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 ...

Visit the Apollo Theatre

Where? Victoria West
Please Note: The Apollo Theatre has closed. This article is displayed for historical purposes only. The Apollo Theatre was one of the only remaining art deco theatres still in use. Hosting the annual ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Victoria Trading Post

Where? Victoria West
Experience Karoo nostalgia and take home a reminder from The Victoria Trading Post. Browse through a collection of old enamel kitchenware, old bottles and porcelain, all of which is on sale. Homemade pies, ...

Sutherland Musuems and Memorials

Where? Sutherland
A memorial to the Voortrekkers, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Great Trek is located at the entrance to town. Louw House is Sutherlands only museum and the house dates back to 1861. ...

Sutherland NG Kerk

Where? Sutherland
The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ...

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 ...

Hiking in Rolfontein Reserve

Where? Vanderkloof
Rolfontein Nature Reserve has been in existance for more than 40 years. The over 8000ha reserve surrounds the town of Vanderkloof from which the main gate can be entered. There are lovely hiking trails but ...

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 ...

Karoo Gariep Conservancy MTB Route

Where? Hanover
This a great ride for anyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced mountain biker. Starting at the New Holme Karoo Guestfarm, you will ride through various terrain, with sand, plains, rocks and ...

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