Things To Do in Upper Karoo

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

Map - Modern Art Project

Where? Richmond
The modern art project, more commonly known as Map, was founded by Harrie Siertsema, a patron of the arts, and Abrie Fourie, a well known artist and curator, in 2005. The impetus behind the project is not ...

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Where? Colesberg
The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about ...

Vanderkloof Dam

Where? Vanderkloof
Vanderkloof Dam is a unique man-made experience of a precious natural earth element, Vanderkloof Dam catches water stretching a 100 Km in length at it's maximum capacity. The dam took the name of the farm it ...

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis

Where? Richmond
At the Vetmuis Plaaskombuis a National Heritage Building, and typical Karoo dwelling with thick walls and yellowwood floors, freshly prepared 'Kontrei Kos' (hearty country meals) are served. Indulge in ...

Ant Tiek

Where? Victoria West
Visit Ant Tiek, a charming little antique shop which stocks old furniture from the Karoo, including cottage furniture. A variety of glass and porcelain is also on sale, as well as old books and sets of ...

A Touch Of Karoo Madness Pub & Grub

Where? Hanover
A Touch of Karoo Madness Pub and Grub is the perfect place to go for a good old traditional pub meal. The oldie worldie pub is decorated beautifully and contains quirky art and a number of antiques. The ...

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Where? Richmond
Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such ...

SA Astronomical Observatory

Where? Sutherland, Upper Karoo
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly ...

Adventure Kayaking at Vanderkloof Dam

Where? Vanderkloof
Adrenalin rushing kayak trip or a relaxing adventure? Groups of between 8 and 18 can have the time of their life - Build Memories by either going on the Vanderkloof Dam or the Orange River from the Vanderkloof ...

Stargazing at Sterland

Where? Sutherland
Sterland, just outside of Sutherland has stargazing sessions every night, with the cold air providing excellent viewing of the Milky Way. The show starts at 8pm and lasts just over two hours. An indoor ...

Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

Carnarvon Museum

Where? Carnarvon
The museum in Carnarvon was built as a community spot for the Dutch reformed Church in 1907 but was given to the municipality and converted into a museum. Situated in the town of Carnarvon near Loxton, ...

Travalia Farm Store

Where? Three Sisters
Nestled in the Karoo, with the backdrop of the mountains, koppies and scrubby landscapes of the Karoo, is the Travalia Farm Store and Butchery. This is situated on the N1 motorway at Three Sisters, so named ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a ...

Visit The Spider Lady

Where? Hanover
If you are into the creepy crawly, then you should visit the spider lady. Marie de Jager has a love for eight legged creatures and has transformed her house into a living museum. She has learnt a lot about ...

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