Things to Do in Colesberg

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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.

Tubby at Blaauwater

Tubby at Blaauwater

Popular Attractions in Nieu Bethesda (129.1 km from Colesberg)

Tubby is a little railway inspector’s cart formerly used to inspect the district’s rail tracks. Today it is used to take visitors on two-hour trips up Lootsberg. The views are lovely and there are opportunities to spot kudu and smaller antelope on the ride. Passionate owner Charles Kingwill is the driver and narrates the old stories of the...

The James Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

The James Kitching Fossil Exploration Centre

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (139 km from Colesberg)

The James Kitching Fossil Centre lets visitors discover a landscape that forms an integral part in world history, specifically Earth's extinction event 250 million years ago. Take a half-hour stroll with a guide to the nearby Gats River bed and find your own real fossils.

Nieu Bethesda Water Furrows

Nieu Bethesda Water Furrows

Hiking Trail in Nieu Bethesda (141.9 km from Colesberg)

Of all the many things to do and see in Nieu-Bethesda, the Owl House grabs first place. Once you’ve ticked off the surreal and quirky home of Helen Martin’s, lace up your walking shoes and do something different. Follow the quaint network of Nieu-Bethesda’s water furrows to the source of this fresh water – a pretty spring on a plateau above the...

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...

Die Ramstal Pub

Die Ramstal Pub

Bars Nightclubs in Nieu Bethesda (142.1 km from Colesberg)

Situated behind the Karoo Lamb Restaurant in a converted stable, this cosy and authentic pub is where you will find the locals of Nieu Bethesda’s warming up or cooling down. Grab an ale or two and be entertained by stories of the dorp at the fireside. Die Ramstal Pub occasionally screens movies and documentaries and hosts well-known South African...

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.

Waterwiel Bakhuis

Waterwiel Bakhuis

Popular Attractions in Trompsburg (106.4 km from Colesberg)

A stop-over you wouldn't want to miss. Best homebaked, farmstyle delicacies imaginable, set in the most relaxing little town.

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Compasberg Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail in Nieu Bethesda (132.3 km from Colesberg)

Compassberg is 2502m high. From Ganora it takes about 1 hour todrive to the back from where you can start climbing. If you do not have a 4X4 it takes about 3 hours up and 3 hours down. With a 4X4 you can get further up the mountain to a point from where it will take you 2 hours up and 2 hours down.

Helen Martins Museum

Helen Martins Museum

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (141.5 km from Colesberg)

In this small museum, the Owl House Foundation pays tribute to a remarkable woman, Helen Martins. Years after her tragic death, her passion and art still inspire thousands of people that read about her work and visit her Owl House Mecca. Here the visitor can see old archive photos, letters and documents of Helen Martins.

Nieu Ceramics Studio and Gallery

Nieu Ceramics Studio and Gallery

Galleries and Museums in Nieu Bethesda (141.5 km from Colesberg)

Charmaine and Martin Haines are established artists on the South African ceramics scene. Charmaine uses both abstract and stylised symbols and motives within her speciality, figurative clay. Martin produces works of art in the form of flatware, as well as tiles, mainly inspired by the early European porcelain designs featuring hues of blue and...