Things To Do in Karoo

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

The Dried Fruit Route

Where? Montagu
Hop on a tractor and take a trip through the drying fruit fields in Montagu with spectacular views all around you. Along the way you will be taken to an interesting archaeological site. Walk through the ...

Barrydale Hand Weavers

Where? Barrydale
Barrydale Hand Weavers is a project aimed at providing a skill to people who might otherwise be unemployed, and who now are able to provide for their families through the sale of their products. The weavers ...

Prince Albert Farmers Market

Where? Prince Albert
The Prince Albert Market was resurrected in 1998 and has been a Saturday morning favourite since then. The market takes place on the square next to the Fransie Pienaar Museum and locals gather together to sell ...

Beaufort West Museum

Where? Beaufort West
In February 1837, Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa with its own Town Hall. Take a drive down Donkin Street and visit the Beaufort west Museum, where you are bound to learn something ...

Stop off for a Cold Beer at Ronnie's

Where? Barrydale
Ronnie painted the name Ronnie's Shop on this cottage next to the R62, planning to open a farm stall to sell fresh produce and fruit. His friends played a prank on him by changing the name to Ronnie's Sex ...

Visit the C.J. Langenhoven Museum

Where? Oudtshoorn
'Kuier' (Afrikaans for visit) at Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven's private residence and gardens in Oudtshoorn which has become the museum for his life and a tribute to the roots of one of South Africa's official ...

Karoo Cultural Tour by Donkey Cart

Where? Beaufort West
The Karoo is a key player in the history and heritage of the Western Cape and, indeed, of South Africa. As such, it is a wonderful place to explore and even visitors from other parts of the country are invited ...

Headlines Restaurant

Where? Oudtshoorn
Just like its name, Headlines grabs all the attention amongst locals and tourists, thanks to its vibe and huge menu, specialising in ostrich dishes. The Headlines starter menu is packed with South African ...

Crocodile Cage Diving Outshoorn

Where? Oudtshoorn
'If you don't hurry up and eat all your vegetables, I'm not going to submerge you in an underwater cage into a pool of crocodiles five times your length'. Brussel sprouts and broccoli might not be the munch of ...

Visit the Wine Cellar at Hillock Wines

Where? Ladismith
As part of your Route 62 journey why not stop and visit Hillock Wines near Ladismith and sample the various wines in their cellar, or stay a few days at their stylish Guest House. Hillock Wines is located on ...

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 ...

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 ...

Piet Barbet Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
When one pictures hiking trails in Oudtshoorn, one usually thinks of stark Karoo landscapes and dry landscapes but the 4.1 km Piet Barbet Trail takes hikers through the subtropical thicket of the Gamkaberg ...

Feed a Wallaby

Where? Oudtshoorn
A much more exciting game for kids than 'Where is Wally' is 'Where is the Wallaby'. The Wallaby Walkabout is an open enclosure at the Cango Wildlife Ranch where these happy hopping herbivores delight kids of ...

The Blue Cow Coffee Shop

Where? Barrydale
The Blue Cow Coffee Shop is situated at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains on Tradowshoek Farm. Known for its fantastic views the Blue Cow serves breakfast, light lunches as well as home baked cakes, ...

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