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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ant Tiek

Where? Victoria West
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 ...

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 ...

Transkaroo Hiking Trail

Where? Colesberg
Start: farm near the village of Noupoort, 40 km from Colesberg Finish: back at the farm; the hike is circular Duration: 3 days, 42 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: neither mid-summer nor mid-winter are ...

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 ...

Bordeaux Coffee Shop & Restaurant

Where? Colesberg
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 ...

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 ...

Colesberg-Kemper Museum

Where? Colesberg
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 ...

Karoo Gariep Conservancy MTB Route

Where? Hanover
This a great ride for anyone, whether you are a beginner or experienced mountain biker. Starting at the New Holme Karoo Guestfarm, you will ride through various terrain, with sand, plains, rocks and ...

Fred Turner Windmill Museum

Where? Calvinia
Tucked away in the Upper Karoo in the Northern Cape is the small town of Loeriesfontein, next to Calvinia. Here you will find an unusual open air museum. On your approach to the town you will notice the flat ...

Perlman House Pub & Restaurant

Where? Sutherland
Perlman House Pub and Restaurant, situated in the main road of Sutherland in a historic 19th century “Dorpshuis” started business in 2007. Since then we have built a solid reputation for service, price and ...

Walking Tour of Colesberg

Where? Colesberg
Do a walking tour of Colesberg and learn about the history of this delightful Karoo town. Many of Colesberg’s original buildings are fine examples of early Karoo architecture - you will discover many beautiful ...

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