Things To Do in Karoo

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

Ma Betty's Xhosa Cultural Village

Where? Oudtshoorn
Ma Betty's authentic Xhosa Cultural Village is situated in the impoverished township of Bongulethu translating to 'our pride' in Xhosa. Nelson Mandela is a proud Xhosa with the tribe having inhabited South ...

Attakwaskloof Hiking Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
This hike is officially closed, according to the Footprint hiking club, although the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board will apparently still allow those hikers who have already walked the trail to book it ...

Buffelspoort MTB Route

Where? Ladismith
This beautiful route offers rugged, steep and challenging surfaces. The trail is rather difficult and can be done as a circular route or a return with the distances varying from 7.2 kilometers to 30 ...

Hold a Cub at Cango Wildlife Ranch

Where? Oudtshoorn
Cheetahland established in 1988 as a wild cat conservation camp is the oldest and biggest Cheetah contact centre in the world. This sanctuary to Africa's endangered cats is preserved in the Karoo's picturesque ...

Visit Boplaas Family Vineyards

Where? Calitzdorp
Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape province in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to more than 150 years. ...

Bergwater Wines

Where? Prince Albert
The Bergwater Winery is only 20km outside the town of Prince Albert. The estate is made up of 3 farms totaling 1500 hectares, of which 70 are vineyards. If you're wondering what the rest of the land is you ...

Christian Barnard Museum

Where? Beaufort West
Visit The Christian Barnard Museum in Beaufort West. Christiaan Neethling Barnard (November 8, 1922 - September 2, 2001) was a South African cardiac surgeon, famous for performing the world's first successful ...

Meiringspoort Waterfall

Where? De Rust
The exquisite beauty of the Klein Karoo is ideally represented by the small town of De Rust, nestled among the Swartberg Mountains. This town is actually considered to be the gateway between the Klein Karoo ...

Gecko Rock Seattle 4x4 Trail

Where? Touws River
The Karoo has a quiet, unassuming quality that belies the immensity of its beauty and variety. The landscapes are sometimes arid, sometimes scrubby, but always offer endless vistas of natural delights. This ...

Montagu Dried Fruit Factory Shop

Where? Montagu
The Little Karoo town of Montagu is a gem in the treasure chest of the Western Cape. It is less than 200 kilometres from Cape Town, and is the proud home of Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts. This is the best-known ...

Gamkapoort Dam MTB Route

Where? Prince Albert
This moderately difficult route is a one way cycle that is 40 kilometers long and will take between 3 and 5 hours to tackle. Park entry fees are applicable and payable at the tourism office on Main Street ...

Hiking in the Swartberg Pass

Where? Prince Albert
Lindsay arranges a hiking permit and then drives you into the Swartberg Pass with a picnic lunch, a bird list and map and you hike back down to Malva Draai, where beers or soft drinks will be cooling in the ...

Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall

Where? Oudtshoorn
Rust-en-Vrede taken from the Afrikaans expression for 'rest and peace' is true to its translation in setting. Indigenous plants and animal life flanks a trail of bridges and paths that lead you up the ...

Café Brule

Where? Oudtshoorn
A deli / café of international quality, Café Brule offers delicious breakfasts and lunches with flair. Located within the restored Queen’s Hotel, Café Brule is an absolute delight - popular with locals and ...

Barrydale Heritage Garden

Where? Barrydale
If you are travelling near Barrydale be sure to stop in at Barrydale Heritage Garden. This tranquil paradise is brimming with the most outstanding and spectacular flora you could feast your eyes on. The ...

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