Colesberg is situated in the beautiful, haunting and majestic Karoo. This sheep-farming area stretches over half-a-million hectares and produces many of South Africa's top merinos. Many stud farms can also be found here and racehorse breeding is a popular activity.
The town is named after 'Coleskop', one of the many koppies (hills) in the area. What makes 'Coleskop', called 'Towerberg' or 'magic mountain' by early travellers, so special is the curious illusion it creates as you travel closer to it - it never seems to near.