Popular Attractions near Gouritz
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
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(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.
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.