Oviston Places of Interest

Oviston is situated in Northern Ukhahlamba, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Oviston

Oviston Nature Reserve

The Oviston Nature reserve lies close to the little Karoo towns of Venterstad and Oviston roughly two hours’ drive from Bloemfontein. That it is in the Karoo should impart the potential for blinding hot summer ...

Attractions AROUND Oviston

Barkly Pass

Barkly Pass is the only one of the eight passes in the Eastern Cape that is tarred. It is also the one you can expect to close around the beginning of winter when the first snowfalls begin, overnight as they ...

Gariep Dam Nature Reserve

The Free State's largest nature reserve is a combination of the 36 487 ha Gariep Dam on the Orange River and an 11 237 ha game sanctuary on its northern shore. From the Gariep dam some 200 000 ha of land is ...

Tussen die Riviere Game Reserve

Tussen die Riviere Game Reserve is one of the most accessible game reserves in the Free State. Situated in Bethuli, you can get there from Bloemfontein, Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape and Springfontein along ...

... and little further afield

Baster Voetslaan Pass

Baster Voetslaan Pass is also, confusingly, known as the Dr Lapa Munnik Pass. You can find out more about him at his memorial plaque close to the summit alongside another plaque dedicated to Nic de Bruin, ...

Bastervoetpad Pass

If you want to see scenery to die for then drive the Bastervoetpad, or Baster Voetpad as it is sometimes written. It links Barkly East / Elliot to the town of Ugie, which it does via the Drakensberg ...

Bottleneck Pass

The Eastern Cape highlands at the tail of the Drakensberg chain of mountains, roughly between Lady Grey and Barkly East, are awash with spectacular gravel passes - eight of them part of what has become known ...

Fetcani Pass

Fetcani Pass begins a little after the summit of the remarkable Barkly Pass on the tarred R58 out of Elliot. You will need to turn right onto the gravel R393 just after the road passes the Mountain Shadows ...

Groot Doringhoek Pass

The Groot Doringhoek (great thorn corner) Pass is considered one of the highest mountain passes in the country, and thus one of its more dangerous roads,. It also makes its way onto a list of roads less ...

Heuningneskloof Pass

Heuningneskloof Pass makes its way onto dangerousroad.org, which means that those who venture along its twists and turns are of the more intrepid ilk. The pass lies in one of the most remote region of the ...

Killian’s Pass

The Eastern Cape is full of lonely gravel roads, incredibly pretty countryside and some of the highest and steepest gravel mountain passes in the country - at least thirty of them. It is, without doubt, an ...

Lundean's Nek Pass

Lundean's Nek Pass, also sometimes spelt as Lundin's Neck, links the little mountain farming community of Wartrail with the Telle bridge Border Post into Lesotho. In broader terms it links the Witteberge ...

Naudé's Nek Pass

Naudé's Nek lies in the southern end of the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape, and connects the towns of Maclear and Rhodes. It is probably most well known as the highest dirt road in South Africa, with a summit ...

Volunteershoek Pass

By all accounts, Rhodes has a colourful history dating back to the 1880s and features many Victorian buildings. In 1997 the entire village was proclaimed as a Conservation Area in the Government Gazette which ...

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