Things To Do in Upper Karoo

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

Transkaroo Hiking Trail

Where? Colesberg
Start: farm near the village of Noupoort, 40 km from Colesberg Finish: back at the farm; the hike is circular Duration: 3 days, 42 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: neither mid-summer nor mid-winter are ...

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 ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

R354 Sutherland to Matjiesfontein

Where? Sutherland
The tarred R354 between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland (110km) is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape. It’s also one of the best-kept-secrets, known only by those who head en masse to ...

Oorlogskloof Papkuilsfontein MTB Route

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Explore the rocky, rugged terrain, gorges and gravel roads that run all through the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve. Joining the reserve is the Papkuilsfontein Farm, which is just as exciting to ride through. ...

Sea Cow River Restaurant

Where? Hanover
Set amongst the haunting beauty of the Karoo, the folk over at Sea Cow River Restaurant at New Holme Karoo Guestfarm certainly know how to dazzle their guests. With romantic dinners on the ‘Star Deck’, braais ...

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 ...

Hanover Museum

Where? Hanover
Hanover museum, situated along Viljoen Street on an original farmstead in Hanover, is brimming with the town’s history. This fascinating museum is run by the local community who volunteer their time and some ...

Hantam Huis Restaurant

Where? Calvinia
Hantam Huis Restaurant is nestled in Calvinia, a little town in the Northern Cape Province that exudes a unique history and charm. This same elegance pervades the restaurant, which is situated in a building ...

Perlman House Pub & Restaurant

Where? Sutherland
Perlman House Pub and Restaurant, situated in the main road of Sutherland in a historic 19th century “Dorpshuis” started business in 2007. Since then we have built a solid reputation for service, price and ...

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 ...

Sutherland Star Gazing Trip

Where? Sutherland
We depart late afternoon directly to Sutherland passing over the mountainous landscape turning into the flat Karoo once past Matroosberg. One of the most picturesque views is the plateau before Sutherland ...

Die Krip Restaurant

Where? Richmond
Saag and Sumi are the managers of this olde world charm destination in the centre of Richmond in the Upper Karoo, Situated next to the N1 approximatly halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng, Die Krip is a ...

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 ...

Die Blou Nartjie

Where? Calvinia
Die Blou Nartjie is a fabulous restaurant housed within an old synagogue that has been revamped. It has been designed so that it is open plan and allows a peek into the kitchen in anticipation of your tasty ...

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