Victoria West Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN/AROUND Victoria West

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 ...

Molteno Pass

Said to be South Africa's first mountain pass, Molteno Pass links Beaufort West to Loxton, in effect joining the oldest town in the area to the Northern Cape. It lies in the Nuweveld Mountains on R381, ...

Tankwa Karoo National Park

The 80 000 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park, proclaimed in 1986 and still in a development stage, is at present in a veld recovery phase and it will be some time before the original vegetation re-establishes ...

... and little further afield

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 ...

De Aar Solar Farm

South Africa's biggest solar plant lies just outside of the Northern Cape town of De Aar, Known as De Aar 3, the solar power plant uses 167 580 amorphous silicon thin-film solar photovoltaics that stand in ...

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 ...

MeerKAT Radio Telescope

MeerKat is the precursor telescope to the SKA (Square Kilometre Array) project. It is a radio telescope - the largest and most sensitive of its kind in the southern hemisphere, until the SKA comes into being ...

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 ...

Northern Cape Wine Estates

With a completely different climate to the Cape Winelands, the Northern Cape produces a number of ranges of wines that boast unique flavours. The wine farms in the east have soils with a higher natural acid ...

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 ...

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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