Things To Do in Karoo Heartland

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

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, ...

Hester Rupert Art Museum

Where? Graaff Reinet
The Hester Rupert Art Museum is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village ...

Nieu Bethesda Art Centre

Where? Nieu Bethesda
The tiny Eastern Cape town of Nieu Bethesda is a tranquil retreat from the busy city vibe. In fact, it represents everything that is peaceful, arty and a little eccentric about this part of South Africa. The ...

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 ...

Queenstown Casino

Where? Queenstown
180 slots and 6 tables. Roulette, Black Jack and Poker. Everywhere you turn, you just cannot escape the opportunity to win great jackpot prizes. If you seek entertainment, then look no further than our mix of ...

Ruth Lock Shell Art Gallery

Where? Queenstown
To see the work of one of South Africa’s unsung artists, visit the home of Winifred Ruth Lock, who died in 1994 but lived in this house from the day she was born, in 1906. Whilst Ruth Lock’s work does not ...

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 ...

Ware on Earth Ceramic Gallery and Studio

Where? Nieu Bethesda
Nestled in Nieu Bethesda is the Ware on Earth Ceramic Gallery and Studio. Ceramic art is traditionally a pottery process using clay and raw materials to create art objects such as tiles, tableware, figures and ...

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. ...

Doringkloof 4x4 Trails

Where? Baviaanskloof
Deep in the ancient formations of the Baviaanskloof Mountain Range lie the Doringkloof 4x4 Trails. This area is characterised by rugged landscapes, enormous mountains that burst from sometimes arid ground, and ...

Spandau Kop Walks

Where? Graaff-Reinet
The Camdeboo National Park, previously known as the Karoo Nature Reserve, completely surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet, and it is in turn dominated by the two gloriously unusual geological formations of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Belly Deli

Where? Willowmore
Belly Deli is a quirky little retreat in the heart of the Karoo Heartland. Willowmore, the deli’s home town, is a small hub, but has earned its spot on the map for its mohair production. This is in the heart ...

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 ...

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