park and the diversity of the ...

Doringkloof 4x4 Trails

Where? Baviaanskloof
Deep in the ancient formations of the Baviaanskloof Mountain Range lie the Doringkloof 4x4 Trails. This area is characterised by rugged landscapes, enormous mountains that burst from sometimes arid ground, and ...

Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trails

Where?
In the heart of the Karoo, deep in the South African province of the Eastern Cape, lies the fun and excitement of the Hoeksfontein 4x4 Trail. This entire region is characterised by rocky outcrops, valley ...

The Dutch Reformed Mother Church

Where? Cradock
The Dutch Reformed Church was a Reformed denomination in the Netherlands, stemming from the Roman Catholic Church, beginning in 1570. It was an amalgamation between the Reformed and Evangelical churches in the ...

Visit The Nqweba Dam

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Nqweba Dam is a fantastic spot to visit for the day or a weekend. Covering a total area of 1000 hectares at its fullest, this dam is popular among anglers and water sports enthusiasts. Just north of the ...

Visit the Valley of Desolation

Where? Graaff-Reinet
Graaff-Reinet is a Karoo town surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park - 19 000 ha of veld covering plains with herds of Springbok, Gemsbuck and Cape Buffalo, mountain valleys lush with spekboom (foliage) and ...

Nieu Bethesda Art Centre

Where? Nieu Bethesda
The tiny Eastern Cape town of Nieu Bethesda is a tranquil retreat from the busy city vibe. In fact, it represents everything that is peaceful, arty and a little eccentric about this part of South Africa. The ...

Olive Schreiner House

Where? Cradock
The Shreiner House museum is an interesting one situated in Cradock and is former home to Olive Schreiner and her siblings. Olive was a South African political activist with strong beliefs and also author to ...

The Owl House

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
Set deep in the Sneeuberg Mountains in the small village of Nieu Bethesda, the Owl House is a Karoo cottage and yard in the Eastern Cape, transformed between 1950 and 1976 by Helen Martins into a ...

The Ibis Lounge Restaurant

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
The town of Nieu Bethesda is secreted in the South African province of the Eastern Cape and retains a mysterious aura that makes it quite irresistible to those whose hearts have settled here. It is also home ...

Compassberg MTB Route

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
You can expect a lot of highs and lows on this exquisite trail as you climb steep hills towards the farmlands and further up to Compassberg Mountain. Peddle down towards Middleburg and then climb one final ...

Belly Deli

Where? Willowmore
Belly Deli is a quirky little retreat in the heart of the Karoo Heartland. Willowmore, the deli’s home town, is a small hub, but has earned its spot on the map for its mohair production. This is in the heart ...

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