5 Things To Do in Richmond

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Richmond Museums

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Housed in what was formerly, in the 1800’s, a school and boarding house, and more recently a cabinet maker’s workshops and residence, is the very unique Horse Museum of Richmond. It is only one of two such museums ... more

WHEN?
Contact one of the curators in order to arrange a guided tour.

Richmond Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Vetmuis Plaaskombuis

At the Vetmuis Plaaskombuis a National Heritage Building, and typical Karoo dwelling with thick walls and yellowwood floors, freshly prepared "Kontrei Kos" (hearty country meals) are served. Indulge in freshly ... more

WHEN?
Open daily. Please enquire.

Richmond Art Galleries / Arts & Crafts

Map - Modern Art Project

The modern art project, more commonly known as Map, was founded by Harrie Siertsema, a patron of the arts, and Abrie Fourie, a well known artist and curator, in 2005. The impetus behind the project is not only ... more

WHEN?
Please Enquire

Richmond Cycling / Sports & Leisure

Groenvlei Muishoek MTB Route

This intermediate mountain biking route is set over farm lands and tracks, it is about 18 to 55 kilometers long depending on the route you take. You should be able to complete the route in 3 to 4 hours. From ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours

Richmond Cafés & Eateries / Casual Dining

Die Krip Restaurant

Saag and Sumi are the managers of this olde world charm destination in the centre of Richmond in the Upper Karoo, Situated next to the N1 approximatly halfway between Cape Town and Gauteng, Die Krip is a very ... more

WHEN?
Open daily.

Also see 48 Things To Do in Upper Karoo

Sutherland, Upper Karoo Astronomy

SA Astronomical Observatory

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, with a hexagonal mirror array 11 metres across. Although very similar to the Hobby-Eberly Telescope ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential. Monday to Friday at 10h30 and 14h30; Saturday at 11h30 and 14h30; no tours on Sundays.

Colesberg Museums / Wheelchair Friendly

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

The charm-filled Colesberg-Kemper Museum celebrates this small town in the Northern Cape Province by effectively combining its historical import with its modern-day identity. This museum is not only about fossils ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Colesberg Nature Reserves

Explore the Doornkloof Reserve

On the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam, the 9 388 hectare Doornkloof Nature Reserve is home to kudu, eland, brown hyena, mountain Reedbuck, steenbok, grey duiker, the bat-eared ox, aardvark and aardwolf ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Prieska Museums

Visit the Prieska Museum

The Prieska Museum stands on the main street protecting the history of the town and skilfully displaying the wonders of it's memory lane. Situated on the South banks of the Orange River, the town of Prieska is ... more

WHEN?
Open daily.

Prieska Parks & Gardens

Enjoy the Ria Huysamen Aloe Garden

During the Anglo-Boer War a British fort was built from raw semi-precious stones found in the Prieska region, called Tiger Eye. The fort standing on a hilltop overlooks Prieska; the hillside is the Ria Huysamen ... more

WHEN?
Please call to confirm.

Vanderkloof Water Sports / Nature Reserves / Family Entertainment / Dams & Vleis

Vanderkloof Dam

Vanderkloof Dam is a unique man-made experience of a precious natural earth element, Vanderkloof Dam catches water stretching a 100 Km in length at it's maximum capacity. The dam took the name of the farm it stands ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Prieska Sight Seeing

View the wonders of Wonderdraai

On a longitude of 22° 42’ 0” E and a latitude of 29° 40’ 0” S is a small town where water has the power to defy gravity and run uphill ... okay where water has the power to create the illusion that it defies ... more

WHEN?
Daylight hours.

Victoria West Malls & Shopping

Ant Tiek

Visit Ant Tiek, a charming little antique shop which stocks old furniture from the Karoo, including cottage furniture. A variety of glass and porcelain is also on sale, as well as old books and sets of ... more

WHEN?
Open from Monday to Friday. Please enquire for exact times.

Victoria West Farm Stalls & Markets / Museums

Victoria Trading Post

Experience Karoo nostalgia and take home a reminder from The Victoria Trading Post. Browse through a collection of old enamel kitchenware, old bottles and porcelain, all of which is on sale. Homemade pies, ... more

Victoria West Nightlife & Theatre

The Apollo Theatre

Acclaimed as the last Art Deco cinema in the country, the Apollo Theatre has recently been revamped and reopened, to the delight of culture-vultures all over the country. This quirky theatre is in Victoria West, ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Calvinia Museums

Calvinia Museum

Visit the Calvinia Museum in Church Street which is housed in the old synagogue. The Calvinia museum aptly illustrates the history of sheep farming in South Africa. View farming activities depicted by a bucket ... more

Sutherland Astronomy / Scenic Flights

Sutherland Star Gazing Trip - CLOSED

We regret this company has closed. We depart late afternoon directly to Sutherland passing over the mountainous landscape turning into the flat Karoo once past Matroosberg. One of the most picturesque views is ... more

Sutherland Monuments / Museums

Sutherland NG Kerk

The NG Church on the main road of Sutherland is an absolute must see. Designed by architect Charles Freeman, the church was occupied by British soldiers during the Anglo Boer War before it could be ... more

Colesberg Cafés & Eateries / Bistros & Pubs

Horse & Mill Pub & Restaurant

The Horse and Mill English style Pub and Restaurant is a beautifully restored Coach House with a real Horse Mill inside. It was built in 1840. The horsemill was erected on the farm “Sewefontein” in 1891. It was ... more

Colesberg Family Entertainment / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant in Colesberg offers an authentic Karoo lifestyle and gastronomic experience. The Restaurant occupies the spacious and original building that was once the home of the Badenhorst ... more

WHEN?
Open daily.

Richmond as a destination

If you are considering visiting Richmond or have already booked your Richmond accommodation, then you are probably keen to see what activities are available and what there is to do in the area. Explore our growing selection of Things to Do in Richmond and come back and submit your Richmond review or suggest an activity if you come across something we've missed.

Also in the neighbourhood

Brandvlei, Calvinia, Carnarvon, Colesberg, Fraserburg, Gariep Dam, Hanover, Loeriesfontein, Loxton, Nieuwoudtville, Norvalspont, Orania, Prieska, Sutherland, Three Sisters, Vanderkloof, Victoria West, Williston

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