Tarkastad Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN Tarkastad

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Tarkastad

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 ...

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 ...

Katberg Eco Golf Course

Katberg Eco Golf Course is a championship course that is situated within the Winterberg Mountain Range, combining world-class golf with plenty more to see and do. The sloped greens and narrow fairways make for ...

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 ...

Mountain Zebra National Park

The craggy heights of the Mountain Zebra National Park's Bankberg embrace rolling plains and deep valleys, and has become an entrancing preserve for the Cape mountain zebra. The proclamation of the park in ...

... and little further afield

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 ...

Camdeboo Route

The Camdeboo Route is a tourist route through the northerly reaches of the Eastern Cape linking the towns of Graaff-Reinet, Aberdeen and Nieu-Bethesda. It is one of six routes through the Karoo. The others ...

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 ...

Fonteinbos Nature Reserve

Deep within the Karoo Heartland, along the Kraai River banks, lies the 1 500 hectares of the Fonteinbos Nature Reserve. This reserve, just outside the small town of Aberdeen, is both beautiful and functional, ...

Mountain Zebra Wilderness Corridor

The valuable grasslands between the Mountain Zebra National Park and the Camdeboo National Park are now formally protected by a partnership between the Wilderness Foundation and SANParks. Known as the Mountain ...

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 ...

Obesa Cacti Nursery

In the heart of Graaf Reinet lies a totally unexpected surprise in the form of a nursery, which might just as well be called a garden as a wander around will soon divulge. Even the pavement where you park the ...

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 ...

Scar of Grootkloof

Mountain Zebra National Park lies in amongst the Bankberg Mountains and a series of undulating hills just outside Cradock in the Karoo. This area receives 25% more rain than other more dry parts of the Karoo, ...

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 ...

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