Things to Do in Colesberg

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Colesberg Overview
Colesberg is situated in the beautiful, haunting and majestic Karoo. This sheep-farming area stretches… Read More
Anglo-Boer War Sites

Anglo-Boer War Sites

Battlefields in Colesberg (0.6 km from Colesberg)

Over 1000 English and Boer soldiers fought different battles in the Anglo-Boer war in Colesberg. There are quite a few sites in and around Colesberg that provide amazing historical value. The Plato Camp, Grenadier Guard Rock, the Suffolk 'koppie', and the ruins of a nearby concentration camp can all be visited.

Colesberg Tennis Club

Colesberg Tennis Club

Sports Stadiums Clubs in Colesberg (0.8 km from Colesberg)

This club is open for tennis pro's and recreational players alike. For more information, contact Carel Kritzinger on 051-7531290.

Colesberg Walking Tours

Colesberg Walking Tours

Popular Attractions in Colesberg (1.1 km from Colesberg)

Great walking tours can be organized by the tourism office. These tours include historical sights and nature trails. Learn of the approximately 40 families comprising the Karoo Nomads, get a grasp of local history, revisit the past in the old cemetery, and visit the town’s churches and many of its original reed-ceiling, yellowwood beamed homes...

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Colesberg Kemper Museum

Galleries and Museums in Colesberg (1.2 km from Colesberg)

The Colesberg-Kemper Museum developed from a collection of curiosities and has grown into a fascinating store house of local history and contemporary information. This user-friendly museum is not a place where artefacts are just measured, catalogued and put away. Items are there to be looked at, talked about and stories told. It is a place where...

Colesberg Golf Club

Colesberg Golf Club

Golf Courses in Colesberg (2.8 km from Colesberg)

Colesberg Golf Club sports a wonderful 9-hole course, designed by Gary Player. Facilities include a driving range, bar and locker room.

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Doornkloof Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Colesberg (43.8 km from Colesberg)

Doornkloof Nature Reserve is situated on the south-eastern banks of the Vanderkloof Dam. The 9388-hectare reserve boasts kudu, eland, brown hyena, reedbuck, steenbok, duiker, bat-eared fox, aardvark and aardwolf. A myriad of bird species can be observed here. 10 km of the Seekoei River flows through the reserve. There are several hiking trails,...

Things to do near Colesberg

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Philippolis Old Jail

Philippolis Old Jail

Popular Attractions in Philippolis (53.3 km from Colesberg)

Spend a peaceful night in jail! Sleep in an authentic cell featuring incredibly thick walls that are virtually sound proof. The sturdy solid wood and steel cell door is held together with 101 nuts and bolts. The Old Jail is situated in Justisie Street right on the upper edge of Philippolis. Behind the jail building is a walking trail through real...

Dutch Reformed Church

Dutch Reformed Church

Popular Attractions in De Aar (83.1 km from Colesberg)

The first Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1859, but later replaced by a larger building in 1907. Today, visitors may tour this historical church on arrangement.

Walk the Wall Tour

Walk the Wall Tour

Popular Attractions in Gariep Dam (45.9 km from Colesberg)

Visit one of South Africa’s celebrated civil engineering projects on the country’s biggest dam. Local guides take visitors on interesting tours of the Gariep Dam wall through passages and down to the bedrock. If you’re lucky, they might open the sluice gates while you’re there.

Gariep Dam Fishing

Gariep Dam Fishing

Popular Attractions in Gariep Dam (46.1 km from Colesberg)

Gariep Dam is an idyllic place to cast a line for yellowfish, tilapia or mudfish. Locals will advise you on good fishing places or you can wander off and find a secret spot of you own. You needn’t catch anything, just kick back and soak up the exquisite scenery.

JOBHUIS

JOBHUIS

Galleries and Museums in Philippolis (52.9 km from Colesberg)

Housed in JOBHUIS is a permanent exhibit of 25 contemporary paintings (artist Rina Coetzee) based on the Biblical books of Job and Lamentations. These paintings express the artist's struggle against depression. A visit to JOBHUIS takes one on a journey of coming-in-contact with oneself, one's emotions, and the discovery of inner peace. There are...

Oviston Nature Reserve

Oviston Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Oviston Nature Reserve (76.5 km from Colesberg)

Situated on the southern side of the Gariep Dam, the Oviston Nature Reserve is home to an exciting variety of wildlife and birds. The area offers a range of fun outdoor activities and it is a popular fly-fishing venue offering an abundance of Yellow fish species. It dam and river is an idyllic place for sunset cruises and canoeing. Keen mountain...

Hanover Museum

Hanover Museum

Galleries and Museums in Hanover (82.7 km from Colesberg)

Housed in an original farmstead, the Hanover Museum exhibits the interesting history of the town. The museum is run on a volunteer basis by the community, and most artefacts have been donated by the townsfolk.