Orania Places of Interest

Orania is situated in the Upper Karoo, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Akkerendam Nature Reserve

Akkerdam Nature Reserve lies just outside the little town of Calvinia, which is found at the foot of the Hantam Mountain (mountain of the red bulbs) that towers over the town, roughly 400 kilometres outside of ...

Corbelled Houses

These dome-shaped stone dwellings look more like beehives or igloos, depending on what colour they are painted. Built entirely from stone they pepper the landscape only around the towns of Fraserburg, ...

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Lying peacefully in the mountainous upper Karoo of the Northern Cape, just outside the little town of Colesberg, Doornkloof Nature Reserve is positioned at the top end of the southern shore of the Vanderkloof ...

Karretjie Mense of The Karoo

The small historical town of Colesberg, on the N1 midway between Cape Town and Johannesburg, is where a series of tin shacks line the edge of a few public roads. These rudimentary homes are not part of the ...

Nama Riel Dance

Described as ‘dancing in the dust’ and ‘more like a cactus tango or Jitterbug’ the Nama Riel dance is in the grips of a revival that has brought it to the attention of visitors who can’t resist the opportunity ...

Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve

Just 10 kilometres outside of the little town of Nieuwoudtville, between the towns of Van Rhynsdorp and Calvinia, lies the Oorlogskloof (war gorge) Nature Reserve. It is an untamed accumulation of gorges, ...

Ouberg Pass

Lying in the Northern Cape the Ouberg Pass descends into the town of Sutherland, the coldest town in the country and home to the biggest single optical telescope (SALT) in the southern hemisphere. Usually one ...

Quiver Tree Forest

The quiver tree forest is perched between Nieuwoudtville and Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape Province. It is on the border of the Gannabos Protected Area, which is a wild flower reserve. Visiting this area ...

Rolfontein Nature Reserve

Situated in the upper Karoo where an infinite sky and horizon seem to go on without end, the Rolfontein Nature Reserve is found roughly 16 kilometres north of Petrusville, one of many isolated little villages ...

Volstruispoort Pass

The Volstruispoort Pass (Ostrich Pass) is on the newly tarred R384, a regional road linking Carnarvon to Vosburg in the Groot Karoo. It is one of two passes on the road through the Kareeberge. The other is the ...

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