Things To Do in Upper Karoo

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

Hiking in Rolfontein Reserve

Where? Vanderkloof
Rolfontein Nature Reserve has been in existance for more than 40 years. The over 8000ha reserve surrounds the town of Vanderkloof from which the main gate can be entered. There are lovely hiking trails but ...

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, ...

Sutherland NG Kerk

Where? Sutherland
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 ...

Visit the Richmond Horse Museum

Where? Richmond
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 ...

Cluster d' Hote

Where? Sutherland
Tantalize your taste buds at the Cluster d’ Hote Restaurant in Sutherland and enjoy sumptuous meals that will entice you to return. Try the wood fired pizza with incredible toppings, such as bacon, blue ...

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 ...

Vanderkloof Dam

Where? Vanderkloof
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 ...

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 ...

A Touch Of Karoo Madness Pub & Grub

Where? Hanover
A Touch of Karoo Madness Pub and Grub is the perfect place to go for a good old traditional pub meal. The oldie worldie pub is decorated beautifully and contains quirky art and a number of antiques. The ...

Map - Modern Art Project

Where? Richmond
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

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