Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Four By Four Trails
Prince Albert (62.7 km from Amalienstein)
Gamkaskloof, also known as Die Hel, is a really special full day’s outing, unfortunately only suitable for 4x4 vehicles. Be sure to pack your picnic basket and fill your tank before heading off into the Swartberg as there is no petrol in the valley.
Make a right turn at the sign (37 km), and experience magnificent views as you traverse this part...
Prince Albert (42.7 km from Amalienstein)
Get the real Karoo farm experience! Magnificent views, bird-watching, horse riding, baboons and antelope to be seen. Bushman paintings are within walking distance.
Group lunches or dinners can be arranged.
The Weltevrede valley lies 25 km from Prince Albert and is surrounded by the Swartberg Mountains. Weltevrede is a working farm and the main...
Herbertsdale (62.8 km from Amalienstein)
Visit one of the Garden Route's best-kept secrets for wine tasting beneath the Langeberg Mountains.
Jakkalsvlei is in the scenic area of Herbertsdale and right off the well-trodden tourist paths of the Garden Route. Here you will find the most beautiful private wine farm with fabulous views, a tranquil atmosphere and award-winning wines.
Seweweekspoort (11.1 km from Amalienstein)
Almost directly opposite Zoar, a quaint little town founded in the early 1800s by the Berlin Mission, is a gravel road that leads to one of the Western Cape’s hidden treasures – Seweweekspoort.
According to some, Seweweekspoort is named after a missionary, Reverend Zerwick. It is renowned for its special natural beauty, immense rock formations...
Seweweekspoort (14.8 km from Amalienstein)
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...
Four By Four Trails
Calitzdorp (17.9 km from Amalienstein)
Bôjaankop 4x4 Trail has an amazing history dating back to the 1800s; sharecroppers would drag their bundles straight down the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The route follows the Gamka River and offers breathtaking views. The tail is relatively easy with a grading of 2 to 3. The 15 km route is a self-drive course and can reach 540 m...
Ladismith (22.2 km from Amalienstein)
Indigenous vegetation of the Little Karoo veld, as well as fauna like eland, springbok, duiker and steenbok can be seen on this beautiful walk. The circular trail is 12 km long and is rated as easy. Hikers must arrange for key collection at the Ladismith municipal offices, as the entrance to the trail is locked.
Oudtshoorn (52.3 km from Amalienstein)
Nestled between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the Klein Karoo, this remote mountain reserve is definitely worth a visit.
Most folk who venture to Gamkaberg Nature Reserve come to soak up the peace and tranquillity. The best season to go is in spring although any time of the year is worthwhile.
Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which...
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (53.6 km from Amalienstein)
The 15 km Grysbok Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve takes hikers on an exploration of the pretty mountain fynbos and forest fringes of the Langeberg Mountains. The reserve offers varied birding opportunities. Grysbok and bushbuck can be seen in the fynbos and indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees.
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (54.3 km from Amalienstein)
Dramatic gorges, stunning mountain scenery, amazing wildlife and birds characterize the Tierkloof Hiking Trail in Gamkaberg Nature Reserve.
This moderately strenuous trail starts in the Succulent Karoo biome before heading into a lush, forested ravine. Here a melodic chorus of forest songbirds rings in the kloof – particularly the vocal...
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (54.6 km from Amalienstein)
The 10 km Bushbuck Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve rambles through the pristine mountain fynbos and prime indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Underneath the canopy are an abundance of ferns, and numerous birds flit abut the treetops. Depending on weather conditions, the trail may be closed at certain times...
Four By Four Trails
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve (55.2 km from Amalienstein)
Gamkaberg Zebra Crossing comprises various 4x4 trails ranging from 16 km to 36 km. The trails take about 3 to 4 hours to complete and stretch over the Gamkaberg Mountain. The trails start at the information centre and leads over scenic trails to be enjoyed by all. The difficulty grading is 2 and high clearance vehicles are needed. Soft 4x4...
Oudtshoorn (56.4 km from Amalienstein)
The Spekboom Trail is one of five short day trails ranging from 0.7 km to 14.4 km in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. These routes take walkers through typical succulent Karoo, subtropical thicket and evergreen forest in the Tierkloof gorge.
Duration: 30 minutes
Distance: 1.3 km
Oudtshoorn (56.7 km from Amalienstein)
The 4.1 km Piet Barbet Trail takes hikers through succulent Karoo and subtropical thicket in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. This part of the Klein Karoo is within the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the botanical wonders of the world, and is unmatched in its plant diversity compared with other arid regions.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Oudtshoorn (56.8 km from Amalienstein)
The 2.5 km Mousebird Trail takes hikers through Succulent Karoo and Subtropical thicket in the Gamkaberg Nature Reserve. This part of the Klein Karoo is within the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is considered one of the botanical wonders of the world, unequalled in its plant diversity compared with other arid regions.
Duration: 1.5 hours