Things To Do in Upper Karoo

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

Oorlogskloof Rameron Pigeon Trail

Where? Nieuwoudtville
Start: Groot Tuin, Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve Finish: Groot Tuin Duration: 4 – 7 days, 53 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: pack a field guide to the area for the wild flowers The Rameron Pigeon ...

Enjoy the Ria Huysamen Aloe Garden

Where? Prieska
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 ...

Hantam Huis Restaurant

Where? Calvinia
Hantam Huis Restaurant is nestled in Calvinia, a little town in the Northern Cape Province that exudes a unique history and charm. This same elegance pervades the restaurant, which is situated in a building ...

Die Krip Restaurant

Where? Richmond
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 ...

R354 Sutherland to Matjiesfontein

Where? Sutherland
The tarred R354 between Matjiesfontein and Sutherland (110km) is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Western Cape. It’s also one of the best-kept-secrets, known only by those who head en masse to ...

Horse & Mill Pub & Restaurant

Where? Colesberg
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 ...

Calvinia Museum

Where? Calvinia
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 ...

Carnarvon Museum

Where? Carnarvon
The museum in Carnarvon was built as a community spot for the Dutch reformed Church in 1907 but was given to the municipality and converted into a museum. Situated in the town of Carnarvon near Loxton, ...

Skurweberg Trail

Where? Sutherland
Enjoy a very scenic ride with spectacular views and magnificent wildlife. The terrain is rough and rugged with steep inclines, sandy river banks and high cliffs. There is an entry fee for visitors of the ...

Victoria Trading Post

Where? Victoria West
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, ...

Visit The Spider Lady

Where? Hanover
If you are into the creepy crawly, then you should visit the spider lady. Marie de Jager has a love for eight legged creatures and has transformed her house into a living museum. She has learnt a lot about ...

Explore the Doornkloof Reserve

Where? Colesberg
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 ...

Stargazing at Sterland

Where? Sutherland
Sterland, just outside of Sutherland has stargazing sessions every night, with the cold air providing excellent viewing of the Milky Way. The show starts at 8pm and lasts just over two hours. An indoor ...

SA Astronomical Observatory

Where? Sutherland, Upper Karoo
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 ...

The Sutherland Graveyards

Where? Sutherland
If you are a historian or have an interest in graves of the Anglo Boer War then the Sutherland graveyards will hold an interest for you. The graveyards are unique for their gravestones etched using handmade ...

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