Things To Do in Karoo

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

Gamkaberg Zebra Crossing

Where? Calitzdorp
Gamkaberg Zebra Crossing consists of various 4x4 trails ranging from 16 km to 36 km, stretching over the Gamkaberg Mountain Range, leading over scenic 4x4 trails. The trails take about 3 to 4 hours to ...

Axe Hill

Where? Calitzdorp
Tony Mossop and his wife Lyn started Axe Hill on the outer regions of Calitzdrop in 1993. The name comes from stone hand tools which were found on the farm and said to be used by Pre-historic humans. This ...

Karoo Erdvark Trail

Where? Beaufort West
Enjoy the ultimate Karoo experience while on the Karoo Erdvark Trail, about 80 kilometers from Beaufort West. The trail is within the Nuweland Mountains and will take you across functioning sheep farms, ...

Herold Wines

Where? Herold
Herold Wines is bounded on three sides by a nature reserve, making the estate remote and magnificent. The vines are at a higher altiude than many other South African vineyards. Come and taste wines in a ...

Guarrie Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is a cultural hub, and known as the home of the ostrich. Being part of the Karoo, its landscape is unique. Although somewhat arid, it remains beautiful, sometimes eerily so in places. It provides a ...

Buffelspoort MTB Route

Where? Ladismith
This beautiful route offers rugged, steep and challenging surfaces. The trail is rather difficult and can be done as a circular route or a return with the distances varying from 7.2 kilometers to 30 ...

Du' SwaRoo Wines

Where? Calitzdorp
The smallest wine farm on the Klein Karoo wine route, Du'SwaRoo farm is just north of Calitzdorp on the road to Gronfontein. It lies on the secondary slopes of a round topped koppie known as Besemkop (broom ...

Stanley’s Light

Where? Ladismith
This obscure landmark was created in 1963 using a bicycle lamp and other materials. He fixed it to halfway up Elandsberg Mountain as an indicator for water availability. As the stream filled and flowed, ...

Calitzdorp Dutch Reformed Church

Where? Calitzdorp
The small town of Calitzdorp is perched conveniently along the R62, a popular tourist route that highlights the cultures, vistas and stunning wines for which South Africa is acclaimed. Calitzdorp has a long ...

SoetKaroo Wine Estate

Where? Prince Albert
The SoetKaroo Wine Estate consists of just one hectare of land, a 'village farm' in the heart of Prince Albert. And this is where husband and wife team, Herman and Susan Perold, live and make their dessert ...

La Chocolaterie Rococo

Where? Oudtshoorn
In the heart of the Klein Karoo, where arts and culture converge in classic South African style, the world-class La Chocolaterie Rococo can be found. Oudtshoorn is known for being the main town in the Klein ...

Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar

Where? Barrydale
In 1982 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Chardonnay cultivars were planted at the Joubert-Tradauw farm. However, it was only in the late 1990's that the old farm building was ...

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm

Where? Oudtshoorn
The Highgate Ostrich Farm is the oldest ostrich show farm in the world, and is nestled in the outskirts of the little Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. This farm continues to produce some of the finest feathers ...

Ladismith Cellar

Where? Ladismith
You'll find the Ladismith Cellar between the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp in the town of Ladismith. Here you'll find fantastic brandy and wine. The Ladismith potstill brandy has been distilled since ...

Montagu Farmstall

Where? Montagu
The Western Cape town of Montagu is idyllically situated along Route 62 and offers visitors the perfect base from which to explore the Little Karoo (or Klein Karoo, as it is known locally) and all of its ...

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