Popular Attractions near Gouritz
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Hartenbos (43.1 km from Gouritz)
A trip to Hartenbos during summer cannot be complete without a visit to the wildly entertaining Hartenbos Water park. For friends and family, nothing beats the thrill and fun of a water slide. From big to small, Hartenbos Water Park has something for everyone to enjoy.
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 - 16:00;
Friday to Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00;
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00.
Mossel Bay (47.2 km from Gouritz)
Mossel Bay lies on the other side of the protruding peninsula of Cape St Blaize, a rocky headland that has long been a danger to ships at night. This dramatic spot houses the elegant white Victorian lighthouse that still functions as a beacon to navigators.
Built in 1864, Cape St Blaize Lighthouse was one of the only two lighthouses manned 24 hours daily on the South African Coastline. Until the late 1970s a clockwork system turned the lens and required a lighthouse keeper to wind it up every three hours.
Now fully automated, a team of lighthouse keepers are still employed to keep a constant radio watch and undertake regular meteorological duties.
Open to visitors Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 12:00 and again from 12:30 – 15:00, closed on weekends and public holidays.
Montagu Street (The Point), CBD, Mossel Bay
+27 (0) 44 690 3015
Oudtshoorn (74.2 km from Gouritz)
Guided tours of the Mooiplaas Ostrich Farm are usually one and a half hours. Tour guide, Koos, kicks off with the interesting story of how Oudtshoorn owes its history to the ostrich. After seeing the adult ostriches, you will meet the curious and friendly youngsters in the farm paddocks. Advanced farming methods are used to care for the eggs and provide the right environment for them to hatch into healthy young birds. Once hatched, chicks are moved to the nursery and then into bigger paddocks.
Geelhoutboom (76.3 km from Gouritz)
Pick and eat strawberries from the abundant fields at Redberry Farm! While the kids are exploring, slake your thirst at the tea garden and stock up on strawberry liqueur, jam, syrup and preserves.
Kids can feed the rabbits, enjoy a train ride through the strawberry fields, ride a pony, and work off excess energy in the playground and experience walking on water in the Bubble Ball.
+27 (0) 44 870 7123
Garden Route (81.9 km from Gouritz)
For a unique eco experience, Outeniqua Power Van rides is the thing to do. Currently this is one of the most popular attractions along the Garden Route.
Enjoy the Garden Route from the comfort of rail buses in exclusive groups. Travel into the Outeniqua Mountains, one of the most scenic railway passes in the country. Experience forests, passes, waterfalls and tunnels. Flora and fauna is prolific along the route.
Trips are made daily between 7:00 and 21:00.
Oudtshoorn (83.8 km from Gouritz)
Desert Express Day Tours offers a full day tour to the enchanting Little Karoo.
See, ride, touch and hug an African Ostrich. Explore the wondrous Cango Caves and enjoy the amazing wildlife attractions at the Cango Wildlife Range. Wine tasting is on offer, and there is plenty of fun things for kids as well. Tours launch daily; bookings are essential.
Wilderness (94.3 km from Gouritz)
Map of Africa in Wilderness lookout point is situated near Hoekwil. The setting of the river flowing around the hill makes the view look like a map of Africa. It is also a very popular paragliding spot, and has spectacular views of the Wilderness beaches.
One can reach the Map of Africa lookout point via a clearly marked turn-off from the N2. This is a well-maintained gravel road. A great outing on a beautiful day.
Seweweekspoort (98.1 km from Gouritz)
The magnificent and majestic route down the Bosluiskloof Pass traverses from Seweweekspoort down to the Gamkapoort Dam.
This is a scenic drive with breathtaking views and sights that are hard to forget. The route is about 25 kilometres long, and winds between the Swartberg and the Elandberg mountain ranges, defining the border between the Great and Klein Karoo.
Wilderness (99.1 km from Gouritz)
Clip clop through the Wilderness forest and farmlands with Mountainview Horse Trails.
The emphasis is on having fun, while experiencing nature in a unique and unforgettable way. All the horses are easy-going, affectionate and very much a part of the Mountainview family. Trails are tailored to suit the riders’ level of experience and budget.
Wildlife you may see include bushbuck, baboons, monkeys, caracal and if you’re very lucky, leopard. Look out for the spectacular Knysna loerie flitting through the treetops.
+27 (0) 78 672 1665