Things To Do in Karoo Heartland

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

Vondeling Optel Craft

Where? Vondeling
Vondeling settlement consists of an isolated scatter of homesteads, made up of only 29 families, on public and private land close to the now disused Vondeling railway siding. It is located 47 km west of ...

The Tower Restaurant

Where? Nieu-Bethesda
The South African province of the Eastern Cape is simultaneously one of the largest and the quietest areas in the country. It remains largely unspoilt and less developed than other areas of South Africa, and ...

Sid Fourie House

Where? Jansenville
The Sid Fourie House, also known as Jansenville’s Museum and houses a number of collections that offer a peak into the lifestyles of the past as well as the area itself. The home once belonged to Sid Fourie ...

Egg Rock

Where? Cradock
If you are travelling near Cradock you may want to get onto Queenstown Road and visit Egg Rock. This fascinating tourist attraction stands 10 meters tall and weighs about 488 tons. This large piece of ...

Mohair Experience Museum

Where? Jansenville
Come and visit the Mohair Experience Museum in Jansenville. The museum was opened in 2009 at the same time as the International Mohair Summit, the event is now held in Graaff Reinet. You'll learn all about ...

Bushman Trail

Where? Tarkastad
The Commando Drift Nature Reserve rest camp in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape is a nice place to go for a walk and bird watching and game viewing. The Bushman Trail is an easy 6 kilometre walk that will take you ...

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Where? Nieu Bethesda
Compassberg is a 4x4 trail and hiking route that is 2502m high, and takes approximately 1 hour to drive to the point where you can begin hiking / climbing from. In a 4x4 it takes approximately 3 hours up ...

The Dutch Reformed Mother Church

Where? Cradock
The Dutch Reformed Church was a Reformed denomination in the Netherlands, stemming from the Roman Catholic Church, beginning in 1570. It was an amalgamation between the Reformed and Evangelical churches in the ...

Visit The Kalkkop Crater

Where? Graaff Reinet
Visit the crater that was created when a 20 meter wide meteorite crashed into earth over 250,000 years ago. Close to Kendrew, roughly 50 kilometers from Graaff Reinet you will find this historic site. This ...

Great Fish River Museum

Where? Cradock
A monument dedicated to showcasing the history of the hard lives led by pioneer settlers in the area, between 1840 and 1900, you will find the Great Fish River Museum located behind the town hall in Cradock. ...

Urquhart House Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
You will find this beautiful Cape Dutch house on the southern end of Market Square, although the exact date on which it was built is unknown. Historians guess at somewhere between 1806 and 1821 based on its ...

Birding with the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club

Where? Graaff-Reinet
Birders of all levels are welcome to join the Graaff-Reinet Bird Club whose 30 members range from experienced birders to eager learners. The club also welcomes tourists who are bird watchers or who seek ...

Tsolwana Trail

Where? Tarkastad
The Tsolwana Trail is located in the 7000 ha Tsolwana Game Reserve, located between Whittlesea, Queenstown and Tarkastad, where hikers are treated to game-watching of white rhino, eland, gemsbok and black ...

Olive Schreiner House

Where? Cradock
The Shreiner House museum is an interesting one situated in Cradock and is former home to Olive Schreiner and her siblings. Olive was a South African political activist with strong beliefs and also author to ...

Visit the Graaff Reinet Museums

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Graaff Reinet Museum was established in 1956 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and subsidized by Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture of the Eastern Cape. The five old buildings, ...

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