Queenstown Places of Interest

Queenstown is situated in Karoo Heartland, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN Queenstown

Devil's Bellows Pass

Devil's Bellows Pass is one of the most breathtaking high altitude passes in the area. It heads into the Winterberg range close to Fort Beaufort, and is best driven in a 4x4 vehicle, although MTB riders have ...

Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve

The Lawrence de Lange Nature Reserve is characterised by semi-arid vegetation. This is made up of scrubby bush, cycads, acacias, aloes and stretches of untouched grasslands. This makes for the ideal habitat ...

Attractions AROUND Queenstown

Camdeboo National Park

Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, the Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Camdeboo National Park provides the visitor with insights into the unique landscape and ...

Camdeboo Pass

The Camdeboo Pass lies entirely within the Camdeboo National Park, just off the R63 from the Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet. The pass gets little publicity in its own right. It doesn't even make it onto the top ...

Commando Drift Nature Reserve

The 6 000 hectare Commando Drift Nature Reserve lies roughly 60 km north of Cradock on the road to Tarkastad. At its heart is the Commando Drift Dam, fed by four rivers. On what is essentially a mixture of ...

Dorper Wind Farm

Up in the Stormberg Mountains, between Sterkstroom and Molteno in the coldest and windiest part of the Eastern Cape, is the 40 turbine-strong Dorper wind farm. It is an imposing wind farm, one of the biggest ...

Route 56

Route 56 is not only a great alternative to the N2 through the former Transkei, it is also a highly scenic route covered in mountain trails, opportunities to fish for trout and some fine examples of San rock ...

Tsolwana Game Reserve

Nestled against the northern slopes of the Winterberg Mountain range at the edge of the Karoo, Tsolwana Game Reserve lies between Cradock and Queenstown, near Tarkastad. It is situated in a mountainous area ...

Valley Of Desolation

The Valley of Desolation is a geological phenomenon; a sheer cliff face, declared a national monument that lies within the Camdeboo National Park - a unique Karoo landscape and ecosystem that surrounds the ...

... and little further afield

Antoniesberg Pass

Antoniesberg Pass is a remote, sheer gravel pass that links the Groot River with the northern side of the Baviaanskloof Mountains.The pass itself is not long, only 5 km, but there are several access roads that ...

Barker’s Nek Pass

Barker’s Nek is a beautiful high altitude gravel pass on the R396 just northeast of the little Eastern Cape town of Indwe. Today Indwe is subdued, merely driven through by visitors to the region. But back in ...

Bruintjieshoogte Pass

Bruintjieshoogte Pass, in English Brown's Height Pass, lies between the Karoo towns of Pearston and Somerset East on the R63. It offers wonderful views over the Karoo. Whilst not an overly eventful pass, and ...

Cradock Four Memorial

The Cradock Four is a garden of remembrance, a memorial in Cradock’s Lingelihle township. It consists of four tall concrete pillars, erected to honour four anti-apartheid activists assassinated by the secret ...

Graaff-Reinet Dutch Reformed Church

You cannot miss Graaff-Reinet’s imposing Dutch Reformed Church. Also known as the Grotekerk, the Dutch Reformed Church holds the most imposing position in town, right in the middle of the town’s ‘square’ ...

Graaff-Reinet Golf Club

This 9 hole golf course with 18 tee-boxes is situated 5 km outside of the town of Graaff-Reinet on the Aberdeen Road. Facilities at Graaff-Reinet Golf Club include a halfway house, bar, putting green and ...

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 ...

Indwe Poort

Indwe lies between the Eastern Cape towns of Dordrecht and Elliot, on the R56. It is a tiny town with little going for it other than a beautiful, small Reformed Church. It is named after the river that flows ...

Nuwekloof Pass Baviaanskloof

The Nuwekloof Pass functions as an entrance to the Baviaanskloof, its red rock faces linking the western section of the kloof with the Karoo towns of Willowmore and Uniondale. For those who drive the other ...

uMasizakhe

uMasizakhe is the township on the edge of Graaff-Reinet, home to the town's Sotho and Xhosa speaking communities. The township's name means 'we built it ourselves' and has a history that hails back to the late ...

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